Certainly, as we have come to recognize over the past several weeks, no predictive muse has come forth to guide America’s colleges and universities in determining calendars and actions that can move our institutions forward with certainty. Each campus is making the best “real-time” decisions it can with imperfect and often changing data, and many audiences understandably are seeking attention and answers. One thing that has become clear since the March 27th announcement of the potential for a May on-campus “capstone” and a May 30th Commencement is that this scenario will not be realized.
In classic westerns, when their trusty steeds reached the end of the line, cowboys would put Ol’ Paint out of its misery with a bullet to the dome. In a bit of poetic symmetry, Beacon College is putting down its venerable dining facility, The Chopping Block — once a country-and-western themed local haunt, not with […]
When students, faculty, and our support professionals departed campus earlier this month for spring break, the College’s paramount responsibility was assuring that everyone without delay returned home safely. Between March 11-13, faculty, learning specialists, and other support practitioners integral to the holistic nature of Beacon’s academic and developmental experience prepared to deliver instruction and services remotely. Our decisions, then and now, squarely focus on ensuring that our students’ progress aligns closely with the learning experience they would have enjoyed had no emergency occurred.
We want to provide continuing updates on the College’s response to the COVID-19 emergency. Resumed instruction As of today, the College has put into place the essential components of a remote learning experience, including instruction, academic support, and counseling intended to allow students to continue making progress in their academic work. Course instruction formally will […]
The College, through its Critical Response Team, has over the past three weeks monitored, assessed and taken the actions necessary to safeguard our students and employees while maintaining the institution’s academic integrity amid an unprecedented national health emergency. We are glad to share that students and faculty participating in the Anthrozoology program in Puerto Rico […]
Beacon College President with 2019 graduate Cassandra Bergman By Dan Wine Some research suggests that a person who has a four-year college degree might earn roughly $1 million more than someone with just a high school diploma during their lifetime. That’s a pretty staggering number, and for students with learning disabilities a college degree could […]
As the Spring Break is now upon us, we wanted to keep you updated on the College’s continued planning and actions with respect to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on Beacon’s operations. Today, President Hagerty met with key personnel who will be responsible for managing the many elements based upon the best interests of […]
As you know, over the past three weeks, the College has monitored, prepared, and taken action steps with respect to the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak. Certainly, federal, state and local health officials have made it clear that COVID-19 is a serious public health matter as it spreads through the general population. To date, the College has […]
No doubt you have been monitoring closely the situation in Florida as it relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state, county, and local officials have triggered safety protocols to reduce the spread of the illness and marshal resources for support. The Beacon Critical Response Team continues to convene and […]
Today the Critical Response Team convened. As a best practice, and out of an abundance of caution, the CRT has recommended a protocol to be implemented Monday, March 9, 2020 through which the college’s learning specialists and residential life coordinators will survey Beacon’s students about their travel plans for the upcoming spring break. Students will […]