Whether you are a "Spring 2020 Survivor," a first-time student to Southern State, or someone considering whether "now" is the right time for education, we welcome you and are eager to deliver quality education experiences this fall. Unlike the spring term when we were forced to change our delivery mode, nearly overnight, we have a solid strategy for fall; one that isn't full of so many surprises.
Using lessons learned from spring 2020, we have coordinated, as close as possible, a "COVID-19 proof" strategy. Recognizing the continued uncertainty of our environment, we are offering a blend of online and hybrid courses that can easily adapt in the worst case scenarios. And, in those areas where virtual learning is near impossible, we are hosting some face-to-face courses, socially distanced of course, and building back-up strategies that can withstand the challenges that COVID-19 might present. Substantial investments in CANVAS training and technological enhancements are at the core of our efforts and we will keep working feverishly to deliver you a quality experience this fall. Check out our updated fall schedule.
Despite our best efforts to make learning as accessible and convenient as possible for all types of learners, we cannot stress enough the need to bring an attitude of flexibility and self-responsibility with you this fall. In fact, without your help and support, our best efforts will fail. While some may argue this phrase is now overused, we are "STILL in this together."
Southern State is pleased to offer a robust blend of learning options including nearly 130 online, 70 hybrid/blended, and over 100 face-to-face sections for this fall semester. Also, the various options we can provide through CCP and the partnerships with local high schools offers more flexibility.
In case you wondered, here's a brief description of the various learning options:
- Online: Content delivered exclusively online through CANVAS. Few, if any specific scheduled meeting times.
- Hybrid/Blended: This will include a unique combination of some face-to-face and virtual obligations. Many courses will continue to have specific meeting times whether attending virtually or in person. There will be a heavy reliance on Zoom and other virtual technologies. Advisors are informed of the delivery models and instructors will provide additional details.
- Face-to-Face: This option is largely reserved for those high-touch, technical programs which require hands-on learning that is nearly impossible to replicate in a virtual environment.
- CCP Site: The delivery of these courses will vary depending on the modality options directed by each district. CANVAS is required for any virtual learning experience and must be used as a minimum for gradebook and to distribute the course syllabus even if the course is scheduled for face-to-face delivery.
**Southern State recently entered into a partnership with Wilmington College to have a variety of our most popular transfer courses and our Human and Social Services program offered at the Wilmington College Campus. And, our Aviation Maintenance program, in its entirety, will now be delivered at the Laurel Oaks Career Center in Wilmington.