Welcome to Fall Quarter! 

Covid-19: TCC’s Safe Start practices. Get Virtual Help. Information for Current Students.

students social distancing six feet apart

COVID-19 Staff Info

Information for staff and faculty.

Covid-19 Response Report

TCC's response to support students, staff and the community.

April 2020 (PDF)
July 2020 (PDF)

Protocol for On-Campus Work 

Only for employees who have been pre-approved by supervisor to be on campus ONLY.

Before arrival on campus for the first time: 

  • Online Safety Training (sign in) 

    You are required to complete an online Safety Training prior to arrival on campus the first time.

    After completion the first time, the training is required to be completed weekly.

    The Day Before each campus visit:

    Online Health Screening 

    Online health screening must be completed three times for each campus visit:

    1. The day before your next arrival on campus
    2. Again at the health care screening area upon campus arrival
    3. Again before departing campus each day. 

    Note: For the prior day and health care area screening, you will select “Check-in (Arrival)” in the dropdown box.

     

    Upon Arrival to campus for each visit: 

    Daily Check-in Procedures

    At this time, upon arrival to campus, check in at the designated health care area at Building 10.

     

    At the health care area, you will complete a second Online Health Screening to re-acknowledge health questions and verify that you completed the Safety Training, followed by a temperature scan that is documented on their online health screen.

    • Any employee with a temperature of 100.4°F or higher is considered to have a fever and will be sent home.
    • The employee can only return to campus after following the CDC guidelines for “How to discontinue home isolation,” which are covered in the online training.

     

    During all times of the check-in process and when in public common areas, employees will use appropriate PPE (mask and gloves).

    • Disposable masks will be provided upon entering the health check area for anyone without a personal mask.

     

    Upon Exit from campus from each visit:

    Online Health Screening

    Online health screening must be completed before departing campus each day.

    • Note: You will select “Check-out (Departure)” in the dropdown box.

     

    Each Week that you intend to continue visiting campus:

    Online Safety Training

    You are required to re-complete the online Safety Training weekly.

     

    These protocols have been put in place to ensure the safety of everyone on campus and to facilitate contact-tracing, should it become necessary. Additionally, these practices have been put in place to ensure our compliance with Washington State COVID-19 mandates.

Online Teaching Modalities for Fall Quarter 

Fall quarter classes will be taught primarily online, with limited exceptions as approved by the Governor's Office. 

 Available Teaching Modalities 

Traditional Online 
  • Asynchronous online instruction
  • The default option for all class sections
  • Does not require Dean/VP approval 
Traditional Face to Face
  • 100 percent syncrhonous campus-based meetings
  • Used if you have a class that is a lab and ALL hours for that lab meet on campus
  • For approved essential worker labs only 
  • Must provide a rationale for using this modality 
  • Must be approved by the Provost 
  • Significant safety measures required 
  • Class sizes that allow for social distancing required 
Traditional Hybrid 
  • 40 - 60 percent synchronus campus-based meetings with the remainder of instruction delivered asynchronously online
  • Used if you have a class that is a lab and part of the hours for the lab meet on campus and part of the hours meet online
  • Used if you have a class that combines lab and lecture and the lab hours meet on campus and the lecture meets online
  • For approved essential worker labs only 
  • Must provide a rationale for using this modality 
  • Must be approved by the Provost 
  • Significant safety measures required 
  • Class sizes that allow for social distancing required 
NEW Timed Online 
  • Sychronous online meetings for full credit load 
  • All instruction delivered synchronously online, with all assignments and course materials delivered online
  • Example: a 3-credit class would have 3 hours of synchronous online instruction per week
  • Synchronous components are required for students, but may be recorded and posted for later review at the instructor's discretion 
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  • May be beneficial for vulnerable populations or cohort-based programs
  • No department may choose to offer all sections of a course or program as a synchronous online modality, with possible exceptions for cohort-based programs
  • Requires approval from Dean/VP 
  • Requires rationale for use of this modality 
  • Requires enrollment by "permission only" 
  • Requires that class meeting times be listed in the Class Schedule 
  • It is strongly encouraged that classes meet synchronously online for no more than 3 hours per week 
NEW Mixed Online 
  • Mixture of synchronous meetings and asynchronous online instruction 
  • May be beneficial for vulnerable populations or cohort programs 
  • Required synchronous meetings limited to 3 hours per week 
  • Synchronous components are required for students, but may be recorded and posted for later review at the instructor's discretion 
  • No department may choose to offer all sections or a course or program as a synchronous online modality, with possible exceptions for cohort-based programs 
  • Requires approval from Dean/VP 
  • Requires rationale for use of this modality 
  • Requires enrollment by "permission only" 
  • Requires that class meeting times be listed in the Class Schedule 

Fall Quarter Testing 

Test Proctoring 
  • Facutly are not required to proctor tests
  • Consider entering into an honor code/contract with students instead 
  • Use of proctoring is recommended only for high-stakes testing 
  • Must be done in an equitable manner with multiple options: 
    •        Respondus or other lockdown browsers cannot be used if students do not have technology that can support it. Please use this option sparingly. 
    •       Live virtual proctoring with faculty 
    •       Panopto proctoring 
    •       Campus-based proctoring, if it becomes available. Remember that not all students live in Tacoma or have access to transportation at this time. 

Resources to support TCC employees and their families

To our TCC Staff and their families,

During this stressful time in our nation and around the world, we want to make sure that you have all the resources available to care for yourself and your family members. To assist you, we have compiled links and/or phone numbers to multiple state and national resources.

 


 

Working Remotely

New Professional Development Opportunities

For faculty, OLE has added a teaching workshop called “Peer Review: Using the Peer Review Tool in Canvas.” The Library has added two sessions “Library Streaming Video: How to find it. How to embed it in Canvas” and “APA 7 APA-tizer” (April 20). Professor Char Gore will be teaching us how to use Canvas Analytics to support our students on April 21. Opportunities are being added as we hear from you.

For staff, we have added a weekly guided mediation on Thursday mornings from 8-8:30am from Professor Brinda Sivaramakrishnan (faculty welcome, too!) and we’ll be adding a session from Professor Rob Olsen “Emotionally Intelligent Staff” on April 30. Stay tuned for details!

Online resources

Keeping Yourself Healthy

Online Resources