L&S Fall 2021 Common Questions about Instruction
Please see links below to find more information about commonly asked instructor questions for the Fall 2021 semester
- Masks must be worn by all students, employees, and visitors when inside campus buildings.
- UW Policy for Face Coverings and FAQs
- Campus Masking Policy- On Campus and in the Classroom has guidance for addressing cases of students not wearing a mask in the classroom.
- Students may receive an exemption from the mask requirement via the McBurney Disability Center. Instructors will receive notification of such an accommodation directly from the McBurney Center.
- If a student tests positive for COVID-19 they should notify their instructors that they will be unable to attend in-person classes while in isolation. Instructors should work with them to provide alternative ways to complete work. Students who attend class, work or other in-person campus activity after testing positive for COVID-19, during the time they should be isolating, are subject to the campus nonacademic misconduct policy. (More information is at COVID-19 Response FAQ page.)
- Accommodations during covid-19 disruption (L&S): Supporting individual students who miss class due to illness, quarantine, or bereavement includes a number of strategies to accommodate student absences.
Fall 2021 Course Modalities
Courses should be taught in the modality that is listed in the schedule of classes. For more information please see Fall 2021 L&S Policies for Course Modalities
Absence from teaching and coverage of teaching duties
For information related to absence from teaching, coverage plans for teaching responsibilities, and expectations regarding use of online lectures, please see Request Absence from Teaching Assigned Class for planned or unplanned absences, as well as the updated Absence from Teaching form.
Fall 2021 Office Hours Modality
Instructors are strongly encouraged to offer students the opportunity to attend office hours in person this fall.
Teaching & Technology Support
The teaching and technology support provided by the “batch lead” support structure will shift to the newly formed L&S Instructional Design Collaborative (IDC). Please visit idc.ls.wisc.edu for a listing of their services or submit a consultation request.
Course Tune-Up Initiative
The 2021 Fall semester brings a compelling new opportunity for transformative learning as we meld the best of our residential experience with the most promising technology-enabled practices that sustained us during more than a year of remote teaching. The L&S IDC is offering a Course Tune-Up Program to provide instructors with support to design an intentional “new normal” for their teaching. Sign-up at https://idc.ls.wisc.edu/course-tune-up-initiative/.