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CSUB moving classes online amid coronavirus concerns

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Posted at 3:16 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 18:16:42-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Cal State University, Bakersfield announced Thursday it have been instructed to prepare to move classes online.

According to CSUB, all on-campus, in-person classes will be suspended for the rest of the spring semester.

According to a message from University President Lynette Zelezny, "Courses will transition to alternative delivery methods, and students' pursuit of their academic goals will not be disrupted."

All students living in CSUB housing will be welcome to remain there until the end of the 2020 term

For staff,t the campus will remain open and business will continue as usual during the class suspension and for the rest of the semester. All employees and student employees will continue to report to work.

For Midterm week, March 16 through March 20, face-to-face classes are allowed to meet but voluntary conversion to alternate modalities is encouraged.

March 23–26 will be campus workdays without classes. All instruction (face-to-face, online, lab, studio, exams, and assignments) will be suspended for students to give faculty time to prepare and transition their courses to alternative delivery.

No classes will be held from Monday, March 23, through Thursday, March 26. Field-based assignments, internships, and clinical placements will continue during this period if the site is still hosting student placements.

From March 27 through May 19, all courses will be conducted with alternative delivery. Approved in-person courses (e.g., small labs, studios, clinicals, field placements, performing and theatre arts) may continue to meet in person with permission of the dean. There will be no in-person finals unless approved by the dean and provost.

Faculty will be encouraged to communicate frequently and proactively with students to update them on plans for transitioning coursework. During this time period, we will be working with the Academic Senate on the operational details and resources for faculty.