UNCC Chancellor Says Decision About Virtual Learning Will Happen Next Week
UNC Charlotte Chancellor Sharon Gaber sent a letter to students and staff saying they will know by the middle of next week if the university will move to full virtual learning due to COVID-19.
Gaber says, “I have been very clear in my conversations with the UNC System that the health and safety of our campus community is paramount to me. I have heard from many of you about a desire to move to all online instruction, while many others have reached out to express your excitement about in-person campus life and classes. Unfortunately, there is no perfect answer that will meet everyone’s needs. We are in active discussions with the System Office and public health officials to assess all available options to us moving forward. I expect to have more information to share with you by mid-next week.”
Read the full letter that was sent to students and staff HERE.
WCCB’s Trish Williford talked with several students from UNCC who are pushing for complete virtual learning. View that story below.
Original Story (Posted August 19, 2020):
UNCC Student Government Pushing For Complete Virtual Learning
CHARLOTTE— Some students at UNC Charlotte are pushing for complete virtual learning this fall.
The SGA President is asking leaders to reconsider their stance on in-person campus learning.
The SGA sent a letter to school officials requesting a meeting to discuss the matter. Many students are concerned after a cluster of Covid 19 cases at UNC Chapel Hill which forced the school to scrap in-person learning. Even Mecklenburg County’s Public Health Director expressed concerns. Instructors and students told us they’re torn over this issue.
“I think if they have the necessary safety precautions it should be fine wear a mask and limit the occupancy in the classrooms I would be ok with even though I do have a pre existing condition I still think I’d be ok,” says student Candace Chambers.
UNCC officials are expected to respond to the SGA President’s letter Wednesday.
Students have until Friday to cancel on campus housing without facing a penalty.