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COVID-19 Operational Plan

Master Plan Parameters

May 22, 2020

Crandall University is pleased to announce that it has approved the following parameters for inclusion in its COVID-19 Operational Master Plan. These operational parameters – which come into effect immediately – comply with guidelines provided by the Province of New Brunswick and are intended to create as safe of a learning environment as possible for employees and students. We want our employees and students to know we are doing everything possible to ensure that the University is a strong team member in the provincial and national effort to combat the spread of this pandemic. While we are working to keep our community safe, we want to preserve the friendly, caring and supportive atmosphere that our University values and for which it is known.

The Provincial guidelines and the Crandall University COVID-19 Operational Master Plan comply with a “yellow” status as interpreted and outlined by the Province of New Brunswick. Crandall University reserves the right to modify these operational parameters, and any accompanying plans, should the situation change and/or the Provincial authorities issue new guidelines.

These operational parameters will inform the development of specific action plans for the following operations at the University:

The plans developed for these operations will comply with operational parameters and will become formal parts of the COVID-19 Operational Master Plan used by the University to manage operations through the COVID-19 pandemic and until they are no longer required as measures to provide for the health and welfare of the Crandall University community (employees, students and guests).

Parameters:

  1. All meeting spaces will accommodate the physical distancing recommendation of 2 metres of space between people. The University has determined a maximum capacity for each meeting location for the purposes of physical distancing.
  2. Entrances to the Crandall University Academic Buildings will be limited to three including:
    • Main Stultz Hall doors
    • Main Murray Hall doors (tower doors)
    • Gym entrance doors (for resident students and designated employees only)

    Entrance and exit doors will be clearly marked at these locations. All other building access locations will be for exit purposes only.

  3. All entrance points will include screening signage (as per the recommendation of the Province of New Brunswick) and CU community members will adhere to the components of self-screening. Entrance to campus academic buildings will be restricted to individuals who have an active access card and/or have official permission (as per specific conference or maintenance plans) to enter a building. Only authorized employees and official resident students will be allowed access to campus housing.
  4. Temperature screening will be required for spaces/activities when and where violations of physical distancing are likely. These include:
    • Meal times at the cafeteria
    • Athletic team practices
    • Laboratories
  5. When supplementary screening procedures (ie., temperature screening) are not utilized, face masks will be required for all employees, students and guests for use when physical distancing is not possible such as:
    • moving inside University buildings between classrooms, offices and work/meeting spaces;
    • meeting in offices where physical distancing is not possible; and
    • teaching in classrooms or working on campus when physical distancing is not possible.

    Employees or students are not required to wear masks when by themselves, inside their offices or personal places of residence (pod rooms or apartments).

  6. Surface cleaning will be required at the conclusion of all individual class sessions or activities inside the Academic Buildings.
  7. Deliveries will continue to use the bay doors located on the bottom floor of Stultz Hall.
  8. Any person who is unable to pass a screening will be required to return to their place of residence and contact health officials by calling 811 to receive further instructions.
  9. For purposes of campus housing, unless a married couple, a limit of one person will occupy one bedroom space. There will be no double occupancy available in the pod-style housing.

Fall 2020 Academic Plan

June 2020

In accordance with the COVID-19 Master Plan Parameters established by Crandall University for the COVID-19 pandemic, the University is announcing the following Academic Plan for the start of the Fall 2020 Semester (September 9, 2020). The relative fluidity of this plan needs to be understood and appreciated since the course and experience of the pandemic is fluid as well. Crandall University reserves the right to modify this Academic Plan as needed in order to maintain compliance with NB Public Health guidelines.

Specific directives for the Fall 2020 courses for the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Technical Education
  1. Courses for the Fall 2020 Academic Term will be offered to students on a hybrid model. When possible, courses that can fulfill the limitations of the Institutional COVID-19 Parameters (approved in May 2020) will be allowed to meet in person, on campus. When it is not possible for courses to comply with the provisions of these institutional parameters, the courses will either be offered through a remote delivery system or will be rescheduled for a future delivery date.
  2. In order to comply with the Institutional COVID-19 Parameters, the first block of courses will start at 8:15am.
  3. In order to comply with the Institutional COVID-19 Parameters, a minimum of thirty (30) minutes shall separate each teaching block.
  4. The University is hiring an Associate Dean of Remote Learning to ensure that the quality of remote learning courses is comparable to courses offered in-person.
  5. Priority for limited class sizes will be based upon student need. Students requiring a course for graduation and/or completion of a program will be given priority over students choosing a course as an elective. Strict adherence will be given to class limits based upon compliance with COVID-19 space limitations.
  6. Registration for Fall 2020 courses will begin on June 8, 2020 and will begin with 4th year students. Details for registration will be sent to all eligible returning students.
  7. Every learning space will be sanitized at the conclusion of a class held in that space.
  8. Employees and students will be required to wear masks when violations of physical distancing are likely. If physical distancing is achieved and is stable (eg., within the confines of a class), wearing a mask will be optional.
  9. Students who feel that their health situation does not allow them to participate in a course that is offered in-person, on-campus, are encouraged to express this limitation to the Registrar’s Office in order to discuss options.

Specific directives for the Fall 2020 courses for the following degree programs offered by the Division of Professional Programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management
  • Bachelor of Organizational Management
  • Master of Organizational Management
  • Master of Education
  1. Courses for the Fall 2020 Academic Term will be offered to students on a hybrid model. At the discretion of the Dean of Professional Programs, courses that can fulfill the limitations of the Institutional COVID-19 Parameters (approved in May 2020) may be allowed to meet in person, on campus. When it is not possible for courses to comply with the provisions of these institutional parameters, the courses will either be offered through a remote delivery system or will be rescheduled for a future delivery date.
  2. The University is hiring an Associate Dean of Remote Learning to ensure that the quality of remote learning courses is comparable to courses offered in-person.
  3. Strict adherence will be given to class limits based upon compliance with COVID-19 space limitations.
  4. Every learning space will be sanitized in advance of the beginning of a class held in that space.
  5. For any course offered in-person, on-campus, employees and students will be required to wear masks when violations of physical distancing are likely. If physical distancing is achieved and is stable (e.g., within the confines of a class), wearing a mask will be optional.
  6. Students who feel that their health situation does not allow them to participate in a course that is offered in-person, on-campus, are encouraged to express this limitation to the Registrar’s Office in order to discuss options.

Specific directives for the Fall 2020 courses for the following degree programs offered by the Division of International Academic Programs:

  • Master of Management
  • Master of Organizational Management
  1. The Dean of International Academic Programs recognizes the preference of international students to attend in-person classes and is committed to offering students that experience as long as it is safe and possible. Decisions about safety will be made in consultation with the Institutional COVID-19 Parameters. If it is unsafe to offer in-person classes and/or for international students who have received their study permits but are unable to travel to Canada to begin their studies, portions of the Fall 2020 Academic Term may be offered through a remote learning model. Courses that can fulfill the limitations of the Institutional COVID-19 Parameters (approved in May 2020) may be allowed to meet in person, on campus upon the approval of the Dean of International Academic Programs. When it is not possible for courses to comply with the provisions of these institutional parameters, the courses will either be offered through a remote delivery system or will be rescheduled for a future delivery date. International students beginning their graduate program in the Fall should prepare for a remote learning experience. International students who began studies in May 2020 (or earlier) should be prepared for an in-person classroom experience this fall. Under current IRCC guidelines students can take up to 50% of their program online, counting towards their PGWP with an approval in principle from the IRCC.
  2. The University is hiring an Associate Dean of Remote Learning to ensure that the quality of remote learning courses is comparable to courses offered in person.
  3. Every learning space will be sanitized prior to the start of an on-campus class held in that space.
  4. For any course offered in person, on campus, employees and students will be required to wear masks when violations of physical distancing are likely. If physical distancing is achieved and is stable (e.g., within the confines of a class), wearing a mask will be optional.
  5. Students who feel that their health situation does not allow them to participate in a course that is offered in person, on campus, are encouraged to express this limitation to the Registrar’s Office in order to discuss options.

PLEASE NOTE: This Fall 2020 Academic Program Plan is subject to Federal and Provincial conditions that allow for the provisions of this plan to proceed.

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