Clark State to keep distance learning format for summer semester

Clark State Community College will maintain a distance learning format for all classes during the summer semester that starts on May 26, according to a release from the school.

“Clark State provides quality instruction in any environment, and our innovative faculty have broad experience in delivering education in multiple formats,” said Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, president. “Clark State is affordable, and our staff do a great job of providing every service that students would receive face-to-face in an online or remote format.”

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Students who have already registered for summer semester courses were notified of the online or alternate class format changes, the release says. There is the potential of classes returning to a face-to-face format during the term if conditions allow.

“While we cannot wait to welcome our students back to campus, we are offering all classes in online and remote formats out of an abundance of caution,” Blondin said.

Even though all campus locations are closed, Clark State continues to enroll and register students for summer semester online via the Clark State website and MyClarkState student portal.

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“Students can enroll completely online, including orientation and advising,” said Dr. Theresa Felder, senior vice president of student success. “All student services staff are available remotely to help students register for our high-quality online courses and to support their success in the courses.”

Felder said the college is prepared to maintain a distance learning environment and opportunity for all students, including those in health programs where clinical experiences are required.

“I know students have a lot to think about right now, and we want them to know we are thinking of their safety,” she said.

Clark State has been using distance learning formats since March 16 when Gov. Mike DeWine ordered social distancing efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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