Catawba Valley Community College has announced its plans for the 2020 fall semester. The college plans to take additional steps to ensure a safe and productive academic environment during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The college will continue to deliver instructional offerings on campus and virtually while maintaining safety procedures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
During the 2020 Spring semester, college faculty and staff pivoted quickly to address Governor Roy Cooper’s Stay-at-Home order by restructuring operations. The college shifted the majority of its offerings to a virtual format in order to provide continuing instruction to students.
For the fall semester, Catawba Valley Community College’s regularly scheduled classes are planned to start on Aug. 17 and end on Dec. 16. Currently enrolled students may begin registration on July 6. New and returning students can register beginning on July 20.
Appointment times for new and returning students will be published on July 6. Advising sessions will be available via telephone, email and virtually. Face-to-face advising sessions may be available beginning on July 20.
In an effort to maximize flexibility for faculty and students, different instructional delivery options will be available for all students. Plans for instruction will include traditional face-to-face, asynchronous online and synchronous online delivery. This flexibility will be crucial for students who may not otherwise be able to enroll and/or make timely progress towards their degree completion.
Face-to-face instruction is being reconfigured to include social distancing provisions. These changes mean that classes may be smaller and may meet in larger spaces. Large classes or programs may be split into smaller sections, receive instruction via face-to-face/hybrid, online or consist of a combination of both. The goal is to offer as much flexibility for students and faculty as possible.
The expectation is that face masks will be worn for face-to-face classes and that social distancing protocols will be followed across all CVCC campuses. Strategies are in place to continuously monitor changing healthcare issues and related campus operations. As the pandemic continues to evolve, college administration will determine if or when operational changes may be required.
For more information, visit the CVCC website at www.cvcc.edu.