Teaching information for the 2020–21 academic year

Supporting faculty in the classroom and beyond

Note: The content on this page was current through May, 2021. It is now outdated and will be replaced over Summer 2021 to reflect information for the Fall semester. See Summer Rules for the current COVID-19 behavior rubric.

Gettysburg College is accommodating faculty needs and ensuring a safe and rigorous learning environment for all students.

Remote and hybrid course training

We are offering periodic support to course instructors based on feedback from the June Pedagogical Institute (JPI) survey and individual requests. Support will be communicated via Digest posts and a Johnson Center for Creative Teaching and Learning (JCCTL) mailing list. Please email jcctl@gettysburg.edu if you did not indicate on the JPI survey that you want to be included to the mailing list. The JCCTL web page will also be regularly updated with a schedule of training and other support, as well as materials from the JPI.

Course format

The Middle States Commission, which is our regional accreditor, requires that our remote and residential courses meet the same standards. They must have the equivalent amount of work to a course that meets in-person for four hours per week and have at least eight hours of work outside of class.

Classroom technology

IT has acquired cameras to install in classrooms, to accommodate both learning models. If you have questions, please contact eremy@gettysburg.edu.

School spirit Zoom background

Use this Gettysburg College branded Zoom background during virtual classes, meetings, and events to show your school spirit. Share it with your students and colleagues, too.

Gettysburg College branded zoom background

Online resources

Faculty are encouraged to take advantage of online teaching resources, like Zoom, Moodle, and Screencast-o-Matic that promote social distancing, health, and safety. For example, using Zoom for office hours or using Moodle or another storage/collection site (“Dropbox”) to collect assignments.

COVID-19 policy

If a faculty member exhibits COVID-19 symptoms they should take the steps outlined in the Symptom Monitoring Requirements. If a faculty member tests positive for COVID-19, they will be asked to isolate for 10 days. During that time, they may continue to teach remotely if they feel well enough to do so. If they are not well enough to teach, they make other arrangements based on the individual situation until they can return.