March 24, 2020, by Melissa Lent, The Envoy
CUNY will undergo a recalibration period beginning March 27 through April 1, during which no classes will occur, and a special policy will take effect that allows students to decide whether they want a letter grade or a credit/no credit option, according to a Tuesday announcement by Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez.
CUNY enacted this break so professors could improve distance learning methods and so colleges could continue to provide students in need with equipment they need for online education, according to the Chancellor. Due to the new recess, the spring break period has been reduced by six days to April 8 through April 10. Chancellor Rodríguez said all of these changes reflect equity and access issues across different campuses. READ MORE.