Greetings Faculty and Staff,
I hope that you have had a safe and productive day. Many of us are digging out of the near-record snowfall we had yesterday. I write in follow up to the message about campus operations and Tuesday exams that went out this evening.
The weather is causing scheduling concerns for all on campus, and while we are doing everything possible to return to normal operations as soon as possible, we need your continued help in managing changes to the exam schedule.
Please use this link to reference the revised exam schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 11.
- You have the option to offer exams online. If you do so, please be sure to communicate this with your students.
- Beginning at 11 a.m., exams on Tuesday will be held as scheduled.
- Exams scheduled for 8 a.m. will be held at 5 p.m.
- If you are giving an 8 a.m. exam that is being moved to 5 p.m., please work with your department office and chair to determine whether this will conflict with a Tuesday evening exam already scheduled in the same room. We have informed students with exams at this time to be on alert for emails from their faculty for any changes in location that may be necessary due to the time change. Academic Affairs will assist in finding space for any displaced exams in the event that department staff are unable to do so.
- Please be aware that moving the 8 a.m. exams to 5 p.m. will result in some students being scheduled for two exams at the same time, because they have 8 a.m. TR classes and evening T classes. While this will not impact a large number of students, we are asking faculty to work with these students to the greatest extent possible.
- The safety of our students, faculty and staff is paramount. Road conditions vary greatly across the area. If you can’t offer online options and are unable to meet, please discuss options, including finding a proctor, with your department chairs.
- Many students have also expressed travel concerns. We have instructed these students to reach out to their faculty about these concerns. Again, please work with these students to the greatest extent possible.
We understand the many challenges you are facing and greatly appreciate the “can do” spirit exemplified by our faculty and staff.
Should you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Mark Ginn, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Ginn, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Mathematics
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608