COVID-19 Resources and Guidance

Protect Texas Together

Fall 2020 classes begin on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Students will either take classes completely online or with a hybrid schedule that includes online instruction and modified on-campus classroom engagement. Students will receive further information in July about course schedule updates and what actions, if any, are needed to adjust fall class registration.

We still find ourselves navigating a public health crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic. Locally in Austin and throughout Texas, confirmed cases of COVID-19, positivity rates and hospitalizations have dramatically increased since the beginning of June.

With those factors top of mind, campus leadership unveiled UT Austin’s roadmap for learning and teaching in the Fall 2020 semester.

Moody College is a community, and we rely on our collective strength, solidarity and spirit to navigate obstacles and challenges. Our community must take collective action to prioritize and protect everyone’s health and well-being. 

Since March, Moody College administrators, faculty and staff have worked to plan and implement measures that mitigate the ongoing threat to our community because of the coronavirus emergency.

Dean Jay Bernhardt assembled four key task forces to maintain best possible continuity of operations.

Moody College COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Task Forces

Online Teaching and Learning

Moody College is widely respected for connected and caring teachers who promote student well-being and maturity. This task forces supports instructors as they re-imagine student learning in the digital space.

Experiential Learning

This task force is thinking of new ways to help students pursue skills they typically learn in labs and through field work. Additionally, the group seeks to enrich the student experience with virtual visits to corporate offices, agencies, competitions, conventions, tours and other out-of-classroom endeavors.

Student Support

The faculty, staff working group provides ongoing, proactive support for Moody College students. The task force will also ensure that our most vulnerable students have access to aid and resources.

Research Continuity

The task force is developing procedures for safely restarting and continuing research projects. The goal is to enable faculty and students to conduct research and submit new grants in ways that minimize risks to researchers and participants in a changing, uncertain environment.

At this time, we encourage you to stay informed so you can make the best decisions possible for your Fall 2020 learning plans.

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