EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State University announced Thursday that it will continue to administer courses online throughout the summer semester.
The move comes after MSU moved online courses from March 11 to the end of the spring semester and postponed the start. Online summer courses start May 11.
MSU professors will work to ensure that summer online offerings are the same educational experiences students expect from MSU, according to a press release. The university is also working to expand summer course offerings to provide students with additional opportunities to earn credits during the summer and progress to their degree regardless of their physical location, the publication says. .
“The fluidity of this pandemic forces us to make this difficult decision, but necessary to best protect our students, professors, staff and guests,” MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said in a statement. Press. “We recognize that these difficult decisions have a profound impact on our students. MSU remains committed to providing the support necessary to help members of our community succeed in these extraordinary circumstances. “
The university also announced a new online student orientation for all incoming students. On-campus programs for undergraduates that cannot be offered online, including those offered by the graduate school, are on hold.
MSU is also canceling its pre-K-12 summer college camps and pre-college programs that cannot be transferred online, as well as Grandparents U. Those already enrolled in Grandparents U will receive a full refund, said responsible.
The Youth in Government and Michigan Disabilities Sports Alliance Victory Games events are also canceled, the statement said.
More information on MSU and its response to the coronavirus pandemic can be found here.
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