For Immediate Release

Thursday, March 26, 2020

 

Eastern Gateway Community College Extends Suspension of In-Person Classes

 

EGCC continues online course registration through March 27

 

Steubenville, Ohio and Youngstown, Ohio – As part of Ohio’s ongoing response to the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, Eastern Gateway Community College will continue the postponement of in-person classes until Monday, April 6, 2020. Additionally, staff and faculty working from home will continue to do so until that date.

 

Previously, Eastern Gateway Community College suspended in-person classes through March 30, 2020, but extended the timeline in response to Governor Mike DeWine’s “Stay at Home” order. However, college administrators continue to monitor the evolving situation. As new guidelines and orders are issued by state officials, Eastern Gateway Community College will respond and make additional changes as necessary.

 

“Our guiding principle throughout this crisis is to put our students first and do everything we can to ensure their academic success,” said Eastern Gateway Community College Interim President Michael Geoghegan. “Our staff and faculty have been determined to support our students during a truly challenging time for us all, and everyone is doing incredible work.”

 

As a result of its investments in online education over the last 4 years, 88 percent of its students were already taking online classes. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eastern Gateway Community College transitioned an additional 54 classes from in-person to online courses.

 

Students are still able to register for online classes through this Friday, March 27. 

 

“We appreciate the patience our students have shown us as we continue this transition to online learning and take appropriate action to keep our community healthy and safe,” said Geoghegan. “It has not been easy, especially as our students, staff and faculty face challenges in their personal lives, but we are proud that everyone is working together to find solutions.”

 

For the most up-to-date information on Eastern Gateway Community College’s efforts to respond to COVID-19 visit egcc.edu.

 

Media Contact: Amanda Wurst, 614-832-7512, [email protected]m

 

 

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For Immediate Release

Friday, March 20, 2020

 Eastern Gateway Community College to Extend Current Registration, Expand “Last 8 Week” Online Term

 

EGCC will Postpone its May Commencement Ceremony

 

Steubenville, Ohio and Youngstown, Ohio – As part of Ohio’s ongoing response to the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, Eastern Gateway Community College will provide additional opportunities for students to succeed online during this challenging time. 

The registration deadline for its current Spring Semester “Last 8 Week” courses will be extended to Friday, March 27. Additionally, students who were already registered for “Last 8” courses, which began on Monday, March 16, will have an additional two weeks to complete their coursework. The end of Spring Semester will be pushed back to May 24. 

“The world has drastically changed over the last two weeks, and we understand the strains that our students are under,” said Eastern Gateway Community College Interim President Michael Geoghegan. “Some students have been unable to start their coursework, so we are giving them additional time to catch up. For others, this time at home could be a great opportunity to start working on a degree.” 

In accordance with this new timeframe, Eastern Gateway Community College will suspend its May 23, 2020 commencement ceremony previously scheduled at the Covelli Center in Youngstown. 

Students who have completed their program requirements will still graduate and receive their degrees.

“We are disappointed that we will not be able to celebrate the great work our students have put in to completing their degrees this May, but the uncertainty surrounding the spread of the coronavirus left us no choice,” said Geoghegan. “However, we will still confer degrees as we explore creative opportunities to celebrate our graduates at a later time.” 

For the most up-to-date information on Eastern Gateway Community College’s efforts to respond to COVID-19 visit egcc.edu.

Media Contact: Amanda Wurst, 614-832-7512, [email protected]m

 

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For Immediate Release
Monday, March 16, 2020
Today, Eastern Gateway Community College administrators met with staff and faculty as part of our ongoing response to the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat. As previously announced, on-campus classes will now transition to online courses beginning Wednesday, March 18. 

 Below is a list of each of the classes that will be making that transition.

Youngstown

Course Number

Section Number

Course Description

BIO107

800

Hum/Anat & Phy I

BIO108

800

Hum/Anat & Phy II

BIO108

801

Hum/Anat & Phy II

CHM101

800

Intro to Chemistry

CHM101

801

Intro to Chemistry

CIS101

50

Personal Comp Appl

CIS101

52

Personal Comp Appl

COM101

53

Public Speaking

COM101

800

Public Speaking

COM105

52

Interpersonal Commun

CSS106

54

Succeeding in Colleg

CSS106

55

Succeeding in Colleg

ECO101

50

Macroeconomics

ENG101

53

English Comp I

ENG101

801

English Comp I

ENG102

53

English Comp II

ENG102

54

English Comp II

ENG102

800

English Comp II

ENG103

50

Business Comm

ENG104

51

Tech & Prof Writing

ENG201

51

Intro To Literature

GEL111

51

Earth Science

HIS101

50

World Civilization I

HIS105

51

U.S. History – Modern

MTH100

50

Math For Ele Teach I

MTH103

50

Business Math

MTH128

52

Statistics

PNR106

51

Med/Surg Nursing II

PSC101

52

American Government

PSC101

800

American Government

PSY101

53

General Psychology

PSY101

54

General Psychology

PSY101

800

General Psychology

PSY201

50

Child Development

SOC101

53

Intro To Sociology

SOC101

800

Intro To Sociology

BIO106

200

Intro:Biological Sc

BIO107

02

Hum/Anat & Phy I

BIO108

03

Hum/Anat & Phy II

BIO108

200

Hum/Anat & Phy II

BIO201

201

Pathophysiology

BIO203

03

Prin Of Microbiology

BIO203

04

Prin Of Microbiology

CHM101

02

Intro to Chemistry

CHM101

200

Intro to Chemistry

CJT202

02

Criminal Invest

CJT210

02

Intro To Crim Law

EDU220

01

Educational Psycholo

ENG101

01

English Comp I

MTH099

04

Intermediate Algebra

MTH120

01

College Algebra

MTH121

02

College Trigonometry

MTH128

02

Statistics

MTH220

02

Calc/Analy Geom I

 

Steubenville 

Course Number

Section Number

Course Description

CIS101

50

Personal Comp Appl

COM101

50

Public Speaking

COM101

51

Public Speaking

ENG101

50

English Comp I

ENG101

51

English Comp I

ENG201

50

Intro To Literature

MTH099

50

Intermediate Algebra

MTH105

50

Quantitative Reason

MTH128

50

Statistics

PHY106

800

College Physics I

PHY107

800

College Physics II

PNR106

50

Med/Surg Nursing II

PSY101

50

General Psychology

PSY211

50

Abnormal Psychology

SOC101

50

Intro To Sociology

SOC101

51

Intro To Sociology

SOC205

50

Social Problems

ACC111

200

Financial Acct I

ACC121

200

Managerial Acct

BIO107

01

Hum/Anat & Phy I

BIO107

200

Hum/Anat & Phy I

BIO108

01

Hum/Anat & Phy II

BIO108

02

Hum/Anat & Phy II

BIO108

201

Hum/Anat & Phy II

BIO115

01

Prin Of Biology II

BIO203

01

Prin Of Microbiology

BIO203

02

Prin Of Microbiology

BIO203

05

Prin Of Microbiology

BIO207

200

Zoology

BUS101

200

Intro To Business

BUS201

200

Prin Of Marketing

BUS221

200

Business Ethics

CHM101

01

Intro to Chemistry

CHM101

201

Intro to Chemistry

CHM102

01

General Chemistry I

CJT213

01

Police Function

COM101

01

Public Speaking

ECO102

200

Microeconomics

ENV101

01

Intro to Environ Sci

MGT201

200

Prin Of Management

MGT202

200

Organizational Behav

MGT208

200

Human Resources Mgt

MGT210

200

Leader Dev/Team Bldg

MTH120

02

College Algebra

MTH121

01

College Trigonometry

MTH128

01

Statistics

MTH220

01

Calc/Analy Geom I

MTH221

01

Calc/Analy Geom II

PSY101

01

General Psychology

SOC101

02

Intro To Sociology

To access the classes that are now online, please go to egcc.edu and follow these directions:

      Click on Gateway (Student Portal)

      Click on “My Classes ’20”

      From the dashboard, you will see the courses you are enrolled in.

      Select the appropriate course to begin your work.

On the student portal, click on “My Classes Guide” for information on how to use Canvas, Eastern Gateway Community College’s e-learning platform. 

If you have technology or internet access issues that will challenge your transition to online learning, please contact [email protected]. Start with your instructor to determine if an off-line option is available. If not, contact an Enrollment Specialist to drop the course.

A limited number of Eastern Gateway Community College staff and administrators will still be on campus, despite the change in class schedules. College operations, such as financial aid, registration, transcripts, etc., will continue. Students can access these services online, and through email, text and phone calls.

ASPIRE (high school equivalency programs) classes remain suspended until Monday, March 30.

For clinicals, workforce development programs (CDL, Phlebotomy, Welding, Machining, Real Estate) and the Police Academy, please contact your instructor(s) regarding program requirements.

For the most up-to-date information on Eastern Gateway Community College’s efforts to respond to COVID-19 visit https://egcc.edu.

 

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For Immediate Release
Friday, March 13, 2020
 
Eastern Gateway Community College Suspends In-Seat Classes Until March 30; Online Classes Continue as Scheduled on March 16
 
Steubenville, Ohio – As part of Ohio’s ongoing response to the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, especially given the recent case in Trumbull County and the closure of K-12 schools, Eastern Gateway Community College made additional determinations about the remainder of its Spring semester.

 

“These decisions were not made lightly, but were made in the best interest of our students, staff, faculty and community,” said Eastern Gateway Community College Interim President Michael Geoghegan. “For the majority of our students, who are already taking online classes, the disruptions will be minimal. For those who are on-campus, we will do everything possible to make sure these changes do not impact their academic goals.”

 

Some Eastern Gateway Community College staff and administors will still be on campus, despite the change in class schedules. College operations, such as financial aid, registration, transcripts, etc., will continue. Students can access these services online, and through email, text and phone calls.

 

More than 88 percent of Eastern Gateway Community College students are already online. The following changes relate to all courses:

 

Online Courses
There is no change to online classes, including those that begin Monday, March 16.
 
College Credit Plus
Instructors who are teaching CCP courses will follow the high school’s schedule and will work with the students to ensure that they are completing the course objectives. College Credit Plus courses being taught on-campus at the high schools will transition classes to online platforms that work best for the school district and students.
 
On-Campus Classes
All in-person classes will be suspended until Monday, March 30. Eastern Gateway Community College will work with staff and faculty to move as many of these classes online as possible. If online learning is not an option, faculty will work with students to ensure the course requirements are completed before the end of the semester.

 

ASPIRE (High School Equivalency Program)
These classes, which are offered on-campus in Steubenville and Youngstown, will be suspended until Monday, March 30.

 

Workforce Development Programs (CDL, Phlebotomy, Welding, Machining, Real Estate)
These programs will be suspended until Monday, March 30. Instructors will work with students to meet program requirements before the end of the semester.

 

Police Academy
This program will be suspended until Monday, March 30. Instructors will work with students to meet program requirements before the end of the semester.
 
The Eastern Gateway Community College Testing Center
This center will be closed until Monday, March 30.

 

Tutoring
Tutoring will continue online, with in-person sessions transitioning to Zoom.

 

Off-Campus Clinicals
The individual clinical sites will direct students on scheduling. Any student concerned about the impact clinical availability will have on their ability to meet course requirements should contact their instructor. Additionally, any student who does not feel well should refrain from reporting to a clinical.

 

Other Programs
Eastern Gateway Community College’s food pantry will be closed until Monday, March 30. Additionally, the Eastern Gateway Community College Gators baseball season has been suspended through March 30. The bookstore will be closed, but available online at https://egcc.edu/gatorstore/.

 

“We are constantly monitoring this evolving situation and are reevaluating based on the information we have and the guidance we receive from the State,” Geoghegan said. “We will continue to work 2-3 weeks at a time to ensure we are responding to the situation in a thoughtful and responsible way.”

 

For the most up-to-date information on Eastern Gateway Community College’s efforts to respond to COVID-19 visit https://egcc.edu.
 
Media Contact: Amanda Wurst, 614-832-7512, [email protected]m 
 
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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

 

Eastern Gateway Community College Releases COVID-19 Response Updates, Changes to On-Campus Class Schedule

 

Steubenville, Ohio – After Governor Mike DeWine’s request yesterday for 2- and 4-year colleges to reduce the risk of  spreading the  2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) by transitioning to online course completion, Eastern Gateway Community College established the COVID-19 Task Force to monitor the situation and make recommendations about on-going  operations of the college. 

 

“With 88 percent of our students already taking online courses, Eastern Gateway Community College is ideally situated to make this transition as seamless as possible for students, staff and faculty,” said Interim President Michael Geoghegan. “Our efforts will decrease the number of people on campus at any given time to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in Ohio, on our campus and in our community.”

 

Highlights of the task force’s work today are:

      Previously scheduled online classes will proceed as scheduled on Monday, March 16.

      The Police Academy, ASPIRE and workforce development programs will continue as scheduled beginning Monday, March 16.

      Off-campus clinicals will continue as scheduled. Any changes will come at the direction of the clinical location.

      All other classes held on-campus will be canceled for Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17to provide time for faculty to return from Spring Break and make adjustments to their classes for the remainder of the Spring semester, including all terms.

      Faculty and staff will meet with administrators on campus on Monday, March 16, with an option to join virtually, to work through the logistical needs of transitioning classes online and which in-person classes are necessary to continue. Meeting details to follow.

 

“Governor DeWine’s guidance was clear. The rigor and completion of our academic programs was to continue, it was the delivery of those services that needed to change,” said Dr. John Crooks, vice president of academic affairs at Eastern Gateway Community College. “Decisions reached today by the task force were guided by our continued commitment to the success of our students.”

 

In addition to adjustments in course delivery, the task force provided, and will continue to provide, operational guidance for staff and faculty, including:

      Based on other Ohio colleges and universities, such as The Ohio State University, Eastern Gateway Community College is preparing plans for more flexible telecommuting opportunities, where appropriate, for faculty and staff during this time.

      Based on state guidelines, all non-essential travel will be canceled.

      Community-based events, such as the upcoming Career Fair, will be canceled through March 31, 2020.

 

The Eastern Gateway Community College Board of Trustees planned for March 18, 2020 will be rescheduled for April.

 

To protect all guests, students, staff and faculty, Eastern Gateway Community College will continue to heavily push messages on prevention methodsCDC risk factors – including travel – and staying home when sick. Additionally, it is working with its custodial vendors to use best practice cleaning methods.

 

“There are still many unknowns, but our task force will constantly monitor the situation and make prudent decisions to keep our staff, students, faculty and community safe while honoring our academic commitments to our students,” said Geoghegan.

 

For the most up-to-date information on Eastern Gateway Community College’s efforts to respond to COVID-19 visit https://egcc.edu/covid-19/.

 

Media Contact: Amanda Wurst 614-832-7512 [email protected]m

 

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