Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Earlier this week, I sent a message asking faculty to be flexible concerning the situations of students who might not be able to attend make-up classes on Friday (tomorrow), classes that were originally scheduled for Monday afternoon this week. In that message, I suggested that faculty whose classes were cancelled consider using Backboard or other on-line assignments to supplement classes for students who, for reasons related to work, family obligations or religious observances, will not be able to attend class on Friday.
Implicit in that message was that faculty and departments should apply the same flexibility to colleagues who are not able to teach during the make-up period on Friday. Any faculty members who, for reasons related to work, family obligations or religious observances, cannot teach during the make-up period tomorrow are free to determine other ways of covering the material in the missed class. Again, I urge those in this situation to consider using Blackboard or providing other on-line assignments.
I also ask that if you are not able to meet your class that you notify students today, and that you notify your department office as well.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
The City University of New York