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Virtual Campus

Virtual Campus Information and Resources

Summer and Fall 2020 Update

For the safety of our Foothill students, faculty and staff and all their families, summer and fall classes will be virtual—with a limited exception for select Allied Health labs as circumstances allow.

Tech Hub Moves to Live Chat

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Our Virtual Student Technology Hub Zoom Room has moved to Live Chat!

Visit our new Student Technology Support Hub for links and details for Live Chat, Technology Needs Requests, and Technology Topic Tutorials to help you with your virtual classes.

Let Us Know What You Need

We hope you and your families are well and safe as spring quarter has started and want to make sure you have the resources you need.

Ways to Reach Out

Emergency relief fund Request

Hungry? contact Food Pantry

Mental Health & psych Services

 HOUSING insecurity Assistance

Contact Us at Owl Scholars

Let us know what else you need or suggestions for building a better virtual community.  Please reach out by email to  owlscholars@fhda.edu and we'll reach back!

News & Updates

Loaner Computer Update - Chromebooks On Order

Foothill College offers a computer loan program to enrolled students, helping to meet your course material needs.

  • Computers are loaned for the term in which they are requested
  • You have an option to renew at the end of the quarter
  • To request a computer loan, fill out the Emergency Relief Request form

If you've already submitted a request, you will be contacted soon about your computer loan status and when a computer will be ready for pick up.

PICKUP LOCATION: Foothill College Sunnyvale Center at 1070 Innovation Way, Sunnyvale.

If you have any other questions about this program, please contact Dean Melissa Cervantes at cervantesmelissa@fhda.edu.

Library Overdue Fines & Fees Suspended

While the shelter-in-place order is in effect, we advise students to hold on to any library books/materials currently in your possession. All overdue fines and fees are suspended. Learn more about our Library Virtual Services.

Stay Informed, Read Foothill Emails

Please read our email communications, as that is how we keep you up to date on the latest information. You can always find archives of past messages on our Student Communication page.

Student Resources

Contacting Faculty & Staff

Staff and faculty are available by email and phone. Many service and support programs are using Zoom to provide virtual support.

  • For contact information, see our DIRECTORY
  • Once logged into CANVAS, look for the New Student Support Portal on the left menu for quick access to Student Services and Academic Support information.
  • Can't find what you need?  Contact our STUDENT & FACULTY SUPPORT CENTER

What is a virtual class?

Virtual Campus

In a virtual campus, instruction and support services are conducted remotely, using various technologies for synchronous and asynchronous communication and activities. The goal of the virtual campus is to provide instruction and support services while maintaining physical distance between individuals (students, faculty, staff).

Instruction

Teaching activities are carried out online using various technologies, including learning management systems, videoconferencing, phone, and email. A virtual learning environment, like a physical one, utilizes effective practices for pacing, scaffolding, collaboration, and interaction. This can be achieved through synchronous as well as asynchronous activities.

Academic & Student Support Services

Like instruction, academic and student support services are carried out online using various technologies, including phone, videoconferencing, and email. Just as in a physical campus, the goal is to provide students equitable access to services, through both drop-in and appointment-based methods. Like instruction, this can be achieved through synchronous as well as asynchronous activities.

Asynchronous Delivery

Instruction or service is conducted between faculty/support staff and students outside the constraints of time and place. Students are allowed to choose the time of day or days on which to complete assignments or engage with support services within a class or service schedule.

Synchronous Delivery

Instruction or service is conducted between the faculty/support staff in real-time, with participants engaging in learning and communication at the same time, according to a set schedule.

Getting important information about your courses

Check Your Email

Campus leaders and your instructors will use email to communicate important updates and instructions, so please check your email regularly.

Check Canvas

Your instructors may also use Canvas Announcements to share updates and information

Contact your instructor

If you cannot find answers to your questions in email or Canvas, contact your instructor directly. Include these details, no matter what:

  • Put the course name in the subject line.
  • Introduce yourself with your full name.
  • Make your question(s) as specific as possible.
  • Tell your instructor what you tried before contacting her/him

Contact Your Division Dean

As a last resort, contact your division dean if you do not receive an instructor response after 24 hours.

BUSINESS & SOCIAL SCIENCES
Kurt Hueg, huegkurt@fhda.edu

FINE ARTS, COMMUNICATION &KINESIOLOGY
Debbie Leeleedebbie@fhda.edu

LANGUAGE ARTS & LIBRARY
Valerie Fong, fongvalerie@fhda.edu

PSME and BIOLOGICAL & HEALTH SCIENCE
Ram Subramaniam, subramaniamram@fhda.edu

Academic Support

Library Services

MAIN CAMPUS

Beginning March 17 and until further notice, the library building will be closed to students; however, our reference services and our extensive collection of digital resources are available online.  



ONLINE RESOURCES


As always, our collection of online resources, including databases, success tools, and Lib Guides, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



REFERENCE SERVICES 


All reference services will be available online only. Talk to a librarian live by phone or videoconference, or ask them a question by email, text, or our Ask a Librarian page



ONLINE REFERENCE HOURS



RESERVE MATERIALS


We are working on ways to provide digital access to Reserves materials or alternate sources. Please check back for information updates. 



RETURNING BOOKS


While the shelter-in-place order is in effect, we advise students to hold on to any library books/materials currently in your possession. All overdue fines and fees are suspended. 


If students are leaving the area and have no plans to return, even after the shelter-in-place is lifted, they can return their library materials to the book drop at the Sunnyvale Center at 1070 Innovation Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

SUNNYVALE CENTER


Beginning March 18 and until further notice, the Sunnyvale Center, including library services, will be closed to students. Online Reference help is still available to our Sunnyvale students. See above for details. 

The location of the book drop is outside the building, on the north end. Look for signage near the parking lot with the ambulance nearby.

Virtual Tutoring

STEM Center, Teaching & Learning Center, and Pass the Torch Zoom tutoring services is available for Spring 2020 starting April 13.

Student Services

Admissions & Records

Beginning March 16, the Office of Admission and Records will be physically closed by operating virtually.

We will continue to provide the same services and support to students through email and video conferencing.  


Here's how you can reach us:

Submit:  A&R Help Form
Email:
admissions@fhda.edu
Phone: 650.949.7325

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Please refer to our website for updated information.

Thank you! 

Assessment & Accommodated Testing

Testing Center staff will be available via email to answer any questions regarding accommodated testing and assessment placement.


Students will continue to be placed by high school transcripts evaluation, guided self-placement, and assessment test.


All accommodated testing will be virtual. Students who are unable to access certain accommodations will need to contact the Disability Resource Center or Testing and Assessment Center for assistance.



If you have any questions, please email the following:


Counseling



To meet with counselor,  schedule a virtual appointment.  


See the counseling website for more information.  

Disability Resource Center

DRC staff will be working remotely. Please call or email staff members.

Find contact information here:

Contact the DRC

EOPS

EOPS will be operating virtually starting Monday March 16. 

Please check the EOPS website for more details.  

Financial Aid

Beginning March 16, the Office of Financial Aid will be physically closed but operating virtually. We will continue to provide the same services and support to students through phone, email and video conferencing.  


Here's how you can reach us: 


Email: fhfinancialaidoffice@fhda.edu 
Phone: 650.949.7245 
Website: foothill.edu/financialaid


We will do our best to get back to you within 2-3 business days.  


Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we navigate this difficult and uncertain time and work to keep our community safe with minimal interruptions of service. 

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry team is doing everything we can to develop alternative solutions of support for all Food Pantry registered students, including e-cards for groceries.

Please visit the Food Pantry website for ongoing update. To receive updates from our Food Pantry staff, we  encourage you to register with the Food Pantry.

Health Services

Due to the Santa Clara County Shelter in Place order, the Student Health Center physical office will be closed until further notice, at least through spring 2020. However, students will continue to be served through TeleMedicine appointments  during regular business hours. 

Hours

Mon & Tues, 8:30 a.m.–Noon, 1–6 p.m.
Wed & Thur, 8:30 a.m.–Noon, 1–4 p.m.
Fri, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

OTI—CalWORKs, NOVA and Work2Future

While you won't be able to visit us in person during the 2020 spring quarter, we will be available via email and voicemail. Please see our CalWORKs COVID-19 Assistance page and contact Sofia Abad at abadsofia@fhda.edu or 650.949.7465.

Psychological Services

Psych services will continue to operate remotely with regular appointments and drop-in hours. The process to make an appointment is still the same.

Appointments will be conducted via Zoom or telephone.  


Make an appointment

In case of an emergency, please see who to call

Student Affairs & Activities


Beginning March 16, the Office of Student Affairs and Activities will be physically closed but operating virtually.

We will continue to provide the same services and support to students through email, phone, and video conferencing.  


Here's how you can reach us:

Email: studentaffairs@fhda.edu

Please refer to our website for updated information.

Thank you! 

Transfer Center

All transfer counseling appointments will be conducted by phone.  


If you have a scheduled appointment, please call your counselor Cleve Freeman at   650.949.7744 at your scheduled time.  

Schedule an appointment.

Veterans Resource Center

VRC staff will be working remotely. Please call or email staff members.

Find contact information here:

Contact the VRC

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff Resources

Continuity Plan

 

 

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CoVID-19 UpdatES

Virtual Student Technology Hub

Our Tech Hub Zoom Room has moved to Live Chat in our new Student Technology Support Hub

Connect with a Technology Ambassador during these new  extended hours 7 days a week.

MON–FRI: 8 a.m..–7 p.m.

SAT–SUN: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Tech HUB LIVE Chat

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Questions?
We're Here to Help!

Student & Faculty Support Center

FHGetHelp@fhda.edu


Building 5200, Room 5211

Connect by Phone or Zoom

Talk or text with a Student & Faculty Support Center representative.

650.308.8067 (9 a.m.–5 p.m.)

650.949.7249 (After Hours Voicemail)

See SFSC page for Zoom information

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