Classroom and Instructional Strategies
The Provost appointed a 9-person subcommittee, consisting mostly of faculty, to look at classroom and related instructional issues. Changes to our instructional modes and delivery are an integral part of preventing spread. Specific to the classroom experience, the plan will include:
- Physical distancing in the classroom.
- Required use of masks by students and instructors.
- Increased routine cleaning of classrooms.
- Sanitation stations and hand sanitizers strategically located near classrooms.
- Availability of online content for those students who may be remote and/or temporarily isolated or otherwise in need of COVID-related accommodations.
- Use of hybrid approaches to teaching and material dissemination.
- All classrooms will be equipped with web cams for recording or streaming lectures.
The Provost’s office has also planned for processes within each college and school to facilitate internships and clinical placements, online options for office hours and advising, additional remote options for libraries and students success areas like tutoring and the writing center.
Classes After Thanksgiving
Academic Affairs will continuously evaluate its plans. UA’s fall semester could cease in-person instruction at Thanksgiving when only study week and final exams remain. This decision will be based on the latest information and guided by the Situational Response Team.