Important Changes to the UND Law Student Policy Manual
Good evening, students –
This afternoon, the School of Law faculty approved changes, effective immediately, to School of Law academic policies pertaining to distance education courses. I have attached to this email the document the faculty approved and the revised language of these policies.
Please note that Policy I.B.10(b) (“Approval of Requests to Participate in a Course via Remote Instruction”) has been amended on an interim basis to read as follows (emphasis added):
“A student’s request to utilize remote instruction for portions of a course where the student would otherwise be expected to complete that portion of the course on campus will be approved or disapproved by the Assistant Dean for Student Services in consultation with, and the approval of, the instructor of the course in the instructor’s sound discretion. The student’s request must be based on circumstances (including medical, emotional, family, or other personal circumstances specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic) that make it burdensome for the student to participate in the course without the use of remote instruction. The burden of persuasion is on the student.”
If you believe you are experiencing circumstances specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic that make it burdensome for you to participate in any of your courses without the use of remote instruction, please provide me with the following information:
- A description of your current circumstances and their specific relation to the COVID-19 pandemic;
- A list of courses affected by those circumstances;
- The burden those circumstances place upon your ability to participate in each course without the use of remote instruction; and
- The portion of each on-campus course for which you anticipate you will be experiencing the burden on your ability to participate without the use of remote instruction.
After I have received that information, the faculty member for each course and I will consult to determine whether participation via remote instruction is appropriate.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Brad Parrish, M.S., J.D.
Assistant Dean for Student Services
University of North Dakota School of Law