“the university’s COVID-19 safety protocols are insufficient to teach in person, they said”
This is going to happen at a lot of schools this fall, and maybe it’s not such a bad thing.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:
University of North Georgia lecturers resign instead of teaching in person
University of North Georgia lecturers Cornelia Lambert and Lorraine Buchbinder were scheduled to begin teaching Monday, the first day of the fall semester, on the school’s Gainesville campus.
Instead, they were home. They both resigned because the university’s COVID-19 safety protocols are insufficient to teach in person, they said.
Both lecturers were supposed to teach five courses this semester, with a total of about 160 students in those classes. The university said Monday it has assigned other faculty members to teach the courses.
The decisions reflect the mounting frustration among many faculty members at public and private colleges and universities across Georgia that their schools do not have enough resources or enforcement guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on their campuses. Some Spelman College faculty announced Thursday they wouldn’t teach in person unless the school provided “clear and enforceable protocol and safety guidelines.” Spelman administrators announced several changes, such as providing masks and other sanitation supplies in each classroom, and the college said faculty would return to in-person instruction Monday.
Many of the state’s largest colleges and universities have reported an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in recent weeks as students have returned to campus. The University of North Georgia reported on its website Monday 57 positive student and 16 positive employee cases in the last 14 days. University officials note the numbers include reports by students and employees who have self-reported a positive COVID-19 test and the totals may include reports from individuals who have not been on campus recently. The entire university had nearly 20,000 students and more than 660 faculty members last year.
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