All classes and services will be conducted online beginning March 23. We are hoping to return to the classrooms as quickly as possible, but we must follow the guidance of the NJ Department of Health and the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education which may recommend continuing in an online format for an unknown amount of time.
When will classes resume?
We expect to resume instruction on Monday, March 23, 2020 online. The vast majority of our faculty have submitted plans that will allow for classes to be conducted online. They’re working hard to put their materials and activities into Canvas or other online formats. In select cases, you may need to complete activities in person. Those details will be shared by your faculty. The college will continue these measures until further notice and all in-person instruction, at all locations, is discontinued until further notice.
How do I access my class material online?
Remember your faculty members are hard at work preparing resources for you to participate and engage in class from your location. Some faculty members will prepare content in Canvas which may also include live video conferences at your usual meeting time. Others may run live video conferences through Zoom or prepare content to be delivered via e-mail. Please monitor your Brookdale email account closely and check existing Canvas courses for messages. All students have been enrolled into a common course which contain tutorials, access to online academic support, and other resources.
What if I need to take a test?
Please speak to your faculty about testing options. Some faculty may offer testing with webcam proctoring via Respondus Monitor.
What about pass/fail options?
Brookdale is working closely with New Jersey in-state transfer institutions to determine whether or not they will accept “Pass” grades for transfer. If they do, the college will consider extending the deadline for the Pass/No Credit grade option that is already available to our students. Please see the Grading System page in the college catalog for more information about this option https://catalog.brookdalecc.edu/content.php?catoid=9&navoid=680&hl=pass+fail&returnto=search#grading_system
How do I get access to my Brookdale email?
What if things change?
In the event of any changes, the campus community will be notified immediately. Changes to campus operating status are communicated to the campus community through multiple sources (e.g. social media, website, email, text messages). Please make sure you stay connected with us.
What if I don’t have access to the internet at home?
- FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
- Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time
- Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months
If you do not currently have access to Wifi, and you need temporary financial help to gain access, the Brookdale Community College Foundation has funds available to assist qualifying students. Please complete this form to apply: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=MdE5f0eySUiS9rlp2uSSB8tk4df_CbVBvqaz_-LMJiVUQzFYU0JPV0lMM0lGOFU5VE04VkozWk1EMC4u
If you need assistance with technology options or internet access, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to help.
- AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
- Verizon COVID-19 response: 15GB of additional high-speed data for wireless customers that will be automatically applied to consumer plans from March 25 through April 30, 2020. No customer action is necessary.
- Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge
- T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge
What if I need help registering for classes?
If you need to speak with the Academic Advising department please click here, you will be asked to answer a couple of questions and a Student Success Coach will get back to you.
How can I reach the financial aid office?
Go to Web Advisor SelfService; My Financial Aid to access your financial aid info and check your Brookdale email for important messages from financial aid.
If you need to contact Financial Aid, email us at Faoffice@brookdalecc.edu
How can I reach student life and activities?
You can reach Student Life and Activities via email at email@example.com
How do I access academic tutoring services?
Every student has been enrolled in a Canvas course called ACADEMIC AND TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT-SP20P. In this course you will find resources such as Canvas tutorials and academic support from areas like The Brookdale Math Lab, The Learning Commons and Librarians. Visit Canvas for more information. You may also get tutoring online by clicking here.
How can I request a copy of my transcript?
You can request transcripts by clicking here.
What if I need resources to help me during COVID-19?
I am feeling overwhelmed; how can I get help?
Crisis Counselors from the Monmouth County Division of Behavioral Health are available through phone banks to help residents who may be experiencing stress or anxiety due to the evolving situation. The counselors will provide County residents with guidance to help them through this challenging time.
The Monmouth County Health Department phone bank will open Monday, March 16 at 9 a.m. and can be reached at 732-845-2070.
Need helping caring for your Coronavirus Anxiety? Please click here for additional resources.
What if I need help from Monmouth County Social Services?
If you need assistance, please reach out to Sylvina Mendez at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can try to reach her by calling 732.431.6000 ext 5223
Please see following link regarding how County Social Services is handling SNAP/cash assistance cases/renewals as well as services in general. https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?ID=5021&mode=1
What if I have another question not listed above?
Please complete this form to connect with us. You can ask questions and we will get back to you.
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