Suspension of Normal Operations Policy

Policy Title: Making Up Instructional time due to Suspension of Normal University Operations
No.
Effective Date: Fall 2020
Supersedes: N/A
Next Review: 2025

POLICY HISTORY

Review/Revision Date:

No previous policy.

PURPOSE AND APPLICATION

To comply with regional accreditation guidelines and federal law, faculty must make up missed instructional periods due to suspension of normal Drexel University operations caused by weather, natural disasters, and other emergency occurrences. This policy provides guidance on making up missed instructional time that is not covered by another university policy.

SPONSORING UNIT

Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Tel: 215.571.3228, Email: anandans@drexel.edu

STATEMENT OF POLICY

Due to suspension of normal University operations, instructors are encouraged to use the resources available in Drexel Learn to offer online class options during the remainder of the quarter to make up the instructional time lost due to the university’s closure. Alternatively, instructional time may be made up by re-scheduling class meeting time through the Office of the Registrar at the option of the instructor. Faculty instructing classes that remain in progress at the designated closing time should conclude their session at the instructor’s discretion but no later than the scheduled completion time, unless the situation and announcement requires immediate closure for the protection of the campus community.

SCOPE

This policy applies to all faculty teaching all classes including but not limited to face to face, hybrid and online classes at the time of suspension of normal university operations.

RELATED INFORMATION

New policy of Learning Management System (LMS)
Assignment of Credit Hours

KEYWORDS AND DEFINITIONS

LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, MISSED INSTRUCTIONAL PERIODS, SUSPENSION OF NORMAL OPERATIONS

APPENDIX: RELATED DOCUMENTS, FORMS AND RESOURCES

If specific guidelines or procedures are needed to accompany the policy, provide these separately as supporting materials/appendices.