UPDATE: Students Might Make Up Snow Days with Saturday Class

UPDATE (6:53pm 2/13)

A message from Pamela Whitten, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and Laura Jolly, Vice President for Instruction for UGA states a plan for making up the days missed due to the winter storm.

“To assist in creating opportunities for UGA courses to address all key objectives, we are designating two Saturdays this semester to make-up some of the missed classes. If they find it necessary, your professors may choose to use March 22 to make-up MWF classes or labs and March 29 will be available to make-up TTh classes or labs. A normal class schedule will be operational on those dates, and your professors will provide ample notification of any classes scheduled for those Saturdays.”

In the message, the University also encourages faculty to use eLearning Commons, the online learning platform, “to provide supplemental lectures, discussions, and assignments.”

 

ATHENS, GA – The University has been closed since Tuesday due to snow and ice, or even the threat of it. And the administration at the University of Georgia is not sure how they will make up the missed days of school.

Tom Jackson, the Vice President of Public Affairs, writes although they do not have an answer, they should know soon.

“It’s a bit early at this point, but we should know by the weekend and we’ll make an announcement then,” he explains.

In 2011, the University “had optional school on Saturdays, teachers choice,” student Ben Bolton recalls.

For now, the plan is still in its basic stages.

“We need to see exactly how much time has been missed, including which days and even which class periods, before announcing a plan to make up the lost work,” Jackson clarifies.

Stay with Grady Newsource for any future announcements.

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