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Message from the President about Fall 2021 Academic Operations

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Message from the President about Fall 2021 Academic Operations

 

Dear CAU Community,

 

First of all, I’d like to give my heartfelt solace and encouragement to all CAU members who have gathered strength to successfully complete spring semester despite tough conditions. During 2021 spring semester, we heard the sad news of some members of the CAU community being diagnosed with COVID-19, but thanks to the cooperation and support from the CAU community, we were able to complete spring semester safely.

 

We are now at a critical juncture that will determine whether we can get through the COVID-19 pandemic and get back to our normal lives. On June 24, the Ministry of Education announced the guidance that small classes should be conducted in-person in fall semester. Before the Ministry announced the guidance, our university had been discussing how to start in-person classes in consideration of on-campus situation.

 

The problem is that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is difficult to predict. As the number of confirmed cases exceeded 1,000 for three consecutive days from July 7 to July 9, the government noted on July 9 that it will elevate social distancing in the capital area to the highest level or phase 4 from July 12 until July 25. The pandemic revival makes it difficult to finalize an academic operations plan.

 

In spite of these circumstances, our university has formulated the Guidelines on 2021 Fall Semester Academic Operations in line with the government's revised social distancing phases. We’d like to inform you that the Guidelines have been established so that the CAU community can predict and plan for fall semester academic operations in advance. We will monitor the spread of COVID-19 and whether the government adjusts social distancing phases in order to finalize and announce the academic operations plan for the first half of fall semester in late July.

    


 

Guidelines on 2021 Fall Semester Academic Operations

Gov’t guideline

Phase 0

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 4

New COVID-19 cases per day

Return to normal

Capital area:below 250

Nationwide:below 500

Capital area:over 250

Nationwide:over 500

Capital area:over 500

Nationwide:over 1,000

Capital area:over 1,000

Nationwide:over 2,000

Fall 2021 class operations

Full in-person

Partial in-person

Partial in-person

Partial in-person

Full remote

Class

Theory

Major requisite

Major basic

In-person

In-person

30 students or so: in-person

(In-person & remote)

Remote

Remote

Other

In-person

30 students or so: in-person

(In-person & remote)

30 students or so: in-person

(In-person & remote)

Remote

Remote

Practice-based

In-person

In-person

In-person

Remote

In-person(college dean approval)

Remote

Graduate school

In-person

In-person

15 students or so: in-person

(In-person & remote)

Remote

In-person(graduate school dean approval)

Remote

Exam

In-person

In-person exam for in-person class, remote exam for remote class

(at the discretion of professors)

Remote

In-person(college dean approval)

Remote

Grading

Relative

Relative grading B type

Absolute

Language exam certificates

Applicable

Exempted

 

 

 

Our university will respond to social distancing phases for flexible academic operations in accordance with the Guidelines on 2021 Fall Semester Academic Operations. When some in-person classes are conducted according to changes in distancing phases, we will comply with the government guidelines to provide a safe in-person class environment.

 

We are still in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis.

 

As we have emphasized since the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, our university will manage academic operations with the highest priority on the health and safety of the CAU community members.

 

We will secure the safety of CAU community members attending in-person classes by reinforcing quarantine measures such as installing thermal imaging cameras, temperature checks, and classroom disinfection. In addition, we will monitor changes in the spread of COVID-19 and the policy changes of the Ministry of Education and re-diagnose the situation around in late July. In the event that changes are made to the guidelines of academic operations, we will notify CAU community immediately.

 

Dear CAU Community,

 

I look back on the time when COVID-19 first became prevalent. It was a desperate situation in which the epidemic was spreading helplessly without vaccine or treatment, but thanks to the united and supportive efforts of the CAU community, our university was able to finish the last three semesters safely.

 

COVID-19 has been going on for a long time, but there is definitely an end. The time will come when we will be able to get past the exit and return to our daily life. Before that time comes, I hope that the current situation will improve to some extent and that I will be able to meet some members of the CAU community on campus in 2021 fall semester.

 

It’s really summer now. Summer vacation is in its 3rd week. It can be a very exhausting and difficult time, but I hope you all have a good summer vacation as planned. As always, I wish you health and safety.

 

 

CAU President

Park Sang Gue

 

 

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