What will in-person learning be like?

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Changes in our spaces

The way learning looks may seem a little different this semester. We’ve made changes and redesigned our spaces so we can be together as much as possible.

Classes, lectures, laboratories, field studies, experiential learning, performing arts rehearsals and performances, study sessions, tutoring, group work projects, and other teaching and learning interactions have been modified to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

About two-thirds of CSU classes have an in-person component, thanks to dedicated teamwork

Faculty office hours and student-instructor interactions also will follow public health requirements.

Classroom physically distanced

CSU has formulated a plan to permit in-classroom academic instruction to the extent possible, in consultation with academic leadership and public health experts. Specifics include:

  • Scheduling additional class sections to allow space for physical distancing in classrooms
  • Scheduling additional evening class sections during the 4-8 p.m. block to utilize classrooms that typically would not be in use at those times
  • Transforming non-classroom spaces—including LSC ballrooms, fieldhouses, and other areas—to teaching spaces
  • Hiring instructors to teach additional class sections
  • Equipping dozens of additional classrooms with technology to facilitate in-classroom, hybrid, and online instruction, doubling the number of technology-enhanced classrooms and making it easier to accommodate students who require online course delivery for health reasons
  • Offering workshops and training to educate instructors and faculty on the use of technology to continue to deliver engaging, interactive in-classroom, hybrid, and online courses