With further restrictions and fear of infection, student life in America receives another blow from January.
Virtual instruction in early January for Stanford University has been announced although, it’s referred to as a temporary switch. For the spring classes that begin late in the month at Harvard University, school officials said most learning and work will be done remotely in the first three weeks of January.
Varying Plans across Universities for the January intake
The vague and non-definite answers on January classes is a common problem across American Universities.
Columbia University, which comes under the Ivy League, has started the first two weeks of classes. Whether they start on the most common date, January 18, or earlier in the month, it will be virtual, a move that applies to all classes.
Duke University announced that most classes from January 5 to 8 would be remote, but in-person classes are expected to resume from January 10.
George Washington University put up the theory of return to complete in-person activities from January 18, but for now, they have opted for virtual classes.
The UC system schools like the University of California in Los Angeles, the University of California at San Diego, UC Irvine, UC-Santa Barbara, and UC-Riverside have decided to start the next term remotely.
They will eventually hold all or most classes virtually for the first two weeks of the winter quarter.
Petitions of Students and faculty members
Students, as expected, are dreading going back to virtual sessions and learning.
The ranking numbers of Omicron, on the other hand, are making the faculty members sign petition for delaying the in-person classes until mid-January.
The University of Michigan, for instance, had its 800 faculty members coming up with such petition.