Edinboro extends suspension of in-person classes through summer

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Monday, March 30th, 2020 at 1:15 PM
Edinboro extends suspension of in-person classes through summer by Nathan Brennan
Photo: Dylan Baumgartner

In an email to students, faculty and staff, Edinboro University President Dr. Guiyou Huang provided an update on summer classes in the wake of the continued spread of COVID-19. 

In keeping with Gov. Tom Wolf’s strategy to protect the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians, and to secure the safety of our faculty, staff, students and our broader communities, Chancellor Daniel Greenstein has directed all Pennsylvania State System schools to continue the suspension of in-person instruction through the end of summer,” said Huang. He added that since most summer classes are already offered online instead of in-person, the university is prepared to make that change. 

In addition, the suspension applies to experiential learning. Huang said, “This includes, but is not limited to clinical rotations, student teaching, internships and field experiences. Where possible, faculty and experiential learning supervisors should continue to provide remote learning opportunities for students. 

Huang further stated that any in-person events at Edinboro, whether they were academic or not, will be cancelled, postponed or adapted to an online mode.  

Rare exceptions to the above may be granted at the discretion of the president if it is deemed that the health and safety of campus and the broader community will not be placed at risk,” Huang said, clarifying, “it is difficult to imagine such a situation at this time, so exceptions are unlikely. 

I understand that to have a disruption expected to last a couple of weeks extend for months is disheartening. Nevertheless, these measures are essential to help curb COVID-19’s spread," Huang concluded.

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