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Sun May 17, 2020, 06:15 PM

Here's a List of Colleges' Plans for Reopening in the Fall

https://www.chronicle.com/article/Here-s-a-List-of-Colleges-/248626

Here's a List of Colleges' Plans for Reopening in the Fall
(Last updated at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time on May 17.)

The coronavirus pandemic has left higher-education leaders facing difficult decisions about when to reopen campuses and how to go about it. The Chronicle is tracking individual colleges’ plans. Currently the vast majority say they are planning for an in-person fall semester.

Here’s our list of colleges that have either disclosed their plans or set a deadline for deciding. We're currently tracking more than 560 colleges.



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Reply Here's a List of Colleges' Plans for Reopening in the Fall (Original post)
dalton99a May 2020 OP
a la izquierda May 2020 #1
Ghost of Tom Joad May 2020 #5
MissB May 2020 #2
lunasun May 2020 #3
Igel May 2020 #6
a la izquierda May 2020 #9
Cha May 2020 #4
Igel May 2020 #7
xmas74 May 2020 #8
romana May 2020 #10

Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:22 PM

1. It's shit.

I’m sitting here in limbo trying to decide how to prepare my classes.
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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #1)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:30 PM

5. So am I

I teach film classes and they are nearly impossible to teach online. You can't stream them and you never know if the students are watching the films or not. Not all classes can be taught well online, in particular art classes.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:27 PM

2. My youngest sons' says it'll be in person

They’re hoping to beat any potential fall outbreak by starting weeks earlier than usual (mid-August) and ending the semester for thanksgiving break. Kids wouldn’t return to campus until mid-January, this avoiding a potential outbreak on campus after thanksgiving break. Usually they go back until early December and then take a holiday break. His school is in a state where there are barely any cases.

Oldest son starts grad school and doesn’t know what it will be like. His university is in a state where there are more sick/dying.

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Response to MissB (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2020, 07:26 PM

3. That's a smart plan to avoid post thanksgiving returns

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Response to lunasun (Reply #3)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:07 PM

6. TX is doing something a bit difference.

It's up to the school districts, but the suggestion is to go to a year round schedule.

Six weeks on, two weeks off. If they need to miss two weeks for a temp shut-down, there's a 2-week window coming up real soon.

I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't do something like morning/afternoon classes, so that kids had online time and only had to be in class for certain activities or courses. Divide the student body and each half shows up only every other day. Then the classrooms wouldn't be built for 25, hold 30 students, and be expected to "social distance". If they get too clever it won't work, but they could move to block scheduling.

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Response to Igel (Reply #6)

Mon May 18, 2020, 03:01 AM

9. They've floated this idea.

Not sure how I cover 1500 years of history if I’m covering the same things twice in one week.

Not sure how socially distancing college students in the classroom works when they share bathrooms in dorms and go to parties on weekends.

Thank god I'm taking a leave of absence in January to work on a law degree.
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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 07:38 PM

4. My granddaughter, who goes to the University of

Providence in Great Falls, Montana, has been taking classes for her sophomore year at home with her parents in Portland Oregon since the Stay at Home policy.

I don't see it listed.. anyway, Thank you for this, Dalton.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:08 PM

7. I'm sure they used their public voice when answering.

The ones that are planning for in-person don't want to say that they're also planning for online and are actually in the "range of scenarios". "Range" doesn't instill confidence in students who are doubting whether or not to return in the fall.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:52 PM

8. My daughter's school is prepared for in person

But the majority of offerings will be online. All in person must have a plan to go online within 48 hr notice if needed. Housing restrictions were lifted; all dorm rooms are single occupancy only.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2020, 05:59 PM

10. Small liberal arts institution here

We are considering a range of scenarios, but I don’t see how we will be able to have in person classes this fall. I can convert my classes to online pretty quickly and am working from the assumption we will be fully online for at least the fall.

We have a significant loss of revenue to contend with. Scary times.

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