As one of the nation’s top-ranked Christian universities, Biola is widely recognized for academic innovation and quality. As we plan for in-person teaching this fall — with adjustments to the layout and format of classes and flexibility to adapt further, if needed — we’re taking steps to ensure that we achieve our own high standards for educational excellence and instructional integrity.
Below are some of Biola’s commitments related to the quality, integrity and safety of the academic experience. Additional efforts will be added to this page as plans continue to develop.
Last Updated: May 18, 2020
- We are deeply committed to delivering the quality education, grounded in biblical truth, that you expect and deserve — a commitment that spans our on-campus, online and remotely offered education.
- We are preparing for a range of scenarios, and will have flexible course-delivery options ready, allowing us to pivot seamlessly if needed. If the virus resurges in the fall and a new shelter in place order is implemented, we will be ready to move all courses to remote-delivery formats.
- Our digital learning team working with our faculty to prepare for the fall semester and designing multiple delivery modalities in order to serve the needs of a wide variety of students.
- We've conducted surveys and collected feedback from our students who experienced the abrupt transition to remote learning this spring. Faculty are reviewing the data to develop areas of improvement for our course-delivery options should we have to pivot for any reason this fall.
- Biola’s programs are led by an esteemed group of faculty, and our 15-to-1 student-faculty ratio allows for strong mentoring relationships between students and faculty. Our professors will continue to be available and accessible as we follow proper health guidelines.