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Update on COVID-19 response — March 18

Exams and update for instructors, remote workers, students and employees

Campus and Community

4:46 p.m.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Update on support for transitioning to remote instruction:

Beginning Thursday, March 19, CITL’s Remote Instruction Transition Team (RITT) will be available remotely only through the Instructional Continuity webpage. The decision to close the RITT on-campus location after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, and move to an remote-only modality was made to help ensure the health and wellbeing of CITL staff and the Memorial University community.

As of Thursday, March 19 at 9 a.m., the RITT will be available remotely to provide instructors with one-on-one support to move instruction to remote delivery, as well as consult on alternate forms of assessment.

The RITT hours of operation have also been extended into the weekend of March 21-22 and beyond in order to respond to instructor needs in completing the winter 2020 semester. Any updates related to RITT hours of operation will be communicated on the Instructional Continuity webpage.

FOR REMOTE WORKERS

IT resources for working remotely (critical work only) Memorial’s Information Technology Services (ITS) team have resources available to help you transition to remote work. At this point in time, requests for these services should only be for those people who need to maintain critical functions as remote workers, please visit https://www.mun.ca/cio/remote/.

FOR STUDENTS

Announcement for students in the School of Music, March 17 https://www.mun.ca/music/news.php?id=13142

Announcement for students in the Faculty of Nursing, March 17 https://www.mun.ca/covid19/news.php?id=13131&type=news

FOR EMPLOYEES

The MyHR team is prioritizing and responding to requests as quickly as possible; however, response times are delayed. For urgent HR assistance please email myhr@mun.ca. Visit www.mun.ca/covid19 for the latest information

REGARDING EXAMS

Students are advised that there will be no final exams taking place on campus in April.

This includes both on campus and online invigilated exams. A proposal regarding final exams has been approved.

Instructors have been presented with a number of options as alternatives to an on-campus final exam in April, which could include an alternative method for conducting the final exam or the postponement of the on-campus final exam to a later date.

Each of these options will give students the choice between accepting a PAS/FAL grade or obtaining a numerical grade.

Students should note that a grade of PAS or FAL has no implications for their academic averages.

Students will be given further instructions on how to communicate their choice between PAS/FAL or a numeric grade at a later time.

Instructors are expected to communicate the option they have selected for the courses they teach as soon as possible.

Please note this update does not apply to exams for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Nursing, Centre for Nursing Studies or the Western Regional School of Nursing. You will be updated directly by your Faculty.

Please note this update does not apply to exams for certificate, diploma , undergraduate or graduate students at the Fisheries and Marine Institute. Those students will be updated directly by your Faculty.

For more, see https://www.mun.ca/covid19/.


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