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  1. Students

    Preview of Fall ’20 Course Offerings

    | by Suzanne Gurland and Derek Doucet

    We know that many of you are eager to learn more about this fall’s course offerings, and ​so we have prepared a preliminary list of course names and sections organized by department and program. The list does not yet include specific course times, but it does provide the anticipated teaching modalities–such as in-person or hyflex–where available. We also invite you to review a list of modality descriptions which should help you understand the course list.

  2. Students

    Update on Grading Policy

    | by Jeff Cason, Sujata Moorti, and Suzanne Gurland

    We write to update you on the status of the College’s grading policy for this semester. This morning, the faculty voted in favor of an Opt-In Credit/No-Credit, course-by-course system. For spring 2020 only, you will have the option to take as many of your current courses as you wish on a Credit/No-Credit basis. If you don’t choose Credit/No-Credit for a particular course, that course will remain letter-graded. You have until May 8 to invoke Credit/No-Credit for any of your courses, using an electronic form provided by the Registrar’s Office. You will have a window of time from May 9 to May 19 in which you may revoke any Credit/No-Credit decisions. There will be a notation on the spring 2020 section of all transcripts conveying to outside audiences that a “Credit” should be interpreted as a reasonable response to these extraordinary circumstances, and not as indicating diminished rigor.

  3. Faculty

    Course Schedule Starting March 30 (For Faculty)

    | by Suzanne Gurland, Jeff Cason, and Sujata Moorti

    Dear Faculty Colleagues, as promised, we are writing with specific information regarding the scheduling of classes once they resume on March 30. Before stating the resolution of our deliberations, we would like to explain the relevant context. We have decided on our way forward after significant consultation, with department chairs and program directors and with the academic continuity group. We recognize that there is no ideal solution to our upcoming schedule, but we have tried to come to the best available solution.