Fall 2020 Class Options

Nashville State Releases Fall 2020 Class Options


A Letter from the President

Dear Students,

Nashville State’s priority remains the safety of our students, faculty and staff. Therefore, we have made some changes to the fall schedule to create a primarily virtual schedule and added some new online options. Nashville State still stands committed to providing limited on-ground options this fall. And any class meeting on ground will have protection protocols in place for your safety.

We are excited about this fall because we have more support inside and outside the classroom than ever before. Nashville State has used the summer months to innovate how we support our new and returning students. Every class will have an online component and we have increased our virtual options so you can interact with faculty and classmates in real-time.

Planning for a safe return involves a continuous review of CDC guidelines, discussions with experts, attention to government guidance on phased plans, conversations with students, faculty, and staff regarding learning needs and best educational practices.

We know that you have questions on how these changes will impact your Fall semester, and we are here to help support you. Please you check your myNSCC and personal email accounts and our website for the latest information.

Fall Class Information: All classes will be virtual the first week of classes, August 24 to August 29, so we can allow time to assess technology needs, review course delivery methods, explain participation requirements and engagement expectations.

We have modified our schedule to four different course options for fall:

  • Virtual: Online courses using free video conferencing, typically Zoom
    • Has assigned days and times students are expected to attend virtual class meetings.
    • Virtual class meetings are “live,” they are not pre-recorded.
    • Students will not be expected to come to campus for any reason; there are no classroom meetings or proctored exams.
    • Students need access to a device with video and audio capability, and high-speed internet.
  • Hybrid: Combination of virtual instruction and on-campus face-to-face meetings
    • Has assigned days and times students are expected to attend.
    • Information on how often you will have to come to campus for face-to-face meeting will be updated soon at https://www.nscc.edu/news/2020/fall-2020-class-registration-and-resources.
    • Face-to-face meetings may include class instruction or proctored testing.
    • Classroom capacity will be reduced to ensure social distancing.
    • Masks/face covering are required on campus at all times, including during the class meeting.
    • Students need access to a device with video and audio capability, and high-speed internet.
  • Online: Traditional Online courses
    • No required class times.
    • Assignments have due dates: students sign-in to complete assignments at times convenient to their schedule.
    • May require proctored testing: a student may be required to come to campus to take an exam.
    • Students are expected to navigate material independently: instructors will be available to answer questions.
    • Students need access to technology to access the course material.
  • On-campus, Face-to-Face: Courses taught in a traditional classroom
    • Limited to programs with significant “hands-on” components.
    • Classroom seating will follow safety guidelines.
    • Students need access to technology to access the course material.

If you do not have access to a device with video and audio capability, and/or high-speed internet, please find information below under Student Resources.

For students who have already registered for fall classes, you may have a class that has been adjusted to a different format. Please log into to your myNSCC to review your schedule. If you are not sure how to read your schedule, please click here.

View the current fall class schedule here. Instructions on how to use Dynamic Schedule can be found here.

Advising: If you need help finding the class you need:

Important Safety Information and Requirements to come to campus:

  • Masks/face covering will be required inside and outside on campus. Students are required to provide their own mask/face covering. Students can be asked to leave campus if they do not have masks/face coverings as required.
    • Masks are required on NSCC campuses. Any student wishing to request a disability-related accommodation in connection with NSCC’s mask requirement should contact the Access Center at 615-353-3294 or AccessCenter@nscc.edu. Please note that submission of medical documentation will be required. Apply for accommodations here. Students without masks and without approved accommodations will be asked to leave campus.
  • An approved electronic wellness check is required for daily admission to campus. It is called COVID-19 Check in Form. It must be completed the day you come to campus
    • Directions to electronic wellness check in, to be completed each morning before arrival to campus.
      • Log in to myNSCC.
      • From that home page, go to column on far right – Quick Picks.
      • Under Student column find COVID-19 Check In.
      • Click on link, complete and submit form.
      • After clicking “submit”, approval will be granted or denied based upon responses to questions.
      • If access approved, print or save approval. Approval notification must be presented to security check in when you arrive on campus.
      • If access denied, let us know by emailing virusinfo@nscc.edu and we will contact you. Please do not come to campus.
  • Phases 2 and 3 of the Responsible Return to Campus require students to have an appointment to come to campus. However, students enrolled in on-campus, face-to-face class will not have to make an appointment to attend class.
  • For information on what phase the College is currently in, and how to make an appointment on campus, please click here.
  • If you test positive for COVID- 19, or may have been exposed, please let us know by emailing virusinfo@nscc.edu. You will receive information how to communicate with your instructors. You will not be allowed on campus until you have an approved wellness check.
  • Cleaning procedures are being developed for all classrooms, offices and common spaces on campus.
  • Classrooms, open computer labs, testing center, study rooms, student lounge areas, and offices will be rearranged for social distancing. There will be limited seating available in these areas.

Student Services:

  • All student services and campus resources remain available for student use by appointment in Phase 2 and 3. If the College is in Phase 4, no appointment is necessary to come to campus. You can come to campus, even if all of your classes are online and/or hybrids, to utilize your support services.
  • Access Center: If you qualify for ADA accommodations through the Access Center, please note that accommodations still apply to each course structure listed. For more information about your accommodations, please contact the Access Center at accesscenter@nscc.edu
  • Bookstore/How to get your textbooks and materials for class:
    • We encourage students to order textbook and materials online at www.nsccshop.com.
    • The bookstores will have either reduced capacity, with restrictions on the number of students allowed in the store at one time or will be pick-up only. Detailed information is available here.
    • Digital Course Material (DCM)- your class may have the materials automatically included in your D2L course. DCM is a convenient and affordable program that delivers your course material in digital format on the first day of classes. You save money because these digital books are less expensive than physical books, and you do not have to worry about getting your books. The charge for the book is automatically applied to your account. To find out if your class has DCM, or if you want to opt out, click here.

Library

  • The library is still available for students. Appointments will be required in Phase 2 and 3, and there will be limited capacity.
  • You don’t have to come to White Bridge Road to access our online resources, including live chats with a librarian, access to databases and research guides and much more! For the complete list of available free resources, click here.
  • Tutoring
    • Flexible tutoring schedules will be available. Details will be updated before the start of the semester. You will find that information here.
    • Nettutor is always available as an online tutoring resource in a variety of subjects.

Student Resources:

  • Open computer labs: Student will have access to computers on campus. If the College is in Phase 2 or 3, student appointments are required. Make an appointment for any of our campuses here.
  • Zoom rooms: Will be available on all campuses for students to use to access their virtual and/or hybrid classes. In Phase 2 and 3, these rooms will be available by appointment only. In Phase 4, these rooms will be open access, but social distancing requirements and cleaning protocols remain in place. Procedures are now being developed; we will post updated information soon at here.
  • WiFi Zones: In the parking lot will be available only for Clarksville, Humphreys County, Southeast and White Bridge Road. The parking lots will have signs showing where WiFi can be accessed. Current students can access the wi-fi using their NSCC passwords. For additional resources that are available from internet providers, please click here.
  • Laptop Loaner Program:
    • To be eligible, you must be:
      • A Fall 2020 semester student
      • Degree-seeking
      • Zero balance on student account
    • First come, first serve
    • All students will receive an email reply regarding their request
    • Laptops are loaner and must be returned at the end of the fall semester
    • Hotspots and calculators are available as well
    • Student Device Checkout Request

Personal Counseling

Five free sessions via telephone teletherapy or video ("Virtual Visits") for current students through Agape Counseling. Request an appointment by calling 615-781-3000 and identifying yourself as a Nashville State student.

We understand that you may have questions, and we are here to help you every step of the way. Please contact us at virusinfo@nscc.edu.

We will not let a pandemic stop our purpose! Nashville State stands ready to provide flexible, quality instruction for our career and transfer programs. You can do this! Together, we are Nashville State Strong!

Sincerely,

Dr. Shanna L. Jackson
President