During the 2020 summer session, UMB schools will deliver didactic curriculum online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and decisions made to maintain social distancing in the interest of the personal safety of all involved in educating UMB students.
In the 2020 - 21 academic year, UMB expects it will return to some classroom and on-campus didactic instruction, consistent with safety standards, local and regional health conditions, and guidance of public authorities. The ability to offer courses on campus may be delayed or intermittent. UMB may supplement on-campus instruction with online and virtual learning opportunities.
Selected labs and Performance Based Assessments (PBAs) must be done in person and will be scheduled (or rescheduled) as permitted by circumstances and UMB policies. Clinical experiential rotations scheduled for summer 2020 maybe offered virtually or postponed until fall 2020, depending on course requirements. UMB continues to work in consultation with affiliates to determine the best ways for students to engage in academic work at affiliates’ facilities after appropriate safety precautions are identified and implemented.
For online learning, UMB will reformat curriculum materials and teaching techniques as necessary to assure that coursework continues to meet the University’s high standards and to assure that all learning outcomes are achieved in accordance with accreditation standards and expectations.