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AAP Updates

(Rev. date: September 4th, 2020)

Providing support for students, faculty, and staff is of the highest priority at AAP, especially during times of unexpected challenges.  We support our students and our faculty by creating ways for courses to progress in an agile and flexible learning environment. Contingency planning allows us to make temporary plans to help students and faculty through a specific time period.  While faculty are transitioning face to face classes temporarily to a virtual environment AAP’s IRC will provide support to faculty who may need additional help with these tools.

As AAP works to support faculty to provide the tools to work in a new environment, we also ask faculty to be mindful that their students are facing similar challenges.  They may also need additional help with these tools, or they may not have consistent access to them.  We encourage everyone to be flexible and supportive of students.  Remind students that they have access to JHSAP for additional support, as well as to technological support.

Extension of Spring 2020 Incomplete Policy

Noting that we are living in extraordinary circumstances, the AAP Program Chairs authorized the option for faculty to extend the deadline for students to complete incomplete grades up to 6 months from the last day of class, on a case by case basis, for both the Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters.  To qualify for the extension, students must meet all of the regular criteria stated in the Incomplete Grade Policy.

Fall ’20 Course Schedule Update

Over the course of the summer, Johns Hopkins University has kept a constant watch on all of the external factors that are influencing higher education.  We thank you for your patience during this time.

For the health and safety of our students and faculty, the majority of AAP Fall 2020 semester courses will remain online and delivered in an asynchronous format.  Select AAP programs will offer courses online that will meet synchronously.  The synchronous courses will require weekly Zoom meetings.

No matter the courses in which you enroll, all AAP international students will remain compliant with federal regulations.

These changes to the Fall schedule will ensure that we maintain the highest level of safety possible for our students and faculty.

Studio Training

In-person training for the AAP studios will start on August 21st. Please email Daniel Baker to schedule training.

Friday, August 21st (for Fall 2020 Studio instructors only)
9:30 AM to 4 PM
at Bernstein or Wyman Park

Friday, August 28th (open to all Fall 2020 AAP instructors)
9:30 AM to 4 PM
at Bernstein or Wyman Park

COVID 19 Guidelines for Bernstein-Offit Building

Please take a moment to read important Covid19 guidelines when visiting the Bernstein-Offit Building.

In an effort to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees, as well as our visitors, please adhere to the following guidelines when entering the building:

  • Everyone entering the building must wear a mask, wash hands frequently, maintain social distancing
  • Facilities will provide soap, water, and paper towels for workers, faculty, and visitors to wash their hands, and encourage frequent and proper handwashing
  • Classrooms and offices will be provided with hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes to encourage everyone to use frequently after touching equipment, desks, etc.
  • High traffic areas, as well as surfaces or items that are shared or frequently touched, will be frequently cleaned throughout the day
  • Custodial crews will clean common areas, lobbies, restrooms, classrooms, and conference rooms daily based on CDC guidance. Several times daily, custodians will provide additional cleaning of high touch points (stairwell and room door handles, elevator buttons, etc.).
  • Individual affiliates will be expected to clean areas of tables, surfaces, or labs with which they made contact and wipe down personal workspaces. Before starting an activity in a space, and before leaving any room in which they have been working, individuals must wipe down all areas with a cleaning agent. This includes any shared-space location or equipment (e.g. copiers, printers, computers, A/V and other electrical equipment, coffee makers, desks and tables, conference tables, light switches, doorknobs, etc.).
  • Employees, faculty, students, and visitors must be free of all symptoms for return to campus
  • Smoking and vaping are prohibited on all University properties
  • To increase the air quality of the building all AHU and classroom HVAC units have had their filters replaced with MERV 13 filters.

For Assistance

AAP Workshops and Webinars

Additional Resources


How do I access restricted campus network resources?

  • Many university resources are restricted to the campus network, which means you need to use the VPN to connect to them.
  • If you have never used the VPN, view VPN FAQ on the MYJHU portal for instructions on how to active your VPN access

How can I request a Zoom account?

To active your Zoom account send an email requesting an account  to

How do I find electronic versions of my assigned readings and films?

  • Send request to  Our staff will make course material (articles, e-books) available from a link in your Blackboard site.

If you choose to post your own readings and films

If you can’t find it as an e-book, contact

    • Print only; make the highest quality pdf  of chapters that you can

At the end of the course, please plan to remove all pdfs and weblinks  you added.

Can I record my Zoom meetings?

Yes, review the “Guidelines for Recording with Zoom” document for more information on how to do so.

What else should I be concerned about when using Zoom?

For more tips and resources, review the AAP Instructor Zoom Tips and Resources document.