Fall 2020 Class Questions

Which course are going to be taught in person or by alternative delivery methods?

Current guidance from the State of Minnesota says that all courses which can be offered via alternative delivery methods must be delivered that way, and we are only allowed to offer in-person courses where alternate delivery methods aren’t possible (hands-on labs, etc.). Alternate delivery methods include online or hybrid methods and are determined by each professor individually. It is recommended that you reach out to your professors for an idea of what they are planning.

How can I tell which classes will be delivered online?

This information can be found in the online course schedule and e-Services. Information for all classes should be entered by Friday, June 19. Use the View/Modify Schedule option in e-Services to examine your classes.

What can I expect for alternative course delivery?

Alternate delivery methods include online or hybrid methods. In determining the appropriate alternative course delivery approach for each course, academic leaders work with their faculty members to explore the best options for each course.

What does hybrid mean for course delivery?

Hybrid means a class will have both in-person and online portions.

What does this mean for my non-credit instruction, internships, practica or clinicals?

Students can continue to attend internships, practica and clinical experiences if and when the learning occurs off-campus (assuming the hosting organizations remain open), and when our faculty are not directly involved in the instruction.  (For example, student teaching placements continue even when a college or university is on spring break and students are supervised on a day-to-day basis by a cooperating teacher).

Faculty who have students in those types of placements communicate directly with those affected students to discuss continuing that educational experience, which again rests on whether the hosting organization is open.

Will the academic calendar vary from what was previously published?

At this time, the academic calendar is not subject to change.

Are there online-only options for students who are high-risk?

Yes, there are courses that are completely online or labeled as “HyFlex,” which does not require in-person participation. Students can check the delivery methods of their courses in e-Services.

How will music classes be delivered?

The music staff and faculty are working hard to create a safe, workable plan that allows students to meet in person when possible. Plans are in place to meet in larger spaces and use transparent, physical barriers to allow for social distancing. Please contact your professor for course specifics.

Will professors be on campus to help students with homework?

While some professors will be on campus, others will be working remotely. Students are encouraged to reach out to professors if they are in need of help.

Will the bookstore be open?

Yes. Here is everything you need to know for the upcoming semester:

Fall Financial Aid charging has begun! You are currently able to charge your fall books to your student account. You have a $1500 limit but you’re able to charge your books, pencils, notebooks, and other supplies. Charging will end Aug. 27!

We are offering curbside pickup for your book purchases! Order your books online and select the “In-Store Pickup” option at the checkout. The curbside pickup will only be available Aug. 20-27. Curbside pickup will be at the Beaux Arts Ballroom entrance. We will be open Saturday, Aug. 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., not Sunday.

We suggest that you order your books sooner rather than later. Some books run out faster than others, so guarantee that you get yours by ordering now. On your eServices, you can go to the Bookstore Booklist that lists books for your classes.

Do you still have your rentals from summer (or even spring)? You can still return them! Starting August 3rd, you can come to the store and return your books. If you’re not located in Bemidji, call us or email John at 1229mgr@follett.com, for instructions on how to return them. If you return your books, we will refund the late charges.

For the fall semester, our new hours will be 9 a.m – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are not open weekends, other than Aug. 22.

Call us at (218)-444-8509
Email John, Store Manager: 1229mgr@follett.com
Email Nathan, Textbook Manager: 1229txt@follett.com

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