Chapman Leadership Hold Virtual Town Hall for Students, Parents About Fall Planning

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President Daniele Struppa and university leaders held a virtual town hall to provide students and families with updated information about plans for fall semester. The event addressed a number of topics, including questions surrounding the return to campus, flexible modes of instruction, classroom technology, student housing, 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. Once the governor’s office has released official guidance, Chapman will be able to move quickly to inform students and parents about what to expect before the start of the fall semester. 

During the town hall, Vice President and CIO Helen Norris discussed technology enhancements to classrooms, faculty training for remote teaching, and the ability to blend both in-person and remote classroom experiences. Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jerry Price answered questions about housing and student life. 

Further updates about these and other topics will be posted on this website.