Faculty & Staff
NLTCC March 15, 2020 Update
The procedures outlined below have been developed in light of the Louisiana Governor’s Executive Order, direction provided by Louisiana Community and Technical College System, and guidance from the Louisiana Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
All NLTCC campuses will be closed on Monday, March 16th, and Tuesday March 17th.
The College will open on Wednesday, March 18th with the return of faculty and staff under a Restricted Visitor Policy.
Students will extend their Spring Break through next week and return to their home campus on Monday, March 23, 2020.
Throughout the coming week, NLTCC faculty and staff will pivot toward Integrated Technical Training (ITT). ITT is a learning model that combines online digital content with the traditional hands-on training that is the hallmark of NLTCC. We are confident this approach will aid in meeting the guidelines given for protecting our college community and providing the learning experience needed to further prepare students for employment.
All students will return to their local NLTCC campus on Monday (3/23) and Tuesday (3/24) to receive course information, altered schedules and financial aid verification. Additional instructions will be forthcoming to ensure students know where and when to arrive on those days. Thereafter, students will engage with digital content online to limit in-person contact for a period of at least 3 weeks before returning to the campus for hands-on training. The return date for hands-on training is contingent upon guidelines provided in this rapidly changing Covid 19 situation. In the event that the limitations on personal contact continues beyond the 3 weeks scheduled, NLTCC is prepared for extensions. Nursing students and others who are in clinical and work based learning experiences will be provided revised schedules and may engage in alternative learning experiences through simulation.
While there are no known (COVID-19) cases at NLTCC at this time, we plan to take every precaution to ensure the continued safety of our faculty, staff and students. To that end, we are implementing new policies, practices, and procedures for this unprecedented situation. These procedures include faculty and staff providing additional disinfection and sanitization of classrooms, equipment and tools to ensure a safe work environment. This also includes social spacing and student capacity limitations in computer labs and other instructional spaces. A limited schedule for computer lab usage will be forthcoming.
At NLTCC, we are committed to excellence and we serve those who are committed to achieving a better way of life. We have a history of transforming lives and shaping the workforce in Northwest Louisiana. During this critical time, we remain steadfast in our commitment to students and their success. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we pivot to design the most effective learning experience possible given the unprecedented challenge at hand. Together, we will cross the finish line. – #Equipped, Inspired and Ready to Work!
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Thank you and be safe!
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- What to Do if You are Sick
- Keep Work, Schools, and Communities Safe
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Additional Information
All NLTCC campuses will be CLOSED on Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17 to all Faculty, Staff, Students, and Visitors.
Adminsitration is working diligently to develop a comprehensive plan to respond to the quickly changing coronavirus concerns. Please ensure you have completed the following immediately:
1) Disinfect Instructional Spaces, Equipment and Tools:
Disinfect all instructional areas including tools, equipment, surfaces, keyboards, etc. Our cleaning crews do a great job of regular cleaning, but they do not touch our teaching tools, simulators, equipment, etc. Please ensure everything used in our hands-on training is safe for students to put their hands on...
2) ALL Faculty and ALL Classes - Canvas Preparation
CANVAS will play a critical role in how we interact with students in the event that the Coronavirus continues to intensify. At a minimum, faculty will need to ensure the classes, scheduled to resume or begin on Monday, have the following loaded in Canvas:
- 1) Current and correct syllabus with correct dates, name of class, time and day of class, etc.
- 2) A list of assignments that can be done at home to support the class like researching things related to their craft or major, writing a short paper, nccer reading and answering questions, etc.
3) Allied Health Clinical Protocol