Aug. 10, 2020 Update Fordham Forward, the plan to resume in-person teaching and learning on Aug. 26, is available below, along with extensive resources for students, parents, faculty, and staff. Full Details
Fordham University has developed a comprehensive plan, Fordham Forward, for successfully restarting operations on our New York campuses and welcoming students, faculty, and staff back to campus.
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New York Forward
The restart of Fordham University conforms with the governor’s plan to restart New York. As outlined in New York Forward, the state will reopen on a regional basis as each region meets the criteria necessary to protect public health.
The health and safety of the community are paramount. Our actions should not put ourselves or anyone in the community at undue risk during the pandemic.
Teaching and learning are at the heart of our mission. Within the Flexible Hybrid model adopted for 2020-2021, the faculty are responsible, as they always have been, for deciding in each of their courses how to create a rich and effective learning environment within the context of their discipline and the learning goals of their course.
Fordham offers a distinctive, transformative Jesuit education for all of its students. We must not compromise the personalized and relational aspects of the student experience; the connections that students seek with their instructors and one another; and the powerful sense of community that is derived from residential education, albeit with the modifications necessary for public health