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College Releases Fall Plan For Classes

Monday June 29th, 2020, 10:16pm


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St. Clair College has released more information on the plan for fall classes that will see most courses will be delivered online along with some in-person classes for labs that require hands-on instruction.

“We reviewed every course with the faculty and the outcomes for the course and wherever we could put the outcomes online, we did,” said Waseem Habash, Vice President, Academic. “And where it was essential that students required face-to-face instruction, we did that based on the lab capacities and the new COVID risk assessments we did for the labs.”

Each program has been evaluated by administrators, the chairs of the schools and faculty in order to deliver a curriculum that adheres to public health guidelines. Risk assessments were completed by every department at St. Clair College, following a protocol that is based on the acronym RACE: Recognize, Assess, Control, Evaluate.

The issues addressed included an analysis of the labs’ sizes and the requirement to wear Personal Protective Equipment if social distancing is not possible. “If we couldn’t provide the social distancing of six feet or two meters, then they have to wear PPEs,” Habash said.

A few programs were suspended for the fall semester as the college says it would have been impossible to deliver them in person and follow the safety protocols.

The fall delivery plans have been posted online here.

The plan covers the fall term only. It will be re-evaluated in late September or October as plans are made to deliver programs in the winter term.

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