JJC to Hold All Fall 2020 Lecture Courses Online, In-Person Labs Possible

Joliet Junior College President Dr. Judy Mitchell on Thursday informed the campus community the college will be delivering all fall 2020 lecture courses online, with the potential for in-person labs if conditions are safe for doing so.

The plan is in alignment with state mandates outlined in the Restore Illinois Plan.

Dr. Mitchell
JJC President Dr. Judy Mitchell

“The last two months we have lived through a lot of instability and frustration with constantly evolving information,” Dr. Mitchell said. “We know there continues to be many unanswered questions, and we are working every day to further define what our reality looks like in the coming months. Our mission, however, remains the same and I am grateful for the hope and positivity our campus community collectively generates daily to support one another through these challenges.”

JJC’s fall 2020 operations plan is as follows:

All Fall 2020 lecture courses will be delivered online.

This includes lecture courses that had been scheduled to be traditional face-to-face as well as lecture courses that had been scheduled to be hybrid.

Courses scheduled with a combination of lecture and lab should be delivered in a hybrid format—lecture online and lab face-to-face.

The face-to-face component would be contingent upon the state’s Restore Illinois plan and achievement of the Phase 4 standard. Until this standard is met, online lab simulations will be used in lieu of face-to-face labs. Details will be developed and finalized by departments, deans, and JJC’s Academic Affairs division.

Lab-only courses will be delivered face-to face contingent upon the State’s Restore Illinois mandate and achievement of the Phase 4 standard.

Until this standard is met, online lab simulations will be used in lieu of face-to-face labs. Details will be developed and finalized by departments, deans, and JJC’s Academic Affairs division.


Additionally, the August commencement, which had been rescheduled from May 15, is postponed. The JJC Graduation Committee is working toward a recommendation on how to proceed.

For JJC employees, remote work continues at this time as the college remains in Phase 2 of the state plan.

JJC will continue to share updates on operations, as well as provide answers to common questions during this time, on its FAQ page.

For media inquiries, contact Communications and Media Coordinator Scott Harvey at sharvey@jjc.edu