Addressing Rumors About Fall 2020 Classes
As we enter our second week of gathering in virtual classrooms, we have been impressed and heartened by students, faculty, and staff commitment to working through the realities of digital academic continuity.
In this time of transition, we have not lost sight of our goals to, first and foremost, keep our students, faculty, and staff safe including those most vulnerable in this situation; to support course and degree completion; and to not overburden students who are in financial need. Because of the way in which our academic community has supported each other, together we will complete spring 2020 classes, having found new avenues of discovery and ways to exchange ideas.
Even so, we appreciate that the uncertainties of our temporary “new normal” of living and learning together, yet apart, can create anxiety and spawn rumors about the future.
We have every intent to return to our more accustomed campus-based living and learning environment as soon as possible. Ultimately, the College will use information available from public health and government officials, and be guided through our shared governance model, to make our decisions on both summer and fall academic opportunities. As we have over the last month, we are committed to keeping you informed in a timely manner about decisions related to College operations.