Goldey-Beacom College transitions to fully online instruction
Goldey-Beacom College announced Aug. 20 that undergraduate classes are now online; graduate and doctoral classes are already 100% online.
“Although we optimistically planned for the return of our students to the classroom this fall, we have been ready for this abrupt change,” said GBC President Colleen Perry Keith.
Until the decision was announced, the college planned to use a hybrid format. Over the past several months, the leadership team has been developing a contingency plan for multiple scenarios. At this time, prevailing conditions dictated an immediate transition to online instruction.
Keith assured the college community, saying, “this is not a last-minute scramble, but rather a sad concession to the inevitable reality of the times, and we are prepared to meet it with the same level of integrity we would have brought to the hybrid class format.”
The college’s first priority is to protect its students and employees. Fall classes will begin online Aug. 24. On-campus housing for residential students is suspended for the fall semester. Move-in weekend, scheduled for Aug. 21-23, is cancelled.
For more, visit gbc.edu.