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LU not faced with makeup day issues

While public and parochial elementary and secondary schools contemplate making up classes lost to bad weather, Lincoln University officials said Thursday they don’t have the same headache.

“Fortunately, we have in place lines of communication when events such as the snowstorm occur,” said Annette Digby, LU’s vice president for academic affairs. “With the learning management system, e-mail and other technologies, faculty can communicate efficiently with students about revised timelines for assignments and other changes in the syllabi.

“Students who miss practica, internships and other experiences requiring a set number of hours will make those up on a revised, mutually acceptable schedule among the university faculty, placement supervisor and student.”

Misty Young, LU’s university relations director, said the bad weather also shouldn’t affect dual-enrollment classes involving LU and various area high schools.

“Classes aren’t impacted, since the high schools are required to meet state minimums regarding days in school,” Young explained. “All content in the dual credit classes will be made up just as the content in all other courses offered by the high schools.”

Lincoln classes are in session today.

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