Since we are at the end of the Spring semester, the weirdest and shocking semester in my life, we are starting to look at the future semesters. As we know that the Summer 1 semester will be the same as the Spring semester where courses will be totally virtual, which is a good decision. What about the Fall semester?
In the fall semester, there may be a decision that the semester will be an optional face to face instruction. Optional here means that students can choose between attending lectures at the campus or attend them at home using online teaching. Of course, this will add more efforts to instructors to prepare both instructions but if they recorded their videos correctly, they can use these videos to be the virtual part. This way, instructors will be able to offer both types without any extra efforts.
We also need to have COVID19 tests available to students, this will help all people in the university to be safe and away from the infection. I know that this will cost the university a lot, but spending money to save your people’s health will be less expensive than spending money to treat them.
What about the fees? We all pay a lot of money in what is called, comprehensive fees, these fees are related to activities and benefits that happen only on campus. Honestly, I only use the bus and the Gym. So, I pay money for things that I will never use or never used before. Since the Fall may be optional to come to the campus, the fees should be reduced because it will be insane to pay for the Gym or the bus and you are in another state or country.
At the end, I hope that the Fall semester is a normal semester where I teach in a face to face mode. I missed talking to my students and telling jokes and taking images with them. I am really sad that this Spring semester’s students will not see each other again and we will not have the class image as what I used to do in previous semesters.
Miss all of my students