From the President: Moving Forward, Remotely and Together​

Dear Graduate Center Students,
 
Today marks the first day of our ambitious remote learning project. As with all new endeavors, this one will involve setbacks and frustrations as well as insights and rewards. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is our best way forward.
 
I thank you for your patience as our faculty take on this enormous responsibility and adjust to new modes of teaching. We are experimenting together, and your feedback will be vital as we work to improve our methods over time.
 
Many of you are not just recipients of distance learning, but, as instructors yourselves, you have designed and will now lead remote classes. I wish you the best of luck with your teaching and encourage you to take full advantage of our Teaching & Learning Center and to read the wise guidance from its director, a Graduate Center alumnus, Luke Waltzer (Ph.D. ‘09, History).
 
All of us will be tested, academically and otherwise, in the days ahead. We care deeply about your health and well-being, and I urge you to stay connected to each other and to The Graduate Center. 
 
Please continue to check our coronavirus website  (www.gc.cuny/coronavirus) for guidance and updates. Just today, we posted information on an extended the deadline for course withdrawals, from April 1 to May 14.
 
Working together, we will stay strong for ourselves, our students, our families, and our communities.
 
Sincerely,

James Muyskens
Interim President

Submitted on: MAR 19, 2020

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