BIG SPRING, Texas (Nexstar) – According to the Principal’s recent press release on student success, due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state, Howard College campuses will begin online the first two weeks of the spring semester.
Howard College Principal Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks emphasized in the press release that the university is taking this interim measure to “prioritise the health of our students, faculty, staff, and community. We and feel the best way to do this right now, is to go virtual for some courses during the first two weeks of classes. “
January 24 is when the university plans to reassess cases in the area and safely move back to regular in-person classes by January 31. On-campus services remain are offered to students at this time, but the school advises everyone to call ahead as hours and availability may have changed due to staffing changes due to health-related issues.
As stated by Howard College President, Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks; “Our focus right now is to start the semester as normally as possible with this temporary measure to protect the health of our students, staff, and the communities we serve,” Sparks said. “We plan to return to face-to-face instruction for all courses as quickly as possible but will do so when the condition is in remission, which will provide the best opportunity and environment for our students to success.”
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