Sinclair College is resuming classes online and through distance learning on Monday after classes were delayed due to coronavirus concerns.
Courses in nursing and liberal arts programs will be taught through Zoom, an online conferencing tool. Sinclair instructors are also delivering video-taped lectures and labs to students online, a release from the college said.
All Sinclair campuses will be closed to the public for in-person services starting Monday. The campuses will operate with only necessary staff, allowing access for faculty or staff who may need access to Sinclair’s facilities. Anyone who needs to be on campus will follow strict social distancing guidelines.
Sinclair College President Steve Johnson said that more than 500 faculty and staff have been working to make the transition from traditional to online classes during a break from March 11 to March 23.
“Our staff and faculty were also able to respond to this change in such an agile manner because of our already existing nationally ranked online programs. What we’ve been able to accomplish in such a short period is outstanding and I am extremely proud of our faculty and staff,” he said. ““We also want to remind our students that we will do our best to continually assess and readjust our programs ensuring that we meet the needs of our students. Every department in this college, in the area of instruction or student service, is committed to customer service, whether that be virtual, over the phone or email.”