July 2020 Updates
Dear SMU students and families,
SMU is here for you! As we work to keep learning during this evolving COVID-19 situation, many of SMU's academic services and resources are available online to ensure your continued academic success.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our office:
Student Academic Engagement and Success
Fall 2020 Fully Remote Learning Request
Deadline to submit: August 14, 2020
Please note that the survey is now closed. Students seeking a fully remote learning experience after August 14 should submit a request in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. All information below is maintained only for reference.
Students with an on-campus housing assignment should notify RLSH of their intent to request a fully remote academic experience and to live off campus immediately after completing the survey below.
PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS WHO PLAN TO LIVE ON CAMPUS SHOULD NOT APPLY FOR A FULLY REMOTE REQUEST. Participating in all virtual classes is not synonymous with being a fully remote student; to be fully remote, you must also live away from the campus. Students taking even one class on-campus also should not request to be fully remote.
During the Fall of 2020, SMU will offer courses in two formats to increase student success in the classroom. Many classes will follow a hybrid model (SMUFlex) in which faculty will teach an in-person group of students at the same time as a remote group. Some courses will be offered online only (Virtual).
The SMU Flex approach will allow:
- Students and faculty to adapt to changing situations and accommodate short-term absences from the face-to face experience desired by both students and faculty
- Remote students to engage in meaningful ways with their course-work. Ideally, this is conducted in a synchronous manner, but when necessary, asynchronously
Some students may feel that their greatest chance for academic and personal success is to be fully remote in Fall 2020. If you feel that your success will be enhanced by being fully remote, please complete the request process below for a letter of approval. By notifying SMU of your intention, we will be better able to meet your academic needs and help provide opportunities for campus engagement.
The following processes and timeline need to be adhered to so that SMU can prepare classroom space, living space and other important arrangements to prepare for Fall 2020.