Yesterday, the Faculty Senate passed several temporary academic policies in support of our undergraduate students. These measures were developed to provide students with an array of options for academic relief. Two of the options are available to all enrolled undergraduate students and one is available to those who are able to demonstrate that significant extenuating academic circumstances, caused by COVID-19, had a severe impact on their ability to succeed in their classes. Student Success will communicate with our undergrads today to make them aware of these temporary policies and to refer them to resources found on One Stop’s website.
The temporary policies below, having been passed by the Faculty Senate, are in effect for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.
- The course withdrawal deadline has been extended to Tuesday, November 24, 2020. This does not apply to first-session courses. Any withdrawals will not count toward the current career limit of six withdrawals.
- Beginning in mid-December and after final grades have been posted, students may appeal for a retroactive individual course withdrawal for a course in which they’ve received a letter grade of C- or below in a course with A-F grading, or an N-grade in a course with ABC/N grading. Documentation will be required to support an appeal. Any retroactive withdrawal will not count toward the current career limit of one.
- Beginning in mid-December and after final grades have been posted, students may request a change to their grading mode to S/CR/NC for one or more of their Fall 2020 courses.
More information regarding these policies can be found on One Stop’s website. I ask that you help us make your students aware of these opportunities. Should they have questions, especially about potential financial aid implications, please direct them to their academic advisor and/or One Stop.
Thank you for your continued support of our students.
Provost & Senior Vice Chancellor