The University of Arkansas has had its fair share of challenges this year. With COVID-19 cases on the rise, the 2021 spring semester still remains in uncharted territory. However, the UA is still encouraging students to take in-person classes.
John Thomas, Manager of University Communications, said the UA worked diligently to discuss how to conduct in-person classes safely, and feels as though they've achieved that goal with what they have put in place. -KNWA/Fox24
This semester, in-person classes are up 43 percent, which is slightly under the University's 50 percent goal.
Some instructors and teaching assistants were given incentives (up to $4,000 extra!) to teach face-to-face.
The university intends to remains vigilant in its COVID-19 precautionary measures, updating its COVID-19 Dashboard