Welcome back to CLC – February 2022
Parking permits are not being enforced for students this semester. However, if you park in a staff parking space, you will need a current faculty/staff parking permit. Please see the parking email for information as to how to obtain a permit.
Keep in mind that there will be ample student parking available, given that we have a limited number of classes on site starting February 22. As such, if you need to park in a student space until you obtain your permit, there should be no issue of lack of parking for students.
Community Learning Lab (open lab)
The Community Learning Lab (open lab, room 201) is open and available for students. We set up spacing between workstations, so there is limited space. Availability is first come, first served for students. The room cannot be used for whole classes yet – right now it is prioritized for students who may be lacking access to technology and need to do work for their online classes. There will be a staff member in the lab to verify both daily and SURF clearance to be on campus. Please see the Community Learning Lab flyer for hours and more information.
Other computer labs
Most of the other computer labs are up and running. Please work with your department chair to make reservations to use the lab space for your class.
Daily clearance requirements
As you are aware, MiraCosta College considers the safe return to campus of utmost importance. Because of this, it is important that we embrace a culture of checking into campus every day. Each day you come to campus, you are to complete the daily clearance process. Detailed steps about this are available at the Healthy Return to Campus webpage, including the process for downloading and using the MiraCosta Safe App. Employees and students are all expected to complete these daily clearance requirements.
Kiosk for those not using MiraCosta Safe app
For students, staff, or faculty not using the app, there is a kiosk available in the lobby of the 100 building.
Mask requirement remains
Though the State of California ended the mask mandate effective February 15, 2022, local jurisdictions may still maintain the mandate. Until further notice, MiraCosta College still requires the use of face masks indoors for all individuals. Please read Dr. Cooke’s message from February 14.
What to expect when you come to the CLC
Though the vast majority of construction is complete, there is still a punch list of items that need attention. So, though the buildings are beautiful, it is possible there may be a few stray items that are in need of repair.
If you notice anything that is in need of attention, please notify Lisa Tisdale (email@example.com). She is located in room 121 (the dean's office area).
Also, please note that the renovation of 100/200 (A/B buildings) moved some pieces around. The faculty offices, the workroom, and the Learning Commons (TASC, library, writing center, MLC) are in different spots. If you get a bit disoriented when you enter the 100 building, we will have plenty of assistance available. Of particular note, the Learning Commons is now located in the 100 building. The old C building is being decommissioned and is not open to the campus community.
Learning Commons (Academic Support Services) Hours
The Learning Commons is located just inside the main entrance to the 100 building, just past the study rooms on the right. The current hours (subject to change by unit within) are:
- Mondays: 9:00am to 1:00pm
- Tuesdays - Thursdays: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Expanded hours are available online, and more information can be found at https://miracosta.edu/student-services/tutoring/index.html.
In need of assistance when you arrive on the week of the 22nd?
We will have staff in the Instructional Services/Adult Education office in room 157 available Monday through Thursday. They should have basic teaching supplies for you when you need them. In addition, you may visit the dean’s office area in room 121 and Lisa Tisdale or Dana Ledet should be able to assist with any questions you may have.
All doors at the CLC now are operated with electronic key fobs. If you already have a key fob from the district, it should be programmed to work for the doors you would need at the CLC. If you do not have a key fob yet, you may request one by going to the Help Desk at the MiraCosta portal and scrolling down to Help Desk.
Checking your rosters each day of class
As usual, you should be checking your rosters each day of class, particularly for classes being offered on campus. You will see a green check mark for each student who is cleared to be on campus, and a red x for those who are not. Keep in mind, the red x means one of two things: either (a) the student has not submitted vaccination or (b) exemption documentation that was approved, or the student is exempt and has not tested in over a week.
For any students with a red x on your roster, you may send them to the 300 building and the staff there can assist with clearance steps.
You do not need to take any steps to assist with clearance. Simply, green check means they can come into your classroom, red x means you send them to the 300 building.
For your information, the COVID-19 testing station (for students with an approved exemption) is located in Room 306 (in the new 300 building), and is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30am to 12:30pm, no appointment needed.