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April 17, 2020

A summary of university changes related to COVID-19

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Here's the summary of changes from April 13-17 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Online instruction continues for summer 2020.

Kansas State University summer 2020 classes will move online at in-state tuition rates and with significantly reduced fees in continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Provost and Executive Vice President Charles Taber's letters to employees and students from Monday, April 13.

The limit on face-to-face events is extended through July.

K-State President Richard Myers said the intention with this extension is to do everything now to aid in resuming on-campus activities and classes in the fall. Oh, and FYI, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly extended the Stay at Home order to May 3.

K-State Libraries has activated emergency temporary access service.

K-State students, staff and faculty have access to digitized versions of more than 50% of K-State's physical collection. Read more in the April 13 K-State Today announcement.

A new Online Course Design Institute will help faculty transition online.

As noted above, the university added summer courses to the mix of classes to be taught online. Read how a new program will help support instructors for those classes.  

The university leaders want to hear how faculty and staff are doing.

President Richard Myers, Provost Charles Taber and other university leaders invite faculty and staff to participate in a Virtual Town Hall from 8-9 a.m. Tuesday, April 21.

Read the first summary from Friday, April 10, for a recap of previous changes.