Students soon return to college campuses with university administrators scrambling to ensure a safe environment in a time of pandemic.

Missouri Western State University interim President Elizabeth Kennedy points out the university starts the fall semester early this year, hoping to wrap up classes prior to Thanksgiving. Kennedy says plans have centered on academics, housing, and safety.

“From the very beginning, we have worked with our faculty to determine how best to deliver our educational content to meet the students’ needs and maintain the academic rigor that we need to,” Kennedy tells an audience gathered on the Northwest Missouri State University campus. “So, for example, faculty have shared their preferences in terms of how they would like to present their courses, whether online, hybrid, some model therein, or face to face.”

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