After careful consideration, Imperial Valley College (IVC) Leadership determined to continue to offer instruction online for Winter and Spring 2021. This decision is made in alignment with the recommendations from the California Community College Chancellor's Office.
The operational needs of the college are critical to continue its service to students; therefore, the college will continue to operate in a Modified Campus Closure, Level 2 to ensure the safety of all faculty and staff. This continues to mean the campus being closed to the public, most employees and the majority of students.
At this time, Industrial Technology courses will be offered in a hybrid fashion, while programs in Public Safety, Nursing, and Allied Health will meet face-to-face either in on-campus labs or at clinical sites*.
In addition, student services continue to be offered remotely, including Zoom room support located at the website main page. The Student Equity & Achievement Program serves as a hub for matriculation, achievement, and services that target disproportionately impacted students. The college will continue to assist any student facing a barrier to their academic success, such as lack of access to a computer, internet, housing, food, hygiene items, textbooks, and/or school supplies.
The decision to remain offering instruction and services primarily online is designed to limit exposure to COVID-19 by preventing large groups from assembling on campus, which reflects the College's commitment to help combat the spread of Coronavirus.
"Our number one priority is the health and safety of our students, employees and community. This is a rapidly changing situation and we appreciate everyone's patience. The College Leadership expresses tremendous gratitude to the employees of IVC for their commitment to teach and support students through this difficult situation. Please stay healthy and safe, remember that the decisions being made are ultimately aiming at saving lives," stated President Garcia.
Information will continue to be provided to the public via email, the IVC website (www.imperial.edu) and through the official IVC social media.
IVC CLASS FORMATS FOR SPRING 2021
(Face-to-Face + Online)
In an online class, all course activity occurs online; there are no required real-time or on-campus meetings. All content is delivered in Canvas. Coursework does have due dates as set by the instructor, but can be completed at any time before the due date according to an individual student's schedule. Quizzes or tests may have a shortened period (usually a week's time) during which students will need to complete them.
In a real-time online class, all course activity occurs online; there are at least some required real-time online meetings (via Zoom) that occur on scheduled days and t imes. there are no required on-campus meetings. course content can be delivered both in Canvas and synchronously in Zoom. Quizzes, tests, and other coursework will still usually need to be completed outside of the online Zoom meetings by the due date set by the instructor.
In a hybrid class, course activity occurs both online and face-to-face on-campus; both the online and on-campus portion are required. The on-campus meetings occur at scheduled days and times. All online content is delivered in Canvas and Zoom.
|In an on-campus class, course activity occurs face-to-face at IVC or a designated physical site. The course meetings occur at scheduled days and times. Instructors may still use Canvas or other software products to enhance (like by posting the syllabus or hosting a discussion board) the class outside of the face-to-face meetings.