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Weber State looking to increase face-to-face instruction in spring

Only 11% of fall classes have face-to-face interaction
Posted at 10:58 AM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 12:58:32-04

OGDEN, Utah — Officials at Weber State University hope to increase face-to-face instruction in the upcoming Spring 2021 semester.

Currently, only 30% of classes at the school have an on-campus component, with only 11% being completely in-person learning.

Administrators made a decision to move towards more on-campus classes so students can prepare and consider their course schedule.

“The goal is to provide students with a variety of options that allow them to choose a schedule to meet their preferred classroom delivery method while limiting the number of individuals on campus,” said Provost Ravi Krovi via email.

Feedback from a survey taken during the first two weeks of the fall semester showed that students prefer knowing how their instructors will conduct their courses. However, the school says many students preferred having options for classes.

Both students and faculty would like face-to-face to be the predominant class delivery system for courses with labs, arts or anatomy.