As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our course planning. For this fall semester, we decided to offer the majority of our courses in an online format with a smaller number of courses offered in a hybrid/blended format when in-person instruction was essential for student learning. Our decision-making was also influenced by a number of factors related to the health and safety of you, faculty, and staff, including:
- The number of campus community members who may be at high-risk for poor outcomes after COVID-19 infection,
- The number of campus community members who may have uncertain schedules whether due to disrupted work schedules, changes in access to childcare, uncertainty about K-12 school schedules, or one of many other reasons, and
- The potential negative impacts of changing course delivery after the semester starts.
We have not made any decisions yet about course delivery options for our Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 offerings. I am writing to let you know that we will publish the Spring 2021 schedule on October 1, 2020 and the Summer 2021 schedule on March 1, 2021 in eServices.
You may have already viewed a Spring 2021 schedule that had been available on eServices. Given the adjustments that will likely be needed for spring, we’ve taken down that schedule at this point. If you had already put courses in your cart, the cart data will be lost when the schedule is published on October 1, 2020. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes.
Amy Strohmeier Gort, PhD
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs