Disruptions are a mess within the educational process. It always seems best to “keep the ball rolling.” Warren Buffet uses the analogy of a snowball to show the power of the compounding of interest that is essential in wealth creation. He suggests that the key to making lots of money is a snowball and a very high hill. In many ways, education also benefits from this principle of “compounding.” And disruptions are hindrances to this process.
The faculty of the university are the artists who create the learning environments and assume the responsibility for assessing the attainment of learning. They are the best judges of how to profit from the circumstances that are now presented to us. The students of the university are the beneficiaries of their expertise. The institution simply provides a degree of organization and accountability.
To help all with the responsibility for classroom instruction and essential learning for this current semester DeSales University offers to the faculty and students a “Make-up Schedule for Classes.” The make-up days are four Saturdays: November 10, November 17, December 1, and December 8. Faculty are encouraged but not required to offer make-up classes. Students are encouraged but not required to attend make-up classes.
- All classes that are currently offered for the undergraduate day students on Tuesday & Thursday will have their make-up days on Saturday, November 10 and Saturday, December 1. Courses will be offered in their present locations and at their present times.
- All classes that are currently offered for the undergraduate day students on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will have their make-up days on Saturday, November 17 and Saturday, December 8. Courses will be offered in their present locations and at their present times.
- Faculty who wish to take advantage of these times and locations should simply notify the Office of the Registrar by this Friday, November 9. The Registrar will notify the maintenance staff so that the buildings and classrooms are open and ready for use.
- Exams and grading times are the same as the original schedule. Exam week is Monday, December 10 through Saturday, December 15. All grades are due in the Office of the Registrar by 2:00 pm on Monday December 17.
- Undergraduate evening (ACCESS) students should consult the Dean for Lifelong Learning.
- Graduate students should consult the Dean for Graduate Education.
Approved by the President’s Cabinet, Tuesday, November 6