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Important Academic Information (COVID-19)

Important Academic Information Regarding COVID-19 Restructuring
Hi Everyone, 

 

I hope that this message finds you well. I hope that you, like the rest of us, are trying your best to stay calm amidst so many unpredictable and concerning changes happening around us. 

 

Many of you may have concerns about the implications that this may have on your academic performance and progress.  Although the format of the services offered to you, our students, have drastically changed, trust that we are dedicated to supporting you the best that we can right now. We are all working diligently to come up with effective solutions to suit these new parameters and do our part to reduce the impact and spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  

 

The HK Building is now closed to students and the general public, but faculty, staff, and GAs are all readily available via email and other electronic means should you have any questions or concerns. Due to these new measures, I will not be offering in-person advising services to our students until it is deemed safe for everyone to do so. I have made the transition to remote advising to ensure continuity of services for all of you. 

 

I apologize for the unavoidable disruption and inconvenience these measures will cause and know that we all appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to serve you best during this difficult time. 

 

Ways to virtually connect with me:

 

1) Email: tmdale@uwindsor.ca 

 

2) Please join the NEW**University of Windsor Kinesiology - Academic Advising Facebook Private Group  as I will do my best to address common concerns, post updates on recent university changes due to COVID-19 and create a supportive community for our students. 

 

3) Some of your specific concerns may be best addressed in a virtual face-to-face environment. I will also be available on Microsoft Teams to set up a virtual meeting with you. If required, these meetings can be arranged by email. 

 

I will do my best to respond to your messages as quickly as possible.  Your patience during this time is greatly appreciated, as we are all also at home trying to keep ourselves and our families safe and healthy. These are uncharted waters for all of us here, but know that you are not alone. I have also included the link for the Office of Student Experience as they continue to provide updates on the status of the university services, as well as assistance and resources for the well-being of all students. 

 

Many of your questions at this point in the term surround the topic of final exams. I have included some information, from the Office of Student Experience, below regarding the most recent changes as of today:

 

Exam update for students

  • Alternatives to in-person examinations are being implemented: students will not be required to be on campus to complete final exams
  • The voluntary withdrawal date has been extended until April 3, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.You can withdraw through your self-service page, as you would normally do. 
  • The dates for opening registration for Inter/Summer courses will be delayed.  This is to help ensure that the registration period does not interfere with completing the course requirements of your current semester.  The revised dates for Inter/Summer registration will be communicated as soon as possible.
  • The Office of the Registrar, the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office and the Cashier’s Office are closed to walk-in traffic as part of the University’s COVID-19 response. Staff in all three offices continue to work.

 

 

I know that it is difficult to not feel overwhelmed with all of these changes. Try to take it one day (sometimes even one hour) at a time, take care of yourself and we will all get through it together. 

 

Be well. 

 

Tiff