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Reminders and Update June 30

Dear DePauw Students, Faculty, Staff and Families,  

Thank you for continuing to engage with us as we plan and make additional decisions regarding the university’s response to the virus that causes COVID-19. 

Reminder for Student Live/Learn Survey 

Students are reminded to submit your decision regarding where you will live and learn for the fall 2020 term. Students will find the form to submit their decision on Moodle and all students, both returning and new students, should complete this form by Wednesday, July 8 at 8am (EDT). Please note that a failure to complete the form within the time frame will result in a $500 late fee charged to your student account. In an effort to help you better make these decisions, please find additional information regarding fall below. 

Fall Course Information 

We are attaching a PDF that provides tentative information about the tentative delivery modes for almost all of our fall courses. Thank you to the faculty and department chairs for helping to provide this information.  Please read the attachment carefully as it indicates (tentatively) which courses will be available to remote learners, which are available to on-campus learners and which are available to both audiences.  We are pleased that we will have options for all students, regardless of where you choose to live and learn.

Fall 2020 Off-Campus Study and Winter Term 2020-21 

The International Risk Assessment Committee has continued to meet regularly regarding off-campus study and made several recommendations which have been approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, appropriate faculty governance committees and the cabinet. Given that we are unable to reasonably mitigate the risks associated with operating off-campus study and maintain a commitment to a substantial immersive experience for our students, all fall 2020 off campus study programs, both domestic and international are suspended. 

We will allow DePauw sponsored fall 2020 internships (Management Fellows, Media Fellows, independently designed) that meet three conditions: 

(a) they are domestic
(b) the employer provides us with a safety plan to be approved
(c) the employer ensures the ability to convert the internship to a remote experience should the employer need to cease face-to-face operations

Additionally, we have suspended all Winter Term 2021 courses with a travel component. In addition, instead of offering on-campus Winter Term 2021 courses, we will offer Winter Term courses via remote instruction. More information will be provided regarding course offerings during the fall term. 

Students who have already engaged in a fall off-campus study program will hear from Mandy Brookins with instructions. Faculty who were scheduled to teach Winter Term 2021 will hear directly from Academic Affairs regarding their instructional options.

Sincerely, 

Dave Berque
Vice President for Academic Affairs 

Mandy Brookins
Associate Dean of Experiential Learning and Director of Off-Campus Programs

Julia Sutherlin Proctor
Associate Dean, Chair, COVID-19 Operations Task Force