Instruction & Learning Environments
Seat Time: 1/2 of class in-person, remaining 1/2 of class offline
Delivery: Asynchronous delivery of pre-class content (videos, readings, podcasts, etc.), then instructor meets in person with one-half the class on day 1 and the other half on day 2.
The College is providing a robust suite of technology tools for students to engage in collaborative activities, both on-site and remotely. Technology resources will supplement the in-person classroom environment and create additional ways to interact with peers in a project space scenario.
Learning management enhancements
Leveraging feedback from students and faculty, the College has expanded the functionality of its learning management system (iLearn) to offer additional pedagogical resources and improve the end-user experience. Students can expect a more uniform course design and additional functionality.
Marist is strongly encouraging online office hours for faculty and academic advisors.
The safe use of learning spaces requires attention to social distancing standards, use of technology, and other health and safety policies and protocols, including wearing face coverings. Classrooms have been modified to allow for social distancing between students, and will operate at a reduced capacity (50% or less).
Adapting public spaces
Academic buildings will feature modified wayfinding including one-way corridors and staircases, restricted use of elevators, and floor markings to ensure appropriate social distancing. The use of communal space in academic buildings will be restricted.
In alignment with CDC public health recommendations, academic spaces will be cleaned between class sessions with hospital-grade cleaning products and electrostatic sprayers. Restrooms and high-touch surfaces will be cleaned regularly.