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Episode 1.1: Hostful featuring Co-Host James McGhee: Creating Community during COVID 19


It is no secret that campus closures were quite abrupt and while faculty and learning designers were scrambling to migrate their courses online, student affairs educators were grappling with a wide array of hurdles. One hurdle facing James McGhee, Assistant Dean of Students, and Randolph Macon College was building an online community for students. To address this challenge, James created a Discord community. In this podcast, he’ll share how he got it started, why he selected Discord, what he created in the community, how it’s going today/ what students are using it for, and advice for folx considering building community in the online environment, specifically using Discord.

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