Dragons Care Plan for Classes
Beginning Monday, November 30, 2020, course delivery will move to completely online instruction for all students for the remainder of the semester through the end of finals week on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Courses that require specific equipment or learning environments to meet student learning outcomes are the only classes that may be considered to remain offered face-to face with Dean approval required for these limited, few exceptions.
- 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.
- Fall 2020 Pass/Fail Grading Option
Students should carefully consider whether to use the (P/F) option and be advised to connect with their academic advisor before making any final decisions.
- Spring 2021 COVID-Request for Accommodations Form
MSUM’s policies and protocols for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic will be rooted in safety for our students, employees, health care providers, and the public. Please use this COVID-19 Request for Accommodations Form if you need accommodations due to COVID-19.
- 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.