The long road back to campus

It’s orientation day at Bond U, wherever students are

“You might not be on campus yet, but you are now officially part of the Bond community,’ BU assures new students. They really mean it – today’s on-line official welcome is compulsory.

Uni Adelaide classes coming back, a bit

In-person classes start Monday, “in a very limited number of courses” – but only for people who want to be on campus. “Alternative arrangements will be made for students who cannot or will not want to attend those activities.”  The university says it, “is working toward a more extensive resumption of face-to-face teaching” for second semester.

Macquarie U calls in selected staff

Staff in priority areas” will return Monday. “You should remain working from home unless your manager has advised you that you are permitted to return to work on campus,” Vice Chancellor S Bruce Dowton tells staff. This first of three-stages of bringing staff back will run for a month. The Library re-opens Monday, “on a limited basis”.

Uni SA leaves lectures on-line for all of 2020

But on-campus tutorials start on June 15, with “appropriate” protocols in place. Studios and pracs not now on campus also return then. Exams for study periods two and three will be on-line, with an extra hour to complete. (No such luck for always on-line students).