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Clark College plans more on-campus classes for fall

By , Columbian staff writer
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Clark College announced Wednesday it will take a major step forward in the return to full in-person instruction by offering more than 400 fall classes with a partial on-campus component.

“This is an exciting moment for the college, as we prepare to safely welcome large numbers of students and employees back to a campus that has been too quiet for far too long,” Clark College President Karin Edwards in a statement.

“At the same time, it’s important to understand that we are not making this decision rashly,” the statement said. “We will continue to follow the guidance of our state and local public health agencies to ensure that this return is done with everyone’s safety in mind.”

Fall term begins Sept. 20. The college has conducted remote-only instruction for the majority of classes since the campus first shut down in-person instruction because of COVID-19 last spring.

The college said 25 percent of fall classes will be taught in person, or have a hybrid instructional model — partly in person, and partly online. Others will be what the college calls “web enhanced” — taught in person, but with online materials.

More in-person instruction comes following Clark’s announcement of an in-person 2021 commencement ceremony June 17.

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