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The Lookout | February 26, 2021

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LCC considers new class regulations

LCC considers new class regulations
  • On March 25, 2020

By Robin Morales
Associate Editor

During an online Board of Trustees meeting March 25, LCC President Dr. Brent Knight said the college is considering new class completion policies in light of mandated online-only classes for students due to the coronavirus.

“Along with other colleges and universities in America, we are reconsidering withdrawal policy and incomplete policy as well as pass/fail,” Knight said to The Lookout after the meeting.

“LCC is considering all those choices. This is an unprecedented event and we want to be helpful to students.”

During the board meeting, Knight explained that any new policies would be implemented primarily to help students who did not expect to take online classes at the start of the semester, as well as those who may be struggling after the suspension of face-to-face instruction.

LCC English instructor Martine Rife said that a pass/fail system for all students would belittle the efforts of students attempting to earn a 4.0.

“I have had students who worked so hard,” Rife said.  “I think that would be so unfair.”

At this time, nothing is official regarding any changes to the current policies and regulations.

In other news, Knight said LCC will move forward with plans to demolish and rebuild the Gannon Building parking ramp.

“The existing Gannon ramp, it’s imperative that it be demolished and replaced,” Knight said. “That’s got to happen.”

The Lansing Planning Board and the LCC Board of Trustees were scheduled to meet April 7 to discuss the approval status of the parking ramp to be built across from the University Center. No updates have been given regarding its status.