Specific to the spring semester 2021
It is particularly important that students in the spring semester 2021 receive information as soon as possible about the key question of online or in person and how their courses are being organized.
It is important for students to be able to organize their schedules for the synchronous teaching phases; this often implies calculating transportation times, or finding a free on-campus study desk, e.g. if they must attend an online class directly after a classroom teaching session. For some students, this means that they will then have to move their centre of life to Basel at short notice.
In addition, it is also important for students to be able to organize their schedules for synchronous teaching phases and calculate transit time or to look for a free learning station on campus that they can use to attend an online class after being physically present at another class.
Supervising student groups that are physically present at different times (e.g. in separate small groups, alternating between classes that are 50% full, or in groups that change due to illness and/or quarantine) calls for clear rules and communication by the lecturers. Due to the current situation, peer support and exchange between students is limited.