Two more Southland colleges — Santa Monica College and Cal State Dominguez Hills — said Thursday they are joining the list of local campuses making the transition to largely online classes.
Santa Monica College said in a statement that it transitioned to temporary remote instruction Wednesday.
Student Services, computer labs, the library, and other resources will remain open. Select courses that require in-person instruction, some performing arts, lab, and physical education courses, will continue to meet on campus as scheduled, according to the statement.
The college administered a survey to students Thursday to assess their technology and support needs. Many students lack technology resources and SMC seeks to ensure that no students are left behind during this transition.
Classes will be canceled Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17 at Santa Monica College to provide time for faculty members, staff, and students to prepare for the transition to remote teaching and learning modalities. The college remains open for business and most college operations will continue during this time.
Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson Thursday also announced the temporary suspension of in-person, on-campus classes beginning Thursday through March 17 to allow faculty to make final preparations for alternative delivery of instruction. Alternative instruction will take place from Wednesday March 18 through Sunday, April 12, with face-to-face classes expected to resume Monday, April 13.
“The university is not closing and campus operations will continue throughout,” according to a statement from the school.
No cases of COVID-19 have been reported among CSUDH students or faculty.
Other Southland universities transitioning to online instruction include Chapman, Pepperdine, Cal State Long Beach, Coast Community College District schools, Cal State Fullerton, UCLA and USC.