During the coronavirus pandemic, some students will be prohibited from attending in-person class meetings because they must quarantine, self-isolate, or are experiencing possible symptoms. Instructors need to work with these students, if they are well enough to do coursework, to find alternate ways to continue coursework without penalty. Supporting students who need to temporarily stay away is part of keeping our campus community safe. [updated 9/22/2020]
Below are some practical strategies, that can help you respond to these situations as they arise. Practices will vary by course and instructor.
The University leaves the final decision to the instructor, in accordance with criteria they have established and indicated on their syllabi, about how to accommodate students who miss scheduled class activities. If accommodations that allow the student to complete the class within the term are not feasible, a grade of “Incomplete” or dropping the class may be appropriate (see more information about dropping a class, or late dropping). L&S Undergraduate Academic Deans Services is available to both instructors and undergraduate students for consultation.
Further Guidance [updated 8/13/2020]
Consultations and Questions [updated 8/13/2020]
Colleagues are available for consultation, which can be especially helpful in challenging situations: