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Coronavirus Disease 2019 Update (April 13, 2020)

Post Date:04/13/2020 12:00 PM

 

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update: Campus Communication

April 13, 2020

Monterey Peninsula College

Starting next week and for the remainder of the spring semester, weekly updates will be communicated through our college’s website.  Weekly reminders to check the website will be sent via email. 

Student Outreach Assistance - Since our college has transitioned to online instruction, we are aware that there may be some students who are no longer actively engaging in coursework. We want to proactively reach out to these students and provide additional support and guidance to help them re-engage in their coursework. Please let us know if you have any students who you are concerned about that you would like us to contact. You can do so by completing the Student Follow Up Request form and a student services representative will follow-up with your students to provide support.  

Campus Website - Our campus website is being updated regularly with campus communications and available resources for students, faculty, and staff.  If you would like to reference past campus communications or view the repository of available resources, please click on the COVID-19 main banner at www.mpc.edu.   

Student Communications to Translation - Previous & future student emails are currently being translated into Spanish and should be posted on the website within the next few days. Students in need of Spanish translation support can email hsi@mpc.edu to receive additional support and guidance.

Registration opens for Summer Classes - Priority registration is now open for the summer 2020 semester; open registration begins April 20.  Please remind our students that MPC will be open and classes are available. At this time all of our summer classes will be online.  We may add face-to-face classes at a later date if shelter-in-place orders are relaxed and it is safe to resume face-to-face instruction.   

Chromebooks Still Available - MPC continues to check out Chromebooks to students who need them.  Students can access these by sending an email to admissions@mpc.edu.  Chromebooks will be available for the upcoming summer semester as well.  

Excused Withdrawal (EW) Grading Option - Admissions and Records will change all Withdrawal (W) grades to an Excused Withdrawal (EW) for students who drop, or have been dropped from, a course from March 18, 2020 through April 29, 2020. Please note that the last day for faculty to drop a student is April 29, 2020 and that you will follow the standard process for dropping students through WebReg.  We encourage you to reach out to students to see if there is anything we can do to help them re-engage before dropping them from the class. Some students may still be trying to figure out how to access and participate in online classes. Student Services is also available to help reach out to students who are not participating in your class.

Student Refunds - Refunds will not be automatically issued to students who are dropped by their instructors.  Students need to email admissions@mpc.edu and request a refund.  Requests for refunds for the Spring 2020 courses must be made by the end of the Fall 2020 semester.  

Excused Withdrawal (EW) & Refund Timeline - Students will have until the end of the Fall 2020 semester to request an Excused Withdrawal (EW) and/or refund for the spring term.