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TNCC announces instructional plans for the fall

Thomas Nelson Community College announced its fall semester would take place primarily online. (WYDaily/TNCC Facebook)
Thomas Nelson Community College announced its fall semester would take place primarily online. (WYDaily/TNCC Facebook)

Thomas Nelson Community College has announced its plans for the fall semester.

Interim President Gregory DeCinque announced Thursday the college’s Reconstruction Work Group, which formed this past spring, has made a plan for the “new normal” in the fall semester.

TNCC will begin courses as originally scheduled on Aug. 19, but most of the courses will be online. They will be offered in synchronous online classes with scheduled lectures and in asynchronous online classes that will have materials accessible at any time.

There will be limited face-to-face instruction in hybrid education sections, including career and technical, health, laboratory instruction and FastFoward programs.  

“We believe this decision will allow the College to deliver a quality educational experience while maintaining the health and safety of staff and students,” DeCinque wrote in an email. 

In the meantime, college staff and faculty will continue to telework and student enrollment, advising and services are available online.

DeCinque said while the college can’t guarantee anyone’s safety, it is continuing to work on best practices and procedures to maintain the health of its students. 

Decisions on course models were made with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Community College System.

The college will also host a virtual town hall at 2 p.m. on Wednesday that will provide additional information about the school’s priorities and plans. Questions must be submitted online by noon Tuesday. 

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Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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