Humboldt Plans for Spring 2021 Instruction

September 10, 2020 - 4:45pm

Based on new guidance provided today by the California State University system, Cal Poly Humboldt will continue offering most courses in a virtual format for Spring 2021. 

At this point, Humboldt intends to develop a plan for Spring 2021 similar in structure to the one that was approved for Fall 2020. Humboldt’s plan for Spring will include very limited face-to-face instruction in some of Humboldt’s hands-on activities, labs, and field-based experiences. Humboldt’s lecture-based, seminar, and independent study course sections will remain virtual.

The specific courses to be offered face-to-face in the Spring are still being determined within Academic Affairs and in consultation with Facilities and Risk Management personnel based on what can be safely managed using appropriate protocols. During the Fall, about 13 percent of courses at Humboldt are being taught in a face-to-face format. It is likely that a slightly smaller percentage of courses will be offered face-to-face this spring. 

The University anticipates that the health and safety measures that are currently in place, such as keeping campus density low and having most employees telecommute, will continue next semester.  

However, these plans may evolve and will depend on the circumstances surrounding COVID-19. Humboldt  will continue our ongoing consultation with state and local health officials and the Chancellor’s Office. Any needed adjustments to our Spring instructional plan will also involve consultation with academic Department Chairs, Deans, the Provost and Chair of the University Senate. 

More details will be shared once information is available. 

A full list of Spring courses and their planned modality—face-to-face or virtual—will eventually be found in the Spring course schedule. This list will be continuously updated as campus prepares for the Spring semester. Faculty with questions should consult with their Department Chair or program lead. Staff with questions should consult with their direct supervisor.

More details about Spring will be shared as it is available. So please be sure to check your Humboldt email and for updates.

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