Important College Update From Tunxis Campus CEO Dr. Darryl Reome
Dear Tunxis Students,
I am following up to messages from earlier this week with additional details on our transition to becoming a fully online institution for the remainder of the spring semester. Such a rapid move of course presents a number of challenges, but after continuous discussions with our faculty, staff, and students, I am confident that we are in a great position to deliver the high quality education you deserve. Please carefully read the information below, as it is important for the next phase of our educational conversion.
Regional presidents continue to work with campus leaders, academic deans, and faculty to determine whether courses can continue in an online format. The good news is that the vast majority of classes – a higher number than initially expected – will be able to continue remotely. In the event that one or more of your classes cannot be completed online, the college will reach out to you directly.
Tunxis will not refund tuition and fees because we are converting to an online instruction model for the remainder of the term in order to complete the coursework that our students have begun this semester. In the unlikely event that a class is canceled by the college, we will provide further information about refunds to impacted students.
Should you need assistance, here is a helpful list of Tunxis contacts and resources to support your efforts, as we all adjust to the restrictions that COVID-19 presents:
• Advising: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Tutoring/Placement Testing: email@example.com
• Registrar/Records: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Business Office/Payments: email@example.com
• Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Financial Aid: email@example.com
• Continuing Education: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Virtual registration for summer 2020 is going on now.
Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with course prerequisite questions.
Tunxis students can access online tutoring in writing, math, accounting, biology, chemistry, and other subjects.
Students with documented disabilities should connect with TCC’s Associate of Accessibility/Disability Services, Deborah Kosior, at: email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns related to your academic adjustments.
Distance Learning (online class resources)/Blackboard Help:
Students can access resources including Blackboard tutorial videos from TCC’s online class information page.
While the Tunxis Food Pantry (The Pantry) is temporarily unavailable, we want to make sure you are aware of other resources to address food insecurity within the community. Additional food bank information can be found at 211ct.org or foodshare.org
How to access food pantries with campus closed:
The State Department of Education has prepared an informational sheet on cities and towns offering an emergency meal program for everyone under 18, regardless of whether they are a student or a resident. The CT Food Bank also offers an interactive tool for its mobile food pantry.
Mental Health Resources:
Access a list of community-based agencies that can assist with concerns related to behavioral and mental health: As always, if you are experiencing an emergency, please contact 9-1-1.
Sexual Misconduct and Intimate Partner Violence Resources:
Access TCC’s Title IX resource page.
Information on free internet offers for those who don’t have access during the outbreak.
Comcast, Cox, and Charter are all currently offering some form of free internet service for students.
- Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More (Charter Communications)
- Internet Essentials (Comcast)
- Cox Coronavirus (COVID-19) response (Cox)
Again, thank you all for your patience and flexibility with our ongoing efforts to provide a quality educational experience.
Darryl Reome, Ed.D.
Tunxis Community College