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:
May 5, 2020
Student feedback needed, instructor help wanted
Instructors – would you be willing to share this with your students?
As we continue classes, we’d love to hear your honest feedback to help TVCC improve your educational experience. Your thoughts and opinions about your time at TVCC are extremely valuable and will help shape the services we offer to support you.
We have two surveys and chances to win prizes. Please lend your voice to this important conversation by participating!
End of Year Student Survey 2019-2020 here
COVID-19 Student Impact survey so we can learn about how you are experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic here
In addition to express our gratitude for you completing the End of Year Student Survey you will be automatically entered in a random drawing for a chance to win one of the following prizes:
- One of Two $100 Visa Gift Cards
- One of Four $50 Visa Gift Cards
- One of Six $25 TVCC Bookstore Gift Certificates
But you must complete the survey! Surveys are open through May 15, 2020.
Getting ready for Advising Day May 12
As we get ready for Advising day on May 12, we want to make sure everyone is prepared for our first virtual advising day. As usual, we will need faculty coverage from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. All faculty should have also received this request in an email from Vice President Alves.
Participants will be asked to report to the appropriate Zoom Room. Zoom links will be set up as listed below.
From there, the “receptionist” for that room will put the faculty member and an advisee in a break out room so that you can have private conversations and provide the assistance the student needs.
Following advising, we will also hold our annual summit at 2:00 pm for faculty; details to come.
We are doing a practice advising event on Friday, May 8, at 11 am for an hour, if you are interested in observing how this will work. Jump into this Zoom and try it out on Friday here
Summer term will focus on virtual courses
Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission has updated our guidance about face to face program offerings to extend the date of its applicability from July 31, 2020 to August 31, 2020. In identifying programs that we might be able to offer face to face, we need to be able to say “yes” to a series of questions including:
- Is the program in a high demand field with an immediate or projected need in your region for graduates between today and August 31, 2020? Have you identified and documented the need with support letters from employers, local or state workforce boards, guidance from state agencies and others.
- If you are enrolling new students, can you ensure they will complete their credential by August 31, 2020?
At this time, we plan to continue offering health-care related courses and aviation classes face-to-face for summer. We are still researching the possibility of additional lab classes offered with staggered scheduling to allow for enhanced social distancing.
For your information, a complete list of HECC’s guidance on in-person instruction can be found here
All HECC COVID Guidance can be found here
Local COVID-19 updates
Malheur County has a plan to reopen businesses and parts of public life that have been restricted, but officials report that they cannot begin that plan without meeting the gating criteria, which includes a downward trajectory of cases over 14 days. Additionally, the Malheur County Health Department is now reporting recovered cases for those people who tested positive and are no longer ill or isolated. As of today, of the 13 total cases, three have recovered. Southwest District Health reported yesterday that Payette County, Idaho, which shares a border with Malheur County, has a total of 14 positive COVID-19 cases and one death. Canyon County, Idaho which shares a border with both Malheur and Payette counties, has 244 cases and seven deaths.Find daily updates 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.