Madison College president shares “State of College” address
First it was an open letter denouncing racism and the unjust death of George Floyd. Now Madison College President Jack Daniels has released his State of the College address to the community.
Daniels discusses everything from the impact of COVID-19 to the importance of providing accessible and affordable education to diverse communities. He also provides a timeline for when faculty and staff may return to campus.
“By July 15, final decisions will be made on fall term course formats. By August 1, final decisions on athletic competitions, travel, and events will be made for the fall semester," Daniels said. "Our academic teams are fine-tuning innovative plans that will ensure maximum flexibility in alternate delivery options to ensure that each course has a contingency plan, should conditions change.”
At this time, Daniels says it is projected that most of the college’s classes will be available through flexible remote delivery. For classes needing in-person instruction, it will be a combination of online and face-to-face delivery.
“We understand that some students may not be comfortable with remote learning,” he said. “We are fully committed to providing technology such as laptops and hot spots to students who need them, along with training and assistance to help ensure success in this new learning environment. As leaders in remote learning for nearly 20 years, our online and remote classes are high-quality, engaging and accessible.”
As the college moves forward in the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, Daniels says he feels more positive than ever about the future.
“Positivity and flexibility have always guided Madison College. These hallmarks of our success are critical to delivering on our mission to provide open access to quality higher education. They are the recurring themes throughout our 108-year history and are even more salient as this pivotal chapter unfolds.”
Daniels says the college will continue to persevere, pushing forward with hope and optimism at every turn to assist students and the community.