Coronavirus Update – March 26, 2020

Dear Students,

I’m writing you today with a message about grading policy for this semester that is partly solidified, but partly still forming.  It’s only right that you know prior to spring break that the college will be extending the withdrawal deadline as well as providing an option for pass/fail (S/U). We are ready to be clear about the extended withdrawal deadline, but less ready to roll out the full pass/fail option.

Withdrawal deadline to be extended

First, importantly: the deadline for course withdrawal this semester will be April 17th rather than the currently scheduled April 10th. I also want to reassure you that if you have extenuating health or related circumstances after the withdrawal deadline passes, the provost’s office will accept petitions for late withdrawals.

Option for pass/fail (S/U)

An option for taking one or more of your current courses pass/fail will be outlined for you very soon. There is ongoing discussion among members of the administration, staff, and faculty about the details of this policy, but I promise you we will announce clear options for pass/fail course designation either during or immediately following spring break. So please watch your email inboxes for that information.

  Thank you all for bringing your best Grizzly spirit to these very trying times. I am very grateful—as I know you are—to the dedicated, innovative faculty and staff who continue support the college’s mission. I also hope you know just how much all of these people put you at the center of their work.

Please stay well, and please continue to find ways to stay connected to your Franklin College community even while we must stay at a healthy distance from each other.





Lori K. Schroeder, Ph.D. | Provost and Dean of the College
Franklin College
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