Plans for fall 2020 semester

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Tag(s): Current Students, International Students

Our university community has shown tremendous resiliency over the last few months adapting to new ways of teaching and learning in response to the global pandemic caused by the COVID-19. Looking ahead, adapted teaching and learning at CapU will continue as we move into the “new normal” in British Columbia.

Following an abrupt shift to remote learning in spring 2020, we are now delivering our summer semester courses in a remote adapted mode. Last week the Government of British Columbia announced its Restart BC Plan for a phased approach to re-opening operations and services in the province. Aligned with Restart BC, CapU is planning for a coordinated and gradual re-introduction of in-person teaching to the extent possible for the fall semester and 2020-2021 academic year, while continuing to follow the guidelines of public health authorities at all times.

We remain committed to delivering excellent teaching and learning experiences for all our students through an adapted delivery model for the fall 2020 term. We will ensure ongoing supports are in-place for faculty and students to develop skills and feel supported in online and mixed mode (a mix of online and in-person) teaching and learning.

Fall 2020

The majority of classes at Capilano University will be offered via adapted modes of delivery in the fall 2020 semester. This is expected to continue for the 2020-2021 academic year with a combination of online and the reintroduction of in-person teaching and learning where safe and appropriate. In-person learning will be facilitated to the extent possible, again focusing on requisite safety guidelines.

Please know that in all our planning and activities, our top priority is the health and well-being of our students and employees. Supporting and accommodating study and work successfully in an adapted way will continue as we find our way in the new normal. We are also developing strategies to accommodate new and continuing international students while following all provincial and federal guidelines and directions.

Specific plan for courses and programs are under development; more information will be provided as details are confirmed.

I understand you may still have questions regarding the fall semester. Please email safety@capilanou.ca with your inquiries. We will continue to provide updated information at: capilanou.ca/covid-19.

No matter the mode of delivery, we remain committed to contining to offer the high-quality, meaningful educational experiences that CapU is known to provide. As a university community we are strong and resourceful. Together we adapt, together we develop new abilities to live with uncertainty, together we can imagine and create our future.

Laureen Styles
VP Academic and Provost
Capilano University

CapU Response to COVID-19

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