Classes at UC Riverside this fall will be mostly remote, with some limited classroom instruction that will include a remote-learning option.
Priority for in-person classes will go to graduate students, graduate courses, and undergraduate laboratory and studio courses, all of which tend to have fewer students, according to a statement on the university’s website.
Traditional lecture classes will be limited to 30 students, with other students participating remotely.
“We expect the number of in-person classes to be relatively small, probably no more than 20 percent of all courses offered,” said interim provost Thomas Smith in the statement.
The plan is based on the campus being in a COVID-19 Phase 3 mode by fall 2020. It is currently in the second phase of the state’s reopening guidelines.
UC Riverside’s curriculum traditionally includes lectures, discussions, and workshops, laboratory or studio work, field research, and internships.