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Guidelines broadened for remote delivery

Posted: January 15, 2021

We are broadening our policy regarding remote delivery to also offer this service to students who are diagnosed with a mental health/psychological condition that would likely be exacerbated by the need for he/she/them to be physically on campus during the pandemic.

We have extended the deadline to request remote delivery to Jan. 22 for students who may meet this additional criteria that has been added to the policy.

The updated policy and instructions for students to request remote delivery for mental health/psychological reasons are as follows:

Remote delivery will continue to be available for the spring 2021 term to students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Students who physically cannot be on campus due to a diagnosed physical/medical condition that creates a greater risk for she/he/them contracting the virus.  
  2. Students who are diagnosed with a mental health/psychological condition that would likely be exacerbated by the need for he/she/them to be physically on campus during the pandemic.
  3. Students traveling from a place with a travel ban or restriction.  

Temporary remote delivery will continue to be available for the spring 2021 term to students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Students who are in quarantine and/or isolation will be given temporary remote access to their classes.  

Again, the deadline to request remote delivery for mental health/psychological reasons is Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. After that date, no requests will be fulfilled unless they qualify as a “life-changing event” such as being diagnosed with a new ailment that makes a student susceptible to COVID-19. If you are approved for remote delivery, you are not permitted on campus, which includes on-campus housing, participation in athletics, clubs and organizations. Our experience from the fall semester shows that our classrooms are safe environments.

Students who are interested in pursuing the option for remote delivery or have questions can email Kathleen Ellwood, director of Academic Advising, at ellwood002@gannon.edu.

If you are requesting remote delivery due to a mental health/psychological reason you will need to support your request with medical documentation from a licensed therapist/psychologist.

The university will do everything possible to provide remote delivery of your spring 2021 courses. However, due to the nature of some courses, remote delivery is not possible. In this case, your schedule may need to be adjusted.

Classes resume on Jan. 25.

We will continue to send messages to your email and will post them at update.gannon.edu.

If you have a question or a comment, you can submit it at https://www.gannon.edu/Questions-or-Comments/.