Cooke County —
By GREG RUSSELL
Register Staff Writer
North Central Texas College officials dealt with the county’s recent winter weather by rescheduling semester finals and managing campus walkways, but an expected freeze during this coming week should pose fewer problems.
NCTC President Dr. Eddie Hadlock said the Gainesville campus will close Wednesday for a holiday break and stay closed through Jan. 2.
And today marks the end of finals following some shuffling of classes. Hadlock said the week of ice affected testing that had been scheduled for Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, but all exams were administered later and through today.
“Some had online finals, so students could take their finals whenever they wanted during the week,” he said. “We had to be shut down for a couple days but were then able to be open by Tuesday at 11 a.m.”
Hadlock said the NCTC maintenance crew worked during the campus shutdowns of Saturday and Monday by clearing parking lots, sidewalks and entries.
“The staff was pretty understanding and cooperative and we were able to get through it,” he said. “But it never had happened during finals before, so that kind of complicated things.”
The internet presence at NCTC, active since the mid-1990s, has steadily broadened its effect on how a campus operates at any time. It began with computer labs in select areas of the Gainesville facility in an era when students were more likely to make a call or check television from home to see how weather had affected a day of class.
From there, the internet ascended from being a tool to being a format — with some classes and degree programs available entirely through a computer, and becoming the primary source for information about campus closings.
“It’s definitely had an impact in a lot of cases,” Hadlock said about NCTC’s interactivity. “It gives us more flexibility to handle these kind of situations, even when some classes are not completely offered online.”
Cooke County —
By GREG RUSSELL
- Local News
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