Now that the fall is complete and spring in full swing, the eyes have become the next semester. Several schools and universities, stimulated by the promise of vaccine news and the beginning of the admissions season, have announced that they plan to return to "normal" this next fall. Classes in person and residential experiences will be the norm, administrations have been said.

Some higher education experts are starting to look at that return, including possible capital concerns that may arise and how institutions can address them.

"We should not be talking about opening it normal, we should be talking about the better opening," said Wil del Pilar, Vice President of Higher Education Policy in Education Trust, a Think Tank equity. "We know that many of the four-year-old institutions did not provide the best services to low-income students and color students."

of the pillar said the negative effects of the pandemic in students of the color students will probably be difficult to erase. Data from the national student clearinghouse show the decrease in autumn inscription for freshmen, with particularly steep drops at the national level for black, Hispanic and native Americans.

"I have worries about what is going to be a classroom that will be, especially for low-income students and color students, if I had underrepresentation in the classrooms before, will it be worse?" He He said. "More widely, I am worried about the racial climate of the campus, we know about literature that a sense of belonging and having a critical mass of students is important for experience and be able to process experiences".

of the pillar also said that loss of learning can be something college and universities. You will have to deal with this next term with incoming first year students, who may need more support than they would usually do.

Shaun Harper, executive director of the career and Equity Center at the University of Southern California, said he still worried. Keep students and employees safe in the middle of a return to almost complete learning in person. While some projections of vaccine uptake are optimistic, the country can still face a public health threat when the first classes begin in August.

Subcontracted institutions: which are more likely to serve low-income students and color students, it may have a more difficult time to keep people safe if they were able, Harper said. The rich campuses can offer tests, tracking and daily detection applications that technical schools and community universities can not.

Community colleges, he said Lane Glenn, president of Northern Essex Community College in Massachusetts, may not be ready or can return to instruction in person this fall. One thing, you may have to worry about more than other campuses, is the number of students that their students are vaccinated. The data has shown that people of color have been receiving Vaccines Covid-19 at lowest rates than white people. The likely access plays a role in that, along with the vaccine vaccine.

"Around 43 percent of our students are Hispanic." We are a majority population of color students, "he said." It is likely that more time comes to reach those populations that richer white families whose students attend prestigious, selective and private universities ".

Community colleges have less control over their students than residential colleges and can not have the budget to change from person to remotely again if things go wrong . Everything that means that they can be slower to resume learning completely in person.

Harper said he is also concerned about supporting students who experience anxiety with the back to crowded spaces and about the Pain and trauma of students who have experienced losses. This year.

"Color people have experienced rates of disproportionately higher infections and deaths of Covid-19 , which means that when students and employees return to the campus, there is a greater likelihood that

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