Some cégep teachers request in-person classes, propose alternative locations

June 4, 2020

Cégep instructors affiliated with the fédération nationale des enseignantes et des enseignants du Québec (fneeq-csn) are requesting that in-person teaching be prioritized over virtual models for the Fall term. These instructors explain that in-person teaching help establish meaningful and stable educational relationships with students. To honour the advice of public health authorities, fneeq-csn suggests that larger classes might use movie theaters, community centers, churches, or other facilities large enough to provide physical distance for classes and meetings. However, this delivery proposal is considered “unrealistic” by Fédération des cégeps président-directeur général Bernard Tremblay who argues that such a delivery model would involve many issues in terms of equipment, student travel, and compliance with public safety measures. Newswire | Journal de Montréal (QC)