Historically Black Morgan State University in Baltimore is keeping all options open for the fall semester and making appropriate contingency plans. After weeks of strategy sessions with his cabinet, David K. Wilson, president of Morgan State University, has taken actions to protect the University’s financial health throughout the caronavirus crisis and has unveiled three potential planning models to guide operations in the fall.
* Model One was built around a continuation of the current circumstances and current remote operation protocol.
* Model Two involves delaying the start of the next academic year until later in the fall and implementing significant social distancing protocols.
* Model Three is centered on reopening the campus without restrictions and with a return to normal operations.
All three models envision a continuation of significant online instruction. And all open-house and orientation activities will take place in a virtual environment.
“In a perfect world, this fall, the campus will be flush with the bright, smiling faces of students eager to engage in their studies and inspired to change the world. But what this COVID-19 pandemic has shown us is that the world is an imperfect place,” said President Wilson. “The only thing we can attempt to do perfectly now is plan.”