Laurier has discontinued in-person instruction for all courses for the remainder of the winter 2020 term and for the spring, summer and intersession 2020 terms. This includes all undergraduate, graduate, and non-credit/professional development courses.
Online courses and programs continue to be delivered normally. However, exams will not be written in-person. Required exams will be administered online.
For all experiential learning opportunities (co-op, exchanges, community-service learning, practica, internships, workplace partnerships, etc.), students should consult with the relevant co-op, exchange, practicum, or field placement office responsible for organizing placements in their program to jointly determine the best path forward, in consultation with the community partner or employer.
The full "sprummer" (spring, intersession and summer) term for 2020, including all classes, assessments and exams, will be delivered online.
Given that sprummer registrations include a high proportion of Laurier-UW double-degree students, the adjusted sprummer academic dates are designed to match those established by UW. This includes a one week delay to start the term (starting on May 11 instead of May 4) to allow additional time for planning.
We will continue to offer most of your courses online and virtually this fall. We continue to work together to identify aspects of programs and activities we can deliver in person, as aligned with public health requirements. There are many details to be confirmed, and we will keep you well-informed as soon as we have determined the specifics about undergraduate and graduate courses.
Moving to an online format means students may need to adapt how they engage with course material. While this may seem overwhelming at first, we’ve created the Remote Learning Student Support Hub to help students locate the academic, mental health and social tools and services they need.
Although all Laurier campus library facilities are currently closed, all online resources and services, including a wide range of electronic collections, are accessible:
Subject Librarians will be available to provide assistance for research help to students (find your librarian by subject).
All loaned materials will have their due dates extended accordingly and no fines will be charged for overdue materials.
Evaluations are a fundamental part of the teaching and learning process for faculty and students at Laurier. By completing your course evaluations, you’re helping instructors understand what works and how they could improve their teaching. With the changes to instructional delivery during these times, it is important that you are evaluating your course and your instructor independently of the university’s decision to discontinue in-person instruction and final examinations for all courses.
Before completing evaluations, take a look at the course evaluation resources for details about using the rating scales effectively and offering feedback in a constructive way. Course evaluations are completed online and are completely anonymous. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unable to access your online course evaluations or have further questions.
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