Report of Fall 2020 Task Force on Instructional Planning and Policy

July 6, 2020

Dear Instructor, 

We are sharing the Report from the Fall 2020 Instructional Planning and Policy Task Force, which is now posted on the Academic Senate website. This report includes guidance and recommendations which may be useful for instructors as you prepare for and engage in remote and hybrid instruction this fall semester. 

We strongly encourage faculty, instructors, and GSIs to read the report, which includes guidance on aspects of instruction unique to remote, online, and hybrid formats, including academic honesty and integrity, a/sychronous access to lectures and other instruction, guidance on accommodations for remote instruction, and guidance on non-lecture based courses. 

The report was produced by the Fall 2020 Instructional Planning and Policy Task Force which was convened by the Provost in late April to develop guidelines and recommendations for potential instructional scenarios for Fall 2020 and beyond in the COVID-19 environment. Their work builds upon the recommendations of the Task Force on Instructional Resilience, and the guidance and tools available on the Keep Teaching website.

Our heartfelt thanks to the twenty six faculty and staff of the Instructional Planning and Policy Task Force for their exceptional efforts on this project. We hope their guidance provided in this final report will play a useful role as you plan for an engaging and productive fall semester. 

With our best wishes and appreciation,

A. Paul Alivisatos
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Catherine P. Koshland
Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education

Oliver O’Reilly
Chair, Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate

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