Note that there are three instructional modes to the course listing, two of which should be familiar to you.
The important thing to remember is that, irrespective of the instructional mode assigned to your class, the content and learning goals remain the same.
You should also know that the University regards your safety as its primary concern. As indicated, everyone will be required to wear a facemask on campus and the seating arrangements in the classrooms will be are redesigned to reflect a social distancing strategy. The University will also test all students, faculty and staff for the infection and will be asking everyone to use a symptom and location program to help respond to any case resulting in a positive test result. We are taking all of the important precautions to ensure that your time here will be safe and conducive to learning.
If you do, don’t hesitate to email our Office of Student Services at email@example.com or check our website for guidance. If you need to adjust your schedule, or if you have a specific question about a particular course, please click on the following link and enter your information for “Ask An Advisor” https://education.ua.edu/students/make-an-appointment/. Someone will address your concerns and/or questions as soon as possible.
It will be a happy day for us to see all of you back on campus. It will clearly be a challenging semester, but at least we will be together, trying our best under difficult circumstances to bring the university back to life and to recommit ourselves to each other.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Peter Hlebowitsh, Dean