The University of Idaho is still committed to in-person classroom instruction this Fall. UI president Scott Green issued the statement in a post on the university’s website on Tuesday.
Green says he appreciates Washington State University’s decision to teach online this Fall, but he remains committed to in-person instruction in Moscow. Green says it’s possible because of the university’s incredible progress designing specific safety protocols with health experts and Gritman Medical Center. He says the robust set of safety measures include requiring testing for all students.
Green points out that over a thousand higher education institutions across the country are planning for classroom instruction this Fall. That list includes Boise State………Idaho State……Lewis-Clark State College and UI competitor institutions in Montana and Utah.
Green also says that moving the UI to only online classes this Fall, “would be the worst possible outcome for many employees and students.”
The administration is hosting an employee town hall to discuss the plans next week.
The Fall semester at the UI begins August 24th.
You can read Green’s statement here https://www.uidaho.edu/-/media/UIdaho-Responsive/Files/health-clinic/covid-19/memos/memo-200728-green.pdf