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Return to Learn

Return to Learn

An Inclusive Approach

Based on the successful conclusion for the Fall 2020 semester under the original Return to Learn plans, A-State plans to operate for the Spring 2021 semester and beyond based on feedback from the campus community with our 2021 edition of the Return to Learn.

Plan Overview and Development

The original Return to Learn plan began with an inclusive approach that we believe is the best way to plan for the fall. On May 5, we announced to the campus the creation of seven COVID-19 continuity task forces. The Chancellor’s Cabinet serves as the ad hoc A-State Continuity Advisory Committee (ACAC). Cabinet members developed and lead their task forces, which were charged with making recommendations to the ACAC, which in turn, made recommendations to the Chancellor. The resulting Fall 2020 Return to Learn plan led to most of the semester conducted on campus. Discussions and meetings with the same advisory groups produced modifications that were adopted for the Spring 2021 Return to Learn plan and the outlines for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 Continued Learning on Campus.

From the Chancellor

Chancellor Kelly Damphousse in a face covering

A-State is committed to ensuring that the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students is our highest priority, while also seeking to continue delivering the highest quality learning and working environment possible.


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Plan version issued: December 17, 2020