Oklahoma University (OU) is considering keeping classes online not just during next fall but also for next spring, that is, spring 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic, reported campus newspaper OU Daily.
However, OU still hasn’t yet decided how it will conduct even the upcoming fall semester. The options being considered are returning to in-person classes in the fall, returning to in-person classes in the spring, or remaining online for both the fall and spring.
“This is a lot of scenario planning. We don’t have a lot of certainty,” said interim OU president Joseph Harroz, during a virtual Faculty Senate meeting on Monday.
The university, like many others, has moved all classes online for the rest of the current semester. It has also moved summer classes online through July 31.
Last week, Boston University said it may reopen its campus only in January 2021 and not in fall this year. If the university does decide it won’t reopen until next January, “summer 2021 academics would replace those now planned for fall 2020,” said an article on the university’s website.