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Student Resource Guide for COVID-19

Introduction to Student Resource Guide


All campus locations will continue maintaining a single point of entry into the buildings:

  • COA – Currituck: Front entrance of building
  • COA – Dare: Russell Twiford building – main entrance
  • COA – Edenton-Chowan: Building 3
  • COA – Elizabeth City: AE building – front entrance

Proctoring

If you have a request for a test proctor, please fill out the Google form.

Tutoring

Online tutoring services are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week through Tutor.com. To access this resource, use the link provided in each of your myCourses courses.

For questions regarding the Academic Support resources, contact Robin Robertson at robin_robertson03@albemarle.edu.

Library

Existing online library services continue and in an effort to support students’ library and research needs, virtual library office hours have been made available using Blackboard Collaborate.

For questions regarding Library services, contact Rodney Wooten at rodney_wooten91@albemarle.edu.–>

Access at Campus Locations

With the majority of course delivery online, there will be limited access to buildings at each campus location. To ensure the safety of COA students, faculty and staff, there will be a central access point of entry at each campus location. Please enter through the following buildings at each location:

  • COA – Currituck: Front entrance of building
  • COA – Dare: Russell Twiford Building – Main entrance
  • COA – Edenton-Chowan: Building 3
  • COA – Elizabeth City: AE Building – Front entrance

While faculty and staff at each location will continue to work under normal operating hours, there will be limited staff on each campus. Students are encouraged to contact the faculty or staff member they need to speak with by email and/or phone.

Advising

Students should contact their advisors via email to make arrangements for advising sessions that can be completed by phone or alternate electronic means (virtual meeting options such as Zoom or Google Meets). In addition to advising, a student “help line” will be available in the coming days. More information on this will follow.

Visit our web page for a list of advising staff.

Student Success and Enrollment Management

Online/virtual support is encouraged and available Monday through Friday by accessing the following:

  • Academic concerns: Please reach out to your instructor or advisor
  • Admissions: admissions@albemarle.edu
  • Advising and registration: advising@albemarle.edu
  • Career and College Promise: derek_meredith@albemarle.edu or contact your high school COA Liaison
  • Financial aid: coafainfo@albemarle.edu
  • Personal/financial concerns: coacares@albemarle.edu
  • Accessibility Services: brandi_zieglar92@albemarle.edu
  • Student Life and Leadership: Log into myCourses and visit “Student Life”
  • Transcripts/verifications and Veterans: registrar@albemarle.edu

You may also call any campus site to speak to college staff.

Student Wi-fi

School Public Wi-fi Location Public Wi-fi Setting Alternative Wi-fi
Camden Early College in progress n/a n/a
Cape Hatteras Secondary n/a n/a hotspots available if needed
COA – Elizabeth City Foreman Center parking lot choose “COA-Public” n/a
COA – Currituck parking lot in front of the building choose “COA Public” n/a
COA – Dare Russell Twiford parking lot near the main entrance choose “COA Public” n/a
COA – Edenton-Chowan parking lot in front of the Culinary Arts building choose “COA Public” n/a
First Flight High Yes n/a hotspots available if needed
Gates County High n/a n/a public wi-fi in school parking lot and public library parking lot
John A. Holmes High n/a n/a public wi-fi on or in school parking lots
JP Knapp Early College yes n/a hotspots available if needed – limited to two hours use daily
Manteo High yes n/a hotspots available if needed
NEAAAT in progress n/a n/a
Northeastern High in progress n/a n/a
Perquimans County High n/a n/a public wi-fi on in school parking lots and recreation center
Manteo High yes n/a hotspots available if needed

College Events

All events on campus, college related or external, will be canceled or postponed through May 15. Events that have been canceled will be communicated to the COA community and the general public. Events that are set to occur after May 15 will be evaluated in the coming weeks.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

COA is following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for cleaning and disinfecting of all campus locations. For further information, visit the CDC website.

Distance Learning Options

Beginning Monday, March 23, COA courses that can be delivered online, will be transitioned to online instruction. For programs that require “hands-on” learning components (i.e. labs and clinical settings), instructors will exercise social distancing within these courses. Throughout next week, March 16-20, instructors will be communicating with students in their classes the methods that will be used for online instruction and schedules for those who will still attend some in-person classes.

Additional Information

COA students, faculty and staff should check their COA email accounts regularly for updates regarding the college’s response to COVID-19. COA administration will continue to actively monitor recommendations provided by the CDC, as well as guidance provided by the state health department, local health departments and the North Carolina Community College System. Any changes or updates will also be posted on COA’s Facebook page and sent through the Regroup Emergency Notification system as needed.

Sign Up for Alerts

COA Alert System

We are encouraging our COA employees and students to remain flexible, as this is a fluid and rapidly evolving situation. We will provide regular updates on this web page and will use our Regroup Emergency Notification as needed. If you have not already signed up for emergency alerts, please visit our Alert System and log in using your COA username and password. Once you are logged in, you have the ability to add additional phone numbers to receive notifications as needed.

Questions?

For any student questions or concerns, please email coacares@albemarle.edu. COA staff members are here to support you.

We realize the changes that we are putting in place will be challenging for everyone. Please know that every faculty and staff member at COA is working to make this as smooth a transition as possible for you. Your safety and success are our top priorities. Please reach out to your faculty member as soon as you experience any difficulties. We are going to be there for you. Help us to help you!


A Message from Dr. Jack Bagwell, COA President

Dr. Jack Bagwell