UPR will return to the classroom face to face in the next semester
from August, The The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) will once again teach classes in person In all packages and units, while, Will maintain courses in virtual and hybrid modalities for those who prefer to continue studying at a distance. This was announced today by the head of the main educational and scientific center of the island Dr. Jorge Haddock.
A decision from the university administration It was taken in accordance with the new guidelines of the Puerto Rican government, issued by executive order, and taking into account the recorded decrease in the number of cases on the island.
“We are ready to resume face-to-face lessonsAnd the As desired by the majority of our university community. However, each place and unit will reveal the course of the courses that will be offered in a virtual or mixed manner. We continue to expand the academic offer of the UPR through the distance method and offer alternatives for students who prefer to continue studying remotely,” said haddock.
Each university president and dean will provide certain details About starting classes on your campus or unit. We have taken steps to ensure the welfare of the university community. Health and safety protocols on each campus have been continuously updated to comply with social distancing and prevent the spread of the virus.
“In the universal periodic review, we continued to work without interruption, ensuring that our students receive an outstanding education, comply with institutional obligations and support the island in its social and economic development. “I am confident that this announcement will be a great encouragement to our students, who we will continue to support in many ways, as well as improve the unique experience that the University of Puerto Rico offers them,” Haddock said.
Haddock stressed that despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, UPR students have achieved their academic goals And develop your knowledge by overcoming challenges and exceeding expectations.
“By 2020, 9,339 UPR students have completed their academic degreesAnd in this year 2021 we will graduate an equal number of professionals in different disciplines. These are encouraging statements for our island and a great achievement that fills us with pride, considering conditions at a global level, the President added.
On the other hand, the university leader urged the community to vaccinate, and indicated that the institution continues to facilitate the vaccination process. He stressed that “preventing and stopping the epidemic is everyone’s responsibility.”
haddock He thanked and thanked “the support, commitment and effort of all faculty members and non-teachers to accomplish the educational mission since the beginning of the emergency. Our university needs us united more than ever.”
On March 13, 2020, the UPR Department canceled face-to-face lessons As a result of the pandemic, it has transformed its academic offering into a mode with the help of online technology.