Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Class Cancellation Policy

Any decision to cancel a Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) face-to-face class session due to inclement weather (snow emergency, flooding, tornado, etc.) will be made by the VPGPSE in consultation with the University President and the VPAA.

All class cancellations will be announced on both the MVNU website and local television and radio stations. Students can also call the GPS School-Closing Line at 877-431-9610 (ext. 1650) for information concerning possible class cancellations.

All cancelled GPS face-to-face class sessions will be made up by utilizing the MVNUonline (Moodle) learning management system. The assignments for the online make-up class session will be activated by MVNU faculty or staff, and may be accessed via the link provided for that week's assignments. The following additional policies will be in effect:

  • Students must still submit all assignments that were due on the night of the canceled class session and upload them in the normal manner. Students should contact the instructor with any questions related to the submission of these assignments.
  • Students will also be required to complete two online assignments that have been designed to satisfy the learning objectives for the canceled class session. The first online assignment is due three nights following the night of the normal class meeting; the second is due five nights following the night of the normal class meeting. The following chart provides expected due dates based upon the night of the week that the cohort group normally meets for class:

Scheduled Night

First Assignment Due

Second Assignment Due

Monday

Thursday

Saturday

Tuesday

Friday

Sunday

Wednesday

Saturday

Monday

Thursday

Sunday

Tuesday

Friday

Monday

Wednesday

Saturday

Tuesday

Thursday

  • Students must complete both online assignments in order to be counted "present" for the canceled class session. Students who do not complete both assignments will be marked as "absent" and assessed a penalty of 5% of the total points possible for the course.
  • Submitting quality work is critical in ensuring an engaging academic experience for all students who are part of an online make-up class session. With this in mind, an appropriate penalty will also be applied to the student's final course grade for work submitted that does not satisfy the stated requirements for each online assignment (not to exceed 5% of the total points possible for the course, per assignment).