Academics

Key Principles

  • Students and faculty will have flexibility in how they will approach the Fall 2020 semester.
  • There will be a small number of face-to-face courses provided in socially distanced classrooms, labs and studio spaces. Other classes will be offered in one of two blended formats: Blended Traditional, which combines in-person and online components, with the assumption that all students will be on campus for the in-person sessions; and Blended with Online Pathway, which will combine in-person and online components with online options available such that students could take the course fully online if necessary.
  • Required classes may be available in a full online format where possible to ensure that individual health conditions, travel restrictions or family challenges will not prevent advancement toward degree.
  • We expect the library, studios and labs will be open with appropriate distancing measures and increased infection control measures.
  • Offices that support student success — including the Office of Academic Advising, the Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services, Magnolia Scholars Office, Merit Scholars Office and the Writing, Biology, Chemistry and Math Centers — will serve students through remote capabilities with some limited in-person options.

Wake Forest Faculty Reimagine Fall 2020

Dr. Betsy Barre, executive director for the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, addresses the dedication of our faculty and their plans for the fall semester.

Wake Forest Academic Experience in Fall 2020

Dr. Phil Anderson, associate teaching professor for the School of Business, discusses how the student academic experience this fall will differ from the previous spring semester.

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