Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) extension
8 April 2020
Memo to : The University Community
Subject : ECQ extension
As we approach the last month of the school year and in light of the ECQ extension, I would like to announce that the directives on online learning and work-from-home arrangements, as described in the 17 March 2020 memo, continue to apply until 30 April 2020.
I leave it to the units to work out the details in concluding their respective academic terms, e.g. calendar adjustments, decision on assessments and grades, refunds, and other salient matters in consideration of their specific contexts. I enjoin everyone to maintain flexibility and leniency while being reasonable and compassionate in the exercise of our responsibilities.
I urge the units to already start working on contingency plans for the incoming School Year, 2020-2021. It would be good to consider early enough the possible scenarios and implications of this current global health crisis on scheduled activities, academic procedures, calendar format, work operations, and other important aspects of our educational mission.
May the anticipated graces of these holy days of our Lord’s passion, death, and resurrection strengthen our faith, hope, and love.
Jose Ramon T Villarin SJ