From far-apart desks and taped-off “professor space” to temperature checks, smaller classes and hybrid online/in-class instruction – COVID-19 is forcing colleges to reimagine the fall semester.
A Chronicle of Higher Education list of about 780 schools shows 65% are planning for in-person classes, including Georgia Tech, Purdue and Texas A&M.
The California State University system is in the 7% going online; 11%, including Johns Hopkins, Harvard and Columbia, are considering a range of scenarios.
Carnegie Mellon is in the 7% proposing a hybrid model. Among the 9% waiting to decide: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Southern California, Princeton and Stanford.
– Katherine Brennecke, The Engineering 100