Remote instruction extended to entire spring term

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Provost and Executive Vice President Paul Jarrell

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Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 2:04pm

Dear Students,

I hope you are all doing well in these difficult times. I wanted to update you as to the most recent developments regarding Spring term instruction at Lane Community College.

In order to protect your health and the health of the community, Lane Community College has decided to extend the period of remote instruction for the entirety of spring term. 

Remote instruction will continue for all courses from April 6 – June 13. In addition, we have decided to postpone commencement this year. This was a very difficult, but necessary decision. We will be working to find ways to celebrate your successes in alternative formats. Stay tuned for more information regarding commencement.

Our decision follows after an executive order given by Governor Brown that severely limits the ability to have in person instruction. Certain programs are exempt from this order for the purpose of providing clinical, laboratory, or other in-person instruction associated with courses required for the completion of a health care-related certificate, license, or degree, or other certificates, licenses, or degrees that are essential to emergency response and resiliency efforts, where no remote or online alternative is practicable. Your instructor will notify you if this applies to any of your courses.

Throughout this time, we have found ourselves to be one step ahead of many other colleges. Many of these decisions have been painful and all have been challenging. LCC remains committed to do everything it can to stop the spread of COVID-19 while working to ensure your academic success.

All my best,

Paul Jarrell
Provost and Executive Vice President