General Information

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Students,

I want to extend my thanks to you – our new students and rising sophomores, juniors and seniors – and your families for being vigilant, patient, flexible and prayerful during this difficult time!

2020 Fall Semester

Lane College will welcome new students (August 1, 2020) and returning students (August 6, 2020) to the campus this 2020 fall semester with a hybrid model combining both face-to-face and online classes. We will have “A Healthy, Safe and Supportive Campus with Healthy Scholars Practicing Personal Responsibility to Achieve Student Success”. To this end, at each step of the way, the College has met and exceeded the standards of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tennessee Department of Health, Madison County Health Department, and local, state and federal governmental orders!

Campus Re-opens for Faculty and Staff

The campus will reopen on Monday, July 6, 2020 for all of the remote employees to return. Campus offices will be fully open to conduct business with the COVID-19 protocols in place.

Virtual Commencement 9:00 a.m., July 18, 2020

In response to the Lane College Board of Trustees, the 2020 Commencement celebration will be held virtually at 9:00 a.m., July 18, 2020 and rebroadcast at 1 p.m. We will be in touch on how to access the celebration.

Healthy Environment, Safe and Supportive

As I indicated, student success will be achieved on our healthy, safe and supportive campus with healthy scholars practicing personal responsibility. Our Mission continues,

even facing COVID-19, to develop the whole student with academic excellence as our highest priority.

  • All facilities will be cleaned two times per day this fall.
  • Team Clean, the facility staff, has expanded personnel to clean high touch areas.
  • Team Clean has added cleaning agents designed to clean the coronavirus.
  • I have established the Pandemic Proof Biodefense Team, made up of biology and chemistry faculty, and facility and medical personnel to address the evolving, changing coronavirus.

Student Support

  • Our Information Technology Department, IT, has sourced and secured hardware, software, and tools to support online learning.
  • Health Services and the Office of Administration have secured Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and sanitizers including 13,000 masks.

Class Schedules

In our hybrid model, students, faculty and staff will have the option to teach, learn, work and/or study remotely or face-to-face. We will provide enriching and rigorous academic experiences to students who will return to campus or who choose to continue remotely. Class schedules will identify which courses will have in-person components and which will be entirely remote. Your advisers will be available to support you as you craft your schedule. You will receive additional messages from the Office of Academic Affairs in the month ahead.

Housing and Residence Life

Freshmen will move-in on Saturday, August 1, 2020 and upperclassmen on Thursday, August 6, 2020. The Housing and Residence Life staff are preparing the facilities for your return. Due to COVID-19, expect a few changes:

  • Each residential student will be required to return to campus with a negative COVID-19 test result. Housing and Residence Life will provide additional information.
  • Please adhere to the move-in schedule provided by Housing and Residence Life.
  • Several of our residential facilities will be single room occupancy only.
  • Housing and Residence Life will provide updates.

Campus and Community Expectations

When on campus, you will be required to WWSS: Wear your mask. Wash your hands. Social distance. Self-check (monitor your own health). Each and every time that you return to campus or leave your residence hall room, you will be required to affirm that you are free of COVID-19 symptoms.

Campus access will be limited to Lane College students, faculty, staff and guests who have checked in through the security office.

Campus Community Support

Well, as you have read, there are many changes. Together, we will have a healthy, safe, and supportive semester with each of us practicing personal responsibility.

Let’s have a great 2020-2021 year!

Please continue to stay in touch, and know that we are planning every day for your return.

Grace, mercy and peace,

Logan Hampton
President

P.S. Stay in touch. You can reach me at lhampton@lanecollege.edu, or by cell at 731.234.3526.


ACADEMIC UPDATE

LANE'S YEAR OF YES!

Lane is open for fall 2020 with more options than ever. Whether on campus or virtually, Lane has opportunities for you to graduate on budget- and on time. Instruction methods include:

  • Remote Instruction – Online through the Blackboard platform.
  • Face-to Face – Meeting in classes on campus.

You can live on campus and take traditional face-to-face classes. Students will experience creative programming and classroom activities, enhanced cleaning protocols, and plenty of space for social distancing. This includes private rooms, reduced classroom seating, and a number of health and safety protocols. To discover traditional face-to-face classes, look for classes marked LEC in the CAMS portal. All students are asked to update their CAMS Profile to ensure that all course materials provided through our Student Textbook Exchange Program (STEP) are forwarded to the correct address.

You can stay where you are and take classes virtually. Lane's new Blackboard Ultra scales to fit you phone, laptop or most any electronic device. Plus, we've invested in additional technologies to help you learn from anywhere. Many classes are asynchronous allowing you to join the course any time of day or night. To find online classes, look for classes marked ONL in the CAMS portal.

You can do a mix of on campus and online classes. In addition to face-to-face classes (LEC) and online classes (ONL), Lane will offer hybrid classes for the fall. Some classes, especially lab classes, blend small in-person groups with online modules. To find hybrid classes, look for classes marked HYB in the CAMS portal.

Students who may have technology issues related to online instruction should contact the Office of Academic Affairs at aa@lanecollege.edu for assistance.

Log on to CAMS and Blackboard. Each instructor will provide instructions; clearly detailed content and instruction calendar, assignments due date, submission procedure, office hour schedule, preferred ways of contact, etc.

All instructors will be communicating frequently with information regarding their course. Please set a routine of checking into BLACKBOARD, CAMS, and Lane College email for announcements and informational communication. (First Blackboard message and/or email on transition to online delivery to include a web link to helpful tips for students)

All instructors will have Student Availability Hours posted for virtual communication through a medium of choice (Skype, BLACKBOARD Discussion Forum, Email, Facetime, Google HangOuts, Zoom, etc.)

Blackboard and Lane College Email Support – contact remote@lanecollege.edu

Academic Support – contact aa@lanecollege.edu

Fall 2020 is a learn from anywhere semester. It is designed to fit your budget - and your schedule. If you need help accessing Lane's CAMS portal, visit lanecollege.edu or reach out to your advisor. You may also call the admissions office at 426-7563 or the registrar's office at 426-7601.


HOUSING PROTOCOL

As the health and safety of our campus community is vital, all students must monitor their temperature and symptoms for at least 14 days prior to arrival on campus. Students are expected to follow the Lane College’s entering campus protocols listed below and practice WWSS:

Wear your mask

Wash your hands

Social distance

Self-Check

  • PRIOR TO ENTERING CAMPUS AND/OR ANY COLLEGE FACILITY, you must affirm that you are free of COVID-19 symptoms for 72 hours. You must complete the self-check:
    • FREE OF FEVER greater than 100 degrees, without fever reducing medication
    • RUNNY NOSE
    • COUGHING
    • SNEEZING
    • SORE THROAT
    • DIFFICULTY BREATHING
    • FEELING ILL
    • UPSET STOMACH or DIARRHEA
    • CHILLS
    • REPEATED SHAKING WITH CHILLS
    • MUSCLE PAIN
    • HEADACHE
    • NEW LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL
  • UPON ARRIVAL TO CAMPUS, you are required to go through a designated COVID-19 check point area located in the J.F. Lane Gymnasium. Students who meet the following criteria will be allowed to move into their residence hall rooms.
    • A negative COVID-19 test result between the dates of July 15th – July 31st and;
    • Free of the above self-check symptoms
    • Only two family members will be allowed to assist you with moving into your assigned residence hall room.
      • Family members or persons assisting with move-in are expected to follow Lane College’s entering campus protocols.
      • If family members or persons assisting with move-in have experienced any of the above listed COVID-19 symptoms, they will not be permitted on campus.
  • SHOULD YOU DISPLAY A FEVER (greater than 100 degrees) or symptoms of COVID-19, you will be instructed to leave campus and isolate with your family member(s). If that is not possible, you will be placed in Lane College’s designated isolation rooms to await test results before taking any further action.
  • IF YOU FEEL ILL AFTER YOU MOVE IN, you are required to contact the Student Health Center immediately by telephone at 731-444-0923. After evaluation, the Student Health Center will provide you with further instructions. In some cases, the Student Health Center or another medical professional may deem it necessary for a student to be placed in quarantine or isolation housing.

  1. Heat sensored camera are being installed in each resident hall to detect temperature of every person coming in the resident halls.
  2. Quarantine areas have been determined for any student that has been tested positive for Covid-19
  3. All rooms in all resident halls have been measured and determined Covid-19/social distancing appropriate spacing. The rooms that do not measure the appropriate spacing have been determined as single occupancy. This will be 4 residence halls on our campus.
  4. All students must have a negative Covid-19 test at least 14 days before moving in the resident.
  5. Hand sanitizer, hand wipes, and disinfectant spray will be available in the resident hall.
  6. Students must wear face mask in all common areas in the resident halls and on campus.
  7. No visitation will be allowed in any resident halls on campus.
  8. Only 2 people will be allowed to help students move-in on student move-in day.
  9. Students will be encouraged to stay on campus as much as possible. If not we encourage them to wear their mask and social distance.

HR NOTICE

COVID-19 ENTERING CAMPUS, COLLEGE FACILITY OR COLLEGE-RELATED EVENT/ACTIVITY PROTOCOLS

Lane College is committed to protect the health, safety and well-being of our community during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We want to communicate the procedures as we do our part pursuant to federal and state guidelines to prevent exposure to and spread of COVID-19.

PRIOR TO ENTERING CAMPUS, ANY COLLEGE FACILITY AND/OR COLLEGE-RELATED EVENT/ACTIVITY (you must complete the self-check below each and every time that you enter campus and/or leave your residence hall room during the health emergency). Each employee, student, vendor, contractor, or visitor must affirm the information below:

SELF-CHECK: I affirm that I am free of COVID-19 symptoms for 72 hours including:

  • FREE OF FEVER greater than 100 degrees, without fever reducing medication
  • RUNNY NOSE
  • COUGHING
  • SNEEZING
  • SORE THROAT
  • DIFFICULTY BREATHING
  • FEELING ILL
  • UPSET STOMACH or DIARRHEA
  • CHILLS
  • REPEATED SHAKING WITH CHILLS
  • MUSCLE PAIN
  • HEADACHE
  • NEW LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL

Furthermore, I affirm:

  • I HAVE NOT TRAVELED TO A COVID-19 HOTSPOT in the past 14 days.
  • If I have TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, I will provide documentation that I am free of the disease.
  • If I have BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE, I will contact my supervisor, advisor, faculty member or College official prior to coming to Campus, leaving my residence hall, and/or entering a College facility and self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • If I TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, I will contact my supervisor, advisor, faculty member or College official prior to coming to Campus and/or leaving my residence hall.
  • The self-checker is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

WHILE AT THE COLLEGE OR COLLEGE-RELATED EVENT/ACTIVITY, further, each employee, student, vendor, contractor, or visitor is aware that Lane College is an open campus and welcomes visitors, vendors and contractors. With the on-campus protocols in place,

  • I assume and accept all risks and responsibilities related to contracting the COVID-19 virus.
  • I further acknowledge that COVID-19 is extremely contagious and believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing. Lane College has put in place preventative measures pursuant to federal and state guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the College cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. By visiting the campus, residing in on-campus housing or participating in any Lane College event or activity, on- or off-campus, you acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19, voluntarily assume the risk that you may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 and voluntarily agree to accept sole responsibility whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after visiting campus, while residing in on-campus housing, or participating in an event or activity.
  • I will practice the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Tennessee Department of Health and Madison County Department of Health recommendations that include, but are not limited, to the following WWSS:

Wear your mask

Wash your hands

Social distance (maintain 6 feet distance)

Self-check

If YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, please visit the CDC for further information https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/return-to-work.html#practices-restrictions.

THIS NOTICE IS BASED ON CURRENT RECOMMENDATIONS AND MAY BE UPDATED.


STUDENT AFFAIRS

Division: Student Affairs
Department: Counseling and Disability Support Services
Name: Kimberly Morris
Phone Number: 731-426-7619
E-mail: kmorris@lanecollege.edu

Protocol Summary

Counseling Services will offer mental health services according to the latest CDC guidelines. For the Fall 2020 semester all services will be delivered remotely (via video chat or telephone conference). There will be no in-person appointments.

  1. Counseling Services will:
    • Triage (ask questions) and will provide suggestions for the most appropriate mental health follow up care. If a student is taking all classes online from their hometown/state; counselors will require completion of an alternative informed consent form (discusses the limitations of virtual counseling sessions). If located outside of the Jackson/Madison County area, students may be referred for counseling services closer to where they live.
    • Face mask must be worn if there is a need for in-person crisis intervention.
    • All Counseling Services are by appointment only; appointments can be made by calling 731-426-7619 or 731-426-7592 or email: kmorris@lanecollege.edu or sabond@lanecollege.edu.
  2. For more information go to: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Disability Support Services will accept applications from students requesting accommodations. Please contact Kimberly Morris at 731-426-7619 to begin. The three step process is as follows:

  1. Complete DSS application
  2. Provide medical documentation to support reasonable accommodation request
  3. Complete the interactive interview process with a counselor

HEALTH SERVICES

Health Services – Contact Numbers:

Office: (731) 265-6604 or Cell: (731) 444-0923

Health Services will:

Offer the latest CDC recommendations and treatment options as indicated. If you have a fever or cough, self-isolate and contact Health Services at 731-444-0923 for evaluation.

Triage (ask a series of questions) and will advise on recommended care.

If after hours or week-ends, call Jackson Madison County General Hospital Triage Nurse at 731 541-8379 for evaluation.

If symptoms are worsening or you have trouble breathing, go to the nearest ER.

Face mask(s) must be worn around others.


OFFICE OF ENROLLMENT

Enrollment Management

Xavier Taylor | 731-426-7509 | xtaylor@lanecollege.edu

  1. Scheduling an Appointment
    1. Students, faculty, staff, and visitor MUST:
      1. Contact personal in which they want to meet with.
        1. This can be done by phone, text, and/or email.
      2. Arrive at the EXACT time the appointment is set.
        1. There will be NO early arrivals.
      3. Call or text once you have arrived to be taken through the screening of COVID-19.
      4. NOT travel anywhere in the office but to the designated place of appointment
  2. Visiting the Office of Enrollment Management
    1. All students, faculty, staff, and visitor MUST:
      1. Call, email, or text and make an appointment to be assisted in person.
      2. Wear a mask inside of the office to be assisted.
      3. Receive a temperature check that reads less than 100 degrees.
      4. Must pass a series of COVID-19 questions.
      5. Must use hand sanitizer before and after entering and leaving the office.
      6. Stay behind designated lines to ensure that the proper distance of 6 feet is kept at all times.
  3. Campus Tours
    1. All tour guest MUST:
      1. Check in at the Security Office and have been cleared for the tour, the counselor assigned will meet the guest outside of the Security Office.
      2. Must follow the guideline of WWSS:
        1. Wear your mask
        2. Wash/Sanitize your hands
        3. Social Distance
        4. Self-Check
      3. Use sanitizer throughout tour due to the use of door handles and leaning on walls and other objects.
      4. Limit group to no more than 9 persons on tour, including counselors, parents, and/or chaperones.


For any questions or to schedule an appointment, please the follow information:

Derrick Mays | 731.426.7563 | dmays@lanecollege.edu

Regina Anderson | 731.426.7536 | randerson@lanecollege.edu

Tierra Wilkerson | 731.410.6703 | twilkerson@lanecollege.edu

Ri’Carya Horton | 731.426.7637 | rhorton@lanecollege.edu

Chastelisa McClain | 731.426.7602 | cmcclain@lanecollege.edu

Jailia Mohammed | 731.410.6704 | jmohammed@lanecollege.edu

Shelia Ray | 731.426.7535 | sray@lanecollege.edu

Xavier Taylor | 731.426.7509 | xtaylor@lanecollege.edu

Chanci Malonson | 731.410.6702 | cmalonson@lanecollege.edu

Kytinna Harris | 731.426.7560 | kyharris@lanecollege.edu

Kelly Boyd | 731.425.2547 | kboyd@lanecollege.edu