Please review the guidelines set for on-campus conduct. All individuals will be held
responsible for complying with these directions.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all of us, including how courses will be taught this upcoming semester.
You can learn more by visiting the University of Utah's 'Return to Campus' website. This includes information about the fall calendar. The University is also
committed to providing on-campus and distinctive classroom experiences this fall,
that reflect our role as the flagship research university in the state.
To achieve this, the University has designated five different ways courses may be
taught this semester:
- Hybrid — A mixture of in-person and asynchronous online modalities;
- IVC (Interactive Video Conferencing) — A synchronous delivery using technology (class has a dedicated class time, with
Canvas as the location);
- IVC-Hybrid — Class is a mixture of in-person and synchronous online modalities;
- In-Person — Fully in-person (course content must be available for students unable to attend);
- Online — Class is free of time and place restrictions, and all content is delivered via technology.
No (or only optional) synchronous meetings.
PHIL’s course offerings range across these modalities. Students should know that PHIL instructors were very intentional in selecting which mode they thought would
be best suited for the course material and their approach to teaching. Knowing what categories of classes are on offer will help students select classes
that best meet their personal preferences and levels of risk-tolerance.
Understandably, PHIL instructors have been getting lots of questions about what their
classes will look like. Please be patient as our instructors re-design their courses to fit into these categories, as well as prepare in case conditions demand that all
courses be shifted online. As we get closer to the beginning of the semester, many
of you will begin hearing from the instructors of PHIL courses in which you have enrolled,
sharing details for what they have planned.
A safe return to campus requires collective action where all individuals act responsibly. We eagerly look forward to seeing you back in our classrooms.