COVID-19 Campus Update
Covid-19 Updates and REsources
Meeting Academic Challenges on Campus
Calendar Dates for Spring 2021 Quarter
Classes will begin on Monday, March 29. Classes will end on Friday, June 4 with finals week the following week.
Meeting Academic Challenges on Campus
To meet physical distancing requirements, classroom capacities have been lowered. As a result, some classes have will remain 100% online during the fall quarter.
The following guide will help you understand the delivery methods listed for the College’s courses:
- Online Learning Course is a fully distance education course that is offered over the Internet using asynchronous and/or synchronous pedagogies. In this type of class, there is no face-to-face meeting between instructor and students.
- Blended Hybrid Course is a course, accessible through the My Platt College course management platform, in which some traditional face-to-face "seat time" has been replaced by online learning activities. A blended (hybrid) course is designed to integrate face-to-face (60%) and online activities (40%) so that they reinforce, complement, and elaborate one another.
- Face-to-Face Course is a Web-enhanced (traditional face-to-face) class that uses a course management platform (My Platt College) to accompany the class. The eCompanion can function in a variety of ways, depending on the goals of the course and the desire of the faculty member to enrich his or her course. Assigned activities will vary, depending on the faculty member and the discipline. The time spent using the eCompanion does not replace any of the face-to-face teaching-learning process, but serves to augment it.
Attendance will be taken for all four delivery methods. For more information regarding the college's modified attendance policy visit, Policy 02:05:00 Student Attendance and Attendance Reporting.
Students needing additional academic support for a specific course due to excused COVID related class absences will notify their faculty by email and attach a completed COVID – Academic Support Request Form for each course. Faculty will then identify appropriate resources to support the individual student.
Note: if it becomes necessary to return to 100% online learning for the fall quarter, students will be notified immediately that their courses will change formats. This will not affect an eligible student's funding through federal financial aid and/or through veteran's funding. For questions regarding funding, please contact Director of Financial Michael Vigil.
The maximum capacity for each classroom has been adjusted and to meet state guidelines. Classrooms will be reconfigured and furniture will be removed to allow for adherence to physical distancing guidelines. In order to maintain physical distancing, students, faculty, and staff are not permitted to move, remove, or add furniture in the classroom. In some cases, a separator may be installed to allow the faculty member adequate space and allow for physical distancing. Students will have assigned seating in each class. Faculty will be responsible for maintaining the list of assigned seats. This will help minimize the spread and assist with contact tracing in the event of a positive case.
When entering and exiting the classroom, maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance. This may mean waiting to enter or exit until others have cleared the doorway area. Faculty reserve the right to refuse a student’s entry to a classroom if the student is not adhering to College guidelines, including but not limited to the wearing of a face covering over one’s mouth and nose.
Students participating in clinicals at clinical sites will follow the College's COVID-19 guidelines and any additional requirements noted by our outside medical partner.