Fall 2020 > Updates > March 11, 2020—Instructions for faculty
March 11, 2020
In light of the University announcement of the adoption of social distancing practices to lessen the impact of COVID-19, I am writing to follow up on the decision that no winter quarter final exams will take place on campus. We understand that this change is a challenge, especially given the short time-frame. However, we believe that taking these steps now will help to ensure our community's well-being. This message will provide suggestions and resources to help you adjust to this plan.
Once you have made adjustments to your final exams plans, please make sure to reach out to your students with clear communication on the changes and expectations.
Many of you have already assigned final projects, take-home exams or other assignments that don't require students' presence in class. All of these types of final assignments may be submitted via D2L or email. Others of you may be teaching a fully online class and have already made arrangements for a proctored exam; you may proceed as planned.
For those of you who give in-class exams, here are some alternative approaches to consider:
If you conduct presentations:
If you had planned to give an in-person exam:
If you have academic integrity concerns about moving your exam online:
If none of these options meet your needs, please contact your instructional designer to discuss alternatives.
If you have students in your class who are registered with the Center for Students with Disabilities:
Thank you, in advance, for all your efforts in accommodating this change and for your support of our students in this already-stressful time of the term.
Salma GhanemInterim Provost