Note: The following memo was sent to superintendents in KCC’s service area on March 20 to clarify impacts of the College’s closure on dual-enrolled and early college high school students.
As Kellogg Community College responds to continually changing government guidance and orders related to the spread of the coronavirus, the institution is modifying operations in a variety of ways. We know you are doing the same. Understandably, you may have questions regarding how KCC’s implementation of an online-only instructional format this week is translating for your respective dual-enrolled and early college students.
Please be aware of the following information, which is current as of today:
- For the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, which officially ends May 4, KCC will not offer any face-to-face instruction. Technically, no classes have been canceled, but students who are currently enrolled in classes that aren’t transitioning to a fully online format are encouraged to consider KCC’s Incomplete Contract process. This process allows students the opportunity to complete their course’s outcomes at no additional cost if certain requirements are met. An incomplete does not affect a student’s grade point average, but it may have an impact on a student’s federal financial aid and credit transfer plans in the long term. It also may affect a student’s ability to graduate as scheduled. This is the case across the board for all KCC students.
- For more information about Incomplete Contracts, visit the KCC registrar’s web page at www.kellogg.edu/grading-system.
- For information specific to our trades training at the Regional Manufacturing Technology Center, visit the RMTC web page at www.kellogg.edu/academics/departments/industrial-trades.
- Students with a valid Incomplete Contract may have the opportunity to complete course outcomes during KCC’s upcoming Summer 2020 semester. However, please be aware that the institution’s ability to offer face-to-face instruction this summer also may be impacted by current and anticipated restrictions on social distancing and travel. As of today, the Summer 2020 semester is to begin on May 11. Current campus restrictions on travel, gatherings and events are in place through May 15.
- KCC instructors in every current class should have, by now, emailed all of their students to let them know of specific next steps related to each course. These next steps vary from course to course based on the online tools that are appropriate for each course. Our newly transitioned online courses are to resume Monday, March 23.
- KCC recognizes that some dual-enrolled and early college students may not have reliable access to the internet and will, as a result, be unable to continue their KCC courses this semester. We understand this challenge and would encourage such students to consider the aforementioned Incomplete Contract process. If your district is deploying temporary internet solutions with which KCC can somehow assist, please let us know. We’re open to creative, feasible solutions.
Please feel free to pass this information along to your students and staff as you see fit. As you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to:
- Direct questions regarding specific student situations to Angie Bess, KCC’s Manager of Early College and Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Angie is working remotely during KCC’s campus closure and is available to assist you.
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Thank you for your partnership during this trying time and please don’t hesitate to reach out with ideas for collaboration.
Dr. Paul Watson
Vice President, Instruction
Kellogg Community College