Delaware Tech To Continue Remote Learning Through Fall Semester

Students at Delaware Tech will continue remote learning through the fall semester according to a letter to students posted on the school’s website.

“7/9/20 – Fall Semester Announcement to Students
In light of the health data we’ve been monitoring throughout the summer, we have decided to maintain the current distance learning format for the fall semester. We will, however, continue to review and identify a limited number of skills laboratory courses that will take place in person, on campus. In addition, clinicals for nursing and allied health courses may continue off-campus at the discretion of the clinical site. We know that this is disappointing for all of us who want to be back on campus, but our first responsibility is to protect the health and safety of our students, employees, and community at large.

In order to provide our students with additional support, our tutoring, math, computer and writing centers will be open on each campus to offer supplemental in-person instruction. Of course, students can also access a variety of support services, such as financial aid, advisement, tutoring, and requests for access to food pantries, through our virtual student services center.

This decision continues College operations under the current State of Emergency and while all campuses remain open and operational, the preferred work model for employees is telecommuting and flexible scheduling to minimize in-person interactions at the College. All in-person activities on our campuses will be rigorously monitored so as to remain in compliance with CDC and state DPH guidelines. Everyone who enters our facilities will be screened, must wear a mask, and will practice social distancing. Classrooms, labs, and common areas will be thoroughly disinfected through enhanced cleaning schedules.

We are committed to providing a meaningful academic experience for our students. Our faculty and staff have spent the last few months working to enhance distance learning courses and developing innovative strategies for engaging with our students and providing the services they need. We will continue to offer high-quality academic programs while putting our students at the center of everything we do.

As with all announcements related to the COVID-19 health crisis, please continue to monitor the College portal for updates in preparation for the fall semester. Thank you, and enjoy the summer!

Mark T. Brainard

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