As I look back on 2021, I am inspired by everything we accomplished in spite of continuing challenges. THANK YOU! I am privileged to be part of the Horned Frog community.
Inclement Weather – Guidelines
Remember “SNOWVID”? To help us prepare for inclement weather, I asked Mike Scott to lead a committee of faculty and staff to provide guidelines and vet them with Faculty Senate. As we learned, there is no guarantee that every class member will be able to communicate or access academic resources; therefore, our guidelines are that all academic instruction and activities, online or in-person, on or off campus, will cease when the university officially closes and resume when the university officially reopens. Any make-up time will take place during the scheduled class time or through out-of-class activities, not on separate make-up days.
Inclement Weather –Syllabus Statement
We recommend that instructors include the statement below in your syllabus to address students’ expectations in advance.
When the university announces an official campus closure, all academic instruction and activities, online or in-person, on or off campus, will cease until the university officially reopens. Since there is no guarantee of the ability to communicate or access academic resources during a closing, students will not be expected to attend class online, submit assignments, take exams, or meet any scheduled deadlines during the closure. When classes resume, faculty will inform students of adjusted course expectations and deadlines to make sure course learning objectives are met. Any make-up time will take place during the scheduled class time or through out-of-class activities, which could include asynchronous lectures.
Inclement Weather – FAQs
I wish you a joyous and restful holiday season and new year full of promise.
Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg
Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs