Our Plan for Spring Semester 2021

This communication was sent campuswide Sept. 17, 2020.

Dear WSU students:

On Sept. 2, we sent you and your faculty a survey to gather feedback on how your fall courses are going and your preferences for spring 2021 classes. We received 304 responses from faculty and 1137 student responses. We have also inquired of our sister institutions in Utah about what is working for them. Thank you for taking the time to share your insights.

After reviewing the survey feedback, and discussions with key campus leadership, our plan for spring 2021 is to continue with the flexible course delivery methods developed for fall 2020 with an emphasis on increased face-to-face instruction where feasible. This will include maintaining socially distanced classroom spaces, and establishing testing protocols and capabilities for symptomatic faculty, staff and students.

Our goal is to provide you with a variety of options that will help you to choose a schedule that meets your needs and preferences while also limiting the number of individuals on campus. The spring 2021 course schedule will be posted online Oct. 19, and registration for spring semester will begin Nov. 9.

We plan to maintain the same flexible instructional methods and have been asked to give special consideration to:

  • Prioritizing face-to-face options in the following areas: labs, clinicals, simulations, experiential courses, upper division courses with hands-on components, and some general education courses
  • Offering a variety of delivery options if you have multiple sections so that you have choices that align with your preferences (e.g., virtual, hybrid, online, face to face).

Your feedback played an important role in shaping our plans for spring semester.

We will continue to communicate additional updates through email and our coronavirus website.

Please reach out to covid19@weber.edu with any questions.

In the meantime, we wish you continued success with your academic pursuits this fall.

Thank you,

Dr. Brett Perozzi
Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Ravi Krovi
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs