Frequently Asked Questions - Faculty

Frequently Asked Questions - Faculty

Are community colleges operating normally this fall?

The 58 colleges of the NC Community College System remain open and committed to their mission to provide high-quality, accessible educational opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people across the state. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges are offering a variety of educational opportunities, including in person and online instruction. For those classes meeting in person, colleges have developed guidelines regarding social distancing, mask wearing, and increased sanitizing.

(Last updated  8/28/2020)


What should students without internet access at home do if their in-person class is shifted online?

There are a number of options available for students, and they should get in touch with their college's student services office for help with their specific situation. The Federal Communications Commission has announced the Keep Americans Connected Initiative which can make internet access more affordable for students. More information is availble at the link provided.

(Last updated 3/19/2020)


Will Career and College Promise dual enrollment classes continue?

Yes, Career and College Promise courses will continue to be offered by the colleges.

(Last updated 8/28/2020)


Will colleges receive direction about what to do with the courses that are converting to online? Do the classes need to be recoded on the schedule?  What will we need to be concerned with from an attendance/compliance perspective?

There is no need to recode courses. Document your changes and maintain documentation for compliance services.

(Last updated 3/26/2020)


Should colleges consider Pass/Fail grades?

Grading is a local decision, but we strongly encourage colleges to grade out the class using their normal grading systems. We are concerned that issuing pass/fail grades may impact the transferability of credits to senior institutions.

(Last updated 3/26/2020)


Will veterans be permitted to participate in classes that are online, specifically those numbered less than 100? 

Per verbal approval from the VA, veteran students will be paid if they take 100% of their Dev. Ed. courses online up until December 21, 2021.

(Last updated 3/26/2020)