McMaster University has an update on planning for Fall 2021
The Return to McMaster group has been meeting regularly since its formation in February, leaning on McMaster’s researchers, staff, faculty, and students’ expertise and experiences. They are focused on making decisions that are agile, evidence-based, and always putting the community’s health, safety, and well-being first.
As long as public health restrictions allow, McMaster will significantly increase the number of on-campus classes. They will focus primarily on the hands-on, community-engaged, and problem-based learning McMaster is known for. The University asked students what worked well this past year and what they missed most during the pandemic. This information helps Faculties and programs develop plans specific to their courses and determine which classes have been working well virtually, which would benefit from being held in-person, which could run well in a hybrid setting. Ultimately, the University wants as many students as possible to have the opportunity to attend in-person learning activities in the fall.