STCL Houston Announces Plan for Fall Instruction, Developed to Ensure Safety, Excellence During COVID-19 Pandemic
After careful consideration and consultation with students, faculty, and staff — in addition to other national law school deans — South Texas College of Law Houston President and Dean Michael F. Barry this week shared the school’s plan for fall instruction during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In a series of virtual town hall sessions this week with continuing students, new first-year students, and staff, Barry outlined the school’s plan, which predominately includes distance learning and a limited number of in-person classes, primarily for 1L students.
Through Zoom, Barry emphasized the three key priorities driving the school’s operations for the fall semester, including 1) The safety of students, faculty, and staff; 2) Continued excellence in academics and teaching; and 3) Continuity of the exceptional South Texas community.
Barry highlighted the school’s efforts to meet these priorities and shared his confidence, both in the caliber of instruction and sense of community, students can expect as they begin the 2020-2021 academic year. In fact, Barry recently announced the creation of a steering committee focused exclusively on promoting and sustaining STCL Houston’s inviting, inclusive community despite the current distance learning environment.
In the town hall meetings, he also highlighted the many actions the school has taken to prevent the spread of infection on campus. From detailed signage and floor stickers to help with social distancing, to twice-daily cleanings and the installation of plexiglass shields in the foyer, the school’s new upgrades should ease students’ concerns while on campus.
For more information about the law school’s detailed fall plans, as well as an FAQ and links to helpful COVID-19 resources, please visit www.stcl.edu/health.