Just kidding, we’re coming back online

Just kidding, we’re coming back online.

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, hundreds of colleges with optimistic intentions of coming back with in-person instruction options to start the fall semester have recently reversed course and announced that fall will begin with online-only instruction.

The takeaway? Often citing “new scientific evidence”, many of these institutions were likely optimistic about fall because of the financial pressure, and in some cases, “necessity” to be.

But now, many of these institutions who chased incredibly costly campus remodels to enforce distancing protocols, mask requirements and low-density housing arrangements, who now still are unable to return students to campus, this is putting additional financial pressure on an already devastating financial situation.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.