New - Effective March 27, 2020 | Remote Learning to Continue for Summer Sessions 1 & 2
Broward College will continue remote learning for its summer courses for session 1 & 2 begining May 11. The decision was made in consideration of protecting the health and safety of students and employees while maintaining academic continuity.
The College continues to monitor developments of the COVID-19 outbreak and has not ruled out the possibility of resuming face-to-face instruction during the summer term. If that becomes an option, it will be considered for summer session 3, which starts on June 25.
Broward County issued an order on March 26 strongly suggesting that county residents stay in their homes, unless they were engaging in essential activities. Broward College's work is essential. The reason private colleges are specifically mentioned, while public colleges are not is due to the limited jurisdiction that Broward County has on the College itself. Broward College has a unique constitution under Florida law as its own political subdivision of the state. While Broward College is primarily self-governing as a political subdivision of the state of Florida, we heavily consider guidance from the Governor and the Department of Education, among others, in order to make decisions about operations such as the remote and on-site work of our employees.
Thus, Broward College will continue to serve students in this remote learning environment. The county's order does not impede Broward College's ability to provide services by appointment to support students at identified locations, which is still essential to ensure academic continuity.
Broward College encourages all its students and employees to maintain social distancing practices and follow the guidance from the county about personal activities.
Resources, such as answers to frequently asked questions and our Academic Continuity for Faculty & Staff plan are now available. See menu on left.
Effective March 16, Broward College employees will work from home and conduct remote learning. Students should not come to campus until further notice. Faculty and staff have transitioned to work from home with some exceptions. The transition to remote work, remote learning, and limiting the number of people on campuses and centers is part of the College's efforts to promote social distancing, which health experts have advised is the best way of limiting infection. Employees who are required to be physically present at work will coordinate with their immediate supervisors on plans that ensure social distancing, that is, limiting the number of people in each space and the likelihood of contact. This is part of an effort to do what epidemiologists call flattening the curve of the pandemic. Social distancing slows the spread of the virus by reducing the number of people getting sick at once.
Most student services are available online or by phone. See Student Resources here:
In addition, all college-related events are canceled until further notice.