SIX SCENARIOS: WHICH ONE WILL YOUR U.S. COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE THIS FALL?
Six scenarios: Which one will your U.S. college or university experience this fall?
- Option 1: Shut down for fall
- Option 2: Start on ground, finish online
- Option 3: Start on line, finish on ground
- Option 4: Start on ground, finish on ground
- Option 5: Start online, finish online
- Option 6: Multiple on ground and online periods
These scenarios omit two critical components of the campus: the many men and women who can’t work from home and extracurricular activities.
Layoffs and furloughs must be the last option; pay cuts/freezes and other cost-saving opportunities must be exhausted before even one person is laid off this fall.
Extracurricular activities must be undertaken with an abundance of caution. Only those activities that are essential and can’t take place virtually must be held. Social distancing must be practiced, no matter the health conditions that exist at the particular time.
How the Coronavirus Will Change Faculty Life Forever
As the pandemic wears on, expect heavier teaching loads, more service requirements, and more time online
By Bryan Alexander MAY 11, 2020
(no access to the Chronicle? Not problem: use this link – https://bryanalexander.org/scenarios/two-competing-visions-of-fall-higher-education-plus-a-ghostly-third/)
more on higher ed options for fall 2020 in this IMS blog