Leadership at The King’s University, with the help of the TKUnited Task Force, has released a plan for returning to campus for the Fall 2020 semester. That plan and the latest information can be found at tku.edu/covid.
The TKUnited Task Force, comprised of members of various sectors of the university was formed to address university plans to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The product of that taskforce was the TKUnited COVID-19 Response Plan. The plan provides a broad framework for guiding decisions and operations in various scenarios created by the pandemic. “We are doing everything possible to make things safe,” says TKU President, Dr. Jon Chasteen. “We are living in uncertain times, but one thing that is certain is that we are ready for our students, faculty, and staff to come back.”
The TKUnited plan for returning to campus in the Fall semester, outlines five different status levels ranging from 1) Normal to 5) Shelter in Place. Upon return to campus on August 17, the status level will be 3) Maximum Reduction, which requires 35 percent capacity in classrooms, chapel, and other events, plus the use of face coverings in common spaces whenever social distancing cannot be maintained. These status levels and other helpful resources regarding TKU’s response to COVID-19 (including a virtual learning request forms), can be found at tku.edu/covid.
In order to accommodate on-ground classes while adhering to the 35 percent capacity limitation, TKU has devised a Course Alternation Plan (CAP) that will rotate students between in-person and virtual class attendance. The CAP rotation for each course can be found within Blackboard on the course landing page. Information about class times and room assignments can be found in the Student Portal. “We are doing everything in our power to make this a pleasant experience but we are requesting grace during this time,” says Dr. Chasteen. “We must remain united in this process.”
For questions, use the contact form found at tku.edu/covid.