Courses will be delivered using a variety of methods to accommodate students and faculty who can attend in person and those who attend remotely. SLU LAW faculty are working over the summer to adapt their courses to deliver a high-quality experience both for students participating in-person and for those participating remotely and to remain flexible as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. The faculty are using their experiences from the spring and student feedback, in tandem with the latest research on effective teaching strategies, to prepare a rich learning experience. To help create a more uniform experience for students, faculty are encouraged to use Blackboard or TWEN for course management and they will communicate directly with their students during the summer with specific details regarding delivery methods for their courses.
- Legal education is a transformative experience. One of the hallmarks of a legal education is the opportunity to discuss, learn from each other, and engage. While the traditional in-person experience is preferable, we recognize that during this time, some students may need to engage remotely for a variety of reasons. For the Fall 2020 semester, students will be able to make the decision about their preferred modality.
- Some faculty may deliver their entire course in a remote format. Please refer to the Fall 2020 course schedule and the syllabi for your courses. If you have questions, contact your professor directly.
- Please note: 1L sections are assigned and students cannot select their course schedules.
- For upper-division students, faculty will communicate about how their courses will be delivered. If a student would like to discuss their individual circumstances for a course, they should contact the professor.
- For first-year students, the Admissions Office will be contacting you in late June to collect more information on your preferred modality. We ask that you notify the Admission’s Office of your intentions by July 6, 2020.
- Our goal is to have as many safe opportunities for students to be in the building as is recommended by public health and University guidelines. SLU LAW leaders and public health professionals surveyed and analyzed the building space to establish safety measures and protocols, including maximum classroom and common space capacity.
- Additional hand sanitizing stations and disinfecting wipes will be placed throughout the building and regularly restocked, to be used in addition to regular sanitation by housekeeping personnel.
- Building Hours - Scott Hall remains open from 6:00 am - Midnight, seven days per week, only to SLU students, staff and faculty. Your University ID is required to access Scott Hall.
- Movement Throughout the Building -
- The Fall 2020 course schedule has been adjusted slightly from the usual time blocks to stagger the start/end times of some classes to limit traffic in the common areas of the building
- Classrooms, study rooms, and common areas are available for student use and will be marked accordingly and furniture will be moved to comply with social distancing guidelines provided by public health experts. Tables, desks, and chairs should not be moved in and out of or around any rooms or common areas.
- Elevators will hold a maximum of four individuals at a time, and those individuals should remain in the corners of the elevator. The two internal (closed) stairwells will be designated to be used for only one direction (up or down).
- Gatherings - Students should avoid gathering in large groups and should stay at least 6 feet away from others while in class, common areas, restrooms, or traveling through the building, including in the elevators and stairwells.
- Masks - Masks are required to be worn by everyone in the building while in class, in common areas, and around other people. If you cannot wear a mask due to a health condition or disability, contact Heather Stout, Accessibility and Wellness Coordinator.
- General Guidelines - All occupants of the building are required to comply with social distancing and
hygiene guidelines from the University and public health officials, including:
- stay home when you are sick
- avoid close contact with people who are sick
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after you cough, sneeze, or blow your nose; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
For all other questions about the University’s COVID-19 related policies and procedures including testing, quarantine, and travel, please refer to the University’s COVID-19 website: https://www.slu.edu/health-advisory/.