Please read this communication in its entirety as it contains important information regarding updates to academics, eCampus textbook rentals, and the academic calendar at Manhattan Area Technical College for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Changes to the Academic Calendar, Spring 2020
Due to COVID-19 causing an interruption in instruction for two (2) weeks the College is extending the end date of the spring semester to Friday, May 29th. Because of the variety of class delivery methods for the remainder of the semester, professors will schedule final exams appropriate to their classes during the final week.
March 30: Online/Distance Classes Begin
May 1: Final Withdrawal Date (refer to the updated enrollment calendar for course specific dates)
May 25: No classes (Memorial Day)
May 26-29 Final Exams
May 29: Last day of Classes/Exams.
Announcing Withdrawal Deadline Update
The final date to withdraw for the Spring semester is extended to Friday, May 1. Refer to the Updated Enrollment Calendar regarding your course specific withdrawal date.
eCampus Books Update
If you rented your Spring 2020 textbooks through our eCampus bookstore rentals will be extended until June 5th.
Online Course Participation and Grades
As of March 30th, Manhattan Area Technical College transitioned face-to-face instruction to online until further notice. During this juncture it is critical as a student you are logging-in regularly to complete course work and submit assignments. Manhattan Tech will continue to issue grades based on the students’ course involvement, completion of assignments, homework, etc. Maintaining good grades remains as important online as it did in face-to-face courses to earn credits and complete degrees.
Instructors will be completing a roster verification for their course in the coming weeks. Therefore, it is imperative that you have logged into your course or maintained contact with your instructor by Monday, April 13th. Failure to remain in contact or complete assignments may lead to your withdrawal from the course and may impact your financial aid and/or satisfactory academic progress.
We realize the unforeseen challenges of transitioning to online coursework and the general stress and anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Know that you all have made this transition with remarkable resolve. As always please know that our top priority is your safety as well as the safety of the entire Manhattan Tech community. If you have any questions, please reach out.
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