Topeka, Kan. – Washburn Tech is developing plans to help as many students as possible complete their programs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. To stay within the parameters set forth by the Kansas Governor’s Office and CDC guidelines, Washburn Tech is moving all courses online beginning Monday, March 23.
Washburn Tech offers more than 40 programs but not all lend themselves to web-based learning due to hands-on components of the curriculum. Assessment of program delivery is currently underway with the goal of identifying coursework that can be completed this semester or at a later date and how that applies to students, both high school and post-secondary. Determinations will be announced soon.
“Our goal for every student is to complete his or her program,” said Dr. Gerald Bayens, dean of Washburn Tech. “Our plan of action might include mixed-mode learning, providing modules for coursework that has a hands-on component. We are truly proceeding in uncharted territory.”
In addition, Washburn Tech has temporarily closed the Little Learners at Washburn Tech as well as the Washburn Tech Academy of Cosmetology Salon at 109 SW 29th St. Commencement exercises scheduled for May are being postponed.
Washburn Tech students are required to log in to Washburn Tech’s online instructional platform, D2L, on Monday, March 23. Guidance is available at Washburn Tech’s COVID-19 update site at https://washburn.edu/techcovid. A link is also provided on Washburn Tech’s homepage, www.washburntech.edu. All updates on the COVID-19 situation will be shared on this link.