Davenport Univ. to give students choice: classes on campus or online

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Posted at 8:28 AM, May 20, 2020

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.