We condensed many of the ideas and best practices around online instruction discussed in our 6-week pedagogy course, "Bricks, Clicks, and Learning" to provide a basic set of guidelines to work from in considering virtual instruction for your courses.
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Derek Bok Center for Teaching at Harvard - additional resources on remote instruction.
Students will continue to be responsible for all coursework, though suitable accommodations will be available when necessary. Students who are sick should not attend class. They should contact their faculty member as well as the Student Health and Wellness Center for guidance. If a student is required to quarantine or isolate, they can work with faculty and their chairs to continue their work to stay on track with their coursework remotely. If severely ill, the student's department chair will work with Student Affairs to determine the best options for the student.
The first day of class will set the overall tone for the rest of the semester even when online.
Below are our top recommendations! Don't let class be just a "Syllabus Day." We recommend holding your first class synchronously on zoom.
Face coverings must be worn by all students on campus when in the presence of others and in public settings (e.g., elevators, common workspaces, meeting rooms, classrooms, etc.). Appropriate use of face coverings (disposable, cloth, or other types) is critical in minimizing risks to others near you. You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not show symptoms or feel sick.
Wearing a face covering is not a substitute for physical distancing.
Otis College reserves the right to ask anyone to leave campus immediately if they do not have a face covering or refuse to wear a face mask/covering. Safety and Security will be able to provide face coverings if someone does not have one.
If a student refuses to wear a face mask/covering or is not in possession of one in your classroom/studio, please follow these steps:
If students are unable to wear a face-covering due to health reasons, please refer them to Student Health and Wellness Center to discuss this more in detail.