Guidance for Students

Guidance for Students Concerning the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Experiential Learning Experiences

Please follow the Flashes Safe Eight everywhere, including during your experiential learning experience. If your experiential learning experience is in a clinical setting, please refer to Protocols for On Campus Skills Labs and Clinical Experiences (e.g. College of Podiatric Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Applied and Technical Studies) for a more detailed discussion of health and safety requirements.  

If your experiential learning experience involves an on-site supervisor, please share the Flashes Safe Eight information with them and advise that you will be following them during your experience.

If at any time you have concerns with your experiential learning site, contact your instructor immediately to discuss the situation.

Lastly, we want to share with you the following recommendations concerning your experiential learning opportunity:

  • Be flexible about changes to your work environment, project scope changes and other unforeseen requests during this time while continuing to focus on the learning goals and outcomes.
  • If possible, you may continue your responsibilities remotely under the direction of and in communication with your supervisor and the organization’s current guidelines for work and attendance.
  • Maintain regular communication (phone calls, emails, video conferences) with your supervisor and/or program coordinator to discuss any upcoming changes or concerns you have.