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Spring 2021 Information Update
From Dr. Chris Mattatall, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research | October 26, 2020
Dear current and future Graduate Students,
I love how Mark Batterson frames things, “You’re always one decision away from a totally different life!” That’s you! You have chosen to pursue a graduate degree and undoubtedly it will alter the very pathway of your future life. That’s exciting!
We realize, of course, that with COVID-19 many decisions have had to be made that altered the normal route that many of you were planning on taking through your graduate program. Some of you are looking forward to beginning your graduate journey in Summer 2021 and you may be concerned about what that may look like.
Let’s talk a bit about Spring 2021 and Summer 2021
All Faculty of Education graduate programs and courses scheduled for the Spring 2021 term are proceeding. The vast majority of our graduate students will not be impacted as your Spring 2021 courses were scheduled online and remain unchanged.
For those in our MEd Counselling Psychology program—who normally take their Spring courses face to face on campus—your courses will be held remotely again this term as they were in the fall term, and they will once again retain their synchronous format, meaning that your instructor may use this scheduled time to meet with you through a scheduled Zoom or Teams class session.
If you are currently working on a thesis, your colloquium and Thesis oral defence will proceed as planned, however they will be held virtually.
If you are completing your practicum this term, it will go ahead as planned and you will be expected to use the format and procedures that your practicum site has decided to use.
What will Summer 2021 look like?
The University of Lethbridge has not made any decision yet regarding program delivery for Summer 2021. It is our hope and intention to offer courses face to face, but with the uncertainties of how COVID-19 is unfolding across the country and the world, we cannot at this time guarantee that courses will be held in person.
Once we hear more about the Summer 2021 term, we will reach out to you with information pertinent to your program.
We’re here to help
We understand, of course, that these uncertainties are not without anxiety and stress, and we will do everything we can to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed decision about your program.
While we will miss seeing students again this term in person, we will continue to provide supports virtually. If you are contemplating changes to your program, let us provide you with the resources you need to make an informed decision.
If you have questions or would like further information, please be sure to contact us at email@example.com.
Your Graduate Studies and Research in Education team.
Dr. Chris Mattatall, Associate Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Susan Pollock, Program Manager (email@example.com)
Kevin Matis, Program Specialist (firstname.lastname@example.org)