Dear students,

Hope you are all well.

Because of the Coronavirus situation we are going through, the starting date of this Spring Semester is postponed to March. However, to ensure your academic progress, our Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Eric Yang announces that the online courses will be offered to you starting from February 24th. The online courses will be supported by the strong online course system from Kean University and Wenzhou-Kean University, and you will be using the Blackboard platform to interact with your professors and fellow classmates, so that the needs of academic communication, group discussion, assignments submission, and academic evaluation will be fully fulfilled.

We hope the classroom teaching will be back to normal around the beginning of March, however, the exact date has to be further discussed due to the continuing Coronavirus situation. To prioritize campus safety and your health, after you return to campus, we will continue to offer courses both online and offline (classroom teaching) for a certain period of time (dependent on the Coronavirus situation then), so that every one of you can keep up with your academic progress.

Kean University owns world-class online education system and resources; its online education is ranked No. 2 among all the higher institutions in the State of New Jersey (Value Colleges). Currently, our faculty and staff are preparing for the creation and offering of online courses under the supervision from the School of Online Learning, Kean University. Other powerful and flexible platforms/tools with both synchronized and/or unsynchronized functions will also be used to help the successful offering of high-quality online courses, so that you can gain immersive learning experience taking these courses online.

The online courses of Kean University are rigorously designed with unified course structure under strict regulations, which enable effective quality management towards the faculty’s teaching, and the interaction between the faculty and the students or among the students themselves. Your professors will be trained on online course construction and teaching during February 10th–16th and February 17th–20th respectively, and they will send each course overview, syllabus, and reading assignment to you via email during February 10th–24th before the online courses start. You will also receive emails from the School of Online Learning, Kean University on February 10th, 12th, and 17th, on how to use Blackboard – the online learning guidelines and methods, and how to develop your thinking patterns suitable for online education through SmarterMeasure assessment engine. The design and construction of all online courses will be completed before February 21st, and will be offered to you on Blackboard. All the online courses will begin on February 24th.

The technical team of our University has already carried out relevant technical support towards the successful offering of high-quality online courses, and will make every effort to reduce the technical problems that you and your professors may face. If you need technical support, please contact ithelpdesk@wku.edu.cn.

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