6/26/2020

 

Neosho County Community College: Update for Fall 2020

Official Statement from NCCC President, Dr. Brian Inbody

 

Neosho County Community College has been working diligently this summer to respond to, and plan for, the changes to the health and safety of our communities.  Enriching our communities and students’ lives is our mission, but your safety is our priority.  

 

We intend to welcome back students for in-person classes beginning August 24, 2020. We will continue to update plans based on information, guidelines, and requirements provided by public health officials.

NCCC is taking many steps to help protect students, employees, and visitors.  The following provides a brief preview of what to expect this fall, however please understand as the situation changes this information may be updated, and as our planning continues, more details will be posted.

 

Health and Safety

  • Facilities and Operations: Physical modifications have been made to the buildings, including clear barriers, frequent cleaning, hand sanitizing stations, and social distancing reminders. 
  • Face Coverings: Employees, students, visitors, and vendors are required to wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth while in buildings owned and/or operated by the college.  Face coverings must also be worn outdoors on campus where safe social distancing is not possible. 
  • Health Assessments: We will be asking all employees, students, and visitors to help protect others by completing their own daily self-assessment before coming on campus.  If you are feeling sick or running a fever, do not come on campus, rather, seek medical advice.

 

Academic Calendar / Educational Environments

  • Classes: All classes will begin as planned on August 24, 2020.  Some face-to-face classes may be adjusted for social distancing.
  • Dates: All current Academic Calendar and Enrollment Management dates (for example: last day to add a class, last day to drop with a refund, etc…) will remain as currently published. 
  • Transition after Thanksgiving: All face-to-face and hybrid class sections will transition to an alternative delivery method starting November 30, 2020 (after the Thanksgiving break).  In general, these courses will transition to live remote instruction hosted via Zoom at the normal, scheduled, in-person class times.  Some exceptions may be made for courses that require in-person activity that was not completed prior to the transition.  More class-specific information will be provided by instructors.
  • Faculty Training: All faculty will be provided with additional training to plan and prepare for the transition to remote instruction. 
  • Final Exams: Final exams will be remote with some exceptions.  The final exam schedule will be updated to allow for an extended timeframe for the scheduled exam time periods.
  • Support: All academic support services will continue in-person or remotely for the entire semester.

 

Housing

  • Move-In: Procedures for moving into the residence halls will be sent to students in mid-July by NCCC Housing staff.  There will be multiple move-in days for our students based primarily on athletic activities and practices.  Please limit family members on campus on your move-in day and plan to be screened for symptoms upon your arrival.
  • Quarantine: Due to state and county regulations, some students, such as those traveling internationally, or from a state experiencing a high number of positive cases, may be required to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.  Please watch for information from the housing staff to learn more about your situation.
  • Testing: NCCC wants to take precautions if possible to avoid community spread of the Coronavirus. We will be working with local health professionals to monitor the health and safety of our students in the residence hall through COVID-19 testing. 

 

Events

  • Gatherings: Currently, both the Chanute and Ottawa campuses are at Level 3 which indicates groups of 45 or less are allowed on campus.  As of this release, all individuals will be required to wear a face covering while in buildings and outdoors where social distancing is not possible. 
  • Athletic Events: There may be a reduction in athletic competitions during this pandemic.  More information will be provided based on NJCAA guidelines and KJCCC scheduling.

 

As a reminder, the College is offering all summer classes by remote instruction or online delivery, however all campus buildings are open to the public for normal summer hours (7:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Thursday).  Athletic facilities are open to the public if properly scheduled, approved by the Vice President of Operations and have under 45 participants. 

 

Please come see us to get enrolled for fall courses!

 

Fall 2020 Guide for Neosho Panthers

6/8/2020

 

Neosho County Community College Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation

Official Statement from NCCC President, Dr. Brian Inbody

 

Ottawa Campus Moved to Phase III, Chanute Campus Remains in Phase III

 

With the Governor’s Executive Orders now expired, the Ad Astra Plan is now essentially a set of recommendations.  Individual counties in Kansas have the ability to set a phase level or remove all restrictions.  

 

Franklin County has moved to Phase III of the Ad Astra Plan.  As a result, the Core Emergency Response Team (CERT) has adjusted the level of the Ottawa Campus to Level III.  Campus events/group meetings can be scheduled for groups of 45 or less.

 

Officials in Neosho County have removed all restrictions as of May 29, 2020.  As a result of this action, the Chanute Campus of NCCC moved to Level III of the Ad Astra Plan on June 1.  Groups of 45 or less are allowed on campus.

 

All campus buildings at both Chanute and Ottawa are currently open to the public for normal summer hours, 7:30am to 5:30pm.  Summer hours are Monday through Thursday (closed on Fridays). Athletic facilities are open to the public if properly scheduled, approved by the Vice President of Operations, and under 45 participants.

 

When visiting campus, social distancing remains recommended, as is the wearing of masks.  Additional physical modifications have been made to the buildings, including clear barriers, frequent cleaning, hand sanitizing stations, and social distancing reminders.

 

Students and community members are able to access services face-to-face during normal business hours. Students are also able to communicate with college personnel remotely for services such as advising, financial aid, cashier, and tutoring. Contact information for various services can be found in the links below.

 

Chanute Area Contact Information: www.neosho.edu/chanutecontacts.aspx

 

Ottawa Area Contact Information: www.neosho.edu/ottawacontacts.aspx

 

As a reminder, the College is offering all summer classes by remote instruction or online delivery.

 

Students and employees are asked to continue to pay attention to email and notifications for updates.

 

The college has also released a pdf of the entire phase plan.