Planning for face-to-face classes after Sept. 28, 2020

On Sept. 16, 2020 Chancellor Blank announced in-person courses would be moved to remote for two weeks. What happens with face-to-face instruction after Sept, 28 depends on a number of public health variables.

The Instructional Continuity team needs information from instructors whose courses were planned for in-person instruction and those that were online with some in-person instruction to better inform plans after Sept 28.

If you are the instructor for either an in-person or hybrid course, please e-mail your department chair the following information:

  1. From a purely pedagogical standpoint, could the content of your course continue to be effectively delivered to students remotely?
  2. If it cannot be effectively delivered remotely, describe important planned elements that would be lost (examples may include conducting laboratory experiments or necessary data collection).
  3. Optional: Your personal preference for your course format after Sept. 25.

This will inform university leaders in planning for the rest of the semester. Departmental responses will be due to CALS Academic Affairs by noon on Thursday, Sept. 17. At this time, no plans have been made or announced for courses after this two-week period. Please do not announce longer-term plans to your students until more information is available.

For instructors switching to remote instruction, office hours are available with the CALS Support Team through Sept. 28 to assist with remote platforms:

Thursday, Sept. 17 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Link to join
Friday, Sept. 18 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Link to join
Monday, Sept. 21 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Link to join
Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Link to join
Thursday, Sept. 24 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Link to join

As a reminder, all courses planned for remote delivery, should continue and all courses will be offered remotely following the Thanksgiving holiday.