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Your guide for the return to the Student Center

September 23, 2020

Following the Chronicle's "Reopening Columbia: keeping campus safe" video, here you will get a chance to follow Chronicle staffers showing you floor-by-floor what you can expect when you visit the reopened...

BREAKING: First two weeks of classes will be taught completely online

BREAKING: First two weeks of classes will be taught completely online

August 10, 2020

All classes will be held remotely during the first two weeks of the Fall semester—even if they are designated as in-person or hybrid—and access to campus buildings will be limited to allow students...

Data analysis: nearly half of fall classes to be held entirely online

Data analysis: nearly half of fall classes to be held entirely online

July 20, 2020

For some students, returning to an online and hybrid-heavy course load for the Fall 2020 semester falls short of their pre-pandemic hopes and expectations. A recent Chronicle data analysis of 1,86...

Faculty and staff will be required to take coronavirus-related online training before returning to campus beginning Friday, June 26, and Monday, July 6 for students enrolled in summer courses.

BREAKING: Mandatory online training required for return to campus

June 23, 2020

As part of precautionary measures outlined in the Campus Reopening Plan, faculty, staff and summer semester students are required to complete online coronavirus-related training before returning to campus...

BREAKING: Fall course schedule updated with a mixture of online, in-person and hybrid delivery

BREAKING: Fall course schedule updated with a mixture of online, in-person and hybrid delivery

June 15, 2020

Updated Tuesday, June 16 at 9:00 a.m. with additional interviews.  After weeks of deliberation, the academic space planning team and campus reopening task force have updated the fall course sc...

Hybrid courses, a combination of in-person and online instruction, will be offered at Columbia for the Summer term if Illinois enters phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's five-phase plan by July.

Hybrid courses: the future of combined in-person and online summer classes

May 28, 2020

Shanna VanDerwerker, an adjunct faculty member in the Theatre Department, has never taught a hybrid course before, but this summer she will be one of 15 instructors teaching both online and in-person. VanDerwerker will be teaching “Musical Th...

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