Blinn College Chancellor Dr. Mary Hensley addressed what she is calling a successful first half of the fall semester in the face of the coronavirus.
In a letter to all Blinn College employees and students, Hensley said the first half of the semester has been a success, “Despite the challenges the Blinn College community and all of higher education have faced in recent months.”
Hensley went on to say, “Blinn continues to provide high-quality education and career training while protecting the health and safety of its employees and students.”
Following the Thanksgiving holiday, Blinn employees will continue to work regular hours and campus facilities will be available to conduct online instruction and complete other duties. However, Hensley says work-study students will not return after the holiday.
She also says the Back With Blinn plan, with the exception of select Health Sciences and Technical and Community Education programs, will transition to online instruction following the Thanksgiving holiday, regardless of format.
While campuses will remain open and academic resources such as libraries and computer labs will remain available to students, campus housing and food services will close.
Student services such as academic advising, enrollment services, financial aid, and veterans services will continue to serve students and assist them in registering for the Winter Minimester and Spring Semester.