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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, 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 Winter Term Return to Campus Plans

  • There will be face-to-face instruction for select groups of first-year students and seniors. Graduate classes and current semester-based schools and colleges will continue with a mix of on-campus and remote instruction for the winter term and spring semester
  • Drexel housing to reopen with single-occupancy rooms for undergraduates
  • Quarter-based graduate and undergraduate programs scheduled to begin January 4 will be delayed by one week and begin on January 11
    • Week of January 11: Classes will be fully virtual to allow for the completion of a quarantine period
    • Week of January 18: Some classes will move to a face-to-face or hybrid format, while the majority of classes will remain remote (check with your instructor about synchronous or asynchronous delivery)
    • The delayed start will mean the usual 10 weeks of instruction will need to be delivered in nine weeks 
  • Spring break will happen, however, we strongly encourage our community to restrict and avoid travel
  • Regular COVID-19 screening testing protocols to be implemented
  • Study abroad, international co-op suspended for the winter term
  • Research facility occupancy restrictions to remain according to current phase
  • The Provost's Office, Deans and Faculty Senate have agreed to continue offering the Pass/No Pass grading option for quarter-based programs in the winter quarter
    • There are many factors to consider before choosing the Pass / No Pass grading option. You should review the Pass/No Pass FAQ and talk with your academic advisors before making a decision

As a reminder, masks are required in all campus buildings, facilities and leased properties. Masks are also required outdoors when social distancing of six feet or more is not possible.

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

Goodwin's graduate and undergraduate programs scheduled to begin January 4 will be delayed by one week and begin on January 11. The usual 10-week term will be completed in nine weeks of instruction. Details on program events, advising and course instructional methods for Goodwin College winter courses are provided below. There are five different instructional methods for winter term 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 winter 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 winter term.

Winter term plans and contact information by program

First-Year Exploratory Studies (FYES)

Winter Courses

UNIV 101 The Drexel Experience and FYE 102 Academic Exploration and Planning 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 other 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 winter courses by college, school and academic department

Advising

All academic advising for FYES will be held remotely over Zoom, inclusive of virtual walk-in hours. Students can schedule advising appointments online.

Walk-In Hours  

Term Week 1:

  • No scheduled appointments, walk-in only
  • Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Term Weeks 2-11:

  • Regular walk-in hours
  • Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday - Thursday, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

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

Winter Courses 

  • GSTD 201 Professional Applications of Emotional Intelligence 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 303 Client Relations Management 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.
  • PRST 211 Computer Applications for Professionals 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.
  • PRST 303 Interpersonal Skills for Virtual Teams 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.

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 winter 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 winter term.

Advising

All academic advising for Degree Completion Programs will be held remotely over Zoom, inclusive of virtual walk-ins available during all office hours. Students can make an appointment in advance online via Time Trade. 

Contact

Joshua Ford
Academic Advisor, Degree Completion Programs
484.854.3855
jdf82@drexel.edu

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.

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 winter and spring 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

Please check check the winter term schedule for dates and times.

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:

  • Masks Required: Face coverings will be required at all times in campus buildings
  • Designated Entrances and Exits: The east side entrance to GHALL (near 31st and Market and the AJ Drexel Statue) will serve as the only entry point to the building. The other two doorways (32nd and Market and from the Quad) will be for exiting only. Pearlstein will have one dedicated entrance on the northeast side of the building closest to GHALL. Signs will be posted at all entrances and exits.
  • Classrooms and Public Spaces: LeBow’s plans for our classroom and public spaces have been reviewed numerous times by University experts and City of Philadelphia health officials and have exceeded standards.
    • The capacity of our classroom spaces has been reduced by 60-80 percent to accommodate necessary social distancing.
    • Seating capacity has been reduced in some of our public/living room areas with posted room maximums.
    • Where necessary, furniture has been moved (or removed, in some cases) to maintain social distancing.
  • Signage: Signage has been posted throughout the building and at all of our entry and exit points. These include social distancing reminders, mask/face covering requirements, elevator capacities, assigned seats in classrooms to ensure social distancing, hygiene reminders, directional signage in stairwells, and maximum capacity notices for each room.
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing: Increased sanitizing will happen throughout the day and evening in all classroom and public spaces. Additional hand-sanitizing stations have been installed, and sanitizing wipes will be available in classrooms. Our Facilities team has been trained on proper cleaning protocols and has been working diligently on deep cleaning all surfaces, bathrooms, common spaces and other high-touch areas in preparation for the reopening.

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