Colleges and universities will have the flexibility to deliver courses “in the mode that best suits the needs of students and institutions, including virtual and hybrid delivery models”
Georgian College issued the following statement today (July 19) after the province notified colleges and universities to schedule in-person classes and campus activities.
On Friday, we received further guidance from our Ministry of Colleges and Universities regarding plans for fall 2021 and the resumption of activities on campus.
Deputy Minister Shelley Tapp wrote to advise that “assuming continued progress in province-wide immunization rates and continued improvements in key public health and health care indicators, it is expected that all in-person instruction and on-campus activities at PSE [post-secondary education] institutions would be authorized to resume physical distancing requirements without capacity limits from autumn 2021. “
Our Deputy Minister added: âI want to emphasize that post-secondary institutions continue to have the flexibility to deliver academic education in the way that best suits the needs of students and institutions, including models. virtual and hybrid services.
The ministry will release an updated framework in early August to ensure alignment with the most recent public health and safety guidance and advice for September 2021 and beyond.
This is great news and something we have been looking forward to and anticipating!
Our students have made their plans for the fall and as per our commitment to them, our academic delivery schedule will remain the same for fall 2021 and will include a combination of online and in-person distance delivery. Georgian students and employees can expect a gradual increase in campus activity as the semester progresses. We will soon be posting what services are available in person, online, or both, as well as what to expect when you return to campus.
As needed, we will update our health and safety protocols to align them with our departmental framework as well as the requirements of our local public health units. They have served us well because you have followed them so rigorously. Remember, Georgian has a number of resources to help you manage your mental health should you need help. Visit the student Where employee portals for more information.
By working together, we have adjusted and adapted throughout the pandemic and will continue to do so, always keeping our students at the center of our decision-making and doing everything possible to ensure their health, safety and success. ultimate. As more information becomes available and decisions are made, we will make sure to update you regularly.
In the meantime, everyone is encouraged to get the vaccine – it will bring us all together faster.