Update for faculty on move to remote classes – March 16, 2020

Dear Faculty and Staff,

As you are aware, the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve quickly in the U.S. and abroad, with new information and new cases confirmed daily.

Following the guidance issued Sunday by Gov. Charlie Baker, Framingham State University is joining the rest of the State University System in moving entirely to remote methods of instruction starting on Monday, March 30th, and continuing through the end of finals on Friday, May 15th.

Faculty should continue working with Academic Affairs, our College Deans, Academic Department Chairs, and the Educational Technology Office (ETO) to implement this transition.
If you are contacted by a student who needs technology accommodations, please refer them to the IT Department or the Educational Technology Office. If you have a student who needs accommodations to learn through a remote platform, please have them contact the Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA).

These are unprecedented times and I know how drastic this measure may feel. But the safety of our community is paramount, and these steps have been deemed necessary. I continue to been impressed and inspired by your efforts to overcome these challenges, and I have confidence in our ability to get through this.

Please continue to check the University’s COVID19 webpage for updates and information.


F. Javier Cevallos, Ph.D.