A Message to Our Students: Summer 2020
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May 6, 2020
As promised, here is our letter about summer classes.
First we want to send you our warmest greetings. We miss seeing you! We miss our informal moments of connection in the hallways. We miss sitting with you in the gardens. We miss impromptu smiles, hugs, laughter. We miss being with you in face-to-face classes and meeting with you in our offices. It is day 173 of the global pandemic and day 44 of the state order to stay home. We are weary, as you are, and look forward to face to face connections at some point in the future, but that future is not today.
This letter is to inform you of the Academic Council’s decisions and directions for summer study. We have gathered the best information we can get from the wider educational community, the state government, the Centers for Disease Control, and other health and safety experts. We have also listened to you, our students. Some of you have expressed to us your strong preference to continue via distance so you can remain safely where you are and not return to Santa Fe. We have heard from others your strong preference not to continue to study via distance and your desire to return to face-to-face classes. We are aware that choosing either option for summer study may result in some students deciding to take the summer quarter off. We wish we could meet everyone’s needs and keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.
With all of this in mind, we have agreed to the following:
The following courses will be taught online this summer (online syllabi are under development now).
Please be patient as we are working hard to create good summer online class syllabi, and this is taking extra time.
Some of these courses will be asynchronous and some will be synchronous.
- Synchronous means students participate in group video calls at specified times in addition to completing course requirements online, as outlined in the syllabus.
- Asynchronous means students are not required to participate in group video calls but are still expected to complete all course requirements online, as outlined in the syllabus.
Synchronous classes this summer will be:
Research Methods & Program Evaluation, Section 1 with Erica Westby
Hermeneutics of Depth Psychology
Advanced Counseling Skills
CN 657-3 Practicum II & Lab
AT/CN 657-2 Practicum II & Lab
Professional Seminar in Counseling II
Professional Seminar in Art Therapy/Counseling II
Asynchronous classes this summer will be:
Research Methods & Program Evaluation, Section 2 with April Vogel
Ethical Issues in Working with Children & Families (Children’s Mental Health Certificate course),
Foundations in School Counseling
Face-to-Face Classes this Summer
The following NEI Certificate courses will be offered face-to-face unless state mandates prevent us from gathering together, in which case they will be canceled:
- Theories of the Grief Process, 7/10-7/12, (Trauma, Grief & Renewal Certificate)
- Wilderness Fast, 9/5-9/13, (Ecotherapy Certificate)
HYBRID Classes this Summer
We are exploring how to offer the following courses in a hybrid manner, meaning there will be both required online activities and some face to face opportunities if allowed by state requirements and following COVID-safe practices, such as face masks, etc. This would allow for both face-to-face and online coursework. As they are scheduled in the future, we are hoping for eased state restrictions. More information will be forthcoming from your faculty about how this will be managed, but this is our direction at this time.
AT/CN 637-A Art Therapy/Counseling Capstone Process
AT/CN 637-B Art Therapy/Counseling Capstone Presentations (part II)
POLICY EXCEPTION for practicum and internship
As we need to be flexible, Academic Council has agreed to allow students enrolled in practicum who do not complete their client hours to enroll in fall internship and continue collecting client hours. Any student who has not completed their Practicum hours should fill out a Petition for Program Exception in order to be allowed to continue on into internship. Students would receive an Incomplete in Practicum until these hours are completed, this includes group hours.
We will be making decisions regarding fall quarter by June 18. We are hoping to offer most things face to face, but we are also looking at online options for the fall entering class.
If, given this information, you would like to change your summer program planner (add or drop a class), please schedule a 15-30 minute appointment with Emilah by end of day on Friday, May 15th to discuss options. We’d like to have changes completed prior to registration on May 18-20. https://calendly.com/emilahdetoro
The Academic Council: Virginia Padilla-Vigil, Ann Filemyr, Deborah Schroder, Magdalena Karlick, Kate Latimer, Laura Lansrud-Lopez, Emilah DeToro & Katherine Ninos