March 18, 2020
PASADENA, Texas — In a special meeting of the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, board members approved a resolution that allows the College to move to altered operations during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
The altered operations will begin on Monday, March 23, 2020, and will continue for the foreseeable future. As the COVID-19 situation develops, the College will make operational decisions about how to proceed at that time. As of Monday, the following will apply:
- All general education courses will be delivered online.
- All technical courses will be delivered through a combination of online and face-to-face by appointment, and in groups of no more than 10 people total. Students will be contacted by their individual faculty member with details.
- College staff will work remotely unless otherwise directed by their leader beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020.
- All College facilities will be closed unless otherwise noted for face-to-face course delivery. No visitors and no students other than those notified by their faculty are allowed.
“We understand that this is an unprecedented situation for our region, our state, and our country,” said Marie Flickinger, chair of the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees. “The health and safety of our students, employees, and community is most important. The Board is amazed at the work completed by the faculty, staff, and administrators who have worked tirelessly this week to ensure that we have a plan in place to help our students complete this semester and to keep College operations running in this altered operations period.”
The College has set up a COVID-19 webpage to keep students, employees, and the community informed during this altered operations period. Additional information may also be distributed to students through Blackboard.
The resolution remains in effect until it is rescinded by the board of trustees.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. San Jacinto College is among the top 10 community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.