CSN plans for potential transition to remote instruction for students

Dear CSN Family,

Following NSHE Chancellor Thom Reilly’s guidance on remote instruction, we at the College of Southern Nevada are working on our plan to deliver the vast majority of our courses remotely no later than April 3. We have not yet confirmed a date that this transition will begin.

Both UNLV and UNR have announced plans to begin remote instruction on March 23, in conjunction their respective spring breaks. We and the state’s other community colleges are committed to working toward delivering our programs remotely while maintaining the highest standards. 

Campus Operations 

All college operations are continuing as normal for now, and our campuses remain open. I do want to remind students who feel ill that they should stay home and notify their supervisor or instructor. You are aware that the situation surrounding the coronavirus is rapidly changing, and we are ready to adjust campus operations as necessary.

External Events on CSN Campuses

At this time, we believe it is in the best interest of our campus community, and the community at large, to cancel all external events held on our campuses beginning Monday, March 15. This includes events at the CSN Planetarium and the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre on our North Las Vegas campus.

Internal Events on CSN Campuses

We are proceeding with the protocol needed to cancel or postpone internal events, tours and gatherings for the duration of the spring semester, excepting those administrative events and trainings necessary to ensure academic or operational continuity during this difficult time. 

Please note also that the NJCAA is suspending all competition beginning Saturday, March 14 through Friday, April 3. This means that our CSN Coyotes baseball and softball seasons are likewise suspended

Health & Safety

Like most Americans, I know our CSN family is concerned at this time.  Please know that we are doing all we can to ensure the health and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff. Let us all use Gov. Steve Sisolak’s state of emergency declaration in Nevada as a reminder that we must remain committed to rise to the challenge before us.

I know that this transition will have unexpected impacts and cause unforeseen complications for all of us, so I appreciate your patience and flexibility as we navigate this crisis together. And as always, please refer to our website and the state of Nevada’s newly launched site for additional information as it becomes available. 

Thank you. 

Federico Zaragoza
College of Southern Nevada

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