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Madison College outlines plan for fall semester

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison College President Jack Daniels outlined his plan for the upcoming fall semester on Wednesday.

“Our plans are aligned and consistent with local orders and ordinances of the cities and counties we are located in, as well as the State of Wisconsin’s rules and regulations,” Daniels said. “While many of us want our campus return to be back to normal, it will look very different. New safety protocols have been implemented, and we need everyone in our community to commit to a shared responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

Daniels says despite the challenges and uncertainties of the coronavirus pandemic, the college is committed to providing an array of flexible courses to meet student and industry needs.

Courses will be mostly online, with remote delivery options including online and online live. Daniels says he anticipates approximately 70 percent of courses to be offered in remote formats.

For programs, credentials and courses that require some in-person instruction, the focus is on hybrid delivery (a combination of online and in-person). Fully in-person classes will be extremely limited to targeted occupational programs.

Daniels added that in-person instruction is scheduled to wrap up by Thanksgiving wherever possible, with the remainder of the semester completed online.

Because online access may be limited for some students, Daniels says the college will loaning laptop computers and Wi-Fi hotspots at no cost during the fall semester.

Daniels also says the credit/no-credit option that was offered this past spring and summer to students, will be available again this fall.

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