The academic calendar for Georgia Southern University has been revised due to classes missed during Hurricane Irma from Sept. 8 to Sept. 15.
“We will be having to make up those days and all of the minutes that we are required to meet class,” said Diana Cone, Ph.D. provost and vice president of academic affairs, at the State of the University Address.
According to a plan approved by the University System of Georgia the last day of withdraw without academic penalty has been extended to Oct. 16.
Last day of classes for this fall semester, formerly Dec. 1, has been extended to Dec. 7.
Class schedule revision will vary depending on what days specific classes meet:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday classes:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Classes will follow the regular class schedule for Dec. 4 to Dec. 7 in lieu of final exam week. Final assessments will be made for each class and faculty will submit the assessment plan to the Department Chair for approval.
Friday afternoon classes-one day labs starting after 2p.m.:
Friday afternoon classes will extend class time by 30 minutes per class for 10 weeks.
Friday day classes held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
Friday day classes will schedule one exam at a time outside regular class time (online, take home, or alternate exam time) and use class time for a make-up lecture. Faculty will submit the plan to the Department Chair for approval.
Friday day classes can also schedule a second exam at a time outside regular class time or schedule an online assignment. Faculty will submit the plan to the Department Chair for approval.
MBA 10 week classes meeting once a week:
MBA 10 week classes meeting once a week will extend class time by 20 minutes per class for 7 weeks or extend class time by 10 minutes for one class period.
The academic calendar was revised and submitted to the accreditation office because of the classes missed as a result of Hurricane Irma in order to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accreditation requirements.
“We are required by our SACS accreditation team and the university system office to make up all of those hours that were missed for class time. We submitted an academic plan to the system office today and heard back just a few minutes before 5 p.m. that our plan was accepted,” Cone said.
More information will be added to this article as it becomes available.
George Andersen contributed to this report.