Winter 2021 Education Plan

With the approach of winter 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 winter term and will be provided remotely.

Please take a moment to learn more about student services and course delivery methods for winter 2021.

Winter 2021 Course Delivery Methods

We are excited to welcome our students back onto campus this winter, 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 Winter 2021 Course Delivery Methods

Services to Students

  • Admission and Registration: Open virtually M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Advising Center: Open virtually, M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.
  • Business Office: Open virtually M-F, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Contact for case-by-case, in-person needs.
  • Campus Store: Winter term online orders open Saturday, Dec. 12. 
    • December 14 - 23: Campus Store is closed;
      online and Central Point pick up 8:00 a.m. -
      4:00 p.m.
    • January 4 - 8: Campus Store open from 8:00
      a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Central Point pickup 8:00 a.m. -
      4:00 p.m.
    • January 11 and on: Campus Store closed; online
      and Central Point pick up open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00
      p.m.
  • 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-F, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • First Resort Student Help Center: Open virtually from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Food Services - Commons: Takeout only - order and pay online 
  • High School Partnerships: Open virtually, M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • 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 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., daily. Limited hours on Saturday/Sunday.
  • Roadrunner Resources: (assistance with basic human needs, emergency funds, and connection to community resources) Virtual appointments M-F, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Student Assessment: All test proctoring for LBCC classes will happen remotely.
  • Student Leadership: Open virtually M-F 9:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m. via Zoom room at https://linnbenton.zoom.us/j/98197173884 or email getinvolved@linnbenton.edu.
  • Transcript Evaluation and Graduation Services: Open virtually, M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • 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. How the labs will be held to follow physical distancing and face-covering guidelines will be determined by enrollment.

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 classes will be offered remotely.
  • Anthropology- All classes will be offered remotely.
  • Business and Economics- All classes will all be offered remotely.
  • Child and Family Studies- All classes will be offered remotely with the exception of observation and practicums.
  • Criminal Justice- All classes will be offered remotely.
  • Communication- All classes will be offered remotely.
  • Education- All classes will be offered remotely with the exception of observation and practicums.
  • English- All classes will be offered remotely.
  • HDFS- All classes will be offered remotely with the exception of practicum.
  • History- All classes will be offered 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 choir and ensembles will rehearse outdoors as weather permits.
  • Practical Business Management- All classes will be held remotely.
  • Psychology- All classes will be offered remotely.
  • Social Science (including Sociology, Religion, Philosophy and Political Science): All classes will be offered remotely.
  • Spanish- All classes will be offered remotely.
  • Theater- All classes will be offered remotely. There will be no live performances this year and no Children’s Show.
Writing- All classes will be offered remotely.

Healthcare

  • Coding- All classes will be taught virtually with Zoom or online.
  • Diagnostic Imaging/Computed Tomography:- All lecture classes will be taught 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 virtually with Zoom or online. Lab classes will be face-to-face with small lab class sizes.
  • Medical Assisting- All lecture classes will be taught 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.
  • 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- All lectures will be online with smaller lab sections held face-to-face and clinicals will be in person at clinical sites following their established protocols.
  • OTA- All lectures will be virtual with Zoom. Fieldwork will be in-person on site.
  • Phlebotomy- Practicums will be held at clinical sites following their established procedures.
  • Sleep Technology- 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 will be taught remotely. The exception 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 classes will be taught remotely.
  • Engineering- Most classes will be taught remotely, with a few classes having face-to-face labs.
  • Geoscience/General Science- All 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 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 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 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • STEP Program- Open virtually, M-F 9:00a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and by appointment.
    • For enrolled STEP students: Meetings will be held virtually, via Zoom or over the phone. Student Success Specialist will be available via email, phone, text, and Zoom (including meetings and drop-in 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 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Extended Learning

Open virtually from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Community Education - All classes offered remote via Zoom, Google Meets, YouTube, and Facebook. Direct questions to 541-917-4840.
  • Driver Education - Offering remote classes via Google Meets and Google Classroom. Direct questions to Melissa Richey at richeym@linnbenton.edu.
  • Professional Development - Offering all classes and Leadership Academies remote via Zoom. Direct questions to Terri Houde at houdet@linnbenton.edu.
Small Business Development Center - All classes and workshops offered remotely. Also available for free remote advising. Direct questions to Anne Greene at greena@linnbenton.edu.

Family Resource and Education Center

  • Parenting Education - All 21 remote classes and workshops via Zoom. Classes available in English and Spanish. Direct questions to 541-917-4884.
  • Family Connections - Child Care Resource and Referral
    serving Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties) Offering a variety of professional development supports and technical assistance to child care provider, as well as 33 classes via Zoom and GoToMeeting platforms. Direct questions to Lucy Poe at connect@linnbenton.edu.
  • Pollywog - Assists families with children through age 5 with accessing prenatal and parenting classes, child care and parenting support, 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.
  • 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.

Benton Center

  • The Benton Center will be available for remote assistance M-Th from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. by calling 541-757-8944, ext 5128 or ext 5100.
  • All test proctoring for LBCC classes will happen remotely. There is no third-party proctoring available. End of fall term and beginning winter term pickup times for textbooks/materials is:
    • Weeks of December 14 and December 21:
      • December 15 and 22, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
      • December 17 and 23, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Weeks of January 4 and January 11:
      • January 4, 6, 11, and 13, 2:00 - 6:00p.m.
      • January 5, 7, 12, and 14, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lebanon Center

  • The Lebanon Center will not be open winter term, but there will be scheduled textbook/materials pickup times at the end of Fall term and beginning of winter term as follows:
    • Weeks of December 14 and December 21:
      • December 15 and 22, 2:30 - 6:30p.m.
      • December 17 and 23, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Weeks of January 4 and January 11:
      • January 4, 6, 11, and 13, 2:30 - 6:30p.m.
      • January 5, 7, 12, and 14, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Week of January 18:
      • January 19, 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
      • January 21, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Remote assistance will be provided Mon-Fri from 8:00a.m. - 5:00 pm. by calling 541-918-8906 or emailing hartmam@linnbenton.edu or dunigab@ linnbenton.edu.

Sweet Home Center

  • The Sweet Home Center will be closed for winter term. However, remote assistance will be provided Mon-Thurs from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 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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