LCC plans mostly online classes in spring
By Maddy Warren
Editor In Chief
LCC recently announced plans to continue with mostly remote learning for the spring 2021 semester.
LCC Provost Dr. Sally Welch said the college is using a “People First” approach when it comes to making decisions about spring courses.
“We want to make sure that we have an environment where everyone is protected and feels safe,” Welch said. “For this reason, we have taken a conservative approach similar to how we designed this fall term.”
Welch described the four types of spring classes as:
Online – traditional online without set times or day to meet;
Online Real-Time – live virtual lectures on set days and times;
Hybrid – online lectures and in-person labs. This is mostly for the technical careers area, health and human service area;
Face-to-Face – traditional on-campus courses.
“In addition to the course types we have this fall, we will be adding … a number of face-to-face courses in Technical Careers, Health and Human Services, and Arts and Sciences,” Welch said. “If the conditions surrounding the virus get better, we will try to add additional face-to-face courses.”
LCC student Alex Schneider said he supports the college’s decision to offer mostly online courses in the spring.
“I feel like it is a good idea to keep the students safe,” Schneider said. “I think it is a good idea and I don’t think they are being too cautious. It is a good plan to continue to keep the number of cases down.”
Scheduling for spring 2021 classes will begin Monday, Oct. 5.