CSULB & LBCC plan to bring back some students for in-person learning by fall 2021
California State University Long Beach's President Jane Close Conoley announced plans for 47 percent of its in-person courses to return for the fall 2021 semester and 100% return for spring 2022, per the Daily 49er.
Why it matters:
In September of last year, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White announced in a letter that all 23 campuses would remain online only for fall 2020 due to the pandemic.
🌊Long Beach State only allowed a few in-person classes to continue during the fall 2020 semester and decreased on-campus housing.
🌊In September, the university had to place the entire campus on quarantine due to an outbreak of coronavirus among 17 students who attended an off-campus event.
Where it stands:
CSULB President Conoley said students, staff, and faculty can expect an increase in cleaning and social distancing.
👨🎓Conoley said university departments are selecting classes to be taught in-person "based on the needs of their students."
👨🎓The university library and several on-campus student groups and programs, such as the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, are resuming in-person hours.
👨🎓CSULB is debating whether encouraging certain students to attend classes in person while others prefer to learn online.
At Long Beach City College: Community College District Interim Superintendent-President Dr. Mike Muñoz said of re-opening it "will not happen overnight, but we know that we're closer to returning to campus than ever before with additional classes returning in the fall."
👉Between 30 percent to 35 percent of the 2021 fall semester classes will return to in-person teaching.
👩🏫Each class will be capped up to 50 percent capacity. Fall Semester will take place Aug. 30 – Dec. 18, 2021.
🏛Not all departments will be returning for the fall semester, and classes that will be taught in-person will be selected based on "student and pedagogical needs."
🕒The Fall class listings are scheduled to be released on Apr. 19 and open registration will begin May 24.