Updates For Students On Fall Class Schedules

Updates For Students On Fall Class Schedules

As UWM continues to make plans to open this fall, class schedules have been updated. Some classes have moved from face-to-face instruction to either a hybrid format or a fully online format.

Those schedule updates should now be complete.

The message below from UWM’s Registrar’s Office was shared with students on July 20. Students are encouraged to review their class schedules as soon as possible and contact their academic advisor with any questions.

Dear students,

The UWM family is eagerly awaiting the start of the fall semester, even though it may look a little different than we thought it would. We know you want to know which of your classes will be online or hybrid (some face-to-face class time as well as online engagement). After careful planning, keeping both safety and top-notch educational experiences in mind, we have made the necessary adjustments to the schedule of classes. Please log into your PAWS account as soon as you can to see what your fall schedule looks like.

Your courses themselves have not changed. We have only made updates to the way in which you’ll experience them. For online components, please review your schedule carefully to see if the teaching will be synchronous (you have to be logged in to the course at a certain day and time) or asynchronous (no designated login time). Synchronous online courses will show a day/time on the schedule when you will meet online for class. Asynchronous online courses will not show a day/time on your schedule. 

For face-to-face components, you will see classrooms assigned by the first week in August. Some face-to-face courses are splitting enrollment between two or more meeting days (for example: last names A-L meet on Tuesdays, last names M-Z meet on Thursdays). These details will be added to the course notes section on the Schedule of Classes in the beginning of August. To ensure adequate time for additional cleaning, as well as safe, socially distant entry and exit to and from classrooms, face-to-face classes will be dismissed 15 minutes prior to the published end time.

We are confident that we will provide you with an enriching experience whether your courses are online or hybrid. UWM is the best place in Wisconsin to be for this kind of creative thinking: We have 20 years of experience and leadership in online education, and our Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has implemented an action plan to train our faculty to provide the best learning opportunities no matter the venue.

If you have questions about your schedule or would like to make changes, please contact your academic advisor (who can be found on the home page of your Student Center in PAWS).

Wishing you a great semester!

Story posted on July 22, 2020