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Last Saturday, the Warren County Board of Trustees held a virtual meeting and decided that definitive plans need to be put in place to give our community direction over the next month or so and to provide us with a path back to normalcy.
Key Operational Decisions
- ¬†On-Campus learning (face-to-face instruction) will be deferred until June 1, 2020. There will be no ‚Äúon campus‚ÄĚ classes for the remainder of the semester.
- ¬†The spring semester withdrawal date will be postponed until April 30, 2020.¬† This will allow students who are having initial challenges with on-line learning a longer period to adapt before determining whether they can successfully complete the semester.
- The 2020 WCCC Graduation ceremony will be deferred until a later date.¬† No decision on the replacement date will be made until a return to normal operations. All students who meet graduation requirements will have their degree conferred as of the original graduation date of May 16, 2020
- The College will be closed officially for all services except online learning, core business requirements, and scheduled board meetings as needed until April 26, 2020 or earlier if the Board deems the COVID-19 pandemic controlled. Items such as requests for public records (OPRA) will be deferred until after the College re-opens.
- The College will use, donate, reallocate, or redistribute any college asset deemed vital to the fight of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) back to the Warren County government or its residents, such as nursing supplies.
- WCCC employees will be working at home daily and the College will use virtual meetings to continue to conduct business.
Continuing Education Programs
- Noncredit students should check their email AND/OR voicemail for additional information regarding classes.¬† If you have any questions, please send an email to¬†firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about Services for Students
- Tutoring is still available from the ISC, but will be conducted remotely. In many cases, this will be virtual face-to-face. Email the ISC at email@example.com to schedule an appointment. Students with existing/ongoing appointments will be contacted individually next week.
- The Library will also continue to function remotely. Please visit the WCCC webpage (warren.edu) and click on Library to access library services.
- If you need student services assistance, you can contact Jeremy Beeler in student services (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a message for him at 908-835-2301.
- Students with technology challenges should contact Dr. Marianne Van Deursen via email (email@example.com ) or leave a message at 908-835-2430. This is particularly important if you do not have a laptop at home or internet in your home. We will also be making follow-up phone calls as we know that some of you may not even see an email without technology.
- If you need to reach the business office, please contact Barbara Pratt via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a message at 908-835-2328
General NJ Information
- This afternoon (3/21/2020), Governor Murphy issued a new executive order (https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-107.pdf) that directs all citizens to stay at home during the COVID-19 period. Most NJ businesses, other than essential services, are now closed.¬† Please stay home and stay safe during this period.
- ¬†The NJ Council of County Colleges is maintaining information about general services available to students during this time, including medical and financial information (unemployment information, etc.). https://www.njccc.org/ ¬†for up to date state information.
We understand that these are challenging times and new guidance from state and federal governments is emerging daily.¬† Please know that it is the highest priority of the college to keep students and employees safe during the period.¬† We will continue to update you as information is made available and post additional information here.