Ready. Set. Forward!
Marywood University’s Plan for a Successful and Safe Academic Year
Marywood University’s expansive, yet versatile, plan—Ready. Set. Forward!—has been updated for Spring Semester 2021, continuing our comprehensive efforts to conduct a safe and successful university experience for our students and employees. Understanding that public health circumstances are continually evolving, our plan is not static—it is built to both prepare for and adapt to these unpredictable times. While this plan provides guidelines and protocols to operate safely and to continue to be productive in the upcoming semester, the latest updates can always be found at marywood.edu/covid19. Each PDF update will be noted/dated on the front cover.
Marywood’s HyBridge Education Model remains central to our plan. Its versatile design allows for adaptations and provides students with options and choices. As we move forward into the spring, there are some changes (see Section V. Marywood Classes/Academic Support), based on feedback from the fall semester. This blended education model still ensures the continuity of learning, even if circumstances demand a pivot to entirely remote instruction at any point in the semester.
With the dedicated collaboration of many people throughout the University, we have a thorough approach to monitor the health, safety, and well-being of our entire Marywood community, while creating a deep culture of care. It is vital that we all continue our commitment to adhering to these criteria, as well as to the guidelines set forth by governmental and public health agencies.
The extensive protocols and options outlined in this plan serve to guide us through our intended, best-case scenario of on-campus learning, but also will adjust as needed to changing conditions. As we navigate the remainder of this academic year together, the trust, care, and patience that we continue to demonstrate to one another will sustain us. The foundation for success is there, no matter what the prevailing circumstances are.
We are ready, so let’s get set, and move forward with purpose into the second half of our academic year!