CSU to cancel in-person classes & go online for the fall semester
C.S.U Chancellor Timothy P. White announced that all 23 campuses are planning to cancel all in-person classes for the 2020 fall semester and will offer online courses instead.
What they're saying:
Chancellor Timothy White said: “This approach to virtual planning is necessary for many reasons. First and foremost is the health, safety, and welfare of our students, faculty, and staff, and the evolving data surrounding the progression of COVID-19 – current and as forecast throughout the 2020-21 academic year. This planning approach is necessary because a course that might begin in a face-to-face modality would likely have to be switched to a virtual format during the term if a serious second wave of the pandemic occurs, as forecast. Virtual planning is necessary because it might not be possible for some students, faculty, and staff to safely travel to campus".
Why this matters:
Chancellor White's decision to cancel in-person classes is the first American university, of its size, with more than 480,000 undergraduates enrolled, to notify its students they will not be returning to campus in the fall, according to the New York Times.