Lake Michigan College Extends Remote Delivery Options Into Spring Semester

With pandemic conditions continuing to prevail across the region and in light of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases throughout Michigan, officials at Lake Michigan College have announced plans to continue their 5 Course Delivery Options into the Spring Semester, slated to begin on Monday, January 11, 2021.

Classes that can be taught remotely will once again be offered remotely, while courses that require hands-on learning will have limited in-person instruction in small groups that follow safety protocols.

LMC President Dr. Trevor Kubatzke says, “While we hoped to be able to offer students a return to in-person instruction this Spring, we also had been preparing for this possibility,” and adds, “The precautions we took this Fall have been incredibly successful in limiting the number of COVID-19 cases among students, faculty and staff. With the increase in COVID-19 cases in the region, it’s clear that we need to continue to offer the same, largely remote delivery options we implemented this Fall to keep students on track safely and successfully.”

The 5 Course Delivery Options for Spring 2021 are:

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  • FLEXIBLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: These offer the most flexibility for students. Students may choose to interact with their instructor and classmates by webcam during regularly scheduled class sessions or watch recorded class sessions online.
  • ONLINE: All instruction will be delivered online. There are no scheduled class sessions.
  • REMOTE: All class sessions will be held remotely by webcam on scheduled days and times.
  • HYBRID/REMOTE: A significant portion of instruction will be delivered online with some remote class sessions by webcam required on scheduled days and times.
  • HYBRID/FACE-TO-FACE: A significant portion of instruction will be delivered online. There also will be some on-campus, face-to-face class sessions required for hands-on learning that cannot be completed online. On-campus class sessions will be scheduled in small groups following safety protocols that minimize risks to the greatest degree possible.

LMC has ordered extra computers for its loaner laptop program for students who do not have access to a reliable computer. LMC students continue to have access to tutoring, mentoring, and mental health support services. Financial aid and advising services also are available remotely.

Joseph Halcombe, a second-year LMC student, admits, “If there weren’t a pandemic, sure, it would be cool to have the option of in-person classes, but I think we are all making the best out of the situation,” and adds, “I certainly feel like I am getting the support I need, and I’m just really thankful for everything LMC has been doing to make that happen.”

Registration for the Spring 2021 semester is now open. For details on class delivery options, visit http://www.lakemichigancollege.edu/flexible, or to apply for free for the Spring semester, http://www.lakemichigancollege.edu/admissions. For details about LMC’s COVID-19 response, visit http://www.lakemichigancollege.edu/covid-19