A Message to Future Adler University Students
I hope that this message finds you well. In both the United States and Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and change and uncertainty remains around how the pandemic will ebb and flow over the coming months. For that reason, instruction is being delivered in a virtual format for the spring and summer 2021 terms, with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences.
Students can expect to learn virtually for the entirety of the spring term. For the summer term, if conditions on the ground allow, we will explore optional blended (online and in-person) instruction.
Pending public health guidance and campus-specific conditions, limited access to physical campuses will be considered for students who need quiet or private places to study and complete virtual learning.
We made this decision early to give incoming students time to plan and prepare. We also wanted to provide time for instructors to adequately prepare for a virtual learning experiences and our classrooms are too small to accommodate full class rosters while practicing social distancing.
To ensure that our decision making was as well informed as possible, we engaged in broad stakeholder feedback – including focus groups with students, faculty, staff, and prospective students, and conversations with authorizing and licensure bodies, several peer institutions, and public health officials in both British Columbia and the city of Chicago.
From all segments of our community we heard loud and clear that, while no one feels that remote learning and working is ideal, we all prefer it to ensure our continued health and safety. Given the World Health Organization’s guidance to prepare for additional waves of COVID-19, we feel our decision is prudent and allows us the flexibility necessary to adapt as the situation changes over time.
We are committed to supporting you and your educational goals. Although our staff and faculty are not physically on campus during this time, we are all fully available for phone calls and virtual meetings. Please reach out to your admissions advisor or [email protected] with any questions.
With Adler University’s long history of campuses in two countries and our vast experience in virtual education, we can deliver the high-quality education required for our students to become the next generation of social change agents.
Vice President of Admissions