Whitworth, CC Spokane, NIC Cancel In-Person Instruction Online Courses Will Start after Extended Breaks

By Sokol, Chad | The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), March 14, 2020 | Go to article overview

Whitworth, CC Spokane, NIC Cancel In-Person Instruction Online Courses Will Start after Extended Breaks


Sokol, Chad, The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA)


Whitworth University, North Idaho College and the Community Colleges of Spokane have joined the list of schools canceling in-person classes and preparing to teach lessons online due to COVID-19.

Most colleges and universities in the Inland Northwest already had taken those steps when Washington Gov. Jay Inslee made them a requirement on Friday.

Meanwhile, Washington State University announced Friday it has canceled Mom's Weekend, which was expected draw hordes of students and parents to businesses and events in Pullman in early April. Some schools are considering whether to cancel or postpone graduation ceremonies.

In a post on Whitworth's website, President Beck Taylor said spring break will begin Saturday, a week ahead of schedule. Courses will resume March 30, as originally planned. Inslee's order will require most courses to be taught online at least through April 24.

Whitworth's campus north of Spokane will remain open, and some students are registering to stay in residence halls during the break. Taylor said student-employees should talk to their supervisors about their schedules during the next two weeks. Academic advising will continue, and dining halls will remain open. Athletic programs were suspended Thursday.

"A campus activities committee is being formed to determine which campus events will continue as planned, and which will be modified, postponed or canceled," Taylor said. "At this point, no decisions have been made about end-of-year events like commencement. Our hope is that the current public health threat subsides and we will be able to have these important celebratory events."

In an update Friday, Taylor said Whitworth was forced to cancel a lu'au celebration in light of orders from the governor and the Spokane Regional Health District banning gatherings of more than 250 people.

Gonzaga University also has extended its spring vacation, and WSU and Eastern Washington University have decided to move most courses online.

EWU announced Friday it will teach courses online for its entire spring quarter, which is scheduled to run March 30 through June 12. Some lab sessions will continue with students required to stay 6 feet apart from one another, the university said.

The new crowd restrictions also forced EWU to cancel its Get Lit! literature festival, among other events.

WSU likewise announced Friday it will continue using "distance learning" methods for its entire spring semester, which is slated to end May 8.

"WSU had previously left open the possibility of a return to face-to-face teaching in Pullman at some point during the spring 2020 semester," President Kirk Schulz said in a statement. …

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