FAIRBORN, OHIO (WDTN) – Students at Wright State say they expect a few hiccups as teachers scramble to recover class time lost during the strike, but they are ready to move forward.
There is a palpable sense of relief on the Wright State campus as striking faculty union members return to their classes.
During the strike, only one of sophomore Ali Lacon’s classes had instructors. She and her classmates faced an uncertain future just days ago, now she says it’s a different story.
“So far we’re just diving in headfirst. The teachers are still trying to get their syllabi readjusted, saying this is what we’re going to have to gloss over, this is what we’re going to go in depth on, and it’s like getting back to the grind of it all,” she says.
Some instructors say there is a tough road ahead as they weigh how to evaluate coursework from the past three weeks, and some students anticipate it could take a while to get back to full speed.
Sophomore Zoey Deatley says her replacement instructor had experience and knew what she was doing, but it wasn’t the same as the expert she paid for.
She’s one of many students who are ready to get back to work.
“I do expect a few hiccups, but overall I don’t think it’s going to affect the students much anymore,” she said.