Spring 2021 Education Plan

With the approach of spring term 2021, LBCC is committed to continuing actions that keep our students and community safe while delivering high-quality education. To allow students the flexibility and safety they need during a time of anticipated elevated COVID risk, the majority of courses will continue to be held remotely, either synchronously or asynchronously. Most lecture based classes will be held remotely… 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 follow the protocols set up by the sites. Student support services are available spring term and will be provided remotely.

Spring 2021 Course Delivery Methods

We are excited to welcome our students back onto campus this spring, 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 Spring 2021 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: will remain CLOSED (purchases may be made at Central Point Pickup via counter service)
    • Spring Term Online Orders open Saturday, March 20
      • Orders may be shipped via UPS for a charge -OR-
      • May be picked up via Central Point pickup on Albany Campus 8am-4pm Monday through Friday -OR-
      • May be picked up at the following locations if chosen via online order: (Please allow at least 24 hr for delivery)
        • Benton Ctr during the following days/times:
          • March 23, 30, April 1, 6: 2pm-6pm
          • March 24, 29, April 5, 7: 9am-2pm
        • Lebanon Ctr during the following days/times:
          • March 23, 30, April 6: 2:30-6:30pm
          • March 25, April 1, 8: 9am-1pm
        • For questions, please contact orders@linnbenton.edu
  • Center for Accessibility Resources: The Center for Accessibility Resources (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-Thursday, 8:30 AM - 4 PM, Friday - 8:30 AM. - 3:00 PM.
  • First Resort Student Help Center: Open virtually from 9 AM to 7 PM
  • Food Services - Commons: Takeout only
  • High School Partnerships: Open virtually, M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM.
    • Zoom drop in meetings for ampus high school students/prospective students and parents.
    • Trainings/Professional development opportunities for partners via zoom and/or video recordings.
    • College Now virtual meetings and trainings with partners and teachers.
  • 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 (materials will be available for pick-up at the Campus Store). 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.
  • Student Assessment: All test proctoring for LBCC classes will happen remotely.
  • Student Leadership: Open Virtually M-F (When the college is open) 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM via Zoom room (https://linnbenton.zoom.us/j/98197173884) or email us at getinvolved@linnbenton.edu
  • Transcript Evaluation and Graduation Services: Open virtually, M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM.
  • University Partnerships: University Partnerships will offer remote advising for students.
  • Roadrunner Resources: (basic human needs assistance, emergency funds, connection to community resources) Virtual appointments M-F, 9 AM - 5 PM.

Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation Technology

  • All lectures will be held remotely, and labs will be held face-to-face. How labs will be held to follow physical distancing and face-covering guidelines will be determined by enrollment.

Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Accounting- All classes will be offered remotely.
  • Anthropology- All Anthropology classes will be offered remotely.
  • 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.
  • Business and Economics- Most 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.
  • Communication- All Communication classes will be offered remotely.
  • Criminal Justice- All classes will be offered remotely.
  • Education- All Education classes will be offered remotely with the exception of observation and practicums.
  • English- Mostl English classes will be offered remotely, with a few writing sections offered face-to-face.
  • HDFS- All HDFS classes will be offered remotely with the exception of 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- Music classes will be offered remotely with the exception of Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Small Ensembles, and Group Piano. The Music Department will ensure physical distancing and has special masks designed for concert singing for the choirs. The choirs and small ensembles will rehearse outdoors as weather permits.
  • Practical Business Management- All PBM classes will be offered remotely.
  • Psychology- All Psychology classes will be offered remotely.
  • Social Science (including Sociology, Religion, Philosophy and Political Science) - All Social Science classes will be offered remotely.
  • Spanish- All Spanish classes will be offered remotely.
  • Theater-All Theater classes will be offered remotely. There will be no live performances this year and no Children's Show.
  • Writing- All Writing classes will be offered remotely.

Healthcare

  • 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 Tomography (DI)- 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. Second-year Medical Asst. Lab classes will be hybrid with the lecture part virtually via Zoom and the lab portion meeting face-to-face with smaller lab class sizes.
  • Coding- All classes will be taught either virtually with Zoom or online.
  • 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.
  • OTA- All lectures will be virtual with Zoom. Fieldwork will be in-person on site. Lab classes will be face-to-face with small lab class sizes.
  • Nursing Assistant- All lectures will be online with smaller lab sections held F2F and clinicals will be in person at clinical sites following their established protocols.
  • Surg Tech- TBD
  • Phlebotomy- All lectures will be taught either virtually with Zoom or online. Lab classes will be face-to-face with small lab class sizes. Practicums will be held at clinical sites following their established procedures.
  • Sleep Tech- All lecture classes will be taught online. Lab classes will be face-to-face with small lab class sizes.
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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. For 200-level Biology classes, most will be taught remotely with face-to-face weekly labs.
  • Chemistry- All Chemistry lectures will be taught remotely with some limited face-to-face labs.
  • Computer Systems- All Computer Systems classes will be taught remotely.
  • Engineering- Most Engineering classes will be taught remotely, with a few classes having face-to-face labs.
  • 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 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.
    • For enrolled STEP students: Meetings will be held virtually, via Zoom or over the phone. Enrolled STEP students will be able to contact their Student Success Specialist via email, phone, text, and Zoom meetings (including drop-in Zoom office hours) during business hours. Through multiple avenues of contact, we aim to provide the same access to coaching, navigation, and support services as students would receive in an on-campus setting.
  • JOBS Program- Open virtually, M-F 9 AM - 5 PM and by appointment.

Extended Learning

Open virtually from 8 AM to 5 PM.

  • Community Education - 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 - Remote classes via Google Meets and Google Classroom. Questions can be directed to Melissa Richey at richeym@linnbenton.edu.
  • Professional Development - 2 remote Leadership Academies, AIM (Accountability, Integrity, Management) and 5 Critical Skills for Supervisors via Zoom. Questions can be directed to Terri Houde at houdet@linnbenton.edu.
  • Small Business Development Center - 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.

Family Resource and Education Center

Open virtually from 8 AM to 5 PM.

  • Early Learning Hub - Umbrella organization for 19 regional Preschool Promise Providers providing coordinated enrollment and an additional 24 community-based organizations providing early learning services in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties. Questions can be directed to Kristi Collins at collink@linnbenton.edu.

  • Family Connections - The Child Care Resource and Referral serving Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties.  We offer technical assistance and professional development to early childhood and education programs that are in the beginning stages of opening a business, maintaining licensing standards, or to those programs striving to meet high quality standards to serve local children and families.  Spring term schedule includes supporting career to college students in two three credit classes, four ongoing cohorts focused on Inclusion and Special Needs, Infant Toddler care in English and Spanish, Business Support and Increasing Social/Emotional connections. All classes are offered via Zoom and GoToMeeting.  For information about classes or how to open a child care business contact Lucy Poe at connect@linnbenton.edu.

  • Parenting Education - Twenty-three remote classes and workshops via Zoom, including parent/caregiver and child classes: Live and Learn with your Baby, Wobbler, Toddler, Two Year Old and Preschooler, Creative Development and Discovery Lab & Parenting series, Incredible Years, Nurturing Parenting Program for Adolescents and Make Parenting a Pleasure. Classes available in English and Spanish.  Questions: Email connect@linnbenton.edu or call 541-917-4899.
  • Pollywog - Assists families with children through age 5 with sign up for prenatal and parenting classes, accessing child care and parenting support, Family Connects Home Visiting Nurses, and referrals to appropriate primary care, child development and early learning opportunities.  For personalized resources visit pollywogfamily.org, call 541-917-4884, or contact LeAnne Trask at traskl@linnbenton.edu.

Benton Center

The Benton Center will not be open to the public Spring Term, but staff are available for remote assistance Monday - Thursday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM by calling 541-757-8944, ext 5128 or ext 5100.

  • The Benton Center is a library material pickup/dropoff location in Corvallis and Benton County. Photo ID and student ID numbers are required for pickup.
  • Appointments must be made to pick up materials - 541-757-8944, 5101 or griensk@linnbenton.edu. Appointment times are:
    • Monday - Thursday    9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Friday                          9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Campus Store pick up hours - online order must be placed 48 hours prior. A picture ID is required for pick up.
    • March 23 & 30: 2:00-6:00 pm
    • March 24, 29, 31: 9:00-2:00 pm
    • April 1 & 6: 2:00-6:00 pm
    • April 5 & 7: 9:00-2:00 pm

Lebanon Center

  • The Lebanon Center will not be open spring term, but there will be scheduled textbook/materials pickup times at the end of Winter term and beginning of spring term as follows:
  • Weeks of March 22 - April 2:
    • March 23 and 30, 2:30 - 6:30 PM
    • March 25 and April 1, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Week of April 5-9:
    • April 6 - 2:30 - 6:30 PM
    • April 8 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Remote assistance will be provided M-F from 8 AM - 5 PM by calling 541-918-8906 or emailing hartmam@linnbenton.edu or dunigab@linnbenton.edu.
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Sweet Home Center

  • The Sweet Home Center will be closed for spring term. However, remote assistance will be provided by Mon-Thurs from 8 AM - 4 PM by calling 541-367-6901 ext 4480 or emailing christp@linnbenton.edu. The Sweet Home Center will not have scheduled textbook/material drop off and distribution but will be there for curbside drop off and distribution when contacted by the library or students.


 

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