Fall Term 2020 Education Plan

We are excited to welcome you back for fall term and to help you stay on track toward your degree!  

Although we  live in challenging times, that doesn't mean you cannot still pursue your education. Thank you for trusting us to help you stay safe while we help you reach your goals.

Please take a moment to learn more about student services and course delivery methods for fall term 2020.

Fall 2020 Course Delivery Methods

We are excited to welcome our students back onto campus this fall, and are committed to keeping our entire community safe while continuing our delivery of high-quality education. 

To allow students the flexibility and safety they need during this time, the majority of courses will be held remotely, either synchronously (at set times) or asynchronously (on their own schedules). None of our programs will be offered in a majority face-to-face or in-person format at this time.

Most lecture-based classes will be held remotely, with a few hybrid or on-campus options available in some programs. As allowed by local health authorities, the majority of the lab sections will be held on campus, with proper physical distancing and cleaning protocols. Clinicals and practicums in healthcare will be offered at the clinical sites, and will follow each site’s protocols. Student support services are available fall term and will be provided remotely.

View the Fall 2020 Course Delivery Methods

Services to Students

  • Admission and Registration: Open virtually M-F, 8:30 AM - 5 PM.
  • Advising Center: Open virtually, M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM and by appointment.
  • Business Office: Open virtually M-F, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Contact for case-by-case, in-person needs.
  • Campus Store: TBA
  • Center for Accessibility Services: The Center for Accessibility Services (CFAR) will work with students remotely unless there are special circumstances with a student's accommodations that require an in-person meeting.
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Center: EDI Center will offer all services remotely.
  • Financial Aid: Open virtually M-F, 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
  • First Resort Student Help Center: Open virtually from 9 AM to 7 PM
  • Food Services - Commons and Courtyard Cafe: Takeout only
  • High School Partnerships: Open virtually, M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM.
    • College Now virtual meetings and trainings with partners and teachers.
    • Trainings/Professional Development opportunities for partners via zoom and/or video recordings.
    • Zoom drop in meetings for Campus High School students/prospective students and parents.
  • International Programs: International Programs will offer remote advising for students.
  • Learning Center: The Learning Center will be offering remote services for Tutoring, the Math Help Desk and the Math Cafe, the Writing Center, and Academic Coaching.
  • Library: Students, staff, and faculty may contact the Library to access materials and equipment. All Library services including research support, Student Help Desk services, and research databases will continue to be provided remotely.
  • LiveChat: 8:30 AM - 6 PM, daily. Limited hours on Saturday/Sunday.
  • Roadrunner Resources: (basic human needs assistance, emergency funds, connection to community resources) Virtual appointments M-F, 9 AM - 5 PM.
  • Student Assessment: Student Assessment will be open for in-person Pearson Testing (such as the GED test) two times per month in September and October. All test proctoring for LBCC classes will happen remotely.
  • Student Leadership: Open virtually M-F. Hours set by student officers - TBA
  • Transcript Evaluation and Graduation Services: Open virtually, M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM.
  • University Partnerships: University Partnerships will offer remote advising for students.

Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation Technology

  • All lectures will be held remotely, and labs will be held face-to-face. Labs will follow approved physical distancing and face-covering guidelines.

Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Art- Art History classes, as well as painting and drawing classes, will be offered remotely. Classes that utilize Adobe and the design lab will be offered in a hybrid format to enable students to use the lab once per week. Ceramics classes will be offered at the Benton Center campus, with physical distancing.
  • Accounting- All Accounting classes will be offered remotely.
  • Anthropology- All Anthropology classes will be offered remotely.
  • Business and Economics- All Business and Economics classes will all be offered remotely.
  • Child and Family Studies- All Child and Family Studies classes will be offered remotely with the exception of observation and practicums.
  • Criminal Justice- Four Criminal Justice classes, including two night courses, will be offered on campus. The remainder will be offered remotely,
  • Communication- Most Communication classes will be offered remotely.  We are offering a few sections each of COMM 111 and COMM 218 on Albany and Benton Center campuses. COMM 114 is offered remotely only.
  • Education- All Education classes will be offered remotely with the exception of observation and practicums.
  • English- All English classes will be offered remotely with the exception of Film Studies at the Benton Center and Albany campus.
  • HDFS- All HDFS classes will be offered remotely with the exception of one section of Infant and Child Development offered on campus and a hybrid format for practicum.
  • History- All History classes will be remotely.
  • Journalism- Journalism classes will be offered remotely with the exception of the Intro to Journalism class, which will have a hybrid format, enabling students to utilize the design lab once per week.
  • Music- All music classes will be offered remotely with the exception of Concert Choir and Group Piano. The Music Department will ensure physical distancing and has special masks designed for concert singing. The Choir will rehearse outdoors as weather permits.
  • Practical Business Management- All Practical Business Classes will be held remotely.
  • Psychology- Psychology classes will be offered remotely with the exception of three sections available on campus.
  • Social Science (including Sociology, Religion, Philosophy and Political Science) - Social Science classes will be offered remotely.
  • Spanish- All Spanish classes will be offered remotely,
  • Theater- Introduction to Theater classes will be offered remotely. A few Theater classes will meet on campus and by arrangement with the instructor, with physical distancing. There will be no live performances this year and no Children's Show.
Writing- Writing classes will be offered remotely, with the exception of one section each of WR 115, ALP, 121, 123, and 227 available on campus.

Healthcare

  • Coding- All classes will be taught either virtually with Zoom or online.
  • Computed Technology/Diagnostic Imaging- All lecture classes will be taught either virtually with Zoom or online. Lab classes will be face-to-face with small lab class sizes. Practicums will be in-person at clinical sites.
  • Dental- All lecture classes will be taught either virtually with Zoom or online. Lab classes will be face-to-face with small lab class sizes.
  • Diagnostic Imaging/Computed Technology- All lecture classes will be taught either virtually with Zoom or online. Lab classes will be face-to-face with small lab class sizes. Practicums will be in-person at clinical sites.
  • Medical Assisting- All lecture classes will be taught either virtually with Zoom or online. There will be three second-year Medical Asst. lab classes that will be hybrid with the lecture part virtually via Zoom and the lab portion meeting face-to-face with smaller lab class sizes.
  • Nursing- All lectures will be virtual with Zoom. SIM and Skills labs will be face-to-face with clinical groups. Clinicals will be in person at clinical sites.
  • Nursing Assistant- TBD
  • OTA- All lectures will be virtual with Zoom. Labs will be held at respective statewide locations in-person following each site’s protocols. Fieldwork will be in-person on site.
  • Phlebotomy- All lecture classes will be taught either virtually with Zoom or online. Lab classes will be face-to-face with small lab class sizes. Clinicals will be in-person at clinical sites.
  • Sleep Tech- All lecture classes will be taught online. Lab classes will be face-to-face with small lab class sizes.
  • Surgical Technologist- TBD

Science, Engineering and Math

  • Agriculture- Most classes in Agriculture will be taught remotely. The exception to this will be lab components that involve interaction with animals. 
  • Biology- All 100-level Biology classes and labs will be taught remotely, with the exception of one section (BI 103: Dynamic Plant, which has a face-to-face lab). For 200-level Biology classes, most will be taught online with face-to-face once weekly labs (BI 221, 231, 233, 234). BI 232 will be taught remotely with remote labs. 
  • Chemistry- All Chemistry classes and labs will be taught remotely, with the exception of CH 221, which will have face-to-face labs. 
  • Computer Systems- All Computer Systems classes will be taught remotely with the exception of CIS 151 which will have limited face-to-face sessions (currently planned for the end of the term). 
  • Engineering-  All Engineering classes will be taught remotely.
  • Geoscience/General Science- All Geoscience/General Science classes and labs will be taught remotely. 
  • Health- All CPR and First Aid classes will be taught face to face. Other health classes will either be taught remotely, or with a limited option to attend face-to-face
  • Mathematics- All Mathematics classes will be taught remotely.
  • PE- Activity based PE classes will be taught face-to-face or hybrid (with online and face to face components). All sections of PE 231 will be taught remotely with the exception of a few sections that have a limited option to attend face-to-face
  • Physics- All Physics classes and labs will be taught remotely. 

Academic Foundations Division

  • Adult Basic Skills- All ABE, GED, and ELA classes offered fall term will be remote. All student support will be virtual, available M-F 10 AM - 7 PM.
  • STEP Program- Open virtually, M-F 9 AM - 6 PM and by appointment.
  • JOBS Program- Open virtually, M-F 9 AM - 5 PM and by appointment. 

Extended Learning

  • Community Education - 120 remote classes via Zoom, Google Meets, YouTube, and Facebook, including classes in Arts, Fitness, Foods, History, Language, Garden, and Health and Wellness. Questions can be directed to 541-917-4840.
  • Driver Education - 2 remote classes via Google Meets and Google Classroom. Questions can be directed to Melissa Richey at richeym@linnbenton.edu.
  • Professional Development - 4 fall remote training classes, full and waitlisted, via Zoom. Questions can be directed to Terri Houde at houdet@linnbenton.edu.
Small Business Development Center - 15 remote workshops and classes, including Going into Business, Foundations of Business, Small Business Management 1 and 2, Quickbooks, and Real Estate. We are also always available for free remote advising. Questions can be directed to Anne Greene at greena@linnbenton.edu.


 

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