Dragons Care Plan for Classes
We will be back in the classroom this fall providing as much face-to-face instruction as safely as possible. At this time, about 40 percent of classes will be in person, and about another 20 percent will be hybrid courses which will have some in-person components. We will be making some modifications to classrooms to allow for physical distancing and other guidelines to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff.
- Safety in the classroom
We are working diligently to offer as many classes as we safely can face to face. In-person class sizes will be limited to a maximum of 25 people (24 students and the instructor) with appropriate physical distancing. Face coverings are required, and you are expected to have one with you at all times. Cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and tissues will be available in classrooms.
- Student Absence Policy for 2020-2021
In addition to the current MSUM Student Absence Policy, the Student Absence Policy for 2020-2021 is being revised. The updated policy will be posted to this page when it has been finalized. Please complete the Student COVID-19 Reporting Form if you have tested positive, been in contact with someone who has, or need to care for someone who has COVID-19. The Dean of Students Office can then assist you in approving absences, notifying faculty, and coordinating support services.
- Change of class delivery
Circumstances may change quickly as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses. We will respond as swiftly as possible to the changing environment. If your class delivery method changes, you will get an email to check your eServices account, where you’ll find any changes to your course schedule and delivery method.
- Synchronous vs. asynchronous classes
Synchronous online courses are attended virtually at a scheduled time with a live instructor and classmate interaction. Asynchronous courses do not meet at a specific time, and there is no live component. Class delivery mode is noted in your eServices account. Note that synchronous courses may have some asynchronous components as well. Your instructor will provide the course overview on the first day of classes.