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Alert Message Return to Campus - Updated September 24

Husson resumed face-to-face instruction on August 31. Read more about Return to Campus.

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Academics

Fall 2020 classes will begin on August 31. Our focus will continue to be to provide excellent experiential learning opportunities for our students. Should the need arise, we are fully prepared once again to make a smooth transition to online instruction. Husson is recognized for our excellent delivery of courses online; training opportunities in online teaching have been made available to all faculty.

We have recently completed classroom evaluations for physical distancing guidelines to determine the revised room capacity. The Registrar is currently working with academic deans and program chairs to ensure our fall classes provide appropriate physical distancing for students.  

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Given that the situation with COVID-19 is fluid, this information will be updated frequently as we move closer to the start of the semester and receive continued guidance from health and governmental agencies. Please check back regularly. 

 

Class Schedule and Academic Calendar

The academic calendar has been finalized. Classes will begin on August 31 on campus. Classes will be held on Labor Day and there will be no fall break in October this year and we will have classes on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to consolidate the fall semester. Most students will return home for the Thanksgiving holiday and not return to campus until the beginning of the next semester. These students will complete the last week of classes and their final exams online.

The revised 2020-2021 Academic Calendar can be found by following this link.

 

Pass/Fail Guidance for Fall 2020

We recognize the current challenges students are facing because of COVID-19. Once again, this semester we will be offering Pass/Fail options on an individual basis.  

Please note that due to accreditation and progression standards, Pass/Failing grading may not be available in every course. 

The following are important considerations when requesting the pass/fail grading option:

  • Once a student has elected the pass/fail option and it is has been approved by the faculty member, it cannot be revoked.
  • To receive a “P”, the student must earn a minimum grade of C (73). Grades of “C-“, “D+”, “D”, or “D-“ are considered failing grades.
  • Final grades of “P” do not earn quality points, and are therefore not used when calculating grade point averages. “F” grades (those less than a 73) are calculated as a standard “F” in grade point averages.
  • “P” grades cannot be used toward term honors. Students must carry at minimum of 12 credit hours utilizing standard A-F grades to be eligible for term honors.
  • Other institutions may not accept credit from a course grades as “P”.

Because of these implications and to preserve the discretion of the faculty member and departments, students will need to obtain the approvals of the Instructor, Advisor, and Department Chair in order to exercise the Pass/Fail option.

The fillable .pdf form to make this election is available to faculty and students at https://sites.google.com/a/husson.edu/registrar/academic-forms.

To access this grading option for the current semester, the form must be submitted to the Registrar by the faculty member based upon the following schedule:

                  Session I 7-Week Classes:  October 12, 2020

                  15-Week and Session II 7-Week Classes:  November 30, 2020

 

 Center for Student Success

The Center for Student Success will be available to provide in-person as well as Zoom meetings to assist students with a range of supports, from tutoring to academic coaching and from major exploration to career development.

 

Accommodations/Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services is available to assist students with disabilities who require accommodations. If you have questions or if you would like to arrange for an appointment, please contact us at 207.992.1934 or by email.

 

Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)

In light of updated guidance from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) on July 6, 2020, we would like to reassure students and their families that Husson University will be returning to on-campus operations in the fall. If you are an international student enrolled at Husson, please rest assured that the majority of your instruction will be provided in person, on campus.

If you have any questions, please contact Husson International Initiatives at +1 (207) 941-7085 or by email.  

 

Classroom and Personal Safety

Classroom capacity and furniture placement has been set to allow for physical distancing; face coverings will be required. Additional information will be made available as it is finalized.