Form for Faculty/Instructors to Request In-Person Teaching Component for Courses Commencing Fall 2020


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This form has been created to assist in implementing the Fall Course Planning Principles endorsed by the Senate Executive Committee, calling on instructors to be ready to deliver both graduate and undergraduate courses remotely/online as much as possible and as long as needed for health and safety reasons.  However, instructors may propose in-person learning components in groups of up to 25 (or up to 50 in exceptional circumstances) where Student Learning Outcomes cannot otherwise be achieved, or where optional in-person activities are being proposed for those students who can participate.

Requests will be reviewed to determine whether they can be implemented in a manner consistent with evolving emergency restrictions and whether they can be accommodated safely. York University physical campuses will be able to safely accommodate only a small proportion of activities normally planned for Fall due to the need to ensure physical distancing.

Access to teaching spaces will be prioritized in accordance with the Principles, with first priority given to experiential activities that require access to labs, studios or other physical facilities, and that cannot be replaced or delivered via alternate means while still meeting Student Learning Outcomes and protecting students' ability to progress in their programs. Please be reminded that approved in-person activities will be subject to compliance with health and safety guidelines in effect at the time and place they are carried out.  Decisions are subject to changed based on Canada’s evolving public health concerns.

Based on current modeling data, it is not likely that more than a small proportion of our usual Fall programming will be able to be safely delivered in person this Fall. All instructors are reminded to plan for remote/online delivery wherever possible.

Deadline for Submission: May 22, 2020 at 11:59pm

The deadline for submission has passed. Please contact your Dean's/Principal's Office for enquiries.

Every effort will be made to communicate decisions to Deans' offices by May 27 as to whether any required in-person components can be accommodated safely based on currently known health and safety guidelines.

Preferred times and dates will be considered for courses approved for in person components, but times and days may be adjusted based on classroom needs, facility availability, and physical distancing requirements.