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Ivy Tech Madison Re-Opens for On-Campus Enrollment and Testing Services

The college will be providing masks to all registered students and employees, visitors are asked to bring their own masks but disposable makes will be available for anyone who doesn’t have one.

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(Madison, Ind.) – The Madison Campus of Ivy Tech Community College will be reopening its campus to assist students with fall enrollment and registration on Monday, July 13.

Students are asked to make an appointment before coming to campus to ensure in-person staff and services are available.

 “Ivy Tech Madison welcomes our students, employees, and the community back to campus for appointment-based services related to enrollment, financial aid, advising, and testing. Should you come to campus, you will note that we are taking precautions to make sure we meet all recommended health guidelines,” said Molly Dodge, Chancellor of Ivy Tech Madison. “Closing our campuses was not a decision we made lightly. We want to keep everyone healthy while providing opportunities for students to earn credentials and degrees to qualify them for high demand jobs openings in our area.”

Ivy Tech Community College’s guiding principles for returning to campus include:

  • Prioritizing the safety of faculty, staff, and students;
  • Managing campus density;
  • Practicing social distancing;
  • Enabling employees to work remotely; and
  • Serving students while also utilizing social distancing and face coverings

All employees, students, and visitors will be expected to wear face masks while on campus unless the employee is working in an individual office or the event is outside, and 6 feet of social distancing can be maintained.

The college will be providing masks to all registered students and employees, visitors are asked to bring their own masks but disposable makes will be available for anyone who doesn’t have one.

“We ask for everyone’s support as we seek to provide in-person services during this time, said Dustin Stewart, Vice Chancellor of Enrollment and Student Success.  “Students should be aware that a limited number of student affairs staff members will return to campus starting on Monday. As we try to manage the density of individuals in the building, enrollment, advising and financial aid staff will rotate on-campus and remote working schedules. If a particular staff member is not on campus, a student will be connected to them virtually, said Stewart.”

Entry to the building will be restricted to the front, main door. While on campus, Ivy Tech employees will practice social distancing of 6 feet or more. There will be signs and boundary markers on campus to help maintain social distancing.

“As we prepare for classes this fall, we want to make sure all our students have the access they need to enroll and get their questions answered,” said Amanda Harsin, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. “We are intentionally offering our courses through distinct methods so that our students and employees feel safe and comfortable starting or continuing their education.”

Ivy Tech Community College has two eight-week entry points for the fall semester, August 24, and October 26. The Madison campus schedule allows students maximum flexibility including both eight and 16-week terms. Ivy Tech Madison will use several course delivery methods in the 2020 fall semester including:

  • Traditional: 100% on campus
  • Blended traditional: 50% or less on campus
  • Blended online: 33-50% on campus
  • Virtual: 0% on campus with a skills assessment
  • Learn Anywhere: 0-100% on campus
  • Online: 0% on campus

Ivy Tech’s virtual classes will occur in real time. Where students meet and interact with their instructors and classmates online at a scheduled time. A virtual course may require a student to retune to campus, when it is advised to be safe, to complete objectives that can’t be accomplished virtually.

The college’s online classes are more task-oriented, but a limited number of classes will meet in person on campus, with the Learn Anywhere model allowing students to choose whether they come to campus each week. Within these models, students will also have the option to attend some of these classes virtually while the class is being taught, view video lectures, and connect with faculty when needed.

Courses in some Ivy Tech Madison programs, such as Advanced Manufacturing and Healthcare, will be held in person to help meet the demand for well-trained and educated employees in their respective career areas. Appropriate distancing and face coverings will be utilized during in-person classes.

Blended traditional, blended online and online learning all have a distance learning fee. Technology assistance is available for students. Library and tutoring services remain available to students virtually or by appointment.

The testing center will re-open Monday, July 13th by appointment only. The number of seats available is limited to meet social distancing guidelines. The testing center offers High School Equivalency Degree and other certification training.

To make an appointment for on-campus services, please call the front desk at (812) 265-2580 or email askmadison@ivytech.edu.

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