Full-Time Residential Programs to Resume This Fall
As expected, Landmark College will resume our full-time residential programs this fall. Several teams comprising staff and faculty continue to work very hard to ensure that we create a learning and living environment which focuses on the health and safety of students and everyone returning to campus. Also, as we are running some limited summer residential programs, we will benefit greatly by having this experience on our side as fall approaches.
What might the academic year look like? We have been closely monitoring all guidelines for travel, quarantine scenarios, protective equipment and much more. In coming weeks, we will release our operational guidelines regarding travel, arrival on campus, academic schedules, campus life, and all changes related to such. For now, however, please know that it is possible that we could “stagger” arrival of students (smaller numbers of students arriving at different times, and for some earlier in August) and end the residential program at the Thanksgiving break, but complete the final several weeks online.
When on campus, students can expect to earn all the credits they want, need, and expect. However, we may organize academic courses in ways that minimize face-to-face class sizes, that use different learning environments, and that take advantage of good web-based components to provide students and faculty/staff with important time and space. Students can expect the full college experience outside of the learning environments as well, but in ways that reduce various risks. While classrooms, dining areas, residence halls, and the campus at large will adhere to safety guidelines to ensure social distancing and best safety practices, rest assured that it will be a Landmark College experience in terms of the unrivaled amount of support provided in every area.
We thank you for your patience as we work through the changing guidelines and our robust planning work that covers every aspect of the residential program. We appreciate, in advance, your continued flexibility and adaptability as we carefully plan and begin to execute those plans. More specifics on the schedule and operation of the fall semester program (and an early look into winter and spring periods as well) will be forthcoming.
Students will receive a survey next week to offer feedback about potential academic and student life scenarios this fall. Questions and feedback can also be emailed to PublicHealth@landmark.edu.
We are eager to have students back on our campus!
Peter Eden, Ph.D.