We owe it to our students to provide them with continued instruction so that they do not lose progress toward the timely completion of their degrees. We do not anticipate lengthening the spring semester nor halting the progress of our students.
Provosts and deans at each of the Rutgers University chancellor units have been communicating with and working with faculty to develop alternatives to face-to-face instruction. Deans, chairs, and graduate and undergraduate directors have been asked to work with individual faculty to support their strategies for continuing their teaching due to the change in operating status. Rutgers has a wealth of resources that faculty can use to deliver instruction in a variety of ways. Faculty should also consider developing independent study alternatives for students and communicating by phone, email, or internet applications.
Special Issues for May Graduates
Many of our students who anticipate receiving their degrees in May have secured employment and will need to have grades submitted on time so that they can certify to their employer that they have earned the degree. Please keep this in mind as the end of the semester comes near. An incomplete grade may keep a student from graduating. Develop a contingency plan for capstone projects or laboratory or field-based courses to enable students to work on their assignments remotely.
As additional resources are developed they will be added to this website. Please check back regularly to review additional information or changes in university planning or procedures.