New Student Orientation
Welcome & Fall 2020 Information
View the links below for a Welcome from Dean Cathryn C. Potter and important information on New Student Orientation to be held on August 25, as well as operating status from the University and SSW.
Orientation Event Information | August 25, 2020
SSW Statement on Fall 2020 Semester | July 6, 2020
New Student Orientation | Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Fall 2020 Class Format Information
As you know, the majority of the University courses will be offered in a remote format this fall. The School of Social Work will also be delivering all of MSW courses in a remote format as well, with the important exception of field education. We are deeply disappointed not to be back in the classroom with you in the fall, but we do need to follow the University’s lead and prioritize public health. We are nonetheless confident that we will be able to deliver a strong learning experience in remote formats.
Synchronous Remote (SR) classes: All classes formerly designated as on the ground in the traditional NB, Camden, and Newark programs will instead be offered in a synchronous remote format via a video conference platform (most likely Zoom). These classes will begin at their designated time on the schedule and run for 90 minutes. In addition to the 90 minutes of synchronous session, the class will require an additional 50 minutes of asynchronous work. Asynchronous activities (typically completed on your own time/schedule during the week) can include activities such as discussion boards, videos, group work following class (your professor may designate this time for group work, so please check the syllabus/CANVAS shell) or other small assignments. Please note that there will generally be only one due date for these supplemental asynchronous activities during the week. The one exception to the 90-minute format is the MSW field education lab/seminar, which will meet synchronously for the entire 2 hours and 40 minutes.
Fully Online Asynchronous Classes: Classes previously designated as online classes will remain in this format. These classes are fully asynchronous. They offer weekly modules with recorded lectures, faculty-led discussion boards, as well as other weekly assignments. The courses are designed to facilitate faculty and student interaction and engagement. They may have more than one due date during the course of a week.