This update is provided for archival purposes only.

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News for Arts instructors

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Notes about Winter and Spring terms

Update for instructors in the Faculty of Arts

We hope you are keeping well in this difficult time, and that you are surviving as teachers in the face of dramatic changes to our usual ways of doing things. And thank you for supporting students through the end of this term and into the next.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Arts update: Incomplete grades as of winter 2020 term

Update for instructors in the Faculty of Arts

Some students will be expected to complete the requirements to replace the INC on their record with a numerical grade by the end of this (Winter 2020) term. Some of those students will be unable to meet the conditions of the INC agreement because they will be unable to write a deferred final exam or other assignment that cannot be completed in our present conditions.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Revised guidance from associate deans to Arts instructors

Update for instructors in the Faculty of Arts

We are writing with a revision to yesterday’s information. The update and revised section is highlighted below.

General information about the University’s plan and actions with regard to COVID-19 can be found at Communications from the Registrar’s Office (RO) to undergraduate students are archived at; you need to log in and go to “Mass email communications – undergraduate students,” where you will find all the COVID-19 emails. And please remember: no in-person class activities are permitted on or off campus!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Arts update: Redesigning course tips to instructors

Update for instructors in the Faculty of Arts

We have been asked by Jeff Casello, Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, and David DeVidi, Associate Vice President Academic, to send you the message copied below and attached. Forgive us the redundancy with the messages you have received from us today and yesterday; thoroughness is our watchword.