In this memo on August 10, 2020, Provost Kate Burns updates UW-Green Bay students on status of fall classes.
We have been hard at work to prepare campus for your arrival in a few short weeks. I wanted to update you on the status of fall classes. Nearly all classes at the UW-Green Bay campuses have been updated in terms of their course delivery modality. Classes at the Sheboygan, Marinette, and Manitowoc campuses should be finalized by the end of this week.
Please check your SIS account to see the latest on your fall class schedule. We needed to significantly alter the fall schedule to ensure we were following the CDC guidelines of six-foot distancing in our classrooms after the Board of Regents approved this policy in July. These guidelines will allow us to offer safe in-person instruction, but they also dramatically limited the number of students we could accommodate at one time in a classroom. As a result, some courses that were previously listed as in-person were moved online. Some in-person courses moved to different classrooms or to other spaces on campus, such as the University Union and Weidner Center. And some in-person courses became hybrid/blended, meeting both in-person and online, with varying percentages of in-person and online instruction depending on the class. The learning options website describes what these different class modalities entail and how to determine which modality your course is in.
We appreciate your flexibility and patience as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve,. While the bulk of the fall schedule changes will soon be complete, there is a chance that we may need to make further small changes. In addition, we will continue to monitor the health situation in our region and will follow local health authorities’ and UW System guidance on if we need to adjust further. Again, I would encourage you to regularly check SIS as the most up-to-date information on your fall schedule.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to GBOSS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-465-2111 and they will be able to help. The fall semester may look different than previous semesters, but we are so excited to welcome you back.
Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay