A Message from the Interim President – Coronavirus Update #6

Dear MDC Community,

I have some very important updates to share. Based on recommendations made today by the Governor, remote learning will begin March 30 and be in place through the end of the spring ​term. It is critical that faculty continue their efforts between now and March 29, while classes are suspended, to be prepared for this transition. During this time of uncertainty, it is extremely important that we provide our students with the constant of academic continuity they need to stay focused and moving forward with their education.

As part of our shift due to these same recommendations, MDC’s remote working environment will remain in place for employees until the end of the spring semester. It is important that everyone reassess their individual work in relation to an extended remote working environment and ensure that they have the materials and resources they need to perform their duties over a longer time period than originally anticipated.

In addition, MDC’s 2020 Commencement scheduled for May 2 is postponed until a date to be determined. I know that many of you are disappointed. We truly share this ​feeling with you. ​We needed to make this difficult decision to maintain social distancing to protect everyone​’s health. Please rest assured that students’ hard work and focus will not go unrewarded as this change will not affect in any way graduates receiving their diplomas and certificates.

Once again, I thank the College community for its patience and resolve during these challenging times. I ask that you all regularly check our dedicated web page,www.mdc.edu/coronavirus, for the very latest updates, and that you stay safe.

Thank you.

Dr. Rolando Montoya
Interim President
Miami Dade College