Information for Faculty
Last updated: August 6, 2020 at 6:43 AM
The fall semester has been designed to safeguard access, equity and flexibility for you and your students while protecting our community's health and safety.
Our teaching approach will enable you to create the rich academic environment and welcoming community that define Brandeis' educational experience, whether your students are learning in class or remotely. Throughout the semester, we will continue to provide the training and resources to support your teaching, collaborations and mentorship.
Health and Safety
Brandeis is committed to offering a safe on-campus experience for all members of the university community. This includes high-frequency universal testing for all faculty, students and staff; physical distancing protocols; face covering or mask wearing indoors and outdoors; an increased professional cleaning schedule for classrooms, and 30 minutes between classes for faculty and students to clean their personal areas. In the spirit of social solidarity, each of us is required to follow the health and safety measures put in place by the university. Students, faculty and staff will be expected to pledge that they will adhere to required health and safety guidelines established by the university and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Health and Safety Frequently Asked Questions
Teaching and Learning
Research and Creative Inquiry
Brandeis is scaling up its research activities in a careful and gradual three-phase process consistent with our commitment to campus health and safety. This includes separate plans for scaling up research in the sciences and creative arts activities.
Teaching in the Fall Semester
Brandeis will follow a hybrid teaching and learning model during the fall semester. Classes will be conducted either primarily in person, remotely or through a combination of both approaches. The class schedule will clearly identify which approach a class will follow. In addition, a suite of courses will be specially tailored for first-year students who will not be able to arrive on campus for fall 2020 classes. The instruction options offered during the fall semester will be highly adaptable to the needs of students, whatever their individual circumstances might be. Faculty who are teaching in person must be prepared to move their course online should the public health need arise. Faculty who are teaching in person will also need to be able to accommodate students who may need to go into self-quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19.