Faculty and staff collaborate to create safe learning environment
After an unprecedented hybrid of on-campus and online instruction for the Spring 2020 semester and with a busy summer of preparation ahead, Olivet Nazarene University is moving full force toward Fall 2020. Of course, doing so requires a good deal of synchronized planning and coordination.
In a recent communication to faculty, staff, and current and prospective students, university president Dr. John C. Bowling said, “I anticipate welcoming a strong class of incoming freshmen and transfer students to campus for the start of the fall semester. Nearly all of our returning students have already completed their registration for next year and we are all expecting a thriving on-campus experience.”
Last week, executive vice president and chief financial officer Dr. David Pickering addressed Olivet’s faculty and staff to emphasize the ongoing efforts to plan for a vibrant university experience this fall.
“We are planning this fall for on-ground classes and campus activities that maintain Olivet excellence while following health and safety guidelines. The Steering Committee is working hard to develop recommendations on how to make the semester a success.”
The committee – a diverse group representing seven individual task force committees – was created to optimize campus operations and the student experience while adhering to government safety regulations.
Along with creativity in programming, the Olivet campus is in the midst of renovations in nearly every corner of campus, including Ludwig Center and Burke Administration Building. These, combined with the forthcoming renovations to Reed Hall of Science and Wisner Hall of Nursing will help create value-added learning opportunities for new students and returning students alike.
Specific details regarding safety adjustments to campus life and learning will be communicated to students, faculty and staff in mid-June.