Adjusting Academic Policies Because of COVID-19: A Discussion Space

Adjusting Academic Policies Because of COVID-19: A Discussion Space

Watch a webcast recording where our experts connect with the broader higher education community to share ideas and ask questions amid the COVID-19 crisis.


With no national standards available, it is difficult to make decisions around academic policies during the current COVID-19 crisis. In tandem with faculty senate, academic leaders are needing to revisit academic policies around things like the tenure clock, shared governance, graduation requirements, and repeating coursework that impact both students and faculty. As decision-makers push forward, many are wondering what other institutions are doing.

Watch this webcast recording where we facilitate a conversation around these questions with Corey Cook, Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Planning at St. Mary’s College of California. We will discuss:

Regarding Faculty

  • Extending the faculty tenure clock
  • Faculty teaching evaluations
  • Contingent faculty
  • Practicing shared governance in a dispersed work environment
  • Maintaining academic progress for disrupted study abroad semesters

Regarding Students

  • Pass/Fail grading
  • Withdrawals
  • Repeating coursework
  • Graduation requirements

Who should attend?

If you are an academic leader interested in learning about the academic policy decisions other institutions are making in light of the COVID-19 crisis, this program is for you.

If you are looking for a space to gain ideas and best practices around the current coronavirus crisis, we encourage you to check out our other webcasts in our COVID-19 Critical Response Discussion Series.