Fall 2020 Courses
The university will offer a blend of face-to-face, remote and hybrid educational experiences designed to keep students safe, on track and meaningfully engaged. We genuinely look forward to bringing our community back together. Barring any federal, state or local regulatory or public health prohibitions, the university intends to return, in part, to face-to-face, campus-based instruction this fall. In order to achieve appropriate physical distancing, small classes will be moved to larger classrooms, and large classes will either be reduced in size or relocated to large rooms in the Student Union Building (SUB) or other campus facilities. Because the university does not have the capacity to reduce the size or relocate all face-to-face classes, some classes will be delivered remotely and some will be a hybrid model, which combines the two. It is our hope that offering a range of course delivery options will give students maximum flexibility to choose the course delivery method(s) that best meets their needs.
By July 15, the university’s registration system will be updated to include modes of instruction, which will designate course sections as face-to-face, online, or hybrid. We are designing courses to ensure that students continue to progress in their educational goals and are meaningfully engaged with each other and their faculty — with a special emphasis on the experience of first-year students, general education at all levels, labs, studio-based courses, and capstone and seminar courses.
The Center for Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of Students, Advising and Academic Support Center, Counseling Services, Learning Technology Solutions and eCampus Center, has compiled Learning Remotely: A Guide for Boise State Students. The guide covers physical and mental health, strategies for successful remote learning, technology tips and offers a full resource list.
Students are encouraged to submit ideas, observations or other feedback using the We are Broncos form.
The university has received its first installment of the CARES Act funding from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds provide direct emergency assistance for students who have incurred unanticipated expenses due to the disruption of campus operations in response to COVID-19. Boise State’s goal is to assist students with the greatest financial need, in accordance with federal guidelines. Complete details on the program can be found on the Financial Aid website.
OIT has developed a webpage with information to support the use of digital tools since courses have been moved to online delivery.
Research should continue on campus as long as it is safe to do so.
More information can be found on the office of Research and Economic Development webpage.
Travel and Study Abroad
Boise State has suspended all official university travel through the end of the Spring 2020 semester, with the potential for approval of exceptions through divisional vice presidents.
We strongly discourage personal travel to jurisdictions with a Level 3 Travel Warning.
Any traveler arriving from these areas (including short-term visitors to campus) must:
- Self-isolate for 14 days in accordance with guidance from public health officials.
- This also applies to travelers who are already in these jurisdictions.
- These requirements will be imposed for any jurisdiction the CDC raises to Level 3 for coronavirus in the coming weeks.
If you do travel internationally:
- Staff/Faculty register your travel with Risk Management office.
- Students register your travel with Global Learning Opportunities.
- Keep yourself informed about developments in your destination. Monitor the travel guidance provided by the CDC.
For domestic travel the known prevalence of COVID-19 infection in the U.S. is changing rapidly. Use caution and judgment in planning domestic travel, and check for the latest information before embarking on your trip.
If you have questions about University-sponsored travel, contact Kip McBean at (208) 426-3636, email@example.com (Faculty/Staff) and Corrine Henke at (208) 426-2630, firstname.lastname@example.org (Students).