GOLDSBORO – Wayne Community College will continue in a majority online instruction delivery mode for the remainder of the Spring 2021 semester.
It was the original expectation of college administrators that courses that had been moved to synchronous online instruction would be moved back into classrooms after the first month of the semester. A new decision has been made to continue those classes in that synchronous online environment for the rest of the semester.
“We are watching the local and state numbers of positive cases, illnesses, and deaths, as well as the progress on vaccination,” said Dr. Patty Pfeiffer, WCC vice president of academic and student services. “While we are heartened to see some improvement in many areas, we believe that the situation warrants continued caution on the college’s part and that is best achieved with a reduced footprint on campus.”
“Wayne Community College has proven that we can successfully provide quality education using alternative instruction methods,” Pfeiffer said. “Where possible, instruction will be online and where necessary, instructors and students will be in classrooms and lab settings.”
Most applied technology, public safety, and allied health courses will continue to have some portions of their classes and lab time face-to-face due to the nature of their content.
Students who have registered for spring courses that are yet to start should check the college’s website for changes to individual courses. They can also contact their academic advisors or achievement coaches with questions about their schedules.
WCC will operate on its regular schedule with offices open and personnel available to assist current and potential students.
The college will continue to require in-vehicle COVID-19 screenings and face coverings for all who work, study, or conduct business in its facilities.
Wayne Community College has taken a proactive approach to protecting the health and safety of all of its constituencies throughout the pandemic, said WCC President Thomas A. Walker Jr. “We are continuing to meet our mission of providing education and training but we must do so in a way that will not adversely impact those we are here to serve,” he said.