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COVID-19 Update: Virtual Learning in June and July

All summer courses in the College of Arts & Sciences, and all face-to-face courses that start in May, June, and July in the College of Adult & Professional Studies, Bethel Seminary, and Graduate School, will be taught in a virtual instruction learning environment.

By The Office of Marketing and Communications

April 17, 2020 | 4 p.m.

The emergency management team and Cabinet continue to discuss Bethel’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and Office of the Governor, we want to share important decisions regarding summer term. 

  1. College of Arts & Sciences: All summer school courses will be taught in a virtual instruction learning environment. 
  2. College of Adult & Professional Studies, Bethel Seminary, and the Graduate School: All face-to-face courses that start in May, June, and July will be taught in a virtual instruction learning environment. The decision about moving July residencies and intensives to a virtual instruction learning environment will be made at least six weeks before the first day of each intensive. Classes that move to a virtual instruction learning environment will be taught entirely in that format and will not move back to a face-to-face format. Classes will be graded A-F unless originally scheduled to be S/U.

A final decision regarding summer internships and practicums has not been made. These activities will likely be modified or delayed. More information will be provided as soon as possible.

Information regarding on-campus events, virtual work, and other university operations after May 31 will be communicated as soon as it is available. By making a prompt announcement regarding summer courses, we aim to provide students and faculty with time to prepare for this change. 

If you have any questions regarding these decisions or Bethel’s response plan, please contact the emergency planning team at covid-19@bethel.edu.  

 

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