🗓 Tomorrow is July 1—the unofficial date by when many campuses plan to announce their reopening strategies for the fall semester.
Think about the last few months in higher ed.
First, there were decisions in March to close campuses for a few weeks. That was followed by the pivot to fully online classes for the spring semester. A few weeks later, summer classes were canceled or moved online. Now, we’re talking about the fall semester. Few seem to be talking about the thing that will be here before they know it — the spring 2021 semester.
No one knows what’s happening with this virus. An executive at a Fortune 100 company told me yesterday it’s planning for a disrupted in-person workplace for the next two years!
So, why is higher ed planning in increments of months, just to have to “replan” a few weeks later?
As colleges have begun to announce their fall plans in recent days and weeks, three big fault lines are emerging…