Remote Classes to Begin at University of Missouri

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The University of Missouri’s campus will remain closed due to winter weather, but it will not prevent professors from teaching or students from studying.

Classes will be held remotely in these cases. In a campus letter sent out Wednesday, Gary Ward, MU vice chancellor for operations, and Provost Latha Ramchand shared this information.

Here’s what the message says : “As we did last year, the university will shift to remote working and learning during inclement weather events to reduce interruptions.”

Faculty will decide on the format, which may include holding sessions over Zoom or assigning readings or other assignments that can be completed at a later time.

The message further states: “Staff who aren’t required to work on campus during a weather event will be expected to telework from home or another location, if possible. Supervisors are responsible for coordinating alternative work plans with their employees.”

Officials may open campus late, close it early, or close it for the full day if the weather is bad.

The message states: “Even if campus is not open, classes and work will continue, ensuring that students can make academic progress and productivity is maintained.”

During the pandemic, which included a lengthy campus shutdown, everyone learned how to adjust to remote work and learning, according to MU spokesperson Christian Basi.

“That demonstrated to us that we could make remote learning work for a snow day.”

Christian Basi, MU Spokesperson

The university will issue a MU Alert, which will send text messages and emails to registered users, post information on the university website, post information on social media, and notify media outlets if the campus status changes due to severe weather, according to the institution.

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