Exceptions to remote instruction for first two weeks of winter quarter

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

To: All faculty and instructors

Dear Colleagues:

While most classes will be remote for the first two weeks of winter quarter from Jan. 3–17, lab and studio classes may be offered in person for the entire quarter when — in the judgement of the instructor and department — learning would be seriously degraded by remote participation, and instruction can take place while observing all existing protocols for infection mitigation. This includes compliance with the COVID-19 booster vaccine mandate and return testing. Instructors may request and departments may approve in-person instruction without further approval, if all of the following criteria are met:

1.            The course is designated in the catalog as “Lab” or “Studio” or has a clinical designation.

2.            Students unable to come to class in person (due to illness, need to quarantine, travel restrictions or other valid reasons) will be able to participate remotely without penalty, following the guidance in effect during fall quarter.

Courses that meet the above criteria are automatically approved to be offered in person for all of winter quarter, unless precluded by state or county public health restrictions.

Exception requests for courses that must be taught in person and not included above should be sent to the Education Working Group through their Chair, Adriana Galvan (agalvan@psych.ucla.edu).


Michael J. Beck
Administrative Vice Chancellor
Co-chair, COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

Megan McEvoy
Professor, Institute for Society and Genetics,
     Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
Co-chair, COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

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