West Los Angeles College to Shift to Online Classes

District Takes Action in Wake of Coronavirus

Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Chancellor Francisco C.

Rodriguez, Ph.D., announced that as many classes as possible will be moved into an online

education platform for all nine colleges which include West Los Angeles College in Culver City.

Online instruction is expected to begin on Wednesday, March 18 ,. During this time, all

LACCD colleges and the District will remain open, subject to the direction of the Los Angeles

County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) or the California Department of Public Health.

"Out of an abundance of caution, the Los Angeles Community College District is making these

changes to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff and to help mitigate the

spread of COVID-19," Rodriguez said. "We stand united with our higher education colleagues

locally and throughout the nation that safety is our top priority as part of our mission to provide

excellent educational opportunities for our students. Prudence needs to prevail here."

On March 16-17, all classes at all colleges will be canceled to provide two days of professional

development and training for faculty to access and teach in the online platform, Canvas, and other

platforms such as Zoom. Faculty may attend the training sessions at any LACCD college and will

not be required to drive to their college of employment.

Effective March 16 through April 13, all public events and other activities estimated to draw more

than 100 people at any of LACCD's colleges and District facilities will be postponed, modified or

possibly canceled. This change is in accordance with LACDPH recommendations to increase

social distancing and to limit large events. All athletic events are also under review. No decision

has been made regarding cancellation, modification or postponement of graduation ceremonies

for any of the colleges currently planned for June 9.


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