Dragons Care Plan for Classes
Spring semester will begin as planned with classes starting Monday, January 11. MSUM continues to make every effort to build and maintain a sense of campus community. Therefore, classes will be delivered in the format they were planned when students registered for Spring semester. With a variety of course delivery methods, students were able to select the format they prefer.
- 41% in-person
- 22% hybrid with both in-person and online components
- 35% completely online
- 2% arranged
- Spring Break
Spring Break remains as scheduled, the week of March 15-19, offering students and employees a well-deserved and much-needed mental break.
- 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.