University Of Illinois Announces Return To Campus This Fall
There will be a mix of virtual and in-person learning on campus this fall.
Before we get to the possibly huge implication this brings let's take a look at some of the highlights.
- Classes will be a mixture of in-person and remote instruction to provide physical distancing.
- In-person courses and classroom schedules will be adjusted to ensure physical distancing.
- Accommodations will be made where possible for students and faculty that are in vulnerable and at-risk groups and for students who cannot come to campus because of travel restrictions.
- Classrooms will be cleaned/disinfected daily
- Washable masks will be given to all students and required in all classrooms.
- Faculty and instructors will be given training over the summer to ensure high-quality online and distance instruction
Sound good? Now the important stuff.
This is a HUGE move in the right direction for us to have college football this year. There was no way the NCAA could allow STUDENT-athletes on campus if they decided it was too dangerous for regular students to be there. That combined with news like this:
Things weren't looking great for college football to start up this fall. There's still A LOT of things that need to happen before Week 0 kicks off but this is a step in the right direction.