© 2021 MICHIGAN RADIO
91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 91.3 Port Huron 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Education

Stateside: UM, MSU diverge on plans for fall; college access during COVID; tips for remote learning

glenn-carstens-peters-npxXWgQ33ZQ-unsplash.jpg
Unsplash
/
Michigan State University professor Rebecca Jacobsen said she approves of the university's decision to conduct undergraduate classes remotely this fall, although she's unsure of how best to hold in-depth class discussions virtually.

Today on Stateside, on Tuesday, Michigan State University announced it was transitioning to remote learning for undergraduates and urged students to stay home. Meanwhile, faculty at the University of Michigan are protesting the university’s decision to continue with in-person classes. Conversations with professors from both universities tell a tale of two schools. Plus, how the pandemic highlights racial inequality in college access.

(Subscribe to Stateside on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or with this RSS link)

Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below. 

MSU tells students to stay home, faculty says it’s the right decision

SS_202008019_Jacobsen_MSU_Faculty_Covid_Concerns.mp3
Stateside’s conversation with Rebecca Jacobsen

  • Rebecca Jacobsen is an associate professor of education, politics, and policy in the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University.

UM pushes forward with in-person learning, and faculty push back

SS_202008019_Toyama_UM_Faculty_Covid_Concerns.mp3
Stateside’s conversation with Kentaro Toyama

  • Kentaro Toyama is the W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community Information at the University of Michigan School of Information.

How the global health pandemic is shedding light on racial inequity in college access

SS_202008019_Fewins_Bliss_MCAN_College_Racial_Inequity.mp3
Stateside’s conversation with Ryan Fewins-Bliss

  • Ryan Fewins-Bliss is the executive director of Michigan College Access Network.

What educators in online schools can teach us about the year ahead

SS_202008019_Ballien_Online_Learning.mp3
Stateside’s conversation with Heather Ballien

  • Heather Ballien is superintendent of the Great Lakes Learning Academy, a tuition-free online public school.
Related Content