Academic Expectations

The academic calendar for the 2022-23 academic year will remain unchanged.

Curriculum Delivery

All undergraduate classes will be delivered as per the approved modality, day, time and room assignment posted in the course schedule. Similarly, all graduate classes will resume either on campus or online delivery as per the Graduate School guidelines and published on the course schedule.

This fall, we will continue to utilize two pedagogical strategies that have become fundamental to the Hood College academic experience. These strategies are:

  • The availability of all course materials through Blackboard, and
  • Recorded lectures and other course materials on Panopto.

Specialized Course Delivery

All high-impact applied learning experiences will continue following the College's COVID-19 protocols. While Hood has put in place a significant number of preventive measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on our campus, the College cannot guarantee that a student will not be exposed to COVID-19 when participating in an in-person experiential learning experience off campus.

We will continue requiring any student completing a for-credit internship to submit a signed “Statement of Risk” form available through the Center for Career Development and Experiential Education.

Course Expectations

All Hood students are provided a course account in the College’s learning management system (Blackboard). All faculty must utilize the Blackboard learning management system for each course, regardless of modality of course delivery.

Student Support

The OnlineSuccess Toolkit will continue to be available to students, and will be updated as needed with new information. The Toolkit contains:

  • Strategies for success in online learning
  • Links to specific support offices and services at Hood
  • Technology training resources and tutorials for Blackboard, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other software platforms

Faculty Support

All CTL fall programming will continue to provide support to faculty on teaching with technology and other topics of faculty interest.

Department chairs and program directors must work with the provost and dean of the Graduate School to facilitate contingency planning in the event a faculty member should require isolation or quarantine during the semester. All faculty are encouraged to pre-load up to two weeks of course content and assignments on Blackboard should they be absent from the classroom for a prolonged period of time.