Wright State University students will soon be able to pick back up courses they may have withdrawn from because of the recent strike.
Any students who dropped a class last week will be able to re-register for it by the end of the week, according to an email sent to campus from provost Sue Edwards. Students will need permission of the department chairperson to re-register and there will be no late fees applied if they do so this week, Edwards said.
“I greatly appreciate the patience and hard work of all those who continue to support Wright State as we transition back to more normal campus operations,” Edwards said.
The Wright State chapter of the American Association of University Professors reached a deal with the administration late last night to end the strike. The tentative agreement still must be voted on by the WSU board of trustees and AAUP-WSU members.
Prior to the 20-day strike that started Jan. 22, WSU president Cheryl Schrader had said that classes would continue but that some would be combined, moved online temporarily or taught by a substitute. Other courses were given alternative assignments, such as a tour of the of the archives at the library.
But, as the strike began, some classes went unstaffed and last week the school began canceling some “specialized” courses for the semester.
Students were encouraged to pick replacement classes by Friday, which was the deadline they could withdrawal and still receive a full refund. The university also planned to offer some of its canceled classes during a condensed “B-Term” later this semester.
Edwards said that department chairs have been instructed to make scheduling decisions based on what will “work best for their departments.” Those changes will be communicated directly to students, Edwards said.
“I want to thank our students,” Edward said in her email. “I know they have sacrificed these last three weeks and showed great patience in the face of uncertainty.”
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