Dear students — Thank you for your flexibility and patience this week, as we have transitioned face-to-face classes to online to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As you know, NMC has closed all campuses through the end of March.
By the end of today, you should have heard from all of your instructors as to how they will deliver their coursework through the end of the semester. If you have not heard from them, first please reach out to the instructor directly. Second, let us know using the feedback form.
We understand that the conversion to online coursework is challenging for many of you. Our primary goal is to help you be successful in your current courses and earn the credits you have worked toward so far this semester. In addition, we are currently working on adjusting policies and procedures to help you complete the coursework. This includes an extension of the final date to drop to May 2, 2020. Up to this date you can Drop with Record, which means it will not count in your grade point average calculation. It will show on your transcript as a W – Withdrawal. Please talk with your instructor about the concerns you have for the class, and wait a week or two before taking any action. The college will be providing a variety of options to help reduce the financial and academic effects of this interruption. Let us know if you have other suggestions using the feedback form.
NMC has also compiled a list of resources to help you succeed in your studies during this challenging time. These include:
- Student Services including advising, personal counseling and free tutoring are also available. Online tutoring in math, Biology, A/P, Chemistry, Accounting, Spanish and Computers is available now. Zoom sessions are forthcoming. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (231) 995-1138 for help.
- Academic resources like an orientation to Moodle, NMC’s online course management system
- A list of providers and mobile carriers offering free Internet service to students
- Instructions for using online video conferencing tools like Zoom and Google Meet (formerly Hangouts)
- The NMC Food Pantry, which can help supply you with food and personal items
Throughout this public health crisis, NMC’s goal is to keep you, our students, our faculty and staff healthy and safe while minimizing the disruption to learning. This is an unprecedented situation for all of us and there will likely be more changes ahead. We will continue to communicate with you along the way. As we get updates and changes, we post them first on nmc.edu/coronavirus. Please check here for the latest information.
Thank you for your commitment to NMC and your commitment to your own education. We remain committed to you. We hope you and your family stay safe and healthy.