Why some UM instructors plan to defy university, teach classes remotely

Kim Kozlowski
The Detroit News

More than 1,000 University of Michigan instructors have signed a letter indicating they either plan to teach online as classes begin Wednesday or support those who do so in defiance of school President Mark Schlissel.

The letter reviewed by The Detroit News included the signatures of nearly 20% of Michigan's 5,200 instructors, who said safety concerns prompted their decision to teach virtually for the first two weeks of the new semester or support. those who do. Michigan is seeing record-setting numbers of COVID-19 cases fueled in part by the omicron variant of COVID-19.

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