This college is responding to an often-ignored population: Working adults - The Washington Post

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This college is responding to an often-ignored population: Working adults - The Washington PostThis college is responding to an often-ignored population: Working adults - The Washington PostPosted: 23 Sep 2020 07:45 AM PDT On Wednesday, Paul Quinn will become the first historically Black college to partner with Guild Education, a Denver-based firm that works with companies such as Walmart and Lowe's to provide education benefits to employees. Paul Quinn is among dozens of colleges and universities, including Southern New Hampshire University and the University of Florida, offering credentials and degrees through Guild. Employees of the companies in the Guild network can access all of Paul Quinn's courses and four-year-degree programs. The college has short-term credential programs and accelerated degrees designed for working adults. "This is about unlocking the potential of America's workforce," Sorrell said. "It's about moving people forward using higher e…

South Florida colleges and universities discuss reopening plans - WPBF West Palm Beach

Some colleges and universities across the country have been opening, then closing and going virtual because of the sudden spread of COVID-19 on campus.In South Florida, most schools are sticking to their reopening plans. Palm Beach Atlantic University started its fall semester on Monday, Aug. 17.“I think they’re taking every precaution that they can, you have to wear a mask everywhere you go," said Mia Fisher, student at Palm Beach Atlantic University.In a statement, University President Dr. Debra Schwinn wrote in part: “We are testing students this first week of class. We expect some students to be positive and will isolate them safely and comfortably to reduce spread of the virus.”The school is also providing virtual classes as an option to students. Over at Florida Atlantic University, classes start on Saturday, Aug. 22. “All in-person courses are also being delivered remote, so a transition to full-remote is something that could be done without interruption to academic delivery," said an FAU spokesperson. Palm Beach State College is hoping a hybrid and phased-in approach, with part in-person and the majority enrolling in online classes, will help avoid any major issues.“What’s great about a phased approach is that you have more a campus to work with so it’s easier to provide the social distancing and those things that lead to safer environment," said President Ava Parker.

Some colleges and universities across the country have been opening, then closing and going virtual because of the sudden spread of COVID-19 on campus.

In South Florida, most schools are sticking to their reopening plans.

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Palm Beach Atlantic University started its fall semester on Monday, Aug. 17.

“I think they’re taking every precaution that they can, you have to wear a mask everywhere you go," said Mia Fisher, student at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

In a statement, University President Dr. Debra Schwinn wrote in part: “We are testing students this first week of class. We expect some students to be positive and will isolate them safely and comfortably to reduce spread of the virus.”

The school is also providing virtual classes as an option to students.

Over at Florida Atlantic University, classes start on Saturday, Aug. 22.

“All in-person courses are also being delivered remote, so a transition to full-remote is something that could be done without interruption to academic delivery," said an FAU spokesperson.

Palm Beach State College is hoping a hybrid and phased-in approach, with part in-person and the majority enrolling in online classes, will help avoid any major issues.

“What’s great about a phased approach is that you have more a campus to work with so it’s easier to provide the social distancing and those things that lead to safer environment," said President Ava Parker.



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