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In such a case, the faculty member will have a contingency plan in place. The professor may move the class online for a short period of time, or they may have an alternative approach that can involve any number of options, such as guest lecturers or independent study.

With the exception of some graduate classes, Clark’s classes are being taught in person only. Students with extenuating health or personal circumstances that prevent them from attending in person are encouraged to contact the Dean of the College office. Any immunocompromised student is encouraged to email their professors regarding the possibility of an online learning option. However, faculty are not required to offer online options, or may not be able to accommodate that approach. Students should consult with their faculty adviser to identify alternative solutions.

Students who are in isolation need to email their professors to let them know they will not be in class, and inquire how to keep up with their course work. This is the same protocol they should follow anytime they are absent from the classroom due to an extended illness or personal matter. Faculty are expected to have academic continuity plans in place to allow an isolating student to continue with their work. However, this does not necessarily mean the course will be taught online, and may involve other instructional approaches. Students can also seek out information from Mary-Ellen Boyle, interim dean of the college, at

Faculty with questions may visit the Provost Office’s dedicated Moodle space for COVID-related FAQs.