Provost Aswani Volety offers guidance for Winter Term

In a message to the campus on Thursday, Dec. 2, Volety provided updated information for faculty, staff and students about protocols related to the pandemic that will be in place for Winter Term.

Dear Students and Colleagues,

As we prepare for teaching in the more condensed academic Winter Term, I am emailing to provide guidance regarding COVID or illness-related absences from classes.

Please consult and familiarize yourself with the updated Academic FAQs (for faculty/staff) and Student FAQs on the Healthy Elon webpage for detailed information regarding how faculty will be notified of quarantine/isolation, expectations of students, guidance for faculty, what to do if experiencing symptoms, and suggestions for ongoing communication. These FAQs continue to be updated on a regular basis.

Faculty members and students are encouraged to discuss how absences can best be handled early and often during Winter Term, so that students are able to progress academically and continue to be engaged in case of illness-related absence.

  • Individual faculty members will determine arrangements with their students to address learning goals and outcomes that make sense in light of the course, discipline, teaching methodology, etc.
  • Students who are required to quarantine or isolate are expected to maintain regular contact with their faculty members.


Aswani Volety

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs