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To: Dr. Susan A. Cole
Petition for more remote courses at MSU
We, the students of Montclair State University, petition the administration to offer more remote courses for the 2021-2022 academic year. We request that the remote classes be available for higher, as well as for lower division courses, to meet the needs of students in all grade-levels.
At present, the courses which will be available in the fall largely consist of in-person learning. This does not fairly accommodate all students, including commuters who make up 75% of the Montclair State population, students with disabilities who may face more challenges attending courses on campus and students who are not comfortable resuming live-instruction at Montclair State University due to COVID-19.
As we transition into the "new normal" and embark on a path of healing and recovery, we call on the administration to prioritize student welfare, safety and access to education, in light of the challenges imposed by COVID-19. We urge the administration to consider and fairly represent the entire student body of Montclair State University by providing an equal mix of online and in-person courses for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Why is this important?
I am a student at Montclair State University who believes that every student has a right to advocate for what they believe in. MSU students should have a say in the decisions that impact them.