Memo to faculty says “NUflex’s use will continue into future terms”


Harriet Rovniak

Masks are no longer required in indoor settings on Boston’s campus for vaccinated individuals.

Isaac Stephens, news staff

A Northeastern academic department indicated last week that “NUflex’s use will continue into future terms” in a memo attached to a survey for Information and Technology Services asking some faculty for feedback about the NUflex program.

The university announced in February that both of its summer terms would be held through the NUflex model, a course structure combining in-person and online learning environments, but announced in March that students could expect a “normal fall semester.” Administrators also recently announced a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students returning to the Boston campus in September.

In an April 12 email to The News, Northeastern spokesperson Shannon Nargi said NUflex “could still play a role in expanding education beyond the classroom” but did not specifically confirm whether the technology will be utilized in fall semester classes. She pointed out that even during largely in-person semesters like the upcoming fall term, NUflex might allow off-campus students or visiting guest speakers to participate in on-campus activities remotely.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated that Northeastern Information and Technology Services, or ITS, sent the memo to faculty members. In reality, an academic department sent the email with an ITS survey attached, and the article has been updated to reflect that fact.