Teaching and Instruction
Last updated: August 28, 2020 at 2:42 PM
Brandeis will follow a hybrid learning model. Classes will be conducted either in person, remotely or through a combination of both methods. The class schedule will clearly identify which approach a class will follow.
Any students who have health concerns or face travel restrictions will be able to register for remote instruction instead of in-person classes without needing to seek permission or accommodations. Although students living on or near campus will be encouraged to register for in-person or partially in-person classes, they may also register for remote-instruction courses.
A suite of courses will be specially tailored for first-year students who will not be able to arrive on campus for the fall 2020 semester.
The instruction options offered during the semester will be highly adaptable to the needs of students, whatever their individual circumstances might be.
Frequently Asked Questions
How and when do undergraduates register for classes?
What will a mixed or hybrid class be like?
If I choose to live at home, will I be able to take a class that is listed as mixed or hybrid, even if I am only learning remotely?
Will faculty hold weekly office hours in person and remotely?
Can the Brandeis network and IT systems support the increased demand in traffic and the community’s accessing on-campus resources for remote teaching and learning?
Whom should I contact if I do not have sufficient funds to purchase hardware, software or supplies for my course(s) this fall?
Can students take in-person classes if they are not living on campus? Does this apply to incoming first-years?
Will students be able to maintain their progress toward degree and academic requirements if they are unable to take classes in person this fall?
Approximately how much of a student’s instruction will be online? Why can’t all classes be in person?
How much will undergraduates pay for tuition? For room and board?
Will there be any tuition reductions due to the hybrid modes of instruction for the fall?
Will I receive a tuition refund if Brandeis moves to all-online classes again due to conditions created by the pandemic?
When did students learn about their financial aid for the upcoming academic year?
How do returning students request a leave of absence?
If first-year and transfer students decide to defer their studies, will they be able to hold their spot at Brandeis?
What health and safety protocols will be in place for classrooms?
Will Brandeis practice physical distancing in the classroom?
What are the university’s plans for limiting the overall density in its classrooms?
Will warnings or sanctions be issued against students who don’t wear face coverings as required?
What should students do if they have concerns about lack of compliance with protocols?
Will labs and performance courses be offered in person?
Can students receive accommodations for online learning?
What are the university’s plans for study abroad?