This “Cooler Chat “was held on April 15th with the discussion around, “Making Plans for the Fall”.
The link to the recording is here
Simpson Scarborough Survey is a survey of nearly 1100 current college students and college-bound high school seniors to measure the perceptions of how COVID-19 has affected their plans for attending college.
An article in Inside Higher Ed about reopening wisely
A Chronicle of Higher Education article “The Next Casualty of the Coronavirus Crisis May be the Academic Calendar”
The ideas that flowed from the discussion were:
-Are students coming back?-86% plan to return in the fall
-Some are eliminating all fees and just charging tuition for the summer programs
-Some expressed concern about faculty being exposed to COVID-19
-Some are adding more courses in the summer to help students who might want to take additional classes while they have more time.
-Some are offering graduate certificates to help enhance job opportunities
-They are providing accelerated masters programs
-Someone was concerned about labeling people non-essential
-There was concern about how to absorb operational costs in the future?
-Use seven and a half weeks online sessions to enable a delay in the start of the year.
-One idea was to front load the fall semester with lab sessions so if we need to go online later the labs are done
-Connect with professional societies to help with a better online lab experience
-Use virtual reality tools to get the lab experience
-Partner with the gaming community to get high resolution CT scans
-Virtual Campus Tours
More ideas can be submitted to our FSLI Group Linkin page Here