Remote learning during inclement weather
This semester in specific, there have been multiple instances of clear, 50 degree, sunny days, followed by massive 4-8 inch snow storms. Many of these days the roads have been unsafe, even for the most experienced winter drivers, with snow tires and 4-wheel drive, let alone students not experienced with driving in the snow and students who do not own vehicles well-equipped for the snow. The COVID-19 pandemic proved that 100% remote or online learning, while obviously not desirable, is still entirely possible. This thread is not necessarily asking for more snow days, or the opportunity to miss more class time, simply the acknowledgement of students safety and the viability of remote learning.
Jamie Regan commented
The big issue is there needs to be a way to get around campus safely. I’ve seen people on crutches slip and fall on the icie sidewalks because they aren’t properly cleared. This is extremely dangerous and the campus is opening itself up to be sued.
The Undergraduate Student Government does not hold the opinion that the majority of students would prefer remote learning over snow days. However, many professors are more than willing to work with students when such situations present themself.