Jackson State Community College returning to in-person classes for fall semester

Jackson State Community College’s administration announced plans to return in-person classes to the course schedule this fall.
Classes for the college have been conducted mainly online since March.
According to Jackson State, the fall schedule will include returning a much larger selection of traditional in-person classes across most programs and majors at the college’s locations in Savannah, Jackson, Humboldt, Lexington and Paris.
“In-person classes offer students a more traditional face-to-face classroom experience,” said Dr. Larry Bailey, vice president of Academic Affairs. “Students can interact with their professors and other students, participate in class discussions, and enjoy group activities.”
Jackson State said a survey showed that many students found the FLEX or Zoom format offers added flexibility, and this format will be retained. All formats to be included in the schedule will consist of:
•In-person– Classes will meet face-to-face at one of the college’s locations on scheduled days and times.
•FLEX (Zoom)– Classes will meet face-to-face online through Zoom at scheduled days and times.
•Online– Classes will meet online using the D2L (elearn) system. Classes do not have assigned meeting times or dates, and students complete assignments scheduled by the professor.
•Hybrid – Classes will meet face-to-face at one of the college’s locations and either online or FLEX (Zoom) on scheduled days and times.
“We want students to have the opportunity for a more traditional college experience again as the college prepares to return to normal operations,” said Dr. George Pimentel, Jackson State president. “Safety for students, faculty, and staff will remain our number one priority as we continue to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Health, and The Tennessee Board of Regents’ College System of Tennessee.”
Registration for currently enrolled students begins April 5., Open registration starts April 19.

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