Teaching and Learning

The University of Portland’s operational resumption plans are subject to change as our understanding of COVID-19 evolves and based on guidelines set by the State of Oregon and Multnomah County. Please check this website often for the latest information.

Course Instruction

  • Instruction will occur in less densely occupied classrooms (about 50% of capacity) and frequently cleaned classrooms.
  • In some courses, it is possible that no more than 1/3-1/2 of the students enrolled in a course section will be physically present on any given day, and it is expected that those students who are not present on a given day will be attending class remotely.
  • Some classes may be assigned to non-classroom venues to accommodate the entire class meeting together at one time (e.g., Buckley Auditorium, Brian Doyle Auditorium, Terrace Room, etc.)
  • Formal instruction will begin as planned on Monday, August 24. However, during the week of August 17, please be prepared to conduct/participate in an introductory online class session for each course for introductions, an explanation of social distancing in academic settings, possible review of syllabus and course expectations, office hours, as well as begin to establish community. Assignments may be given for the following week.

Labs

In-person delivery of lab courses will be conducted, according to all relevant health and safety guidelines of the Oregon Health Authority.

Performance and Studio Spaces

In-person delivery of performance and studio courses will be conducted, according to all relevant health and safety guidelines of the Oregon Health Authority.

Internships, Undergraduate Research, and Clinical Practices

Internships, undergraduate research, and clinical practice for nurses and teachers will be conducted following all relevant health and safety guidelines and with the cooperation of University partners providing such services (e.g., hospitals, schools, industries, etc.)

Please note that further details regarding studies abroad and instructional spaces are forthcoming.