CCAS faculty advised to not cancel midterms, classes before spring break

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences faculty were advised to continue in-person instruction for the rest of the week as the GW community prepares to shift to online courses after spring break.

In an email sent to CCAS faculty Wednesday morning, officials told professors to hold midterms and in-person classes for the remainder of the week. Faculty should be “flexible” if a student says they are ill, the email states.

“If a student tells you they are sick this should be handled as you ordinarily would for a student who is ill,” the email states. “Bear in mind that you will need to arrange your make-up midterm to be online following break given that we are moving instruction online for at least two weeks following break.”

Most classes will be held online starting March 23 until at least April 5 as cases of COVID-19 continue to grow in the District and worldwide. Students must move off campus by March 20 unless they apply for one of six exceptions, and resident advisers will be relieved of their duties Friday.

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