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On-Campus & Hybrid Teaching Toolkit

This teaching resource was developed to help instructors create a syllabus with elements relevant to teaching face-to-face, on campus (ONCAM) and hybrid (HYBRD) courses at UIC. The syllabus template is organized into sections that you might consider including in your syllabus. Attention was paid to suggesting language for each section that conveys a welcoming tone and helps to create an ethos of inclusion, academic integrity, and community in your class. Additional resources include the COVID-19 syllabus statements, part or all of which we highly recommend adding to your syllabus this semester, and an inclusive syllabus checklist, which is a tool to help instructors incorporate syllabus elements that communicate your intention to foster an inclusive learning environment. The On Campus & Hybrid Teaching Toolkit also serves as a resource hub where faculty can directly connect to educational technology resources and support for face-to-face, in-person instruction as well as hybrid variations that combine both on campus and online instructional components.

IMPORTANT COVID UPDATE:

For spring 2022, it is critical to clarify in your syllabus that all instruction, with a few exceptions for the health sciences colleges, labs, clinics, internships and other classes that cannot be offered virtually, will be offered fully online for the first two weeks of the spring semester (Jan. 10 – Jan. 23) with plans to resume on-campus instruction starting Monday, January 24th unless otherwise notified by campus leadership. Exceptions to this remote instruction policy are being handled on a case-by-case basis by the colleges and the academic departments and units; please consult with your department/unit head for guidance. Communicate this information to your student by (1) updating your syllabus accordingly, (2) posting a Blackboard announcement, and (3) emailing your students multiple reminders of your course schedule. In addition, please be reminded that all students, faculty, and staff are expected to take a PCR test within 72 hours of returning to campus and obtain a negative COVID result prior to participating in any on campus classes. Be sure to have contingency plans in place should you or any of your students test positive for COVID and thus be unable to return to campus as planned.