STONE RIDGE – SUNY Ulster’s plan to reopen the college’s Stone Ridge Campus and Kingston Center have been approved by the State University of New York. The campuses were shut down earlier this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Faculty and the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty have been reviewing all course sections to determine how each will be delivered.
SUNY Ulster is offering four, learning modalities for instruction in the fall 2020 semester, which will commence on Monday, August 24, per the existing academic calendar.
These are remote delivery of all course content; remote delivery of lecture content with on-campus lab, clinical, studio; blended or hybrid courses; and fully online courses. An updated course schedule highlighting the fall 2020 learning modalities will be available in the coming weeks.
On-campus learning experiences will be limited to those courses that require critical hands-on lab, clinical and practical components, such as STEM, Fashion Design, Nursing, Veterinary Technology, Criminal Justice and Human Services, Police Basic Training, Art, Music, and Continuing and Professional Education. These learning experiences will be conducted following social distancing and reduced density protocols with course objectives determining on-site need.
Any fall 2020 in-person instruction will be prepared to pivot to remote learning modalities if needed. The college is prepared to serve students who are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
“The health and safety of our students and community has been our number one focus and will continue as the top priority,” said College President Dr. Alan Roberts. “All operations have been evaluated to ensure a safe return for students and staff. This includes adhering to social distancing practices, providing effective personal protective equipment, and ensuring that proper cleaning and disinfecting protocols are implemented for all facilities and operations.”
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