Guidance for teaching

When do classes start this fall on campus?

UMaine classes start Aug. 31. A University of Maine System news release announcing the return to campus is online.

What preparations are being made to teach in the fall?

Faculty and staff are preparing for teaching in four modes: hybrid, remote, in-person and online. Students who cannot return to campus or who become exposed to COVID-19 will be able to make progress in their academic programs this fall. IT is upgrading 33 UMaine classrooms this summer and 14 in the fall to facilitate live streaming and recording classes, and connecting with classes by Zoom. UMM’s two primary lecture halls, Science and Torrey, will have six summer upgrades and three winter break upgrades.

What changes will we see in classrooms this fall?

UMaine’s 109 Office of Student Records-scheduled and 209 departmental classrooms campuswide, along with active learning classrooms, computer classrooms, the Collins Center for the Arts, and Hauck Auditorium, will reopen with layout changes, signage, social distancing requirements and other protocols in accordance with health and safety guidance.

How are faculty preparing to teach lab sections in the fall?

UMaine’s COVID-19 Teaching Lab Safety Group has developed a COVID-19 teaching laboratory safety checklist to aid in the planning efforts.