July 28: Fall 2020 Hyflex Classrooms

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The following message was sent to Bemidji State University faculty and staff on July 28, 2020.

Members of Campus Community,

As we prepare for fall instructional activities we would like to give faculty the ability to hold optional face-to-face experiences for their students in hyflex courses when conditions permit this to be done safely.  With a maximum indoor meeting limit of 25 people and the social distancing requirements placed on us by the current governor’s executive orders we have designated several larger classrooms for use in the fall and will take smaller classrooms offline.

The following classrooms/computer labs and their corresponding social distancing student capacities (with one instructor) are listed below.

Classroom Student Capacity
AIRC 128* 19
Bangsberg 119 15
Bangsberg 209 17
Bangsberg 218 16
Benson 115* 24
Benson 317 19
Benson 413 17
Bridgeman 100* 24
Bridgeman 201 16
Decker 113* 19
Deputy 262 12
Memorial 230 24
Memorial 240 24
Memorial 280 16
Physical Ed 240* 24
Sattgast 208 24
Sattgast 212* 24
Sattgast 331* 24
Bridgeman 301 20
Lab Student Capacity
Bridgeman 218 14
Memorial 250* 13
Memorial 270* 16

*Already scheduled for some face-to-face classes.

Additional classroom and lab spaces (beyond those listed in the table above) can be put in use if needed by contacting Randy Westhoff in Academic Affairs. Faculty may also use departmental conference rooms, common spaces and labs to meet with limited numbers of students for office hours and small group meetings if social distancing allows. We will remove chairs/furniture from these rooms to limit capacity and store them in classrooms not in use. We will also remove high touch items like markers/erasers and put cleaning kits in each of the designated classrooms and labs.  Faculty will need to bring markers/erasers with them and have their students wipe down work surfaces before and after each use.  Face coverings are required for all indoor meetings and whenever social distancing cannot be maintained outdoors. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Randy Westhoff
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (Interim)
Professor of Mathematics
randall.westhoff@bemidjistate.edu