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Goodwin College Response to coronavirus

Goodwin College of Professional Studies is dedicated to the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. As we prepare for the new academic year at Drexel University, it is pertinent that we all follow the guidelines for a hybrid return to campus as outlined on the Drexel Response to Coronavirus website.

On the University site, you will find details on:

  • Health and Safety: including the return to campus plan, vaccinations, testing, monitoring your health, cleaning and sanitation
  • University Messages: the most-up-to-date information from President John Fry and University leadership
  • Frequently Asked Questions: details on planning a safe return, health and safety, as well as specific information for current students, prospective students, faculty and staff

Drexel University Summer Term Return to Campus Plans 

Summer quarter begins Monday, June 21, 2021. Classes will be face-to-face or hybrid format, while the majority of classes will remain remote (check with your instructor about synchronous or asynchronous delivery).

REMEMBER:

  • Those who are not fully vaccinated by August 1, 2021 will need to continue to complete the online Drexel Health Checker one to two hours (and no more than 24 hours) prior to arrival to campus and complete weekly COVID testing.
  • Those who are not fully vaccinated are still required to wear a mask while inside any Drexel-owned or campus building, unless alone in a room with the door closed.
  • At this time, and consistent with CDC and local health department guidance for Institutions of higher education, Drexel now requires all students and employees — vaccinated or not — to wear a face mask indoors in all public and shared spaces.
     

Please note these details are subject to change based on the recommendations of state and local governments as well as health and safety experts. Be sure to check the Drexel Response to Coronavirus website for the latest details.

Goodwin College Academic Plans

Welcome to Summer 2016: The Future's Bright

Summer quarter begins Monday, June 21, 2021. Details on program events, advising and course instructional methods for Goodwin College courses are provided below. Goodwin is using five different instructional methods for courses:

  • Remote asynchronous
  • Remote synchronous
  • Hybrid
  • Face-to-face
  • Online

For more information about these instructional methods, check the visit the Course Registration Process page on Drexel Central. There, you will also find instructions on how to search for courses by instructional method via DrexelOne

On-Campus Students

For our on-campus students, the delivery of all non-Goodwin courses on your schedule is up to the discretion of the academic department. You can visit the Term Master Schedule or the course registration page in DrexelOne to find the delivery method of all summer courses by college, school and academic department.

The online instructional method is denoted for all course sections that are traditionally offered online or for online programs through Drexel University Online.

Your academic advisor remains your best resource for guidance on course scheduling, so be sure to reach out to them before the start of the summer term.

Summer term plans and contact information by program

First-Year Exploratory Studies (FYES)

Summer Courses

FYE T280 ST: Academic and Career Exploration will be delivered via remote synchronous (live) instruction. Course sections will have set class meeting times listed and students must participate in the live course instruction to receive credit for attendance.

The delivery of all courses in a student’s schedule is up to the discretion of the academic department. Please visit the Term Master Schedule to explore the delivery method of all courses by college, school and academic department.

Advising

Updated walk-in hours for academic advising for FYES will be posted before the start of Fall term.

Contact 

Marna Mozeff
Managing Director, Division for Exploring Students
215.895.0316
mam25@drexel.edu

Karen Christie
Senior Academic Advisor, First-Year Exploratory Studies
215.895.2812
karen.a.christie@drexel.edu

Nina Kosoglou
Academic Advisor, First-Year Exploratory Studies
215.895.0317
nk424@drexel.edu

Degree Completion Programs/BS in General Studies

Summer Courses

All courses will be delivered via online instruction. Students will complete coursework entirely online on their own time, while following a week-by-week schedule as outlined in the syllabus.

  • GSTD 201 Professional Applications of Emotional Intelligence 
  • PRST 211 Computer Applications for Professionals
  • PRST 303 Interpersonal Skills for Virtual Teams
  • PRST T380 Workplace Diversity & Inclusion
  • PRST 440 Policy Analysis

The delivery of all non-Goodwin courses on a student’s schedule is up to the discretion of the academic department. Visit the Term Master Schedule or the course registration page in DrexelOne to explore the delivery method of all summer courses by college, school and academic department. For students enrolled in a fully-online program, you can also visit visit Drexel University Online's course schedule and catalog

Your academic advisor remains your best resource for guidance on course scheduling, so be sure to reach out to them before the start of the summer term.

Advising

All academic advising for Degree Completion Programs will be held remotely over Zoom. Please contact Lamont Wilson at wilsonlr@drexel.edu to make an appointment.

Contact

Lamont R. Wilson
Senior Director, Degree Completion Programs
267.630.3672
wilsonlr@drexel.edu

Graduate Studies

All Goodwin College graduate programs, including MS in Nonprofit Management: Public Professional and Social Sectors, MS in Professional Studies, MS in Project Management and the Graduate Certificate in Project Management are fully-online programs.

Courses include:

  • PRST 670 Fostering Diversity & Inclusion
  • PRST 701 Capstone II: Topical Analysis

Academic advising will continue to operate remotely via Zoom or telephone.

Contact

Anne Converse Willkomm
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department Head of Graduate Studies
215.571.3257
acw334@drexel.edu

Continuing Professional Education

All summer 2021 courses for Continuing Professional Education will be delivered via remote synchronous (live) instruction. Learners must participate in the live instruction to earn CEUs, PDUs or a certification.

Courses include:

  • Lean Six Sigma White Belt
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Web Design & Development Capstone
  • Introduction to Business Analysis
  • Business Analysis: Requirement Elicitation
  • Practical Project Management for the Working Professional
  • Agile Scrum Team Workshop
  • Agile Scrum User Story Workshop

Contact course registration:

Patricia Gremmel
Program Administrator, Continuing Professional Education
215.895.2154
pg32@drexel.edu

Contact programming:

Kena Sears-Brown
Director, Continuing Professional Education and Workforce Initiatives
215.571.3936
ks3552@drexel.edu

Contact business inquiries or corporate training:

Bob Grimmie
Assistant Director, Business Development & Workforce Initiatives, Continuing Professional Education
215.895.0325
rjg342@drexel.edu

Resources and Facilities

The health, safety and well-being of our community is our first priority. Explore these facilities updates and resources to help you navigate the return to campus. Please visit our Academic Resources page for a full list of available support — from essay reviews and math tutoring to program-specific resources and more.

Office of Counseling and Health Services for Full- and Part-Time Students

Drexel's counseling services are provided free of charge to all full-time students who are actively enrolled in a current term. Part-time students are offered a one-time consultation to assess their needs and to figure out how the Drexel Counseling Center may assist them further. While typically the Drexel Counseling Center would be bound to seeing online students who are able to make it to campus due to Pennsylvania licensure restrictions, there are some states allowing Drexel to practice and see online students who are full-time and residing out of state at this time.

If a student is currently residing outside of Pennsylvania or the surrounding area and would prefer to connect with a therapist close to home who can provide ongoing therapy, Case Manager, Randy Hoffman, is available to help with referrals and with navigating insurance to find a provider. You can reach out via e-mail at: rah356@drexel.edu.

Additional Resources:

  • 7 Cups is an online service that connects its users with caring listeners who help provide emotional support for non-crisis issues, along with other functions such as guides on maintaining mental wellness
  • Coping With COVID-19 is an online resource center for Drexel students that provides tools for improving mental health and managing the unique toll COVID-19 can take
  • Pre-recorded workshops are available for your learning with topics such as "Anxiety Toolkit," "Getting Unstuck: Depression Management," "Self Compassion" and more

Classroom Technology Has Been Upgraded to Support HyFlex

Classroom technology has been upgraded to provide the best possible HyFlex experience for students and faculty in the event that a student needs to remotely participate in a live face-to-face course. Technology upgrades and simulations were performed to ensure that remote students will still be able to interact with fellow students and faculty.

Please note that your academic advisor remains your best resource for guidance on course scheduling. If you know you cannot participate in a face-to-face course, avoid registering for courses in that format whenever possible. These are denoted on the Term Master Schedule with an instructional method of “Face to Face.”

New Policies and Procedures Are in Place to Ensure a Safe Learning Environment

In line with University and City public health guidelines, Goodwin, which is housed in Gerri C. LeBow Hall, will require the following for any in-person instruction:

  • Those who are not fully vaccinated by August 1, 2021 will need to continue to complete the online Drexel Health Checker one to two hours (and no more than 24 hours) prior to arrival to campus and complete weekly COVID testing.
  • Those who are not fully vaccinated are still required to wear a mask while inside any Drexel-owned or campus building, unless alone in a room with the door closed.
  • Vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear a mask on Drexel’s campus

Building and Spaces

In addition to asking visitors to comply with the above safety guidelines, visitors are asked to adhere to posted signage in each building.

Increased Cleaning and Sanitation

All facilities will be cleaned twice a day. High-touch surfaces will receive additional cleaning throughout the day (e.g., bathrooms, door handles, light switches, computer lab keyboards/mice, elevator buttons, water fountains, etc.). Hand sanitizer stations have been placed at entrances and exits.

Facilities is adjusting ventilation systems in all buildings to improve air filtration and circulation, including routine cleaning, updating and optimizing HVAC systems. These procedures ensure that HVAC systems are filtering out airborne pathogens.

Gerri C. LeBow Hall

Please follow all posted signage to access Gerri C. LeBow Hall, classrooms and public spaces.

  • Access to the Building: Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • DragonCard: A valid DragonCard is required to unlock the doors to the building (doors will remain locked at all times). Each Individual must scan their DragonCard upon entering. A valid DragonCard is also required to access floors 6-12 via the elevator.

Classrooms

  • Class times: Enter at the scheduled start time and leave at the scheduled end time.
  • Disinfectant wipes: Disinfectant wipes will be available at the entrance to each classroom. It is strongly recommended that students, faculty and staff clean their space before and after use. Text 484.483.6754 if there are issues with classroom sanitation efforts such as lack of sanitation wipes. Include the name of the building and the classroom number.
  • Classroom tech support: Please call LeBow Tech at 215.895.2113 for support relating to technical issues needed for course instruction. When calling for support, please remember to provide the name of the building, the classroom number and a contact number.

For the most up-to-date information about the University’s return to campus, please visit Drexel’s Response to Coronavirus website