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Demand for Online Classes Prompts Closure of Satellite Centers in Iowa

The University of Iowa’s Board of Regents recently recommended closing three off-campus learning centers and moving the graduate programs they hosted online.

“We would offer classes and end up having to close or not offer 50 to 80 percent of the classes because there just weren’t enough students enrolled,” said Amy Kristof-Brown, dean of Iowa’s business college, who noted that faculty members were commuting to the centers to teach classes to only a handful of students. “Meanwhile, we had wait lists for the same classes offered in an online format.”

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