Up to 50 Percent of Classes Will Be Held in Person This Fall
What happens when a “hands-on” education suddenly becomes impossible? Sherman College faced this very question when the COVID-19 pandemic reached a critical point this March. As the college has begun working through its four-stage reopening plan, virtual learning will phase out, and our hands-on doctor of chiropractic program will resume, with up to 50 percent of classes being held in person during the fall quarter.
This is the college’s first major step toward a return to normal operations since moving to online learning in March. The Summer quarter is currently being held online with limited (and voluntary) live instruction for select courses. This expansion of in-person classes for the fall quarter will help reacclimate students and employees to being on campus while also allowing the college to identify and address obstacles before our emergency distance education waiver (granted by accreditation agencies earlier this year) expires permanently on December 31.
Comprehensive Reopening Plan
To ensure that our student learning and employee environments are safe, the college has developed a comprehensive plan for reopening that complies with federal and state standards and that will help us reduce exposure to and transmission of COVID-19. An updated version of the Reopening Guide, soon to be released, will provide important information for members of the Sherman community who may have special concerns. In addition, each department has been instructed to develop a specific plan for employees and students to safely return.
Sherman College is committed to keeping safety, security, and student success at the forefront of all actions. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 updates and state, local, and national recommendations as we finalize plans for the fall quarter, and we will communicate any updates with you. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work together through these procedures.
While these are indeed times of great uncertainty, Sherman College has maintained its close community and has embraced the chiropractic concept of adaptation (which you’ll soon learn more about!). Our successes have required flexibility, teamwork, patience, and dedication. Despite the circumstances against us, we haven’t slowed down, and we are excited to continue educating our country’s next generation of Doctors of Chiropractic.