Spring 2021 Update
December 10, 2020
In light of recent COVID-19 surges across the country, Colorado Mountain College is clarifying plans for the spring 2021 semester. At this time CMC has programmed 70% of courses for the spring semester to be either in the Online Anytime or Flex format, with 30% of courses In Person. Importantly, many of our In Person courses are those that educate essential workers (health care, first responders, law enforcement, outdoor rescue, and education) for our mountain communities.
As a result of careful planning, CMC will begin the spring semester on January 18, 2021. Like the fall 2020 semester, Flex courses will begin coursework remotely. Optional in-person sessions may be scheduled once students and faculty have had a chance to consider the composition of students in the classroom (where they are located and as a result the feasibility of scheduling optional in-person sessions).
With our Online and Flex courses delivered in the virtual classroom, we can focus on providing safer environments for our students and faculty who will need to attend in-person due to their courses and degrees. It is vital that students, faculty, and staff continue to follow the Five Commitments, and be responsive to any and all community and public health order requirements.
It is our hope that if we all work together, we will refrain from needing to move our In Person offerings into a Flex environment, which for some courses planned this spring is not a viable option. We know that our communities and our health environments remain very fluid, and we are prepared to make adjustments if and when those requirements are made.