Message from Provost Stevens to Students - Return to Campus
- Author: Cheryl Stevens
- Author: Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
Dear WKU Students,
As we work toward a safe return to in-person instruction this August, the way that some classes are delivered may need to change in order to meet federal, state, public health, and institutional guidelines. Some courses will transition to online format or will become hybrid courses—a blend of in-person and online instruction. If one of your classes is converted to a hybrid format, you might meet once or twice a week with classmates and then Zoom for another class session or perhaps engage in various online activities such as watching a video demonstration, conversing on a discussion board, or maybe chatting on Slack. Professors are creating a variety of interesting ways to teach and to help you engage, learn, and succeed.
Over the summer, we will continue to make adjustments to the course types (traditional in-person, online, or hybrid), and these changes will appear in TopNet. You will see notes in the blue bars on TopNet to help you understand how/when the courses will meet. By mid-July, we should have the vast majority of courses solidified. We are developing additional ways to communicate course types more clearly on your schedule and will send additional updates soon. Later in the summer, professors will communicate with you about their specific classes.
Even though this is an uncertain time, faculty are excited about the new ways they are discovering to engage you in learning.
Cheryl L. Stevens, PhD
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Western Kentucky University