The Associate DVC, Education, Sherman Young and three College Associate DVCs, L&T have provided an update this week on L&T and WIL principles for January – June 2021.
I expect this will provide useful context for our HE discipline and program program planning now underway. The Urban School, because of its different requirements, was not in scope.
Please see information from them below:
We know that COVID-19 will continue to be a part of life for the foreseeable future so COVIDSafe practices will be part of our COVID normal. These principles are based on our educated assumptions of Victoria’s COVID-19 situation, so that we can begin to plan our return to campus.
We’re looking to safely bring back as many of our activities as possible including our practicals, workshops, tutorials and lectorials, plus opening shared spaces.
Despite the challenging circumstances we face, this is an opportunity for us to explore a mix of face-to-face and online / remote learning for the future. We understand a well-designed mix of both modes needs to take into account student learning outcomes, staff capacity and capability and physical and online resource availability.
The terminologies for class types used in the principles may differ for colleges and schools. If you’re unsure about how they apply to particular courses or programs, please speak with DSC DPVC L&T, Helen McLean.
We’re actively working with the Communications team to plan for how we will share this with our students in the coming weeks.
Please note that when Enrolment Online opens, the student re-enrolment campaign will begin from 1 October. We’re conscious that students will then begin asking questions about what next year looks like.
Prior to these communications, we will provide suggested messages and FAQs on what schools, Program Managers and Course Coordinators can share with students while we continue with our planning for what particular courses or programs will look like next year.
In the coming months, we will continue to work with you on supporting our students to progress their studies in these unprecedented circumstances.