Skip to comments.University of Northern Colorado going online after Spring Break amid COVID-19 concerns
Posted on 03/12/2020 4:56:33 AM PDT by real saxophonist
The University of Northern Colorado announced to its campus just after 6:15 p.m. Wednesday that, with growing concerns about COVID-19 in Colorado and elsewhere, the school will go fully online following Spring Break until April 5, and all in-person classes March 23 and 24 will be canceled.
Campus will not close, per the letter.
Travel has also been restricted both internationally and domestically. According to the letter, which was sent to the Greeley Tribune shortly after it arrived in campus inboxes Wednesday evening, all university-sponsored or affiliated international travel is suspended through June 30, and personal international travel is strongly discouraged, given the associated risks and possibility of being unable to return for some period if the situation changes.
In a slight ramp-up from previous messages made as recently as earlier Wednesday, the university has also suspended all university-affiliated domestic travel outside of Colorado unless deemed to be essential. Other than students returning home, personal travel outside Colorado is also discouraged, the letter read.
Spring Break is March 15 through March 22. Classes would move fully online until Monday, April 6, when, barring further changes in the evolving situation in-person classes will resume, the letter stated.
We are investigating how to accommodate classroom activities that typically include laboratories, performances, or other in-person interactions, and specific guidance will follow, the letter read. UNC campuses will not close, and residence halls and dining halls will remain open.
UNC follows close behind a rapidly growing list of Colorado and nationwide schools to take similar steps, as Colorado State, Metro State and the University of Colorado at Boulder, among others in the state, have all moved online for the time being.
CU Boulder will be online through the end of the spring semester starting Monday; CU Denver will do the same beginning March 30; Metro State will likely mirror CU Denver; Colorado State will be online starting March 25 through April 10, at which point the campus will re-evaluate.
All UNC events scheduled on campus from March 23 through April 5 are also canceled. Athletic events remain somewhat in flux, but the letter indicated they will follow the guidance of their conference governance and public health officials.
Campus services, including the recreation center, student health center, university libraries, Campus Commons and University Center will remain open. But the letter asked for patience as some services may be limited due to adjusted staffing levels.
I want to affirm UNCs commitment to the values of an inclusive community of students and scholars from all over the world, UNC president Andy Feinstein wrote in the letter. We thrive when we respect one another and stay committed to each others well-being, including our students whose home countries or states are already facing challenges with COVD-19. UNC will not tolerate discrimination. Your continuing compassion and adherence to these values of inclusivity are essential as we face the challenges ahead.
Thank you again for your support of our Universitys mission and ongoing commitment to the well-being of the UNC community. At this time of serious public health concerns, we truly are all in this together as we navigate our way forward.
Previous and further information about UNCs response to COVID-19 can be found at unco.edu/coronavirus.
Cuyler Meade is the public money reporter at the Greeley Tribune. Reach him at 970-392-4487 or email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter @CuylerMeade.
All three state universities in Iowa are on-line only after spring break. Probably everywhere.
Well, if they can operate online effectively then probably they can cut a lot of overhead expenses by keeping them online in the future.
I pay $38,000 for my son’s tuition. While I don’t want him getting sick in his dorm, I don’t pay that kind of money for on-line learning. How do I get my money back?
SUNY Stony Brook will continue On Line after spring break. (Perhaps all of SUNY).
In-person college education is now mainly a way to brainwash young people into Leftists.
Exactly what I was thinking. We can cut the cost of education and alleviate the student debt crisis.
And another thing ... online is basically no cost add for additional students. The number of people being educated can increase. Not all viewers of content will be permitted to be scored on tests, obtain credits. But when they do enter the cohort that has paid, they will be so much better prepared.
Ask. If the school rebufs your offer, best path is to write off the loss as "lesson learned."
You could sue, but you'd almost certainly lose, and you'd be out the cost of the lawyer and court fees on top of being fleeced in the first place.
A lot of universities in the East are going online after Spring Break.
My kids are at the University of Cincinnati. One of them is in the design school. So they have a design project that they have to make something how the heck are they going to do that over the internet? Classes until the end of April are online. He has three Design Studios how do you do that?
Now what group represents old white males on college campuses?
Just about every college in Greater Boston...including Harvard...has gone “online”.On the local news last night they were saying that Boston has become a ghost town.
My 15 year old granddaughter wants to be an orthopedic surgeon. She is in the honors program at school and watches surgeries on YouTube, etc. Online is the wave of the future.
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You have been to the Berklee School
Also visited Rayburn Music just down the street, where they sold 'Emilio' T-shirts.
I would NEVER let him touch my horns.
Just wait until all these universities and colleges administrators realize that, “Hey, we could save a ton of money by switching to ONLINE ONLY! We could VIDEO STREAM ALL COURSES! NO MORE OVERPAID TENURED PROFESSORS!” .......................
Thought it was older people in general, those with compromised breathing, and especially certain Asian populations?