The Coast Community College District announced today that classes will continue in the current virtual format for the spring 2021 semester at Orange Coast College, Coastline College and Golden West College.
This decision comes on the heels of the California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s remarks last week indicating that CCC would “more than likely” continue online for the spring 2021 semester.
“Preparing for a new college semester takes the work of hundreds of faculty and staff members operating in unison,” Coast District Chancellor John Weispfenning said in a press release.
Although many students and faculty will likely be disappointed by the news it should hardly come as a shock given that so many other districts have already committed to the same path. On Sept. 10, California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White also announced that CSU’s would remain online for the Spring of 2021.
It is a challenging time for educational institutions, but OCC continues to gather input from faculty and staff and is preparing for an eventual return to normal operations.
“The steps we take toward returning to the campus will be measured and deliberate,” Weispfenning said in a video message. “Each day we are one step closer to getting back to a lasting normal.”