Big News From USD's English Language Academy: In-Person Spring 2021 Courses!

Greetings from San Diego!

We hope you are doing well. Recently, the University of San Diego announced plans for a hybrid/remote teaching mode for the Spring 2021 Semester (please see the announcement below). We wish to assure you the English Language Academy (ELA) is fully committed to offering all classes on ground if space and California restrictions allow it.

If a hybrid model is necessary, it would mean that the student is here in San Diego, California, but would attend classes part-time on ground and part-time remotely. This allows the student to still become immersed in the culture and to experience San Diego and the University of San Diego. We will continue to closely monitor county/state guidelines and prepare for the possibility that these guidelines can change at any time. We will keep you updated with any changes as we move towards the Spring 2021 semester. Stay well and please let us know if you have any questions.

Message from the Provost

Dear Students,

We are writing to provide an important update about the Spring 2021 semester. As in Fall 2020, this spring we plan to offer classes in either hybrid or remote teaching mode. Information on the instructional mode for each class will be made available to students through the “course search” feature on the Student Portal by mid-November. If you have already registered for classes, the instructional mode for your courses will be reflected on your schedule.

We take great pride in the high-impact teaching and learning practices that are the hallmark of a USD education. We are committed to the faculty-student-centered academic experience in any learning mode. The decision to offer courses in various modes allows us to maximize opportunities for students and faculty to engage in a rich teaching and learning experience, with as many on-ground course offerings as possible, while adhering to health and safety protocols that are designed to protect all members of the USD community.

USD will closely monitor county/state guidelines and prepare for the possibility that these guidelines can change at any time. Thanks to the extraordinary commitment of our USD community, we are prepared to adapt to any situation and ensure that students can complete courses and maintain their progress toward degree completion.

We will continue to keep you updated as we move forward with spring semester planning.

With warm regards,

Dr. Gail F. Baker, Vice President and Provost
Dr. Timothy Keane, Dean, School of Business
Dr. Noelle Norton, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Chell Roberts, Dean, Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

Warm regards,

Francine Chemnick
Director of International Programs
Professional and Continuing Education,
University of San Diego 5998 Alcalá Park,
San Diego CA 92110-2492
(ph) 619.260.7621 Toll-Free Number: 888.983.3976

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