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Measures due to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Graduate Program

HOW TO CONTACT US DURING COVID 19 STATE OF EMERGENCY:  

 

All Faculty of Education Staff and Administration are working remotely as of March 17, 2020. 

 

We will be answering emails throughout this period.

 

Dean’s Office

DEANOFED@uwindsor.ca

 

Education Graduate Studies (M.Ed./Ph.D.)

EDUGRAD@uwindsor.ca

 

Link to complete list of Faculty of Education contacts

http://www.uwindsor.ca/education/contact

 

Please also see these University of Windsor sites:

http://www.uwindsor.ca/coronavirus/


Date: 2020-05-21

Work permit guidelines for international students starting M Ed or Joint PhD online from their home country

Dear International Applicants/Incoming Students:

The Government of Canada has announced flexibility in post-graduation work permit rules to help international students and Canadian post-secondary institutions


Date: 2020-03-24

Dear Education Graduate Students:

The Faculty of Education will not be offering any face-to-face courses from the beginning of May until the end of August.  This includes all of our graduate courses (M.Ed. and PhD.) courses. 

Please note that EDUC 8330 will not be offered, but will be replaced with EDUC 8510 Information and Communication Technology for Teaching and Learning (ICT)

FACULTY OF EDUCATION
Online course Offerings for Intersession/Summer Sessions and Summer Semester

12 WEEK SUMMER SEMESTER 2020 MAY 4-AUG 5
INTERNATIONAL COHORT

EDUC 8350 Organizational Behaviour in Educational Institutions

EDUC 8360 Introduction to Educational Policy Analysis

EDUC 8560 (01) Approaches to Literacy Development

6-Week INTERSESSION 2020 MAY 4-JUNE 15
DOMESTIC COHORT

EDUC 8330 Survey Design and Research

EDUC 8510 Information and Communication Technology for Teaching and Learning (ICT) (Newly added)

EDUC 8430 ** Special Education and Language Acquisition

3-week SUMMER SESSION July 6-July 24
DOMESTIC COHORT

EDUC 8910 (32) ** Special Topics: Language Assessment 

EDUC 8795 Final Project Seminar

12 WEEK SUMMER SEMESTER 2020 MAY 4-AUG 5
ONLINE COHORT

EDUC 8350  Organizational Behaviour in Educational Institutions

EDUC 8360 Introduction to Educational Policy Analysis

EDUC 8560 (01) Approaches to Literacy Development

Format review will be done via email, instead of by having students submit a hard copy.Graduate program milestones may continue as planned.  These include comprehensive examinations, research proposal presentations, major paper/thesis/dissertation defenses.  University’s normal practice of limiting remote participation to one person is suspended until further notice.  The Associate Dean now has the discretion to approve remote participation by multiple parties, as necessary, to achieve public health objectives.  It must be verified all participants have access to appropriate equipment/software (e.g., Zoom).  Alternatively, the student could opt to postpone a previously scheduled defense (in which case no additional tuition would be charged if it carried over to the next term).  Post-defense procedures have been modified to limit face-to-face contact:

  • Required post-defense forms (signed approval page and non-exclusive license) are to be submitted by the student as email attachments instead of in person.
  • Submission of hard copies for binding will be suspended/waved (for those departments that still require a physical copy).
  • Please send all documents to svetlana@uwindsor.ca and see detailed instructions for submitting at: http://www.uwindsor.ca/graduate-studies/deposit

We wish you all to know as well that the Faculty of Education building was closed indefinitely effective March 20. We have taken this measure to reinforce the seriousness of social distancing, but also to enhance overall safety in the building. 

All staff and administration are now working remotely.  If you have questions for Education Graduate Studies (M.Ed./PhD.) please email us at EDUGRAD@uwindsor.ca

You will find all official university communications here: http://www.uwindsor.ca/coronavirus/

During this unprecedented COVID 19 pandemic, we would ask each of you to take the greatest precautions to protect yourself and others from this serious, and rapidly spreading, virus.  If you are feeling unwell, exhibiting any symptoms of illness, have travelled out of country, and/or have potentially come in contact with others exposed to the virus, please stay home, self-quarantine for the full 14 days as recommended by all health authorities, and/or seek medical treatment, as necessary.


To: University of Windsor Graduate Students

From: Patti Weir, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies

Subject: COVID‐19 – graduate student update

Date: March 16, 2020

Note: This email is for information and action (as appropriate)

As you are aware, the University continues to plan for and implement changes to advance public health considering the COVID‐19 situation. I write with guidance specifically related to graduate studies following the March 13 memo from the President regarding in‐person course activity being suspended March 16th through March 18th.

With the support of the Provost and Academic Deans, the Faculty of Graduate Studies is implementing the following changes effective today with the overarching principle of ensuring that you are safe and can continue to progress academically.

The University has made it possible for students who are demonstrating symptoms of COVID‐19 to self‐declare they are unwell.

  1. Graduate program milestones may continue as planned. These include comprehensive examinations, research proposal presentations, major paper/thesis/dissertation defenses. All in‐person committee‐ based activities will be closed to an audience. Only the student and committee should be in attendance until further notice.

The University is relaxing the restrictions on remote participation for graduate students to complete these milestones. The University’s normal practice of limiting remote participation to one person is suspended until further notice.  The Associate Deans, Graduate Studies in the Faculties and/or Graduate Coordinators now have discretion to approve remote participation by multiple parties, as necessary, to achieve public health objectives. It must be verified all participants have access to appropriate equipment/software (e.g., Zoom). Alternatively, the student could opt to postpone a previously scheduled defense (in which case no additional tuition would be charged if it carried over to the next term).

Post‐defense procedures have been modified to limit face‐to‐face contact:

  • Format review will be done via email, instead of by having students submit a hard copy.
  • Required post‐defense forms (signed approval page and non‐exclusive license) are to be submitted by the student as email attachments instead of in person.
  • Submission of hard copies for binding will be suspended/waved (for those departments that still require a physical copy).

Please send all documents to svetlana@uwindsor.ca and see detailed instructions for submitting at: : http://www.uwindsor.ca/graduate‐studies/deposit

  1. On campus research activities may continue. Students conducting research in laboratories and other settings should implement social distancing (1 m). Any concerns should be discussed among students, supervisors and, where appropriate, Associate Deans and/or Graduate Coordinators within your Faculty.
     
  2. When course activities resume (if appropriate) on March 19, graduate and teaching assistants will be expected to support the delivery of courses. If it is possible to communicate electronically ‐‐ by email, chat, or videoconference ‐‐ please do so. If it is necessary to meet face‐to‐face, then practice social distancing (at least 1 metre [3 feet] between yourself and anyone else), and explicitly encourage standard hygienic procedures that health practitioners have recommended. Washing down spaces between individuals is recommended as well. Please consult with your supervising professor and ensure the students know how to seek assistance.
     
  3. Students holding Graduate Assistantships will remain under contract until April 30, 2020. GA’s should be in contact with their supervising professor regarding supporting the remainder of the course.
     
  4. As of March 12th, the University has restricted travel to countries most affected by COVID‐19. Please check the following site: http://www.uwindsor.ca/coronavirus/

Please work with your supervisor to determine the risk of any research‐related travel including risk to yourself and/or the community you are travelling to. All research‐related travel should be reported to the Faculty Dean.

  1. With respect to graduate student internships, practicum or co‐op placements you are encouraged to work with your Graduate Coordinator and/or placement coordinator to evaluate the risk to yourself and the organization.

Precautions to Continue to Take:

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer
  • Avoid shaking hands
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Stay home when you are sick and avoid close contact with those who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Please continue to consult the University of Windsor information page found at: http://www.uwindsor.ca/coronavirus/

Thank you for your patience as we continue to monitor this situation and adapt as necessary. All decisions are made in consultation with Deans and Senior Administration and are aimed at ensuring student interests are protected.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our office (gradst@uwindsor.ca)


Date: 2020-03-16

Dear Graduate Students,

By now you are likely aware that the University of Windsor Senate unanimously approved an Emergency Academic Plan in its efforts to effectively deal with COVID-19.

The Emergency Academic Plan will have an immediate impact on academic programs and includes:

  • All classes will be cancelled on Monday, March 16; Tuesday, March 17; and Wednesday, March 18.
  • This will provide time for faculty - after consultation with deans, associate deans and department heads - to alter the delivery of classes away from face to face to other forms of delivery including online.
  • Beginning on Thursday, March 19 all courses will resume in their new form of delivery.
  • Moving forward, an alternative delivery of examinations will also be considered.

We ask for your patience and understanding as our faculty and staff work diligently in this stressful context so that the academic year can be completed with minimal risk to everyone.

Please monitor your emails and the university website regularly for updates.  You can expect a detailed communication from the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies shortly.  We will be endeavoring to send out regular updates from the Faculty of Education as well, by email and via our website. 

COVID 19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization.  I would ask each of you to take the greatest precautions to protect yourself and others from this serious, and rapidly spreading, virus.  If you are feeling unwell, exhibiting any symptoms of illness, have travelled out of country, and/or have potentially come in contact with others exposed to the virus, please stay home, self-quarantine for the full 14 days as recommended by all health authorities, and/or seek medical treatment as necessary.

Please take good care.

Introduction to Educational Policy Analysis