The College of Education has created this page to provide our faculty, staff and students with the latest updates and resources on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Stay informed by visiting this page regularly.
The Office of Experiential Learning is communicating with schools, clinics, and other placement sites to determine how our placements might be affected by the pandemic. Priority will be given to students in their final semester before graduation and students who need clinical hours to meet certification/licensure requirements. Each student will be notified of any changes in their placement plan as quickly as possible. Contingencies are in place to ensure the required number of clinical hours can be obtained for licensure/certification. The situation is changing rapidly, and many school districts and clinics are still finalizing plans, so please be patient as we work to manage our placements.
What if I forgot a mask?
We will have disposable masks available at various locations in our three Athens buildings.
What happens if someone has an in-person class and a Zoom class back-to-back? Will there be spaces in the Athens buildings where students can do their online classes?
Chairs and chair/desk sets are spread throughout the hallways for students to study or attend online classes.
In addition, the following areas are available in the three buildings:
Ground floor: 14 seats
First floor: 32 seats including five in Campus Market Express
Second floor: 84 seats including the following:
Huddle rooms: 8 (two per room)
Student lounge: 12
Curriculum Materials Library (room 207): 14 study seats and 3 computer workstation seats
OIT conference room: 8
Computer Labs: 19 (when classes are not in session)
Third floor: 30 seats
Fourth floor: 35 seats
Fifth floor: 30 seats
Sixth floor: 38 seats
Ramsey (29 total)
First floor: 16 total
103/6 hallway: 6
114 hallway: 4
Second floor: 13
First floor: 29 total
Classroom hall: 9
Research hall: 5
Will rooms be cleaned between classes?
No, rooms will be cleaned once a day. Students and instructors should clean their individual spaces with wipes when they enter a room.
How will the labs in the Ramsey Student Center operate as most of them require close interaction?
The Department of Kinesiology has seven different lab classes, and there are several different models depending on the lab. For example, some athletic training labs have received approval for close contact, while others will use online simulation. Some exercise science labs are doing a combination of online and having a limited number of students in the lab, and others are developing remote procedures. Students should access the course syllabus to see what their specific lab is doing.
The University doesn't want technology to be a barrier to your academic progress. If you are in need of a laptop and/or a Wi-Fi hotspot, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a computer and/or hotspot. In the body of the email, simply state your name, 81x, and that you need a computer and/or hotspot. If you are unable to come to Athens, a few national companies are offering free or low cost internet including Charter Spectrum and Comcast.
Teaching in the fall semester will require flexibility and adaptability, and we've equipped our classrooms to help with that. In our classrooms you'll find an Epson DC-21 document camera. You can use this to display items to the in-class monitors and screens, but can also use this camera as an audio and/or video input for a Zoom call. These two videos show you how: