BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Texas Southmost College Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to extend remote learning using various online technologies and alternate operations through the fall 2020 semester.
Continuing to value the health and safety of the students, faculty, and staff as a priority, the Board has chosen to continue serving students remotely in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“With a robust on-campus student population and hundreds of employees each fall, we strongly believe it is in the community’s best interest to take this measure to help slow the spread of the coronavirus,” said TSC Board Chair Adela G. Garza. “Our students, faculty, and staff have done a magnificent job of transitioning to remote learning since spring break. We are confident in our students’ ability to maintain momentum towards their academic goals with support from a very dedicated campus community.”
At the same time, the TSC Board of Trustees’ exceptional stewardship and guidance has ensured employees will not be furloughed or laid off during this extraordinary time.
The pandemic is accelerating the future of higher education. TSC’s instructional team had already been oriented towards enhancing the college’s online instruction by working to certify more faculty using Quality Matters standards with the ultimate goal of maintaining high quality instruction.
In addition, the Student Services staff quickly pivoted to provide services such as advising, career exploration, and TSI testing via videoconferencing. These initiatives are designed to support TSC’s mission of transforming our communities through innovative learning opportunities and are preparing the college to thrive in the new environment being experienced as a result of the pandemic.
TSC experienced record-breaking enrollments this summer and registration for the fall semester is currently underway. The fall semester begins Aug. 24.
About Texas Southmost College
Originally established in 1926, Texas Southmost College currently offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree, along with career and technical education leading to certificates and associate degrees, college preparatory studies to prepare students for college-level work, workforce training, and continuing education. TSC offers 50 programs of study leading to an associate degree or certificate.