CCSU cancels spring break

Published on Monday, 21 September 2020 19:17
Written by Catherine Shen

@cshenNBH

NEW BRITAIN – Central Connecticut State University announced Monday that spring break has been canceled and spring semester will begin Jan. 26, a week later than originally scheduled.

President Zulma Toro said CCSU is developing plans for the next semester and plans to continue the combination of on-site and remote classes and activities. Final exams week, which is scheduled for May 10-16, will continue as planned.

“To prepare for next semester, we need to identify and evaluate strengths and areas for improvement of our HyFlex model and other facets of our Blueprint for Fall 2020. While it is not necessary to reinvent the wheel, we do need to address deficiencies and build on our successes,” Toro said in a released statement.

The university established three new work groups, Academics, Student Activities and Services, and Logistics and Operations.

She said the university staff thought it was important to include new voices, in addition to some of the people who collaborated on the university’s reopening blueprint. The work groups will solicit feedback from the campus community and make recommendations to Toro’s office.

Course registration for the new semester starts on Nov. 6.

The university also had no new covid-19 positive cases over the weekend. Five people are in quarantine while 15 are in isolation.

According to the daily covid-19 dashboard, 436 resident students and staff were tested for the week of Sept. 13-19. Out of the 436, 15 people were tested positive, making it a 3.44% positivity rate.



Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Monday, 21 September 2020 19:17. Updated: Monday, 21 September 2020 19:20.