University of Wisconsin-Parkside moving to virtual learning
All instruction will be delivered via remote means from Nov. 27 through Winterim, Jan. 29, due to increase in COVID-19 cases
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside will be moving to all virtual classes starting after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, and running through the Winterim session, ending Jan. 29.
“This decision comes after consultation with the University Committee, Chancellor Ford and her cabinet, local public health officials and with UW System Interim President Tommy Thompson,” said Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs Rob Ducoffe.
Ducoffe said the recent increased spread of the COVID-19 virus and increased rate of cases in the community have prompted the change. “We are also complying with two of our key goals from the outset of this pandemic – preserve the health and safety of our campus community and help slow the spread of the virus,” said Ducoffe.
While all instruction during this period will be delivered remotely, the campus will not be closed. Campus housing, dining services, library, Health and Counseling Center, and the Sports and Activity Center will remain open for those students, faculty, and staff who wish to remain on campus.
Ducoffe added that the decision to move to virtual classes for the time being does not impact the spring semester, and that university administration will continue to communicate with local health officials and monitor health conditions on campus and in the region.
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