Update on In-Person Classrooms
August 24, 2021
Dear Baruch Colleagues,
Baruch College has now received up-to-date data that allows us to determine whether the spaces where courses will be taught can provide adequate social distancing based on factors such as room capacity, course enrollment, and the vaccination verification status of the students enrolled in each course. Note that students are still in the process of uploading their vaccination status so the data will improve over time.
After extensive analysis while prioritizing class sections with a high number of fully verified, vaccinated students, we are maintaining a robust schedule of in-person sections. All in-person sections are assigned or being reassigned to classrooms that provide adequate space for students to physically distance themselves. Because initial room assignments may change, please double check your in-person class location before your first class meeting.
At the same time, given space capacity constraints with regard to social distancing, we are temporarily converting some in-person class sections to hybrid instruction to allow for flexibility as students continue to upload their vaccination status. Faculty will be informed weekly, based on the growing number of vaccination-verified students, as to whether or not the assigned room can accommodate enrolled students and the class modality can revert to fully in-person.
We thank you for your patience as we make these adjustments to ensure the health and safety of the Baruch community. We will continue to follow CDC guidance and CUNY policies closely as the situation evolves. Please check the Baruch Forward website regularly for the latest updates regarding the Fall 2021 term.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs