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MassBay Classes Transition to Remote Learning

Friday, March 27, 2020

MassBay landscape WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (March 27, 2020) — MassBay Community College has transitioned all courses to a remote learning format beginning on Monday, March 30, 2020, in an effort to help the Commonwealth combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This distance-learning format will replace any previously scheduled face-to-face courses that were scheduled for the spring 2020 semester. MassBay faculty have been transitioning their courses this week, and students will begin their studies with the new format beginning Monday. Students are strongly encouraged to check their MassBay email accounts daily as individual faculty members will reach out with specific instructions about the new format and for any coursework changes.

“This is a rapidly-changing situation and our faculty have worked diligently to adjust their course delivery formats. Staff members are also working hard to support faculty and transition student services to a remote configuration to ensure all students are able to continue with their studies,” said MassBay President, Dr. David Podell. “We will be connecting in many different ways and formats, and we encourage all students to reach out often to faculty and staff as we are all available to help them through their educational journey.”

Remote learning will include online course assignments, WebEx conferencing, Blackboard, and other web-based tools and creative concepts that faculty have developed to help connect virtually to students to support their educational goals. All MassBay student services and offices including the career and counseling services, the advising, admissions, student accounts, financial aid offices, and the library also have moved to a virtual format to continue providing wrap-around services and support for students.

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MassBay Community College is ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top schools for value added and earned salaries in the workforce. Ranked #1 for two-year colleges in Massachusetts, #2 in New England, and #16 nationally. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded lifelong learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves.

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