Academics Team

The Academics committee is working to develop a plan that ensures a safe, high-quality educational experience for students this fall semester, and to provide faculty and staff with the support they need to accomplish that end given the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Integration with PSU’s Fall 2020 Opening Plan

On July 10, 2020, PSU released its Fall 2020 Opening Plan. The plan runs close to 100 pages, beginning with Page One, which reads, “The health and safety of our community is our primary concern and what motivates all of the work that we are doing.” It covers all aspects of our operations and will continue to be updated throughout the summer.

Academics Team Opening Plan Highlights

  • Academic Policies
  • Calendar/Scheduling
  • Staffing/Professional Development
  • Technology/Hybrid Delivery
  • Communication/Advising
  • Classroom Capacity

Read this team’s full opening plan.

Team Members

Ann McClellan, Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs (Co-Chair; Academic Affairs)

Lynn Johnson, Professor, Health and Human Performance Department (Co-Chair; Faculty; Experiential Experiences)

Pat Cantor, Associate Provost (Academic Affairs)

Christopher Benedetti, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum (Academic Affairs Committee; Grad)

Mary Earick, Associate Research Professor, Director, Holmes Center for School Partnerships and Educator Preparation (Faculty; Teaching Internships)

Jean Coffey, Professor, Nursing, Director of Nursing (Faculty; Clinical Experiences)

Cathie LeBlanc, Professor, Digital Media, Coordinator of General Education (Faculty; General Education)

Kayla Gaudette, Director of Operations, Health and Human Performance Department (PAT)

Kristen Hermson, Senior Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs Office (OS)

Ann Jung-Matthews, Professor, Outreach Librarian (Library Services)

JoAnn Guilmett, Director, Enterprise Technology, Help Desk Services IT Site Leader (tentative; Academic Technology)

Caryn Ines, Director, Human Resources (Human Resources)