University adopts Pass/No Pass, other Spring Semester policies

April 1, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Southern Indiana moved all instruction to online or alternative delivery effective March 23, the first regularly scheduled day of classes following an extended spring break. Given this new mode of course delivery, the disruptions imposed on members of our University, and the mental and emotional impact of these disruptions, the University, in consultation with faculty, has adopted several temporary policies related to grading and other areas for the Spring 2020 Semester. These changes are meant to give students every opportunity to succeed, especially during these times of uncertainty.

In devising the Pass/No Pass and other policies, we evaluated faculty perspectives about educational outcomes; considerations unique to the range of academic programs offered; applicable professional licensing concerns; and academic considerations relevant to students at different stages of their education. We also sought policies that allow us to take into account the unique circumstances that a particular student may have as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the period these policies are in effect, they will govern and control to the extent of any conflict with existing policies, procedures or provisions published in the USI Undergraduate or Graduate Bulletins. Read the full policy.