Guidelines for Course Delivery in the Event of University Cancellation/Closure/Remote Status

ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS PROCESS AND PROCEDURES

Effective Date: January 2021


Guidelines for Course Delivery in the Event of University Cancellation/Closure/Remote Status - (see SLT 6.3)

Remote Status – During the Regular Semester

In the event the university moves to a remote status, faculty and students should proceed with learning activities during the remote status timeframe. Depending on timing of the announcement and appropriateness for the course, class should be conducted in a manner appropriate for the circumstances (e.g. synchronous online, asynchronous online, etc.). Faculty will communicate to students the expectations for courses during the remote status timeframe. Students are expected to meet course expectations during this time. Coursework missed because of excused absences should be made up to the satisfaction of the instructor (see GVSU Class Attendance policy).

Cancellation/Closure/Remote Status – During Final Exams

In the event of a cancellation, closure, or remote status on a specified exam day, any classroom-based exams affected would be held on the next available day after the exam week has concluded. For example, if a Tuesday exam day were affected, the next available day after the conclusion of the exam week would be Saturday. If two exam days were affected, i.e. Wednesday and Thursday, Wednesday’s exam would take place on Saturday and Thursday’s exam would be the following Monday. Faculty and students are advised to be aware of this contingency when making travel plans.

In the event of a cancellation or closure during exam week, faculty who are able to modify their exams to allow for online, take-home, or similar formats may do so for all students who agree. Faculty have an obligation to provide the option to students to be examined in the manner described in the syllabus, and for those students, exams will be scheduled as described above. Faculty should be flexible in allowing individual students to make alternative schedule arrangements; however, the due date of the final exam cannot be earlier than the date and time assigned for the course in the final exam schedule.