With the health and safety of our students and our community as our number one priority, SUNY Ulster’s administration, faculty, and staff have planned reentry scenarios through the engagement of SUNY Ulster’s Reentry Task Force.
SUNY Ulster’s comprehensive reentry plan, encompassing the needs of all members of our community, can be accessed here. This plan was approved and certified by SUNY and is subject to change due to new information, guidance, and/or direction from the State.
Faculty and the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty have been reviewing all course sections to determine how each will be delivered.
SUNY Ulster is offering four, high-quality learning modalities for instruction in the Fall 2020 semester, which will commence on Monday, August 24, per the existing academic calendar.
These are: remote delivery of all course content; remote delivery of lecture content with on-campus* lab, clinical, studio; blended or hybrid courses; and fully online courses. An updated course schedule highlighting our fall 2020 learning modalities will be available in the coming weeks.
Asynchronous (accessed at your convenience) and synchronous (remote delivery at regularly scheduled times) content will be used with the above options. Any on-campus lab, clinical or studio activities will be conducted following social distancing and reduced density protocols with course objectives determining on-site need.
*On-campus learning experiences will be limited to those courses that require critical hands-on lab, clinical and practical components, such as STEM, Fashion Design, Nursing, Veterinary Technology, Criminal Justice and Human Services, Police Basic Training, Art, Music, and Continuing and Professional Education.
Any Fall 2020 in-person instruction will be prepared to pivot to remote learning modalities if needed. Additionally, we are prepared to serve students who are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
SUNY Ulster Learning Residencies Additional high-quality learning possibilities will be announced for select disciplines for Fall 2020, including the opportunity for pre-scheduled on-campus classes and content days through social-distancing protocols and reduced-density measures.
On-site staff operations will remain limited to ensure social distancing and to maintain a reduced campus density. Each department has created a departmental safety and staffing plan, these plans outline new departmental procedures and on-site staffing levels. Each department will have limited face-to-face services available by appointment. As this plan is subject to change due to new information, guidance, and/or direction from the State and County, staffwill prepare for a return to remote operations on a daily basis.
A process to request ADA accommodations for faculty, staff and students who may have health issues that raise particular concerns related to COVID-19 is available.
Students who are at high risk for COVID-19 or are otherwise concerned about their safety in face to face classes should speak with their advisor to choose remote or distance learning courses. Students who are scheduled for face to face lab or clinical components should work with their faculty member and the Affirmative Action Officer (Jamie Capuano, Vice President for Administrative Services firstname.lastname@example.org) to determine appropriate accommodations to such requirements.
Contact a SUNY Ulster Enrollment and Success Counselor today to apply and register online for SUNY Ulster’s Fall 2020 semester. We are here for you.