Preparing to Work Remotely (checklist available)

Starting tomorrow, Miami Dade College is transitioning to a remote work environment for all full-time and adjunct faculty. As part of this shift, I ask that you take a moment to think through your learning process, take a full inventory, and identify all the materials and resources you need to transition to a remote learning environment. In preparation, it is important that you ensure you have all the materials and resources you need for this change before you leave the office today.

View the checklist to help you with this inventory.

Coronavirus Update #5 – Miami Dade College Transitioning to Remote Work

Effective Tuesday, March 17, Miami Dade College will cease all on campus services as we transition to a primarily remote work environment. Employees who are deemed critical or essential will receive additional information from their supervisors before the close of business today. In addition, other employees may be requested to report onsite in order to ensure continuity of key support services for remote work and learning. All Faculty are expected to work remotely as they prepare for the potential of remote learning. We ask that they be in contact with their department chair on technology and other resource needs before close of business today. As everyone’s health and safety remains our top priority, employees who are required to be physically present at MDC will coordinate with their immediate supervisors on plans to ensure social distancing. Our goal is for those onsite to limit in-person interactions and add physical distance whenever possible. Social distancing is currently the most important factor we can all practice to help slow down the COVID-19 outbreak.

A Message from the Executive Vice President and Provost – Faculty Coronavirus update #3

At this point, you should be thinking about transitioning your face-to-face classes to Blackboard or alternative remote delivery. For some, this may mean redeveloping your classes in an online format. It may feel like a daunting task and you may be concerned about student outcomes in an online delivery modality. I share your concerns so, in consultation with the College President, I have authorized an infusion of fiscal resources to support students and faculty through these circumstances. This is a good moment for all of us to pause and gather our thoughts as we need everyone’s cooperation and presence at work tomorrow.

A Message from the Interim President – Coronavirus Update #4

The College has and continues to follow CDC, state, local guidance and recommendations in its decisions. At this time, there are no immediate concerns preventing employees from reporting to campus in accordance with their regular schedules. There are no current reports of known or suspected College employees having COVID-19. And by canceling classes, we also now have the space across all our campuses to ensure that faculty and staff can maintain additional, precautionary social distance. 

MDC Office of Emergency Management – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update #4

Miami Dade College (MDC) is following its emergency contingency plans and is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation locally and across the globe. For more than a month, the College has actively been taking steps to address the safety and well-being of our students.

As a reminder all classes, regardless of delivery method, including online classes, are suspended through March 29. MDC has canceled all events college-wide until further notice.

Important Message to Faculty regarding Cancelation of Classes through March 29

As a reminder all classes, regardless of delivery modality (including online classes) are suspended through March 29. Students are not to be required to complete any assignments during this time. Please be in touch with your department chair and/or dean regarding your department’s preparations for this transition to remote learning. We will also be developing a faculty FAQ that will be available at