My community college is currently planning to offer all varieties of instruction - live classes, hybrids, and online classes. We had an online faculty meeting yesterday to detail the plans at this time. Most F2F classes, including mine, are being moved to hybrid and students will only attend one day each week. I am scheduled for 2 face to face classes and 4 online classes.
I have reached out to my division chair to initiate the process to move my F2F classes to synchronous online classes based on my age and a risk factor that put me in a vulnerable population. I think this would be better for my students as I can provide them with one consistent experience for the whole semester rather than one format starting out and then a move to remote learning.
D sent me a petition from her university’s faculty & staff where they are requesting that everyone who elects may remain in remote teaching & WFH until there is a vaccine. They are asking that faculty who choose to teach in person may do so, but no one should be forced to. Area K-12 schools have elected to remain on NTI, so many of their faculty & staff will not have child care. They have a new chancellor, so it will be interesting to see how he reacts.
All that said, my question is what’s up with others? Predictions on whether your school’s plan can be effectively implemented?