SAN MARCOS, Texas - Texas State University is planning on resuming in-person learning for classes held during the second summer session. In-person learning will begin on July 6 and continue into the fall 2020 semester.
Summer I classes (June 1-July 1) will continue to be delivered remotely.
“As we anticipate returning to face-to-face instruction for summer II classes and the fall semester, we are working to adapt university operations to ensure we have a safe, healthy learning and working environment for our students, faculty and staff,” said Texas State President Denise Trauth.
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According to Texas State University, several pandemic and post-pandemic work groups were established to address areas related to safety, learning, and university operations. “When we return to in-person instruction, we are preparing to operate in a very different environment. I have established five workgroups to create a university-wide plan that will drive the actions we will take to mitigate risks, deliver quality education, and protect our university community,” said Texas State President Trauth.
The workgroups, comprised of university faculty and experts, include:
- Continuity of Education to make recommendations regarding instructional delivery and explore scenarios related to face-to-face delivery
- Health, Safety, and Wellness to develop process and protocols to mitigate risks and ensure a healthy community environment
- Continuity of Housing to address the return of students living on the San Marcos Campus
- Continuity of Research to develop a plan to safely resume research activities
- Faculty and Staff Morale to address employee needs and well-being.
During the 2020 spring semester in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Texas State transitioned more than 5,200 courses to remote learning on March 30, and approximately 5,000 students moved from the San Marcos campus.
More than 80 percent of faculty and staff also transitioned to working remotely to sustain university operations.
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