Kirkwood in-person classes to return for fall

Students listen to a professor's lecture at Kirkwood Community College. CREDIT KIRKWOOD
Students listen to a professor's lecture at Kirkwood Community College. CREDIT KIRKWOOD

A class at Kirkwood Community College, shown in an undated photo. Socially distanced in-person classes will resume this fall, the institution announced. CREDIT KIRKWOOD

By CBJ News Staff
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Kirkwood Community College will be open this fall and resume in-person classes and activities, as well as offer online and hybrid learning formats, the institution announced today.

Depending on specific program requirements, students will attend classes on campus in smaller class sizes, online with no fixed meeting time, online at a scheduled time, or have the flexibility to choose to learn either in-person or online.

According to Kirkwood Vice President of Academic Affairs Bill Lamb, while being on-campus will look different this fall, the college is doing everything it can to cater to the ever-changing needs of students.

“We’re putting the finishing touches on the plan to reopen our campuses in a safe and smart way,” Mr. Lamb said in a release. “Kirkwood has always adjusted to the needs of students, but what this virus has forced us to do is take an even deeper look at how we can help our students reach their goals on their terms. While we’re going to have to respect social distancing guidelines, I think students are going to be very pleased by the flexible options they will have at Kirkwood.”

Kirkwood’s campus has largely been empty since March 23, when the college moved a majority of its classes online due to the pandemic. The institution serves nearly 20,000 college-credit students each year from its Cedar Rapids campus and at satellite locations throughout the Corridor’s seven-county region. CBJ