Fall 2020 Schedule for Students Announced
After careful consideration for the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, a comprehensive redesign of the Fall course schedule is underway.
“We want everyone to feel safe and secure, while providing learning options to meet students where they are with an excellent learning experience in their preferred mode of instruction,” said TCC Chief Academic Officer Cindy Hess.
The redesign, which affects 80% of the class sections, includes the following options for our students:
- Online: Content is delivered through the internet. No scheduled full-class meetings.
- Online Live: Online “web-conference style” courses meet at a scheduled time, and students are required to be present online, live at that time. Faculty will have specific times in the schedule for student planning.
- Blended: Part online, part on campus with scheduled face-to-face time(s) following physical space guidelines on campus.
- Face-to-Face: Held at specific times following physical space guidelines on campus.
The College is currently evaluating all rooms to determine the number of students allowed based on square footage and sanitizing stations. In some cases, spaces not previously designated as a classroom such as large meeting rooms are being considered to allow for greater space. In addition, assigned spaces for face-to-face classes will not be used for back-to-back scheduling to allow sanitizing protocols.
Students will have limited access to learning spaces for study, technology use, and testing.
“We are continuing to work on space for sanitizing stations, masks, etc.,” added Dr. Hess. “We are also taking steps to make sure all faculty are prepared to pivot to fully online, should the situation demand it.”
More than 100 faculty are participating in specialized professional development for online teaching and learning. In addition, mentor and additional resources are available to ensure high-impact and engaging coursework.
The College is currently adjusting the Fall schedule to reflect the four delivery options and will have it finalized by Monday, May 18. Students who have already enrolled for Fall 2020, will need to check after May 18 to review their class schedule and modes of course delivery.
Concurrent classes will be treated separately and based on partner needs.