How should faculty indicate an interest in teaching in person in the spring or that they are more comfortable with providing remote instruction?
A survey was emailed to all faculty members on Oct. 13 from the firstname.lastname@example.org account. If faculty have a concern about their teaching assignment, they should work with their department head or program chair or communicate with Dean Dubischar.
When will the spring semester schedule be finalized?
A preliminary schedule will be available for registration by early November, but it is subject to change in the weeks leading up to the spring semester. In fact, it is likely to change in response to enrollment patterns and our desire to provide a broad array of courses that support students on campus and those studying from home.
Can faculty who start to teach in person switch to remote instruction after the spring semester begins?
Yes. Faculty who feel uncomfortable about teaching in person have the option to switch.
Are faculty required to accommodate students who need to quarantine but would otherwise be attending class in person?
Yes. Every faculty member must make reasonable accommodations for students being quarantined, just as we would for students who become ill in the middle of the term. Recording classes, sharing lecture notes, scheduling times to speak with students in quarantine, and other methods can be employed. Instructors should provide students a plan for how they will approach this.
Are face masks and physical distancing required in the classroom?
Yes. This will be communicated by the College and should be reinforced by faculty members.