ESCC announces fall plans

Published: Jul. 20, 2020 at 7:23 PM CDT
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Enterprise State Community College has announced its back to school plans after months of planning.

"We thought that it would be safest to minimize the number of students that would be on campus," said ESCC Dean of Instruction Danny Long.

The school says it will not have more than 130 students on campus at any given time to limit contact.

There will be more classes taught exclusively online as well as the synchronous distance learning classes and hybrid classes.

"Our faculty are the experts of their content and they know what classes would lend themselves to those environments," Long added.

Officials have been working on a plan for the semester since April – that plan includes a 50-page document including safety measures.

“All of our students have to have their temperature checked before they come on campus,” Long continued. “Our instructors, our staff, our students are all required to wear a face covering the entire time they are on campus. It’s not a recommendation, it’s a requirement.”

As for enrollment, the school saw a 10% increase during the summer and with the future of many colleges unknown it is likely those numbers could go up.

"I'm not expecting a lull in our enrollment I think Enterprise State Community College has proven that we can provide a safe environment for our students without compromising the quality of instruction," Long finished.

The fall semester is set to begin August 24

In person classes will not start until the completion of the first week.

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