Faculty will work hard to make the fall a positive and supportive experience for students and will do everything possible to support learning and maintain safety. The University has just completed the revision of the academic calendar and classes are currently being assigned to rooms. While the assumption is that Walsh will return to learning in a 100% face-to-face format, modifications must be made for faculty members and students who cannot come to campus to risk exposure. The simplest solution is to provide online options. All faculty are preparing to accommodate full online anyway if necessary, so this should be fairly easy to facilitate. Deans and Division Chairs will make determinations on a case-by-case basis. 

Academic Calendar
To view the 2020-2021 Walsh University Academic Calendar, please CLICK HERE. 

Moving to a New 8-Week Format
Many of you might be asking yourselves: “What should I expect moving to 8-week terms?” In fact, this change is the result of a discussion that has been happening on university campuses across America for years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic; this move comes as an answer to our ongoing question: “What can we do to meet the needs of today’s students?” 

To learn more about the benefits of an 8-week term, please CLICK HERE.     

Classroom protocols will depend on the size of the classroom and enrollment of the class. As a general rule, students will be spaced at a 6-foot distance. Facial coverings are required and will be required if students and faculty cannot maintain a 6-foot physical distance. Efforts are underway to ensure larger class enrollments are in the largest rooms to promote distancing. The use of technology within the classroom to share material virtually is a possible solution for classes with large enrollments if room size is still a challenge. Classes will be capped and scheduled in rooms that allow for physical distancing.