Learning and Instruction
Protect Purdue Summary Report
To build on the momentum from the strong student and faculty response to in-person instruction during the Fall 2020 semester, 744 fully in-person course sections were added for the Spring 2021 semester.
“Our students really benefited by attending classes and their participation in in-person experiences.”
— JENNA RICKUS
Vice provost for teaching and learning
Introducing Reading Days
Refresh. Recreate. Reset. Purdue established Nov. 4, 2020, as the inaugural Reading Day, giving students and instructors the chance for a brief respite from classes. Embraced by students and faculty after it was piloted in the fall, three Reading Days were added to the calendar for the Spring 2021 semester. Reading Days on Feb. 17, March 18 and April 13 included “grab and go” food and fun activities, movies, games, yoga and meditation, free-play piano hubs and more.