How the Pandemic Changed Higher Education in California
Ashley Smith, Michael Burke, and Larry Gordon, EdSource
In the beginning, some thought the coronavirus pandemic would last just a few weeks. Instead, after more than a year, it has completely changed higher education in ways that will persist even after college campuses repopulate and California and the United States reach some form of herd immunity.
The most significant change concerns instruction and learning, with the vast majority of students and faculty in online classes. But other changes exist, as well, including a more intense focus on mental health and campuses becoming more flexible with how they operate.