For students who cannot come to campus due to travel restrictions, visa-related issues, and health-related reasons, online instruction will be offered, including live-streaming via classroom cameras that will allow remote users to be directly involved in a classroom experience. We will also record and post all classes so that students in different timezones or those experiencing illness can view at their convenience.
As we look to reopen campus amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the academic instruction section of our plan aims for a high-quality academic experience, consistent with the program Subiaco has offered for 133 years. The strength and resilience of the Subiaco community were deeply evident when the need to shift to a remote learning experience suddenly presented itself during the spring. All facets of that endeavor, including the overwhelming success experienced under the circumstances, continue to inform our decision making regarding our academic plan for the fall. The same principles of flexibility, accessibility, and intentionality continue to guide our approach, along with an intense focus on the continuity of learning—from day to day, week to week, month to month, and semester to semester. Our academic priority is to avoid any kind of teaching or learning experience that feels disruptive, disconnected, or disjointed. In order to keep our students and faculty as safe as possible, we will practice social distancing whenever possible and the wearing of masks inside of all buildings—this includes the classroom. Faculty will be cleaning classrooms (desktops, doorknobs, etc.) between each class. Classes will be disinfected daily with disinfecting foggers in addition to the regular cleaning done by our custodial staff.