To ensure the continuation of student learning in time of emergencies, including severe weather, it the policy of Thomas Jefferson University not to cancel classes. However, if on campus sessions are not possible, students will receive a JeffALERT or can check the university website confirming on campus sessions have been cancelled. In this situation students are responsible for checking their university email and/or Canvas for information from their faculty advising them of any immediate impact on the students’ preparation for the next class meeting.
In this event, faculty members have several options including:
- Holding class through asynchronous electronic means such as emailing the students or posting to Canvas class lessons, discussion forums and/or additional assignments related to class content;
- Holding class through synchronous online means.
- Holding class at a rescheduled time acceptable to all class members. If there are students who are unable to attend a rescheduled class, the faculty should make reasonable accommodations for the student(s) to make up the work.
Students who are engaged in experiential education (clerkships, rotations, internships, etc.) must follow the policies of their organization or facility regarding weather emergencies.