Chancellor Judy C. Miner sent the following message via email to Foothill-De Anza district employees.
March 18, 2020
Thank you to all of our faculty and instructional support colleagues for successfully moving our current instruction to a remote format with such short notice. You are truly remarkable!
In light of recent comments by Governor Newsom and Chancellor Oakley, we agree with the current suggestion of both the Faculty Association and our senior instructional administrators that our remote instruction should continue through the remainder of this academic year. Because there are unique challenges for our activity courses and those requiring in-person demonstrations and assessments, such as our allied health programs, we will engage in further dialogue to address exceptions to the expectation that courses will be taught remotely.
The Faculty Association and District also agree there are a number of details regarding training and support that have yet to be determined for us to successfully serve our students in the coming months. Notwithstanding plans in progress, we felt the urgency to alert students and faculty immediately that they can count on the continuity of remote instruction through June 26. We hope this announcement might even help more students to see our colleges as excellent options to begin or complete their educational goals.
Since we don’t know what might be desirable or even possible for non-instructional work locations following the current “shelter in place” directive, all administrators and classified staff should continue under the current Remote Work Guidelines for the time being. Additional information and clarification will be forthcoming as we assess and modify our current processes as may be necessary.
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we respond as quickly and responsibly as we can to the most volatile environment ever.
With good thoughts for you and yours,