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In Person Classes/Budget Cuts

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I am wondering who is planning to open in the Fall with in-person classes.  Also, is your institution going to have budget cuts that impact support staff/administrative positions?

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Hi. We just don't know yet. I believe it's the college's plan to reopen in person, but we have to wait and see. All staff are working from home with pay, except for essential housekeeping, grounds people, etc.  We aren't getting raises this year and that's all we know now.

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Thanks for sharing SoCalAdmin.  Our administration is still trying to figure out if we want to bring students back to campus.  Most people are working from home.  There is talk of no faculty raises.  Staff raises are contractual.

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We're planning on students coming back and Faculty doing a hybrid of classes. If the space is too small to socially distance, Faculty are supposed to split the class into 2 groups and schedule half for in class, and the other half joining in via video. And switching it for the next class.

Faculty aren't thrilled with the plan, but it's what we're doing.

We've cancelled Fall Break, Classes run until the Thanksgiving Break, then Reading Day and Exams are online. Students don't come back until the Spring Semester begins. Hopefully with no student travel between August and November, it will cut down on any possible exposure that they could bring back to campus.

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Our plan is similar with students starting in early September and not returning to campus after Thanksgiving.  Everyone on campus will be required to wear a mask even when outside.  Half of classes are now online and the other half in person.  Administration is still working on locations for in person classes and if space is not available the class will be moved to online.  A lot to figure out before students arrive.  Numerous committees on campus addressing various issues.  Of course, all of this could change with second wave.

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Good morning.  I work for a state university in Florida.  We are planning on having students return in the fall.  Some classes will be in-person if the room is large enough for social distancing.  These classes will also be live-streamed for those who can't fit in the classroom.  We also offer many of our classes on-line already so those will continue.  We will also end the semester at Thanksgiving break and have final exams on-line.  We have been doing all on-line classes since March after spring break.  We do have summer semesters as well.  All faculty and staff are working from home except essential facilities folks.  We will have a face cover mandate as well as random testing when we return to campus (not everyone is expected to return to the office in the fall).  Although with the cases rising in Florida, most things are up in the air right now.

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