In an email released to the campus community this morning, Capital announced that it plans to return to in-person learning at all three campuses this fall.
According to the email, the main reasoning behind this decision was the declining COVID-19 cases nationally and locally, the ongoing vaccine rollout and conversations with students, faculty, staff and the Franklin County Public Health commissioner.
“The post-COVID reopening strategy likely will include the continuation of PPE, symptom tracking, and intentional ventilation,” Provost Jody Fournier stated in the email.
As for the use of Zoom, asynchronous classes, and other learning technologies, those will be evaluated for whether hybrid classes could successfully be incorporated into specific curriculum.
“We have an opportunity to become the premier private residential hybrid university,” Fournier said.
At this time, no information has been provided as to how this will affect summer classes. Additionally, the larger context of how Capital will position itself as the premier private residential hybrid university is still unclear.
The Chimes will continue to track this developing story. To see the full news release from the university, click here.