Return of the Sharks: Student Guidelines

18 Many of our first-year students tell us how memorable and valuable their First-Year-Experience, Early Immersions, and UNIV1000 classes were for them when they first came to NSU. For this fall, the ExEL (Experiential Education and Learning) team is working with NSU faculty, staff, and partners to provide our freshmen with the advantages of a “deep dive” into a subject area or career path while still operating with safety provisions for physical distancing. Some activities will be offered through creative and engaging digital or virtual connections, but others will still be done in a smaller and managed in-person setting. Maintaining physical distancing will be essential in all classrooms and learning environments, so professors may use in-person plus remote alternating schedules, additional section offerings or other techniques to deliver productive learning within appropriate safety provisions. Check Canvas as early as Monday, August 10 for your registered classes to see updates and details on how your professor will be managing your syllabus, coursework, and classroom arrangements this fall. Updates for full-time, traditional, in-person undergraduate courses this fall: • All first class meetings will be delivered online using NSU’s Zoom platform so that professors and attending students can review COVID-19 safety protocols and special arrangements to ensure that all in-person participants can maintain physical distancing and to review the organization for the class under this special conditions. • For all full-time, traditional, in-person undergraduate courses (see below for exceptions), the last in-person class meeting in fall semester/term will be held on Friday, November 20. All subsequent class meetings will be delivered remotely using NSU’s Zoom platform. This will enable these students the flexibility to travel for the Thanksgiving break without being required to return to campus for the remainder of the semester/term. Classes will continue, but fully online. • The following bachelor’s degree programs will not go online after November 20, but will continue to be held in-person to meet course and licensing requirements: Accelerated BSN in Ft. Myers; BSN in Davie/Fort Lauderdale, Miami/Kendall and Ft. Myers; Cardiovascular Sonography in Tampa; Medical Sonography in Davie/Fort Lauderdale; Respiratory Therapy in Palm Beach. • Check Canvas as early as Monday, August 10 for special instructions about fall classes. Room Sharks To assist faculty and students with instructional classes, NSU is introducing Room Sharks. These Federal Work Study students will support faculty with in-person plus remote classroom set-ups. If you are interested in becoming a Room Shark this fall, please contact Cortney Stein at (954) 262-7902 or Library & Study Services The NSU Libraries will be open for walk-in access following the building capacity limits imposed by the University. Circulation and research assistance services will be available; however, study room access will be limited. For students at regional campus locations, you can reserve study rooms through the regional campus administrative office. Return of the Sharks: Student Guidelines | 18 Academic & Career Support Services Academic Advising and Career Development services are available to students via phone, Zoom, or in-person meetings during University business hours. In-person meetings will be conducted in alignment with University guidelines and will take into account the safety of both students and staff. All walk-in/drop-in meetings (no appointment required) for academic and career advising will be held virtually. To meet with an adviser for a walk-in/drop-in meeting, call (954) 262-7201 Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Recruiting Events On-campus recruiting events will be held virtually. Fall 2020 Recruit a Shark Virtual Career Expo will be held Monday, September 14-Friday, September 18 and will feature industry- specific career fairs. All recruiting events can be found on Handshake . For more information regarding internships, please contact (954) 262-7201 . You can get the most up-to-date information about how to connect with Academic Advising and Career Development on the following websites: Student Meetings Whether for work functions or as part of your student organization’s activities, it is the university’s expectation that group gatherings will be limited and must be properly managed to ensure physical distancing and adherence to all other safety guidelines. Check with the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement to help you plan and manage your own student group meetings appropriately. 19