Back to School for Fall 2020
Greetings to the law school community,
Throughout the summer, faculty and staff have been hard at work to plan for a successful fall semester despite the uncertainty that the pandemic brings to our campus.
Two critical components of our success this fall will be (1) the ability to be flexible in the face of uncertainty and ever-evolving information and (2) a shared commitment to the health and safety of everyone in our community.
As you’ve seen in correspondence from Chancellor Steinmentz, the University of Arkansas will implement several important protocols to promote health and safety. They include:
- Wearing masks while inside campus buildings
- Physical distancing both in the classroom and while moving through buildings
- Enhanced cleaning protocols
- A combination of in-person, online, and hybrid classes
- Staggered in-person schedules to avoid having too many students in one classroom
Some other precautions we are taking within the law school include:
- Designated study areas to maintain physical distancing
- Expanded printing locations for ease of access and distancing
- Virtual meetings and events, until such time as in-person is deemed safe
- Seating policies to permit contact tracing
I’m sure you will have questions as we get closer to the first day of classes and move through the semester. I encourage you to visit the University’s COVID-19 page for general questions about the latest safety guidelines and requirements and plans for returning to campus. Please also review the law school’s draft guide for returning to campus and feel free to reach out to any of the people listed in the contacts in that document with questions.
Please also read the Building Use Guidelines and pledge to follow them as we return to campus for Fall 2020.
Dean Margaret Sova McCabe