(UPDATE MAY 28): LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- In a letter sent to students Thursday, UNLV said the school will extend remote learning for all lecture-based courses of 75 students or more for the Fall 2020 semester.
In addition, distance-learning capabilities will be applied to other courses on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with instructors, according to the university. UNLV is weighing the suitability of certain courses for remote delivery.
"Our goal is to achieve a 50/50 mix of remote instruction and in-person courses, and we are on track to achieve that thus far," the letter said. "We know that you want to make informed choices about what courses you will take in the fall, including the mode of delivery. We anticipate making changes in MyUNLV by the beginning of July so that you will be aware of which courses or sections are remote and which are in-person. We will let you know when that information is ready for you to view."
UNLV recommended pupils reach out to their advisors prior to enrollment and reassured students that the distance education fee would be waved if in-person instruction is unavailable.
For medical and healthcare students (Medicine, Nursing, Dental, Physical Therapy, etc.) studies will undergo "different procedures" per course, under the advisement of program deans and directors, the letter said.
"The university will continue to place the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff at the forefront of our decisions. We want nothing more than to see you in person in the fall and we will do what is necessary to keep you and our entire community as safe as possible."
ORIGINAL STORY (MARCH 12):
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- UNLV will transition to remote operations after Spring Break, the university announced in a release Thursday.
In an address, UNLV President Marta Meana said the school would begin remote or virtual instruction starting Monday, March 23 out of "an abundance of caution" amid growing coronavirus concerns.
"The transition to remote instruction can result in unexpected impacts and complications for every member of our university community, and we need to be patient, flexible, and support each other during this challenging time," Meana said in a statement.