Chapman Leaders Discuss University’s Fall Planning at Virtual Town Hall
President Daniele Struppa and university leaders held a virtual town hall to provide faculty and staff with updates about the planning taking place for the fall semester. The event touched on a host of topics, including questions surrounding the return to campus, awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s guidance, Chapman’s financial stability, flexible modes of instruction, health and safety protocols and more.
At the start of the event, President Struppa acknowledged the uncertainty still surrounding the return to campus given that official guidelines by the governor’s office have yet to be issued. “At this point it’s increasingly unlikely that we will be able to open face-to-face in August,” said Struppa. “The plan is we will be face-to-face as soon as we are allowed to,” he said.
Executive Vice President and Provost Glenn Pfeiffer noted that Chapman continues to operate in a multiple plan mode – preparing both for full remote instruction in the beginning of fall and for an eventual transition to campus when it is safe to do so.
When the return to campus happens, a vast array of health and safety protocols will be deployed to help keep campus healthy, said Vice President of Facilities Management Rick Turner.
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