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In accordance with the Provost’s announcement on Dec. 30, all classes on the Pittsburgh campus will be fully remote for the first two and a half weeks of the semester. Classes will begin remotely on Jan. 10, 2022. Exceptions to this rule may be made by approval of the dean for programs and classes that need to meet in person. Classes will take place fully in person beginning on Jan. 27, 2022.

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In accordance with the Provost’s announcement on Dec. 30, all classes will be fully remote for the first two and a half weeks of the semester. Classes will begin remotely on Jan. 10, 2022. Exceptions to this rule may be made by approval of the dean for programs and classes that need to meet in person. Classes will take place fully in person beginning on Jan. 27, 2022.

Guidance for Teaching Spring 2022 Classes, Effective Jan. 27, 2022

As we look ahead to the spring 2022 term, the guidance provided at the start of the fall term remains in place. However, we have added a few points of clarification to help you as you continue to plan for your spring classes.

Please take a moment now to read this important information.

Guidance for Teaching Spring 2022 Classes, Effective Jan. 27, 2022

  1. All classes should meet in person unless they have been previously designated and approved as a hybrid or online course.
  2. Instructors should teach in person, in the classroom, laboratory, studio or relevant setting, unless they have previously been approved by their dean to teach a hybrid or online course.
  3. Instructors are not expected to provide synchronous remote access (e.g., using “Zoom) to their in-person classes.
  4. Instructors will be notified if Disability Resources and Services (DRS) has approved accommodations for students. Instructors should work with students to provide any DRS-approved accommodations.
  5. Instructors should assist students who are in quarantine, isolation, or absent because of COVID or suspected, but as yet unverified, cases of COVID. Instructors should also review the strategies to support students in these situations, and take care to provide affected students with reasonable accommodations and opportunities for make-ups.
  6. Policies regarding other illnesses, absences, class attendance, participation, assessments, and make-ups are at the professional judgment of the instructor and are subject to established practices of the department, school, or campus. Where established practice may be at odds with other aspects of this guidance, instructors should reach out to their dean’s office, the Teaching Center, DRS, or the Office of the Provost, as appropriate, for clarity.
  7. Instructors are not required to record their class sessions. Decisions to record classes are at the professional judgment of the instructor and are subject to established practices of the department, school, or campus. Information on options for recording your classes, how-to information, and how to get assistance is available in our Considerations for Recording Class Sessions support article.

We hope this guidance, along with a list of Frequently Asked Questions, is helpful. Please feel free to reach out to teaching@pitt.edu with your questions.

Guidance for Teaching Spring 2022 Classes, effective Jan. 27, 2022

As we look ahead to the spring 2022 term, the guidance provided at the start of the fall term remains in place. However, we have added a few points of clarification to help you as you continue to plan for your spring classes.

Please take a moment now to read this important information.

Guidance for Teaching Spring 2022 Classes, Effective Jan. 27, 2022

  1. All classes should meet in person unless they have been previously designated and approved as a hybrid or online course.
  2. Instructors should teach in person, in the classroom, laboratory, studio or relevant setting, unless they have previously been approved by their dean to teach a hybrid or online course.
  3. Instructors are not expected to provide synchronous remote access (e.g., using “Zoom) to their in-person classes.
  4. Instructors will be notified if Disability Resources and Services (DRS) has approved accommodations for students. Instructors should work with students to provide any DRS-approved accommodations.
  5. Instructors should assist students who are in quarantine, isolation, or absent because of COVID or suspected, but as yet unverified, cases of COVID. Instructors should also review the strategies to support students in these situations, and take care to provide affected students with reasonable accommodations and opportunities for make-ups.
  6. Policies regarding other illnesses, absences, class attendance, participation, assessments, and make-ups are at the professional judgment of the instructor and are subject to established practices of the department, school, or campus. Where established practice may be at odds with other aspects of this guidance, instructors should reach out to their dean’s office, the Teaching Center, DRS, or the Office of the Provost, as appropriate, for clarity.
  7. Instructors are not required to record their class sessions. Decisions to record classes are at the professional judgment of the instructor and are subject to established practices of the department, school, or campus. Information on options for recording your classes, how-to information, and how to get assistance is available in our Considerations for Recording Class Sessions support article.

We hope this guidance, along with a list of Frequently Asked Questions, is helpful. Please feel free to reach out to teaching@pitt.edu with your questions.

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Welcome to the Teaching Center’s resources for teaching hub of content. Click on any of the categories below to find a variety of support articles, written by Teaching Center staff, that can supplement your instructional needs. You may also visit our resources for teaching home page to browse all content.

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