Madison College weathering pandemic with improved accessibility, student 'resilience'


The Cap Times recently interviewed Madison College President Jack Daniels about how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the upcoming fall semester, which begins Aug. 31.

At this time, about 70% of classes at the college will be fully online, 25% hybrid and 5% in person. 

Unlike many larger, four-year universities that scrambled to offer coursework remotely, Daniels told the newspaper that Madison College is no stranger to online learning. He said even before the pandemic, about 40% of the college's classes were online or hybrid.

Daniels says providing students with laptops or remote learning assistants is not only an issue of academics, but also equity, intimately tied to concerns about enrollment and access.