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What recommendations are suggested for teaching virtually?
Follow the Endeavor Center’s updates and website, which is full of excellent tips on teaching virtually.

What if I have a serious health condition that will not permit me to return to the classroom during the pandemic?
Some instructors with COVID-19 risk factors will teach virtually. If you believe you need an accommodation in order to safely perform your job responsibilities, please complete the COVID-19 Reasonable Accommodation Request Form and submit it to You may be asked to have your health care provider complete a Medical Provider Request Form. The College will consider your request for accommodation in relation to the requirements of your position and the operational needs of the College and may also consider and implement alternative reasonable forms of accommodation that will effectively address your limitations.

Are there changes to College academic policies due to COVID-19 or virtual, synchronous instruction?
We are modifying our policies (attendance, smoking, and vaping) to support the wellbeing of the campus during COVID-19.

Additionally, international student visas require that we take attendance when in a virtual environment. Everyone needs to keep detailed attendance records for all students for the rest of the semester. Per the Department of Homeland Security, international students residing in the U.S. may take no more than one course virtually this fall to maintain their immigration status.

Is the College developing accommodations or policies to address the needs of faculty and staff caring for children or other dependents in the fall?
Yes. A communication from the President and Provost was sent to faculty and staff (by email) on July 28, 2020.


Academic Advising

How should faculty conduct advising?
CLA advising will be conducted either face-to-face with safe physical distancing or virtually through Webex appointments. Holt advisors will reach out to Holt students concerning virtual advising. Crummer advising will continue with virtual sessions within Student Success.