It is that time of year again: happy spring! On normal years, spring break is an opportunity for students to take a breath of fresh air and to leave campus. This year, as you know, is not a normal year, as covid threatens to take or alter college’s plans concerning spring break.
For this project, I tried to answer the question: how does the mode of instruction influence schools’ decisions concerning spring break? Here, I only considered four modes of instruction: hybrid, in-person, online, and other. It would seem that schools which switched to online learning would be more likely to keep spring break. Conversely, in schools with higher levels of in-person learning, it wold seem that the reverse is true: namely, administrators would cancel spring break, insulating themselves from a potential onslaught of Covid cases.
In truth, the differences in plans were negligable. As shown by the first graph, schools in the four groups generally followed similar protocals: roughly 40% scheduled spring break, 20% canceled spring break, and 40% persued alternative plans.
Data Analyst: Jordan Eisneman