Laurier announces that Winter term will be delivered online
Laurier has announced that the majority of the Winter 2021 term will continue to be offered in a remote and online format.
“Although this means that the Winter term will be similar to the Fall term, I want to assure you that the university is very carefully considering which courses could return to in-person instruction in winter term 2021,” Anthony Vannelli, Provost and Vice President: Academic, said in the statement.
The university will be looking to see which types of programs and courses could potentially return to an in-person format for the winter term.
Those being considered are: experiential learning courses that take place off-site; research-bases courses that require access to laboratories; practical study courses that require access to learning materials; and courses that fulfil licensing or accreditation requirements.
A detailed list regarding this will be provided in late September.
“We are continuing to work through many of the details, but I wanted to let you know about this decision as soon as possible,” Vannelli said.
“Because the winter term is also the final term for many students scheduled to graduate, there will also be a special focus on ensuring that students have the opportunity to complete courses that are required for graduation and that require some form of in-person instruction,” the statement continued.
Updates to come.