CLEVELAND — Cleveland State University announced Tuesday that it will move to full-remote instruction following Thanksgiving amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Beginning Nov. 30, fall classes--including all lecture courses offered in face-to-face and hybrid formats, a majority of in-person labs, exams and tests--will be remote. The university initially intended to complete the fall semester as designed based on a data-driven model that it put into place, but the number of growing virus cases has forced the school to reconsider out of an abundance of caution for the safety and health of their students and community.
"At CSU, we will always place faculty, student and staff health and well-being first," CSU Provost Jianping Zhu said in a statement. "After reviewing our community health data and assessing potential for additional risk to our campus community when students return from Thanksgiving break, we have made the decision to forego the last week of on-campus classes and on-campus final exams. In the coming days, I will be working with our deans and faculty to ensure each student completes their courses, clinical and research experiences and labs as planned."
The college's last day of on-campus classes is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 25.