Sophie and her team have been busy over the last few weeks preparing for a phased transition back to face-to-face learning and teaching for the Urban School. The work, well supported by the College and wider university, has been considerable. The members of the Urban School community have now received the detailed plan.
In line with the University’s approach and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), the plan prioritises practical-based activities that are difficult to complete in a remote mode and the completion of SACs for students in Units 3 & 4 as well as vulnerable students who are unable to learn from home.
The plan is based on current government advice and our own campus assessments. We are conscious of the desire of many of our students to return to campus, and will be constantly reviewing the situation. Should circumstances change, we will respond and adapt our plan accordingly.
Keeping our community safe
We’re working hard to ensure our campuses and facilities are equipped to safely support the resumption of on-campus activities and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Extra measures implemented by RMIT will include building access restrictions, scheduling of spaces, regular deep cleaning of facilities and equipment, frequent cleaning of high contact surfaces and stringent hygiene requirements.
As part of returning to campus, students and staff will need to complete an online module which will provide information about RMIT’s COVIDSafe measures and protocols.
It is essential that staff and students do not attend campus if they are feeling unwell.
All staff and students will be expected to adhere to all RMIT safety protocols, which will include practising good hygiene and respecting all social distancing requirements.
Many thanks to the team who worked hard to make this happen and I look forward to seeing some of our staff and students in b.108 next week.