Year in Review: Academic Commons Annual Report (2020 – 2021)

As another year ends, it is time to reflect on all we’ve overcome to accomplish and look ahead to the future. Here at the Academic Commons, as we prepare to close the books on 2021, we’re celebrating our wins during another challenging pandemic year in our Annual Report.

The 2020 – 2021 Academic Year was one of uncertainty and inconsistency. Constantly changing safety protocols, roller-coaster COVID rates, and disruptions to in-person activities and ways of work led faculty, students, and staff to feel stressed, confused, and eager for familiarity. 

At the Academic Commons, we maintained our trusted level of support and service, although it may have looked a little different than usual. The team was able to transition our work models to support the changing needs of our community by utilizing new technologies, our resourcefulness, and collaboration with each other and other departments.

In the Academic Commons 2020 – 2021 Annual Report, you’ll read a recap of our work and services for the year. Amidst the pandemic, we saw bright growth spots in areas where we could offer even more activities and resources online.

And check out the Photography Services Year in Photos. The team was on the frontlines during many significant Jefferson moments, including the arrival and administration of the first COVID-19 vaccines. This photo recap highlights some of the transformational and inspirational moments of the year. 

As we prepare to welcome in 2022, we look forward to reconnecting with our Jefferson family. Happy New Year from the Academic Commons!