TVCC IS OPEN
In accordance with Governor Brown’s Executive Order, TVCC is prohibited from conducting in-person classroom, laboratory, and other in-person instruction through June 13, 2020. However, the college is open with limited on-campus operations and services. Take a look at the latest information on college operations during the COVID19 situation:
April 20, 2020
Governor Brown extends statewide restriction on in-person classes through June 13
On Friday, April 17, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order (EO) 20-17 extending the ban on in-person instruction at post-secondary institutions through June 13, 2020. A full copy of the Order can be found here. This means that all classes (with the exception of those with clinical requirements such as nursing and emergency medical technicians) will complete the quarter on schedule in the current remote format. Vice President of Academic Services Eddie Alves and Dean David Koehler are working with faculty to plan for completion of additional courses with lab requirements. We are being flexible and creative, but in many cases our actions are dictated by accrediting, licensing or certifying agencies.
In short, the vast majority of our classes should be completed within the normal quarter, and we continue to look for remote/online options that might be effective and will help students who still need lab or clinical experience to complete as soon as is safely possible.
Unfortunately, due to the restrictions on large gatherings, TVCC will not have our regularly scheduled June graduation. We know this is an important event and we are looking for alternative ways to celebrate with our students. We will be reaching out to graduates to get their opinions and ideas.
Tentative summer instruction plans
President Young will be meeting with state officials and leaders later this week to discuss additional options for summer classes. At this time, we are planning for online and virtual classes to continue. While we may be able to add some in-person classes, it’s likely that many of the courses will continue to be offered in a flexible format, online or virtually. That means you can take classes from anywhere (in case your summer plans include a little travel when restrictions are lifted) and still stay on track to graduate!
Mark your calendar for Summer/Fall Advising Day May 12
As we look forward to better days and a brighter future, TVCC is committed to helping you stay on track and reach your goals. Advising Day is a great way to get a head start by registering early for the next quarter. Look for updates and information on how to access virtual advising appointments with your advisors and faculty members throughout the day on May 12.
Chukar Friday starts April 24th
As we try to find ways to connect and celebrate being at TVCC, we are launching Chukar Friday this week. Each week we’ll ask for photos or ideas to showcase TVCC. This week we are asking you to don your best Chukar regalia. Hats, t-shirts, sweats and any other branded Chukar wardrobe items you have – the more the better! Send us a photo of you wearing TVCC gear and showing your Chukar spirit to be entered into a contest to win $50 in Chukar clothing from the TVCC Bookstore. We’ll also feature the submitted photos in our newsletter and online. Anyone can enter. The first entries are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24. Send photos to Abby Lee here
Peer mentors available to help navigate issues
Are you struggling with classes? Do you know a student who is struggling? With the unprecedented changes we’ve all experienced this quarter, we’re offering a little more help than even before. TVCC has a team of peer mentors who are available daily to answer questions, help you study and get you connected with other College resources. The TVCC Peer Mentoring Program is here to help and available via Zoom. If you are in need of any support, please reach out to one of our amazing Peer Mentors who can help with tutoring services (Math, Science, Writing, Speech, etc.), navigating Canvas or Zoom, Career Services, or any other concerns. Send an email and connect with a Peer Mentor today!
TVCC BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY APRIL 21
TVCC's Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 21, via Zoom, beginning at 6 p.m. These meetings are open to the public and you are welcome to attend. Click this link to find out how to access the meeting. If you have questions, please email TVCC Board of Education Secretary Gina Roper here
STRUGGLING? FIND SOME ONGOING SUPPORT
OEBB and OHA each has many tools and resources to help you take on these uncertain and changing times. Even if you are waiving or opting-out of OEBB insurance plans, many of these resources don’t require you to be enrolled. They have emotional and physical health resources, apps and much more. You can find it all here COVID-19 Resources
We are OPEN but are limiting public access to campus buildings. Closed building will be posted as closed. Please do not enter these buildings (even if you have keys - and don't ask anyone else to open these buildings for you) without permission since we are trying to limit access to enable us to prioritize cleaning during this time.