Joliet Junior College has announced plans to continue its current hybrid course delivery model for spring 2021. Unless COVID-19 pandemic conditions warrant a change to procedure, spring 2021 lecture courses will remain online, and labs will continue to meet in person in accordance with state and federal safety guidelines.
"Our students have faced unprecedented stress, frustration, and fear. But they haven't given up on their education, and neither have we,” said JJC President Dr. Judy Mitchell. “We were proactive in our announcement for the fall semester. We were one of the first institutions to share our plans. In this case, we are using the same philosophy: our decision-making process has been thoughtful but swift to give our students time to solidify their plans, and time for us to ensure they get the support they need to persist. This includes access to technology like laptops, financial support, and health and wellness support."
The plan was recommended by JJC’s Academics Taskforce, which was presented after months of research and deliberation.
JJC also this week announced it would modify existing operations for the fall in the wake of new state mitigation strategies. Beginning the week of Aug. 31, the college will staff fewer employees on campus, as a majority will work from home, and increase remote services. In addition, remote only services will be available on Fridays and Saturdays, as campus facilities will be closed to the general public.
The college is continuing to enroll students in its Flex Start courses, with 14, 12 and 8-week offerings available. Students can learn more and register at www.jjc.edu/journey.
Additional information about JJC operations, including number of student and employee COVID-19 cases and tracking procedures, is available at www.jjc.edu/covidfaq.
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