Fall 2020 Information

Dear Students,

As we look ahead to the fall semester, and as you may have read in both the Chancellor’s and President’s recent communications, I write to share with you that this fall semester’s classes will be offered remotely. I ask that if you need any supports to successfully attend to your on-line learning that you please let us know. I can assure you that through the summer faculty have been working diligently on your courses, particularly around on-line course instruction, to ensure that your coursework maintains a high standard of excellence. Except for some field internships that may require in-person placements, all other classes and internships will be offered remotely. Please contact Rob Lorey in Student Services at rlorey@hunter.cuny.edu, who will connect you to an academic advisor, or contact your Assistant Director in our Field Department at sswfield@hunter.cuny.edu if you have any specific questions.

Kind regards,

Mary M. Cavanaugh,


Student Supports

Student support is our highest priority, particularly now as you navigate through these very stressful times. We are committed to ensuring that you have the supports you need in order to successfully manage your course work and internships.

Technology Support: Please click here if you are in need of a laptop, Wi-Fi assistance, or any other technology supports. As you prepare for the fall, and throughout the semester, please visit the Remote Learning Tips and Resources page here for on-line resources, webinars, and workshops that will assist in building your on-line learning skills.

Financial Support: If you are in need of financial support as you move forward through the semester, please contact Dr. Caroline Gelman at cgelman@hunter.cuny.edu or Rob Lorey at rlorey@hunter.cuny.edu.

Silberman Student Resources: The Department of Student Services is available to students throughout the summer and the academic year, providing a range of supports, resources, and referrals. Please do not hesitate to contact Rob Lorey at rlorey@hunter.cuny.edu.

Hunter College Student Resources: Student supports are also available through Hunter College, including the expanded Counseling and Wellness Services. Please email personalcounseling@hunter.cuny.edu or call (212) 772-4931.

Additional updates will be posted to the following websites: Hunter College and Silberman School of Social Work.

Please know that we are deeply committed to your success, and we are here to support you through these challenging times. Please stay safe and well. I look forward to welcoming you back virtually for the fall semester.


Faculty Supports

Here’s what you can expect as you transition to remote teaching:

  1. Post all of your course materials and assignments in Blackboard.
  2. Check-in with your students about their access to technology off-campus.
  3. Use Collaborate Ultra, Blackboard’s videoconferencing tool to connect with students for classes, office hours, and/or group meetings.


Blackboard Resources

Please visit the Remote Teaching section of our Faculty Resources website for more information on Blackboard, videoconferencing tools, workshops and trainings, as well as Office Hours.

As always, please contact the Helpdesk (helpdesk@hunter.cuny.edu) if you have questions.


Hunter College Center for Online Learning

Please visit the Center for Online Learning webpage on the Hunter College website for resources, support, and workshops for online course design.


Hunter College ACERT

ACERT, works closely with the Center for Online Learning and Office of Assessment to offer a wide-variety of events, programming, and faculty support. Their programming will include hands-on workshops as well as seminars and events focused on dialogue, community, and resource sharing. Please see the links below to events and resources already scheduled and created, and be sure to check for updates and new listings on the ACERT home page and ACERT calendar.

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Fall 2020 Information Webpage