July 24, 2020 - Uncategorized

 

 


 

Do I have to wear a mask when I’m in the Law School Building?

Yes. According to University policy, everyone entering the College of Law must wear a mask or face covering. Anyone not using a mask or face covering while inside the College of Law will be asked to wear one or leave. Repeated refusal to comply with the requirement may result in discipline through the applicable conduct code. When you wear a mask or face covering you are protecting yourself and others in the College of Law community. More information on University policies can be found here:

https://provost.gsu.edu/resources/return-to-campus-faqs/

What is the Attendance Policy for Fall 2020?

Instructors in Fall 2020 will be flexible in their attendance policies. As a reminder, you do not need to provide medical documentation or a doctor’s note to a professor. You should stay home if you are feeling ill or may have been exposed to COVID-19. How instructors track attendance may vary, but should primarily be based on participation and engagement in the course. In addition, how an instructor plans to track attendance will be communicated to the class and stated on the syllabus

I only have 15 minutes between a face-to-face class and an online class. Where can I go in the College of Law to participate in an online class?

We know that students may have schedules that require a quick transition to online classes after an in person/face-to-face class. Below please find a listing of classrooms/spaces that are available for ONLINE STUDENTS ONLY. Please don’t use these spaces if you are not participating in an online class. In addition, we highly encourage you to wear headphones and/or earbuds while using these spaces. Food and beverage is only allowed in the Salons on the lower level. We are working on an electronic reservation system for classrooms that will be dedicated to online classes. We will update you shortly.

Online Student Rooms

9—10:30 am

  • 241 (33)—no food or beverage allowed
  • 242 (32) – no food or beverage allowed
  • 342 (32) – no food or beverage allowed
  • 139 (18) – no food or beverage allowed
  • Total Socially Distanced Seating Capacity = 115

10:30—12 noon

  • 139 (18) – no food or beverage allowed
  • 242 (32) –no food or beverage allowed
  • 342 (32) – no food or beverage allowed
  • 245 (18) – no food or beverage allowed
  • Total Socially Distanced Seating Capacity = 100

1:15pm—3pm

  • 246 (18) – no food or beverage allowed
  • 346 (18) – no food or beverage allowed
  • Salons (60) – Food & beverage allowed
  • Total Socially Distanced Seating Capacity = 96

3pm—6pm

  • 246 (18) – no food or beverage allowed
  • 342 (32) – no food or beverage allowed
  • Salons (60) – Food & beverage allowed
  • Total Socially Distanced Seating Capacity = 110

6pm—9pm

  • 241 (33) – no food or beverage allowed
  • 245 (18) – no food or beverage allowed
  • 246 (18) – no food or beverage allowed
  • Salons (60) – Food & beverage allowed
  • Total Socially Distanced Seating Capacity = 129
What if I have to miss class? How will I access course content?

To address the various reasons students may need to miss class and to encourage students to stay home if they are sick or potentially exposed to COVID-19, the COL will be recording ALL class sessions for Fall 2020. Recordings for each class held in the law school may be accessed by students enrolled in the course through iCollege. Instructors using online synchronous sessions will also be recording those sessions for those enrolled in the class. If you are attending a class in the law school building, please note that all microphones in law school classrooms will be ON during every course to facilitate the recording process. Microphones are ON typically 10 minutes before the class begins until 10 minutes after the class has ended. Instructors using online synchronous sessions will also be recording those sessions.

How do I communicate with my professor?

Students often approach professors at the podium before or after class. However, given the need for social distancing and the recording that will be happening, this is not a good option. Your instructor will let you know their preferred mechanism for communication, which may include office hours, virtual meetings, telephone, or email.

What is a Blended Course?

A blended course contains a combination of both face-to-face and online components. There are many different ways to blend a course depending on the pedagogical aims of the instructor. Instructors teaching blended courses will inform students about the structure of their course.

When will the Fall 2020 Schedule be finalized?

Given the ongoing nature of the pandemic, some classes scheduled as face-to-face classes are transitioning to blended courses, while others are moving fully online. This process is ongoing and will continue until the semester begins on August 17. For the most up-to-date schedule, please refer to these scheduling links below, which are live (whenever the schedule changes these links will automatically update).

Courses listed at a specific time on the schedule are either face-to-face or blended courses. Daytime blended courses have the marker “Notes: 7” on the course. Blended courses in the evening have the marker “Notes: 6” on the course. Online courses, whether synchronous or asynchronous, may be found at the bottom of either link—just scroll down.

FALL 2020 DAY: https://gsulaw.ofcoursescheduler.com/con/exportViewer.php?pac=245879

FALL 2020 EVE: https://gsulaw.ofcoursescheduler.com/con/exportViewer.php?pac=788211

What will the Grading System be like for Fall 2020?

For Fall 2020 the College of Law will be using its normal, standard grading system. This grading system can be found in the College of Law Course Bulletin.

What are the building hours for Fall 2020? What are the library hours?

Starting Monday, August 17, the hours for both are as follows for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester:

Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 10 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 6 pm

Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

What food options are available at the College of Law?

Legal Grounds (on the ground floor) will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30-6:00 p.m.  Misdemeanor’s café (library – 5th floor) will not be open for the 2020-2021 academic year.

COVID and CDC high-risk categories – I fall under one of the CDC’s high risk categories, what can I do?

Complete the request form for Alternative Educational Arrangements.

What if I do not want to attend the in-person portion of my class? Can I be excused from doing so and just work online?

The in-person portion of classes is essential to instruction. Students who need accommodations for a disability should contact the Access and Accommodations Center at https://access.gsu.edu/. Before classes begin, upper level students should be able to revise their schedule for online or hybrid courses (based on enrollment availability). As included in the attendance policy for Fall 2020 above, you should stay home if you are feeling ill or may have been exposed to COVID-19.

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