LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Ivy Tech announced it will be delaying the start of all courses until March 23. The College plans to deliver courses virtually or through other methods through April 5.
According to a released statement, campuses and sites will remain open to provide student and business office assistance including the ability for students to meet with advisors, admissions and financial aid, use computers, and access to faculty as needed. The college is working to set up accommodations for labs, clinicals and some technology courses to meet in groups of 10 or less
Classes were originally scheduled to start back up March 16 after spring break. Ivy Tech believes this extra week will allow the faculty to prepare to offer the courses online.
"While our students have been on spring break we have continuously monitored the coronavirus pandemic and have weighed all options. Our focus is always on the safety and academic success of our students. At this time, given the escalating cases in Indiana and across the country, we believe that offering our courses virtually is now the most viable alternative. Ivy Tech currently offers nearly half of our courses online today. However, with more than 1,600 faculty across our 18 campuses, we will use next week to provide faculty the training, tools, and support to provide quality instruction to our students so that they can successfully move forward with their educational and career goals."
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