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Academic Instruction

Academic Instruction and Advising

Classes will resume Tuesday, January 19 according to the published academic calendar. 

While most classes will be offered online, in either synchronous, asynchronous or hybrid format, select studio and laboratory classes along with some first-year courses may be offered in-person.

For those limited number of classes taking place in-person, students and faculty can expect visual/verbal screening prior to entering the academic building for classroom instruction.  Face coverings will be required while in the classroom, unless there is an underlying health condition or ADA accommodation in place. 

The advising team in the Office of Academic Support and Information Systems will offer advising services for exploring majors, first-year intended nursing majors, and students needing additional support.  Advising services will be provided remotely, with limited in-person advising meetings. For meetings occurring in-person, social distancing and face masking will be required.  Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Advising appointments can be made through Starfish and may be conducted by email, phone and/or video conferencing depending on instructions from the advisor.

Standard grading will be in place for the spring semester. We will not be utilizing a “pass” or “no pass” grading system.

Experiential Learning, Clinicals and Other Placements

Academic departments have planned options such as simulation software, where practical, and will offer community-based learning only when the partner institution has a fully-developed plan for mitigation that adheres to CDC recommendations and only with the informed consent of the student. The college has developed standard placement protocol expectations for all programs.

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Page last updated: January 06, 2021