Return to Classroom
ASU has made the following adjustments to best accommodate our students and to ensure high fidelity in our instructional processes while maintaining social distancing protocols.
- The fall 2020 semester will begin on August 10 in a hybrid format. The first day of
class will held completely virtually. Students should log into GAView for additional
information regarding their classes.
- Instruction with be completed on November 24. Students will depart campus for Thanksgiving
break on November 25 and final exams will be delivered remotely. An updated calendar
for the fall semester is available.
- All courses should be ready to go online, regardless of whether they are in hybrid
format or not. This means that all fall 2020 face-to-face courses will be developed
with online content in GaView. This will allow flexibility to move from one format
of instruction to another, as well as, allow for the accommodation of students who
are in quarantine or otherwise unable to attend face-to-face classes.
- Faculty may hold a mix of virtual and in-person office hours. Instructions for scheduling
appointments are on GaView.
- Attendance verification will happen as usual.
- Faculty are encouraged to convert classroom assignments to an electronic format to
minimize the exchange of paper. Training on GaView will occur the week of August 3
when faculty return for the fall semester. Faculty are also encouraged to consider
audio, video or other forms of electronic feedback to students after assignments,
exams and quizzes.
- Examinations and quizzes – exams and quizzes are offered in the same environment for
all students in the class. Given that some students will be physically in the classroom
each day, exams may need to be virtual for all students.
- Class discussions – the use of discussion boards in GaView will be necessary for the
- Final examinations – will be completed virtually starting 11/30/2020. If the final exam contains a demonstration of skills, the demonstration of these
skills should be accomplished on 11/23 and 11/24, prior to Thanksgiving break.
- Faculty should use GaView to create a rotational schedule for attendance in the classroom.
- The rotation will depend on the total class enrollment, the number of days per week
the class meets and the room capacity.
- Recommendation to determine rotation:
- Determine number of cohorts needed – for example, if the total enrollment is 30 and
the social distance room capacity is 12 then the total number of cohorts needed is
30/12 = 2.5 which is rounded to 3. To balance the number of students in each cohort,
three groups of 10 students will meet each class day.
- Assign cohorts to class days – if three cohorts are needed, start alphabetically with
the class roster and assign one-third to Cohort A, the next third to Cohort B and
the final third to Cohort C. Cohort A will meet on the first day of class and the
rotation will continue throughout the semester.
- The automated group function in GAView is also permissible for assigning cohorts.
- Communicate to students their cohort assignment (GaView).
- If needed, cohorts will be rebalanced after the drop/add period.
- Virtual and simulated experiences will be used to supplement lab experiments.
- A new set of lab safety guidelines incorporating social distancing has been created
and will be used for all lab classes.
- Service learning activities will only be included in classes if they can be accomplished
under social distancing guidelines.
- Clinical rotations, student teaching, internships and other field experiences will follow the expectations of the employer. To ensure alignment with accreditation requirements prior to placement, the appropriate program director and/or the Office of Career Services will vet each activity for safety considerations.