UC Berkeley faculty members weigh in on plans for hybrid fall semester

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According to UC Berkeley geography professor Nathan Sayre, faculty members in his department could request a course to be offered in person if the class is small in size and if 'cohort-building' — creating a sense of chemistry or camaraderie — is essential for the success of the course.

Some UC Berkeley faculty members are willing to provide in-person instruction during the fall 2020 semester, while others, concerned about the danger of teaching amid a pandemic, are opting to teach online.
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