When is the last day of in-person classes in Fall 2020?
The last day of classes will be Tuesday, November 24. Virtual academic activities may be scheduled from Monday, November 30 - Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Online final exams will be held from Tuesday, December 1 through Tuesday, December 8.
Does Meredith anticipate changing from its current instructional model?
In an August 24 message to campus, President Jo Allen stated that Meredith College's plans for remaining on campus include daily reviews of numbers, conditions, and healthcare guidance.
If Meredith College were to have a significant outbreak, a likely scenario would be a pivot to a temporary, two-week online instructional period that would allow us to re-assess after a 14-day “isolation” period. Students could anticipate a return (provided the data show that a return is safe) to complete the semester.
What are the plans for Spring 2021?
The spring academic calendar is available on the registrar’s website. Classes will begin on Wednesday, January 13. Much like the fall, Meredith plans to offer a mix of online asynchronous, synchronous, hybrid, and face-to-face classes for spring 2021. Our goal is to maintain a high quality academic experience while offering maximum flexibility for faculty and students.
The 2020-21 academic year course schedules include face-to-face, online synchronous, online asynchronous, and hybrid courses. What do these terms mean?
Face-to-face is the traditional classroom setting.
Online synchronous is an online class that has real-time course meetings.
Online asynchronous is a true online class with no real-time meetings.
Hybrid is is a class with a mix of face to face and online (synchronous, asynchronous, or both) learning.
Meredith's Registrar sent a detailed message to students explaining these terms and how they are represented in WebAdvisor.
Does Meredith require face coverings in face-to-face classes?
To help keep our community more safe, Meredith is requiring the use of face coverings for all employees, students and other community members when in common areas including classrooms. Our Health Services and HR Directors have approved drinking through a straw with your mask in place while in class.
Studies have shown that wearing a face covering greatly reduces the probability of transmitting the virus that causes COVID 19. All individuals should maintain at least a six foot distance, regardless of the use of face coverings. Read more about Meredith's Community Standards
Can students use the library for online classes?
Meredith College students can use the Carlyle Campbell Library as a space to attend online classes. Students must wear face coverings while in the library and must bring their Meredith ID to enter the library. Guests are not permitted.
As a courtesy, students attending Zoom classes in the library are asked to wear headphones and speak quietly. We ask students not to "attend" class on the top floor of the library, which is reserved for quiet study.
The library does have a limited number of study rooms that are available on a first come/first served basis. Stop at the Borrow desk to check for availability.
The library patio has good Wi-Fi access as well as tables and chairs.
Can students use an empty classroom to study or do classwork?
In addition to outdoor seating areas, the library, and first and second floor Cate Center, students may use unoccupied classrooms to do work or to study. Please be sure to double check the class schedule and occupancy limit, wear a face covering, follow instructions on where to sit, and wipe down your area afterwards. Class schedules should be posted for each room on or near the classroom door.