October 14, 2020
We hope this update finds you enjoying a restful break. We are writing to follow up on the message we sent last week, and to advise of an upcoming time change for Fall B morning courses. These adjustments are necessitated by our ongoing refinement of hybrid instruction.
Our current plan is that when you return to classes on Monday, October 19, Fall B classes will be offered online (i.e., no students in classrooms) to start. On Wednesday, October 28, we will begin to welcome subsets of students into our classrooms on a rotating basis.
Also beginning on Wednesday, October 28, the start time for all Fall B core morning courses will move from 8:30 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. (ET). This move to start 10 minutes earlier is to ensure time for proper air circulation in between classroom use. We share this time adjustment with you today as to provide two weeks’ notice for those who may need to alter morning routines.
Please note that attending class on-campus during any phase of the fall term will remain optional, with the exception of our Ethics in Action course which fulfills Tuck’s Ethics and Social Responsibility requirement. Fall academic offerings will be made available to students online so that you can participate wherever in the world you may be and make public health decisions that are best for you and your loved ones.
For those who plan to attend classes from our classrooms during Fall B, we strongly recommend that you secure over-the-ear headphones that include a microphone. We will share more details about plans for Hybrid Phase One for Fall B next week.
Please take good care and enjoy your break!
Joe, Brian, and Sally
Joe Hall, Senior Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning
Brian Tomlin, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
Sally Jaeger, Associate Dean, MBA Program
Dartmouth has formed a high-level task force to plan for and manage possible disruptions related to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, monitor federal and state recommendations, implement guidance, and communicate with our community.