Supplementary information regardring government decision on higher education May 28 2021
The government has announced that the guidelines on online teaching in higher education will be lifted already on 1 June.
The following information has been sent via supplementary email to managers, 28 May 2021:
This morning, the government announced that the guidelines on online teaching in higher education will be lifted already on 1 June.
https://www.regeringen.se/pressmeddelanden/2021/05/rekommendation-om-distansundervisning-for-larosaten-och-andra-anordnare-av-utbildning-for-vuxna-upphor (in Swedish)
However, the situation today is that a lot of students are not present on campus, and teachers have prepared for continued online teaching.
At SLU, this means that we need to start planning a gradual return to on-campus teaching, bearing in mind that this must be done in a manner that ensures high-quality teaching and prevents further spread of infection. This means we will largely be taking the same measures as last autumn, and to reduce the risk of a renewed spread of infection, not everyone will be allowed to return at once. For courses and period 1 courses this autumn, the current decision on teaching will continue to apply for now.
Based on this change in guidelines and the current situation regarding the spread of infection, we hope to be able to welcome more students to campus this autumn semester. The instructions for teaching will be revised shortly.
Continue working from home
The Public Health Agency has not yet changed its guidelines on working from home. This means that for teachers who need to teach on campus, e.g. courses for first-year students, this is considered a task that cannot be performed from home.
We will be sending you updated information continually. This afternoon, vice-chancellors and chief operating officers from universities throughout Sweden will meet for joint discussions.