JSCC to return to in-person classes for fall semester

Mar 17th, 2021

Jackson State Community College's administration has announced plans to return in-person classes to the course schedule this fall. Classes for the college have been primarily in an online environment since March of 2020.

The fall schedule will include returning a much larger selection of traditional in-person classes across most programs and majors at the college's locations in Jackson, Humboldt, Lexington, Paris, and Savannah. "In-person classes offer students a more traditional face-to-face classroom experience," said Dr. Larry Bailey, VP of Academic Affairs. "Students can interact with their professors and other students, participate in class discussions, and enjoy group activities."

A survey discovered that many students had found the FLEX or Zoom format to give them the added flexibility they need for their busy lives. This format will be retained to give students the added flexibility they need. All formats to be included in the schedule will consist of:

In-person - Classes will meet face-to-face at one of the college's locations on scheduled days and times.

FLEX (Zoom) - Classes will meet face-to-face online through Zoom at scheduled days and times.

Online - Classes will meet online using the D2L (elearn) system. Classes do not have assigned meeting times or dates, and students complete assignments scheduled by the professor.

Hybrid - Classes will meet face-to-face at one of the college's locations and either online or FLEX (Zoom) on scheduled days and times.

"We want students to have the opportunity for a more traditional college experience again as the college prepares to return to normal operations," said Dr. George Pimentel, JSCC President. "Safety for students, faculty, and staff will remain our number one priority as we continue to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Health, and The Tennessee Board of Regents' College System of Tennessee."

Priority registration for currently enrolled students begins on April 5, and open registration will begin on April 19. For more information or to schedule a campus tour, visit the college website at www.jscc.edu/gotime or call 731-425-8844.

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