Parkland College intends to deliver classes this fall through a blend of face-to-face and online learning. The College is coordinating with post-secondary institutions across Saskatchewan on this hybrid approach to education.
The blended model follows the guidance of the provincial government’s Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan. Educators believe a combination of in-person classes and online instruction will give students the best chance of academic success in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The common staged re-opening and blended model will combine online, classroom, laboratory, shop, clinical, and physical instruction. The concept provides the programming flexibility needed to manage the risks of the pandemic while ensuring the continued health and safety of students, faculty, and staff.
Since the pandemic began, Saskatchewan’s post-secondary sector has worked together to keep students and staff safe, and to establish guidelines and protocols for fall programming. The College will continue to adhere to public health guidelines as delivered by the Government of Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Officer.
Preparations for the fall include focusing on providing a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff. The College is prepared to adjust its plan and timelines at any point as the pandemic evolves.
Students are encouraged to monitor the Parkland College website for additional details about their specific program and classes. Details will be communicated to students as programming decisions are finalized.