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Message Regarding Continuity of Learning in Classes

Updated January 24, 2022

The purpose of this memo is to inform you that we have asked all professors to have conversations with their students during the first week of classes about what will happen if they or you become sick, quarantined, and/or isolated during the semester. Professors have also been asked to describe this continuity of learning plan on their syllabi and inform you of what is and is not allowed should you need to miss class (e.g., having a classmate audio or video record the class; joining the class via FaceTime, Zoom, or phone audio; requesting and receiving a professor’s class notes or outlines, etc.). Remember that Massachusetts is a two-party consent state.

If you do not receive this information, we hope you will ask for it.  We strongly believe that by communicating early and clearly about expectations, we can avoid misunderstandings and conflicts when challenges occur. We encourage you to always keep an open line of communication and engage your faculty in conversation when you need clarity on any matters related to general course or subject matter expectations.

Thank you and please let us know if you have any questions.

Best wishes for a successful semester. 

Kristine C. Goodwin, J.D.
Vice President 
Student Affairs

A. Maria Toyoda, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Western New England University