How can I Mask Up, Back Up, and Wash Up effectively on campus? Wear your mask! Masks should cover your nose and mouth and should be worn indoors in public spaces and outdoors when you can not effectively be physically distant from others. If you do not own a mask, you may purchase one in the Campus Store. Back Up: practice physical distancing by leaving 6 feet between you and others. Wash up: wash your hands often.
What should I do if I was exposed to someone with COVID-19? Report any potential exposure or symptoms to the Dean of Students Office and follow any instructions they provide to seek medical care or to quarantine.
What should I do if I see another student who isn't wearing a mask? Remember, this is the year of community. Please remind them nicely to wear their mask. We are all doing this for each other. Should you have questions, you may contact the Dean of Students Office.
How will office hours be managed? All support services are still fully available to you; some are just offered in a different way. For example:
Immediately following spring break, the campus community implemented a significant challenge: the launch of online instruction for all of our face-to-face undergraduate and graduate classes in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Over the past couple of weeks, we have been inspired by the enthusiasm and dedication that so many faculty have brought to this endeavor, and we are grateful for the continued commitment to fulfilling Edgewood College’s mission of teaching and learning during these difficult times.
Faculty, staff and administration continue to show great compassion for students, and that has never been more evident than the past week as we contemplate the challenges all of you are facing in this new reality. We all understand the uncertainty and anxiety that moving to an online teaching format may cause students, and we want to offer as much flexibility as possible to support the academic goals of our campus community.
With that in mind, we write today to give you information regarding a decision we have made regarding grading for spring 2020 semester. At this time, we will include the option of choosing to earn a pass/fail grade in place of a letter grade for all undergraduate and graduate students for spring 2020 semester. Students who wish to keep the letter grade they’ve earned may do so, rather than the pass/fail grade. This decision applies only to grades earned in spring 2020 semester.
We know many of you will have questions about this decision as well as the process of requesting to change your course grade from a letter grade to pass/fail and we are working on the details of that process. You will have the option to choose which courses you want changed to pass/fail – after you know what that letter grade will be.
Additional information will be coming from the Academic Dean’s Office in the next two weeks regarding this process and timelines.
We are making these modifications understanding the extraordinary circumstances COVID-19 has created for us all, and in the spirit of academic equity. We are aware that there are students – both in our undergraduate and in our graduate programs - who may face unique obstacles in their online learning experience.
We are grateful for the determination of you, our students, and our faculty to be flexible and finish the next six weeks strong.
Margaret Noreuil PhD RN
Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs/Academic Dean
Edgewood College is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all members of our community. Please remember that any bias or harassment toward community members of perceived Asian descent will not be tolerated. All campus members play an integral part in creating a community that is free from discrimination, harassment, and hate.
If you have been the target of (or have witnessed) an incident of discrimination or of bias, please complete the online form.