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Summer 2020 Semester at KPU – alternative delivery of classes only

Summer 2020 Semester at KPU – alternative delivery of classes only

Tue, Mar 24, 2020
KPU moves to alternative delivery and online classes during COVID-19 pandemic

As KPU continues to respond to recommendations from British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer regarding the measures required to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, KPU will deliver all its Summer 2020 classes remotely. There will be no in-person classes for the summer term.

This decision has been made to align with the recommendation from health officials that we stay physically distant at this time, which means staying two metres apart from one another. Eliminating the need for in-person instruction for the entire semester is one of the ways that KPU is supporting this directive.

KPU will be providing as much support as it is able to students, both domestic and international, who wish to study remotely, using a variety of digital tools and strategies. KPU will also support its faculty as instructors prepare for various modes of alternative delivery. However, students registering for the Summer semester will need to have a device and access to the internet or WIFI to ensure they will be able to meet the requirements for instructional delivery.

We will soon be releasing the list of courses that can be effectively delivered without any attendance on campus. Registration will be limited to these courses only. We understand that this may be disappointing for some, but these are the types of measures needed at this critical time in reducing the spread of the virus.

Likewise, we are working to determine what supports we will be able to provide to students online, by telephone and to a very limited extent on campus, subject to the direction of B.C.’s Public Health Officer.

Summer semester classes start on May 11, and those who have already registered for courses will be notified regarding any changes to current selections as soon as summer online offerings have been confirmed.

A series of announcements will be forthcoming that will confirm:

  • the courses that will be available this Summer semester
  • Student Services that will be available online, by telephone or on campus
  • the Bookstore and Library services that will be available to students
  • what Trades training can be provided at KPU Tech in Cloverdale
  • the minimal staffing that KPU will need to keep its facilities safe and secure

Current and prospective students will be able to get more information soon from the KPU website: https://www.kpu.ca/registration. Further information for International students can be found here: https://www.kpu.ca/international.

For the full update, resources and more, please visit https://www.kpu.ca/hui/novel-coronavirus.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding in these extraordinary times.