FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) has developed a five-phase plan to reopen College facilities to some in-person activities and deliver course instruction for the Fall 2020 semester utilizing CDC standards for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
For Fall 2020, MCC will offer a mix of online, hybrid, and in-person course delivery options for students.
“As a College community, we are taking a slow and intentional five-phase approach to reopening our in-person operations after tele-learning and tele-working since mid-March,” said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker- Griffea. “This five-phase approach means most of the MCC workforce and students will continue to work and learn remotely for the summer months. During each phase, we will be deliberate in reducing risk for employees, students, on-site partners, and visitors as the college reopens for the new normal in September,” she said.
Because of new safety protocols, in Fall 2020 MCC will offer significantly more classes taught completely online or as a hybrid model, where a minimum of 50 percent of instruction is online.
Face-to-face classes will include new protocols such as the use of recorded and live broadcast video lectures, smaller class sizes allowing for appropriate social distancing inside of classrooms and labs, and frequent cleaning/sanitizing of classrooms during class changes throughout the day.
Faculty, staff, students, onsite partners, and visitors will be required to follow all MCC Reopening Standards and phasing procedures. Additionally, employees, students and onsite partners must successfully attend a reopening training, and department-required safety trainings before they return. The College will provide the required PPE for employees and students, or they may use their own based on CDC standards.
MCC asks that those visiting the main campus or MCC Branch Centers assess their health before traveling to College facilities, correctly wear CDC-recommended face coverings over mouth and nose inside public spaces, maintain a physical distance of six feet or more at all times, wash hands frequently for 20 seconds or longer or use hand sanitizer, and follow all MCC directional and safety signage in buildings, parking lots, and other public areas.
MCC is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, MCC will work to ensure that all employees and students have the resources they need to be successful as the College moves to some in-person activities. This includes access to:
• Technology such as laptops and internet hubs;
• Mental health and wellness options offered virtually;
• Alternative work, learning and services options when possible.
Please visit the MCC Reopening Plan website at www.mcc.edu/reopen/index.shtml or contact MCC Public Safety at 810-762-0222 for the most up-to-date requirements for in-person visits to MCC facilities. — G.G.