unibz is preparing to resume in-presence teaching activities for the first semester of the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year, in compliance with the directions provided by the public health authorities and in line with the instructions given by the provincial authorities and by the ministry of health, in accordance with the procedures provided by the CRUI and with the internal security protocols designed for containing and preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus.
These measures will cover the winter semester 2020-2021 and might be adapted to epidemiological developments and the relevant legal requirements.
unibz has identified three fundamental principles for the planning and organization of the next academic year:
In phase 3, that covers the first semester of the academic year 2020-2021, lectures will be offered in presence, online or in blended form (in university classrooms and simultaneously online). All students will thus have the opportunity to follow the lectures, even if they cannot be physically present at the university. Particular attention is paid to international students who cannot travel and to students from other regions as well as to students with special health conditions, for whom resuming of in-presence activities is not recommended.
Please find below the operational safety instructions for the students' return to the classroom.
In order to ensure that the activities can be carried out safely and in view of the limited number of available seats, priority for in-presence lectures is given to freshmen as they most need it in order to best profit from the study and to laboratory activities as well as to exercises and experiential activities. As for the other students, in order to reduce the risk of large gatherings of people, distance learning will be carried out through innovative communication and e-learning systems specifically designed for lecturers.
To this purpose, unibz is arranging for appropriate logistic measures and shifts systems in order to ensure that safety distances are respected. In order to attain these results, the University is working to improve the technological equipment of the classrooms and laboratories so that the new teaching methods can best be supported. At the same time unibz has planned special training courses for lecturers to foster the development of innovative high-quality teaching.
A sign will be hung on each classroom’s door, showing the maximum number of allowed occupants. If that number is reached, no one else will be allowed into the classroom unless someone leaves.
The classrooms are arranged in such a way as to allow to orderly access and occupy only the "permitted seats/stations", which are marked by appropriate signs; thus, students will be able to keep a minimum distance of 1 meter from one another.
Information on the necessary measures concerning personal hygiene and behavior is posted in the classrooms or near the doors.
A dispenser of hydro-alcoholic sanitising solution is available in each classroom to allow for the hygiene of hands upon entering; nevertheless, unibz above all recommends washing your hands with water and neutral soap.
Specific entrance and exit routes as well as internal room-to-room routes have been evaluated and identified for each building, so that large gatherings of people can be most effectively prevented.
All internal spaces have been provided with special posters and signs with specific information:
These measures, together with the scheduling of lecture times and of possible different entrance and exit times and with the organization of cleaning and sanitization of the rooms, will allow for the students to safely resume in-presence learning.
For the university classrooms to be used in compliance with safety regulations, all users must:
Protective visors will be available to lecturers at the Welcome Desk upon request.
During their lectures, lecturers are required to comply to the following instructions:
During the tests as well as before and after the exams, the members of the Commission will keep a safety distance of 1 meter from one another whenever possible and will wear a mask.
Gloves shall be worn only for handing out the materials to the candidates and for the subsequent collection; for all other activities the members of the Commission shall sanitize their hands with the sanitizing solutions.
Examination papers must be kept in quarantine for 48 hours before they can be corrected. If the Commissioners must correct the examination documents any earlier, they must wear masks and gloves all the time.
During the exams as well as before and after them, members of the Commission must possibly keep a safe distance of 1 meter between one another and wear the mask. During the exams, a minimum distance of 2 meters must be maintained between the Commissioners and the candidate. Each one of the participants may take off his/her mask while speaking. Those who do not speak should wear the mask during the interview.
If a blackboard or another shared device must be used during the exam, for which disinfection at the end of each use is not provided for or is not possible, disposable gloves will be available and these must be disposed of at the end of the test.
During the interview the student and the teacher will keep a safety distance of at least 2 meters from each other and will wear a mask. They may take off their mask while speaking.
For safety reasons printers and copiers are not in operation.