2021 Spring Term Operations Follow-Up

Dear faculty,

I would like to take a moment and provide additional information that may be useful as you plan for the Spring term. As you know, we will remain in Phase 2 of our Pandemic Outbreak Recovery Plan which means that the class instruction modes available to students will be Blended, Remote Learning, MDC Online and a select number of In Person classes that are not suited for remote delivery.

The schedule of classes is currently being revised to reflect the Remote Learning classes that are being taught by faculty approved for remote work by Human Resources. The next step will be to change the In Person and Web-Enhanced classes to Blended except for the few that will remain fully on-campus. Blended classes that will leverage synchronous instruction for the remote portion of the class will maintain the meeting pattern. This will ensure students are aware of the days and times that they need to schedule around when registering for additional classes.

As with the Fall term, these changes in the schedule of classes will be made as the information is available so it is important that you encourage your students to continue checking their spring schedule for delivery modality changes. When speaking with students, please make sure to clarify that In Person and Blended classes have on-campus meetings while MDC Online and Remote Learning do not.

Many of you responded to a survey at the end of the spring semester that was intended to gauge your experiences with the transition to remote teaching. We will be distributing a similar survey this week so please plan to respond. It will be short, mostly multiple choice, and take five minutes or less. Your participation will help us make this the best experience possible for everyone involved.

Lastly, please take the time during your remaining class meetings this term to remind your students to enroll for the Spring term, particularly those that need a continuation course to stay on track in their degree program.

As we approach the end of the fall semester and the end of a highly unusual year, I want you to know that President Montoya and I fully recognize and appreciate the monumental effort you have put in to ensure students are successful. Your commitment has been noticed and is quite remarkable. Thank you!

If I don’t see you before the break, I wish you all a peaceful and joyous holiday season with loved ones.

Lenore P. Rodicio, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Miami Dade College

300 NE 2nd Ave. | Miami, Florida 33132
E: lenorerodicio@mdc.edu