Policy on Classes for First Semester of Academic Year 2021-2022
LastUpDate： January 29, 2021
Osaka Prefecture University’s basic principle is to offer face-to-face classes mainly in classrooms or other locations.
Based on this principle, we are making utmost efforts to offer face-to-face classes while taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 under the circumstances so far caused by the infection, despite a series of restrictions facing us.
While continuing to make necessary responses to the pandemic in the academic year 2021-2022, we would like to announce that classes will be offered in the first semester under the following principles based on the efforts and experiences in the previous academic year.
- Regardless of the class category or format (lecture/seminar/experiment/practical training), face-to-face classes will be offered in principle.
- For face-to-face classes, students are basically required to be present in the classroom; some classes will be offered in a hybrid mode, combining online and face-to-face interactions or solely online.
(Note) Significant spread of COVID-19 may require switching from face-to-face to online classes.
As we plan to offer around 80% of the classes in the first semester in a face-to-face mode, all students and incoming students are requested to prepare in order to be able to attend the university in April.
Amid the ongoing pandemic, it is understandable that some of you feel anxious and hesitant about attending the university. We are committed to ensuring that the utmost possible countermeasures against the infection are taken through considering the opinions of experts, among other things, so that you can feel more secure about attending the university.
Countermeasures against Infection at Osaka Prefecture University (Academic Year 2021-2022)
- We ensure that all students, faculty, and staff comply with the requirement to sanitize their hands by offering alcohol hand sanitizers at the entrances of buildings, classrooms, and hallways. Carrying hand sanitizer is recommended; if you run out of alcohol sanitizer you can replenish it on campus.
- In principle, you are required to wear a mask on campus.
- The university ensures that classrooms (including common-use equipment such as doorknobs, switches, etc.) as well as hallways, restrooms, and other common-use facilities are sanitized and thoroughly cleaned every day. Students are also encouraged to ensure that whatever equipment they use is sanitized before use by applying sanitizer prepared in each classroom.
- In each classroom, seats are arranged so that students can sit while maintaining a certain distance from each other. In principle, students are required to sit at designated seats.
- We ensure that classrooms are regularly ventilated and that the ventilation status is checked.
- Acrylic panels are installed on teachers’ desks in classrooms where sufficient distance cannot be maintained to ensure that droplets from teachers do not directly reach students’ seats.
- Students, faculty, and staff who are not feeling well are instructed not to come to the university.
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