Saturday, March 28, 2020

Dear Students,

We in Academic Affairs understand that these are unprecedented times. All of our faculty and staff have been making extraordinary efforts to prepare to welcome you back from Spring Break.  I am pleased to report that just today the Faculty Senate unanimously endorsed the following statement to you our students. 

“We are all working together to adapt to the challenging circumstances presented by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The faculty of Springfield College are here to support all of our students in their learning and life efforts during this and every semester, and we look forward to completing the semester successfully together.”

Also, faculty have been working with the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship, the Office of Academic Technology and Instructional Designers to prepare their Brightspace Classrooms for remote learning. We have worked with faculty to help them identify ways to deliver academic content to you that will help you be successful.  The resources that faculty (and students) have with regard to online and remote learning are continuously being updated to ensure we have the latest and best information available to provide you with the best possible education that we can. As always, our faculty are committed to your success! They are prepared to welcome you into virtual classrooms on Monday and to help you to succeed during this transition to remote learning. 

All of our academic support services staff members have been preparing to assist you as we move into our new online environment.  The Academic Success Center remains committed to your success and will provide ways for you to remotely request help and work with our staff for Tutorial Services, Disability & Accessibility Services, Academic Coaching, and MTEL Assistance.  The Academic Advising Center, also committed to your success, is ready to provide personal advising conducted online, assistance through virtual registration planning meetings, and it will continue to empower students to make informed decisions. Library Services will continue to support our students seven days a week with a wide range of hours. With almost 90% of our collections in digital formats, students will be able to access the resources they need. For updates on specific adjustments to services please check out the FAQ at https://springfield.edu/library-services/covid-19.

Martha A. Potvin | Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs