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Northwest's Intent to Maintain On-Ground Operations

As Northwest resumes on-ground operations and offers services this fall, many are being provided in an alternative way as compared to Northwest’s pre-COVID environment.

While our mitigation measures are designed to decrease the likelihood of transmission among individuals on campus, factors outside the University’s control could impact campus operations. The likelihood of community spread increases as local businesses resume operations and mitigation measures are relaxed, not enforced or not adhered.

The University is continuously evaluating the environment and requests flexibility of the campus community. Operations and services may need to be adjusted to maneuver through evolving circumstances.

Northwest’s guiding philosophy as it intends to maintain on-ground operations this fall consists of four themes.

  • Learning and success: We will deliver curricular and co-curricular learning in a flexible manner with a continued focus on profession-based principles and a keen eye on student success. Further, as an organization, Northwest will continue enacting an uninterrupted learning cycle as it addresses health and safety, agility, and viability. Just as our mission is to focus on student success – every student, every day – we are focused on the success of our employees and the institution.
  • Health and safety: Northwest will prioritize student and employee health and safety and that of the varying stakeholders we serve. Our adoption of a phased recovery strategy is critical to our success.
  • Agility: Northwest will be flexible and adapt, with the goal of staying open and operational, even as conditions change rapidly. We will remain attuned to local and regional conditions, and these will help inform and shape our actions.
  • Viability: Northwest will address longer-term implications of learning programming and delivery, changing workforce needs and overall institutional health and competitive advantage as we continue our journey on a strategic and growth mindset.