Vaccination Mandate for Spring semester 2022
Posted by Office of the President
Dear Chabot College Community, 

At their recent meeting the Board of Trustees approved a Vaccination Mandate for students and staff that will be in place for the start of spring semester 2022. This greatly supports our ability to bring students and employees safely back on to the campus next semester. Robust data reveal the highly protective efficacy of current Covid-19 vaccines in preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death.

We recognize that a vibrant “three dimensional” campus community is a significant element for many students to succeed, including face-to-face instruction. We are committed across the District to a spring schedule with significant on-site teaching and student services, supported by the vaccination mandate for all working on campus.

While acknowledging that we must continue to respond to evolving public health data we expect to schedule approximately 65% percent of our spring semester classes on site, continuing to offer a mix of online and hybrid offerings to meet student needs for flexibility in accessing a variety of learning modalities. I am very grateful to the faculty, deans, and classified professionals who have thoughtfully engaged student needs while making schedule determinations for spring semester 2022 over the late summer and into early fall. They have brought complex considerations to bear in developing the spring 2022 schedule, factoring in the following: 

  • Classes will be scheduled at full classroom capacity per public health and district guidelines. 
  •  Faculty and deans are encouraged to balance the face to face, online, and hybrid instructional needs of students in developing discipline and division schedules for spring in keeping with the values and intentions outlined in the Chabot Educational Master Plan, including: 
      • Holistically supporting students and making learning accessible to all.  
      • Providing an (instructional) environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, creativity, innovation, critical thinking, and equity.
      • Providing quality and culturally responsive, revitalizing, and sustaining educational experiences that meet students where they are and help them achieve their goals. 

We are looking forward to a return of on-site teaching and learning as well as of our dynamic College community dedicated to supporting the success of all Chabot students!

 

Sincerely, 

Susan Sperling, Ph.D. 

President, Chabot College