CHICO, Calif. – All 23 California State University campuses will continue virtual instruction into the academic term beginning January 2021, the CSU Chancellor, Timothy White announced Thursday.
“After extensive consultation with campus presidents and other stakeholders, and careful consideration of a multitude of factors – regarding the pandemic and its consequences, as well as other matters impacting the university and its operations – I am announcing that the CSU will continue with this primarily virtual instructional approach for the academic term that begins in January 2021, and also will continue with reduced populations in campus housing," said White. “This decision is the only responsible one available to us at this time. And it is the only one that supports our twin North Stars of safeguarding the health, safety and well-being of our faculty, staff, students and communities, as well as enabling degree progression for the largest number of students."
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White said the desire to give students and their families, faculty time to plan, the need to public and promote courses in campus academic plans, and requirements for courses delivered virtually were White's primary reasons for making the announcement early on.
Campuses will develop and communicate their commencement plans during the course of the academic term beginning in January.