Updates Regarding Summer 2020 Instruction

Updates Regarding Summer 2020 Instruction

Dear Department Chairs and Program Coordinators:

We need to prepare for the very strong likelihood that summer courses will need to be delivered in non-face-to-face modalities (i.e., virtual or online). Therefore, and in light of the current disruption to spring instruction, I encourage you to review your summer schedules with the following questions in mind:

  • What courses should be added to fill anticipated gaps in student progress?
  • Which courses will be most successful with alternative modes of delivery?
  • Which faculty are willing and able to teach effectively in summer using alternative modalities?
  • Should some courses be offered over ten weeks (Session 1: June 2 – August 7) to accommodate challenges posed by the use of alternative modalities?
  • Which can be delivered effectively in six weeks (Session 2: June 2 – July 10)?
  • Which can be delivered effectively in alternative modalities during a compressed four-week session (Session 3: July 13 – August 7)?

If online courses are already scheduled, they can remain in the schedule as is.

It is my goal to have a revised summer schedule posted by April 17, so that we can give students timely notification of the changes. Courses can be added to the summer schedule after April 17, but they will require targeted outreach to students who are most likely to benefit from them.

To make changes or to add classes, follow the established approval process. Your administrative support staff can then make changes through the standard SOC Updates Page process.

I cannot convey strongly enough how much I appreciate your leadership through what is the most abrupt and stressful challenge in Stan State’s history. Thank you for modeling determination, compassion and resilience to the broader campus community. Please do not hesitate to contact me or your deans with questions and suggestions.

Sincerely, 

Kimberly Greer, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs