The Hard Truth About the Fall
All across higher education, college leaders are searching for a way to make sense of our new existence. The Covid-19 crisis has changed everything about our lives and institutions. As I observe the various decisions that colleges are making with regard to this fall — according to a Chronicle tally, a vast majority are planning for a semester in person — I’m skeptical that those decisions will hold up when the start of classes is imminent and there still is no vaccine or widespread testing. What interests will colleges choose to serve? Will it be the health of students and staff? Or will institutional and financial concerns rule the day?
Originally published: May 15, 2020
Author: Michael J. Sorrell
Institution: Paul Quinn College
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed