Summer classes continue with remote learning

April 3, 2020

Dear UNL Colleagues,

I want to thank everyone for all of your hard work over the past few weeks. Each and every one of you has gone above and beyond to continue to achieve excellence across all our mission areas, while also facing challenging situations in your own work and home lives.

Everything you do, both large and small, helps our students continue forward on their successful academic paths at the university. I truly appreciate your dedication during these unprecedented times.

Given the uncertainty in the months ahead, the university will be continuing with remote learning for summer session undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses. Previously scheduled online courses will continue as planned. We are sharing this information with students today.

We know that many of our students had plans for summers that no longer exist – internships, study abroad, summer employment, and travel. We would like to do what is possible to help ensure that these students find opportunities through UNL, so I am also letting them know that we are working to expand offerings and develop alternative academic opportunities beyond our originally planned summer schedule.

We have already begun working with colleges to help these students. A call for proposals will be going out soon, and I hope that faculty who have creative ideas for student learning will consider submitting a proposal.

Students who have already enrolled for in-person summer courses have been advised to hold tight until departmental plans have been finalized, which will be happening over the next several days.

These are challenging times, and we are all in this together. Thank you, again, for all you do. Stay safe and be well.

All best,

Elizabeth Spiller
Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs