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PCC Reveals Plans for Making Up Snow Days

By Rob Goldberg Jr.
PCC Media Relations Director

Delays and closures resulting from January's ice and snow has prompted PCC administrators to cut into spring break to make up for the missed class time.

WINTERVILLE—The ice and snow that resulted in missed instructional time at Pitt Community College last month have left administrators searching for ways to make it up.

“… Our three-day respite from normal schedules last week underscored how nature can still be quite a force to reckon with, even in eastern North Carolina,” said PCC President G. Dennis Massey. “It’s now our challenge at PCC to re-start or resume the momentum of the semester and connect with students in ways which motivate them to complete their assignments and maintain progress in their courses and program of study.”

On Tuesday, PCC Vice President of Academic Affairs Thomas Gould announced that the college will make up at least part of the missed class time by reducing next month’s spring break period for students and faculty. To account for closures on Jan. 30-31 due to the inclement weather, he said classes would be held March 10-11, which were originally designated as the first two days of spring break.

Gould said faculty members must submit plans to their respective deans for making up class time missed as a result of a delayed start on Jan. 22, an early release Jan. 28 and a Jan. 29 closure. The deans will ultimately turn those forms in to the college’s internal FTE auditor at the end of the spring semester.

Some of the options faculty have been given for making up the missed coursework include additional web-based instruction, adding time to remaining class days, and scheduling alternate class meeting times, Gould said.