NEWS

Classes During Fall & Winter 2020

Release date: 2020.09.09

 

Notices Important

To All Kyushu University Students,

We realize the inconveniences caused to students during the spring and summer semesters due to prevention measures for COVID-19 such as remote learning and campus entry restrictions. And with your cooperation, we have successfully concluded spring and summer semester classes without any significant problems.

Today we inform you of the course policies and procedures for fall and winter semesters. While the COVID-19 situation is still uncertain and ongoing, and in principle, classes will continue to be held online, we will again introduce in-person classes incrementally, but only after taking all possible measures to prevent infection. As we prepare to meet again in person, we ask that students begin to prepare for the fall semester.

As a university, we are implementing measures to keep students safe from COVID-19, but ultimately it is the awareness of each student that will prevent infection. Please confirm the following as you prepare for the start of the fall semester.

■ Classes During Fall & Winter 2020

Throughout the fall and winter semesters (until Friday, February 12, 2021), classes will continue to be conducted online. However, in-person instruction may be allowed for some courses and research guidance where required or desired. This will be decided at the discretion of the deans of each faculty and school upon the careful consideration of student circumstances and needs, classroom sizes, the number of students, and educational effects. Similarly, final examinations may take place in the classroom for courses where remote evaluation is difficult.

We take infection prevention seriously when conducting in-person instruction. Infection prevention measures will be implemented according to guidelines and confirmed using the appropriate checklists.

Each school and faculty is considering how best to conduct classes after the fall semester, so please check your faculty website and student portal regularly for more information.

■ Visiting Campus

●Please be sure to take your temperature and monitor your health every day.
●Be sure to wear a face mask.
●When entering a room or building, please do not forget to use hand sanitizer.
●When conducting classes where conversation is required, please obey faculty instructions and maintain social distancing.
●When commuting to school by bus, train, or otherwise, please wear a mask and refrain from talking.
●Please refrain from eating or drinking in large groups of people or for long periods of time.
●Please install and set up the COVID-19 Contact App (COCOA) on your phone.

■ If you have a fever / If you know you have been infected with COVID-19

If you experience relatively mild cold symptoms, such as fever or cough, you do not need to come to campus. Please call your Student Affairs Section by telephone and consult them first. If you have been infected, or if you are designated as having had close contact with someone with COVID-19, please contact your Student Affairs Section immediately.

Regardless of infection, you are eligible to receive an official absence, so be sure to consult your Student Affairs Section. You can find contact information for your Student Affairs Section at the URL below.
https://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/en/notices/view/191

■ If you have a pre-existing medical condition

For in-person classes, separate considerations will be made for students who are at high risk of infection, such as those who have pre-existing medical conditions, so be sure to consult your Student Affairs Section. You can find contact information for your Student Affairs Section at the URL below.
https://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/en/notices/view/191

■ KIKAN Education Classes

For the fall semester starting in October, in-person classroom instruction will be held for the following courses, with the utmost consideration for infection prevention. We ask that students also take proper precautions when attending these classes. Classes for other courses will be conducted online in the same way they were in the spring and summer semesters.

In-Person Instruction

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Learning of Social Issues

Natural Science Experiments (Basic/Advanced)

Practice of Exercise and Sport Science I–IV

Laboratory of Health and Sport Science

General Principles of Technical Drawings I & II

German II / German Practice I / German Oral and Listening II

French II / French Practice I / French Reading and Writing

Spanish II / Spanish Forum / Spanish Expression

Russian II / Russian Forum

First-year undergraduate students should read through the "Policy for Conducting KIKAN Education Classes from Fall Semester" announced on August 25, 2020, via the official Kyushu University student portal (Campusmate-J). Additional information and updates will be posted on the student portal (Campusmate-J), so please check your email regularly.

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