SCHOOL OF GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Dear graduate students,
Online registration for graduate Fall Term courses begins Monday, August 31 therefore we wish to inform you of our current plans in terms of teaching delivery.
As you go through the course schedule and talk to your program coordinator about fall courses, please note that due to current government-imposed social distancing restrictions, we plan to offer courses in the following modes of delivery:
- Small-sized classes (15-17 students) and labs (up to 25 students, depending on the lab capacity) will take place face-to-face, on campus.
- Classes that exceed the number of 17 registrations, will be switched to synchronous online delivery with Blackboard Collaborate. Some large classes are already indicated as OL (on line) in the registration system.
As the government may change these restrictions by the start of Fall Term, the above modes of delivery may have to change.
Our course schedules and provisions ensure that students will be able to uninterruptedly follow their coursework and complete their program of study on time. The use of online methods is considered as a temporary mode of operation for our school and will last only until the circumstances allow us to resume normal operations and offer on campus, face-to-face classes as before the COVID-19 outbreak.
Given the temporary nature of these measure, please note that there will be no change in the tuition fees. The College will continue to provide financial support to students and their families who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through the Student Emergency Fund.
As you plan for the Fall Term, please be aware that your personal computer should have a camera and be able to handle Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and Proctorio. Students attending online classes will also need a set of headphones with microphone. The technical requirements for online courses are listed below: