Classes and Academic Support COVID-19 FAQs for Students
Students taking courses in traditional in-person or hybrid formats are required to return to campus for those particular courses (see course modality definitions below). If your courses reflect a fully online schedule, you are permitted to complete your courses remotely, without returning to campus. You are encouraged to work with your academic adviser or the Office of Academic Services and Retention to finalize your schedule and course modalities.
Courses will be classified as one of four modalities (traditional in-person, hybrid/blended, online, and hyflex). You are encouraged to work with your academic advisor to finalize your schedule and course modalities.
- Traditional in-person courses (0-29 percent of coursework is delivered online, the majority being offered in person.)
- Hybrid/blended courses (30-79 percent of coursework is delivered online.)
- Online courses (100 percent of coursework is delivered online, either synchronously at a designated day and time or asynchronously as a self-paced, deadline-driven course.)
- Hyflex (Students may choose to attend either in-person or live-streamed sessions as desired; live sessions are also recorded, offering students the option to participate live, synchronously or asynchronously.)
Online classes are customized by each faculty member and may include watching lectures or videos, which may be live or pre-recorded, submitting reflections on lectures and other course material, participating in both live virtual discussions and discussion boards, submitting assignments online, and taking exams online, to name a few.
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Tuition will not vary between online and in-person classes because both options offer the same academic content and ability for students to earn credit.
We are committed to providing the high-quality academic experience and robust offering of student life opportunities for which Adelphi is known. All educational and support services will continue to be offered, utilizing a combination of in-person, telephone and web-based platforms.
Throughout the summer, Adelphi professors completed expanded professional development overseen by Adelphi’s instructional designers. This includes our two-week intensive Online Academy, along with additional professional development workshops through our Faculty Center for Professional Excellence and our partnership with the Online Learning Consortium, an established leader in this field. Adelphi is committed to delivering a planned and intentional online learning experience.
Beginning with the Fall 2021 semester, with other health and safety protocols in place such as vaccines, masks, daily screening and handwashing, our campus has returned to full capacity. Adelphi’s professor-to-student ratio continues to be 10:1 and even our largest classes generally have no more than 30 students.
The pass/no-credit option was provided for the spring 2020 semester given the sudden disruptive shift and then was extended for the fall 2020 semester. Routine grading policies have now been reinstated and this is no longer an option.
Yes. The current Academic Calendar can be found online. If we have to make any adjustments due to a change in the course of the pandemic or official guidance, we will communicate those changes to our campus community.
We look forward to getting back to a full in-person on-campus experience at Adelphi this academic year, while requiring all our community members to abide by our current health and safety protocols in place for our safety.
We encourage you to speak with your academic advisor if you have concerns about your courses. You can also reach out to the Office of Academic Services and Retention for advisement and support if you don’t have an adviser.
Yes, your academic adviser is happy to meet with you to answer any questions that you may have and to help you prepare for this academic year. For additional assistance, please feel free to contact the Office of Academic Services and Retention.
The usual absence policies and procedures apply for in-person, hybrid, online, and hyflex classes. If you are sick and cannot participate in classes or finish assignments, please notify your instructor via email as soon as possible.
For students who are not ill but must quarantine as a precaution, there will be access to online learning so as not to lose valuable time or learning experiences. Professors will either record lessons or provide content in an alternative manner so that students can continue their studies. Every room will have the ability to record classes.
For students who are ill and unable to attend classes, you must notify your instructor(s) and develop a customized plan. Our entire community understands the need for flexibility and understanding.
Each of our professional programs that offer or require internships, clinical or field placement work are engaging with external partners to determine capacity for our students for the 2020-2021 academic year. We are working with accrediting organizations and New York state for approved internship, clinical and field placement locations and activities to assure that students will have the necessary required hours.
For specific questions about program requirements and placement options, please contact your Dean’s Office directly.
In addition, for some programs, we will offer an extensive number of virtual internships, both internationally and domestically, through our new Innovation Center, the Center for Career and Professional Development, and the professional schools.