GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Davenport University will offer classes on campus and online, introducing a “hybrid approach” that will combine in-person and online learning in the same classes.
“Our university has the flexibility, the agility and the experience to adapt and ensure our students don’t miss a step when it comes to their future,” said Davenport President Dr. Richard Pappas in a release.
The school will take several steps to follow federal, state, and NCAA guidelines:
- Smaller class sizes combining in-seat and online learning
- New cleaning protocols using whole room disinfectant devices
- Requiring masks and hand washing and offering disinfectants
- Health screen and testing protocols when appropriate
- 100% private bedrooms in residence halls on Grand Rapids campus
- Take-out options in dining services
The plan was developed by the school’s Coronavirus Preparedness Taskforce, a group from across the organization.