Academics

Last updated: August 27, 2020

Our mission is best accomplished through personal engagement between students and professors and students with their peers. We have put a plan in place for maintaining face-to-face instruction with a focus on maximum flexibility and the health of our students and faculty. We will continue to assess state guidelines and adapt our planning as needed.

What You Can Expect: 

  • As many classes as possible have been moved to larger spaces to allow for distancing. 
  • Facial coverings must be worn in all classrooms. 
  • In the close confines of a lab setting, students and faculty must wear masks or face shields. 
  • All academic spaces are cleaned regularly, and high-touch areas receive additional scheduled cleanings. 
  • Faculty have cleaning supplies to wipe down tech carts in classrooms. 
  • Acrylic shields have be added at the front of most classes where physical distancing is not possible. 
  • For classrooms with two doors, signage directs entry and exit to avoid as much face-to-face traffic as possible. 
  • Masks should be worn in hallways between classes. 
  • The Centennial Library has be limited to 50% capacity. 
  • In computer labs, masks are expected if distancing is not possible. 
  • Cleaning supplies are be available for sanitization of equipment.

Building in Flexibility

Students who exhibit symptoms are expected to self-assess and should NOT attend class. They should notify their professors (as well as their RD) and follow the recommended process. Faculty members will prepare their face-to-face classes for remote access as needed. We are equipping classrooms with camera/microphone technology so that students can join the class and participate if they cannot return to campus or are ill and unable to attend class.

Updates to this page

  • Aug. 18, 2020 - Updated student mask policy