Makeup of cancelled classes

From:

Catherine P. Koshland, Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education

To: UC Berkeley Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Subject:

Makeup of cancelled classes

Date: November 19, 2018

November 19, 2018

 

Dear Students,

 

We hope you and your family are in good health and getting the support needed during this difficult and challenging time in California.

 

Please find below information about how the University will deal with lost instruction time due to the cancelled classes on Thursday evening (11/15 ), Friday (11/16), Monday  (11/19), and Tuesday (11/20). We acknowledge and understand the additional burden placed on students by the cancellation of classes and potential makeup work. We hope that the coming break gives you an opportunity to rest and plan for the remainder of the semester.

 

This note outlines the decisions that have been made regarding how students and instructors can make up for classes missed this semester:

 

  1. The Academic Senate Committee on Courses and Instruction (COCI) has decided that instructors can use Monday (12/3) and Tuesday (12/4) during Reading, Review, and Recitation (RRR) week (12/3-12/7) to make up for classes missed during the current semester. However, COCI has also decided that the remaining days should not be used for that purpose so that students have sufficient time to prepare for final examinations and/or complete projects and presentations normally scheduled for RRR week.

 

  1. COCI is encouraging departments and instructors to work collaboratively and creatively to make up the lost time or material, as feasible, by means other than rescheduled class meetings during RRR week.

 

  1. Whatever measures are taken should be implemented in a flexible manner that allows both students and instructors to adapt to their specific circumstances.

 

Please consult with your instructors, departments, and school or college directly if you have questions about these and other issues related to making up classes and RRR week. We will provide additional updates in future messages to campus if warranted.

 

We deeply regret that some of you have been directly affected by the wildfires as a result of where you are from and/or where your close friends and relatives live. We are also aware and concerned about the extent to which some of you have experienced health and medical issues due to degraded air quality in the Bay Area.

 

If you are one of those affected we urge you to consult with your instructors and/or advisors, and take advantage of the campus’s supportive and/or medical resources. Information can be found on the “Recalibrate” website. In addition, the Office of the Dean of Students is providing support and services for students who have been affected. If you need assistance, or know someone who does, please do not hesitate to contact that office at deanofstudents@berkeley.edu.

 

We wish you all a healthy and safe Thanksgiving.

 

Sincerely,

 

Catherine P. Koshland

Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education

 

Fiona M. Doyle

Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division