SAF Accreditation Response to COVID-19

April 10, 2020

We recognize these are extraordinary times, and SAF accredited programs are having to modify normal practices to address institutional and governmental guidelines and directives while striving to achieve learning outcomes. SAF will not be imposing any penalties for temporary changes in practice that our accredited programs need to put in place for the safety of students, staff, faculty, and communities. Such changes might include expanding S/U or P/NP options over normal grading for spring 2020 terms, teaching field labs via video-conference, modifying summer field experiences, or suspending internship requirements for students who may not have had opportunities available to them in the spring/summer of 2020 due to disruptions caused by the pandemic.

We do request that you use the substantive change forms available on our accreditation resources web page to document succinctly any changes you have had to implement, and would appreciate receiving these by July 31st. 

If you have specific questions about your accredited degree programs, please contact the SAF Director of Science and Education.