How are local colleges and universities handling the 2021 spring semester during the pandemic? Nazareth College has shifted the start of its spring semester to February 1 due to the rise in COVID-19 cases after the holidays, while continuing to offer classes online. Monroe Community College resumed on-campus classes on Monday, but nearly 80 percent of its courses are being delivered remotely. The University of Rochester restarts most of its classes on February 1, offering both in-person and remote options.
This hour, we hear from representatives from all three institutions about plans for the spring semester, including access to courses, testing protocols, dorm life, and more. Our guests:
- Beth Paul, Ph.D., president of Nazareth College
- Katherine Douglas, Ed.D., interim president of Monroe Community College
- Jeff Runner, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts, Sciences & Engineering at the University of Rochester