CAMPUS UPDATES

4-6-2020

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Jacksonville College is extending the withdrawal date for spring semester until April 16th. The withdrawal form can be located online on the registrar's page and students must use Jagmail to access.

4-1-2020

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him,

and he will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

If there were ever a time to trust the Lord with all our heart and admit that the present circumstances of our world are beyond our understanding, the season of Covid-19 is it. We are strengthened knowing our God is faithful to direct our paths as we acknowledge our dependence on him.

Over the past few weeks, Jacksonville College Administration has monitored Covid-19 reports daily and made decisions for the safety and wellbeing of our college community accordingly. We had hoped to reconvene face to face classes and return to normal campus life with the college community we love. We had hoped that doing so would signal a slowing down and eventual end to the Covid-19 pandemic from which our world is so tragically suffering. However, the most recent information from our medical and governing officials report the pandemic continues to expand rapidly and necessitates a firmer commitment to “social distancing.” Consequently, Jacksonville College Administration has made the decision to conduct all classes in online/remote formats for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

Academic Support

  • Library: The  Norman Library will be  open by appointment only on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, from 9:00-4:00. Students must call 903-589-7111 to make an appointment.

  • Tutoring : The Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) is now open for online tutoring using Google Meet.The times are as follows: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  COMPUTER LINK: You can use the following link on your computer to open directly to the TLC: https://meet.google.com/kop-kfzw-ska.  If you have questions, contact Dr. Modisette jmodisette@jacksonville-college.edu

  •  Instructor office hours are posted in your course syllabus.

 

Technology Support

  • For help with student electronic accounts and other technology issues please email the Information Technology help desk at help@jacksonville-college.edu or call (903) 589-7138.

 

Housing

  • Beginning Thursday, April 2, 2020, students may move out of housing by appointment only. Students will have until April 5, 2020 to comply with moving out.

  • If you are living in an area (city, county, state) that has shut down all travel because of COVID 19, then your housing director (David White, Will Caldwell, or Sheyla Armas) needs a statement from you to authorize our maintenance department to pack your belongings and place them in storage. 

  • Anyone showing up without an appointment will not be permitted to move belongings out until those with appointments have completed their move-out. This is to comply with social distancing standards for your protection.

  • You will be receiving an email from your housing director (David White, Will Caldwell, or Sheyla Armas) with a google form to indicate your move-out selection.

  • All questions/concerns need to be addressed to your housing director.

 

Food Service

  • Food Service closes Wednesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. 

 

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid is complete, for all students, for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

  • At this point, our offices will be closed until April 15, 2020.

  • This closing will be re-evaluated after that date. Call 903-589-7135 if you have questions. Thank You!

 

Business Office

The Business office will be adjusting the bills of resident students by reducing or crediting their account by 30% of their out of pocket room and board expenses. Those who still owe a balance will have the credit applied to their account immediately. Students that have a credit balance will have the opportunity to use that credit toward future 2020 classes. (Maymester, Sum I, Sum II or Fall) If by September, they have not used their credit, a check will be issued to them. An email will be sent to each resident student within the next few days, to let them know the status of their account.

 

Admissions

  • Admissions will be working remotely for the current time.  You may contact us via voice mail or email, and we will be glad to respond as soon as possible.

  • You may reach us by email at admissions@jacksonville-college.edu or phone at 903-589-7110.

  • We are accepting applications for Maymester, Summer I, Summer II, and Fall 2020.  If you are an international student and need anything, you may reach us using the above information. 

Registration

  • Summer Registration: Registration for summer classes began March 18 and continues through the first day of each summer semester. You can register on Empower or contact your advisor for a virtual appointment!

  • Early Fall Registration: Early fall registration for returning students begins April 16th. A link to a remote/online registration request form will be posted on Moodle and must be accessed and completed using your JagMail. Student must have their financial aid completed in order to be able to register for fall classes.

3-17-2020

Jacksonville College COVID – 19 Update

Face to Face courses will be delivered online until Monday, April 6.  Employees will receive additional information from their specific department about work hours on campus. 

Please read the following information: 

• Academics 

o Students 

▪ Face to Face courses will be delivered online until Monday, April 6. 

▪ Check Moodle and Jagmail accounts daily for course information. 

▪ Contact help@jacksonville-college.edu for assistance with technical problems. 

▪ Online databases are available through Library webpage or the Library course on Moodle. (Contact Library staff by phone or email for assistance.) 

▪ Online Tutorials are available through the TLC. Instructions for accessing the online tutorial are on the Library web page and on your Moodle courses. 

o Faculty 

▪ Online faculty continue as usual. 

▪ Face to Face faculty contact help@jacksonville-college.edu to request assistance with online modalities. 

▪ Maintain essential contact with students. 

▪ Post online office hours to students. 

• Business Office 

o Although there have been some necessary changes and adaptations, you will need to 

stay compliant with your payment agreement.

o You will need to make your payments either by phone (903.589.7107) or online at this point. I am including instructions in this email for those of you who do not typically use the online payment method. https://jck.empower-xl.com/fusebox.cfm 

o * You may make payment through EMPOWER ( I strongly encourage this option ) 

▪ It's quick and simple. First log in to your Empower account, hover on the Financials 

Tab, then drop down to Billing Detail Summary. Then you will just fill in the amount, 

and follow the instructions. This payment option is available 24 hours - 7 days a week and effective immediately. ** (you will need a debit/credit card) 

3-16-2020

From the NJCAA...

Following the recent recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NJCAA has made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming basketball championships as well as spring competition, effective immediately.

"In light of the progressive evolvement of the COVID-19 situation, the NJCAA has decided to end all competition for the remainder of the academic year," stated Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President & CEO. "As an association, the NJCAA exhausted all possible avenues to potentially postpone competition for both upcoming basketball championships and spring sport competition. We believe following the recommendations of the CDC is in the best interest of our member colleges and our student-athletes."

Spring competition includes all practices, regular season, postseason, and national championship play.

Regarding eligibility for spring sports, no spring sport student-athlete who was enrolled at a member college in 2020 will be charged a year of participation.

Along with the cancellation of competition, all on and off-campus recruiting for all sports will be halted until April 15 with further evaluation to be assessed at that point in time. 

The NJCAA will explore the opportunity to expand allowable Letters of Intent for spring sports for both the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years under the recommendation of the NJCAA Eligibility Committee.

The NJCAA will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as more information becomes available.

3-12-2020

 

Dear Students,

 

Your safety and well-being is of utmost importance. As many of you know, the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reported in the United States has continued to increase over the past several days and weeks. Thankfully, there are NO known cases within the Jacksonville College community. 

 

Based on the latest data, guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, and input from various stakeholders and administrators, the college has adopted the below measures:

 

1) All face-to-face classes will not meet on campus until March 23, 2020 but will go to online sessions for the week. Students must check Moodle and JAGmail for instructions from your instructors.

2) Student Housing and Food Service will remain open for those who have no alternative next week.

3) The following campus facilities will be open next week to students: Housing, SUB/Cafeteria, Workout Facility, and Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse. 

4) Students are asked to limit travel and exposure to others as suggested by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

5) Distance Education students and those with online courses will continue the course as scheduled.

6) Employees will report Monday, March 16, 2020 to work unless they are ill or have virus symptoms.

7) Administration will meet Monday, March 16, 2020 to develop any further plans and deal with the myriad of questions and ramifications.

8) Housekeeping and maintenance staff will disinfect the campus.

9) Students are encouraged to continue to keep their student accounts current with the business office as per their pay agreements.

10) Everyone encouraged to follow all the medical precautions of washing your hands. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html

Thank you for your prayers and patience. Please continue to check your college email and monitor institutional technical modes of communication for future updates.

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Jacksonville, TX 75766

Phone 903.586.2518

Fax 903.586.0743

Jacksonville College exists to provide a quality education from a biblical worldview that challenges minds, transforms lives, and equips students for servant leadership and lifelong learning.

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