U of A News From the Provost's Desk

Fall 2021 course schedule now available

Current and prospective students can now find the courses they are interested in and see if they are planned as in-person or online offerings.

  • April 26, 2021
  • By Steven Dew

Today, the Fall 2021 course schedule is available through Bear Tracks. Current and prospective students can now find the courses they are interested in and see if they are planned as in-person or online offerings. 

While the balance in course delivery between in-person and online will vary from faculty to faculty, and campus activities may vary this fall, overall approximately 80% of U of A courses are planned to be offered in-person and 20% planned to be offered online. This mix is intended to provide options for our students depending on their circumstances and ability to attend in-person classes. Enrolment dates for continuing students or new students that have accepted their admissions offer have been assigned and are available on Bear Tracks.

What’s next for U of A support activities

With the significant increase in courses being offered in person, U of A students, faculty and staff should be prepared to be on campus this fall and plan for more regular on-campus experiences. Campus activities will resume gradually when public health restrictions are lifted and sufficient support resources are available. The Fall ‘21 Readiness Working Group will deliver a detailed transition guide for U of A administrators and planners by the end of June 2021 to support this gradual phased in welcome back to our campuses. While we cannot offer every course in both in-person and online modes, there may be additional remote learning options available for those with extenuating circumstances such as inability to arrange international travel. Alternate work arrangements will also be considered, where possible.

Guided by safety, sustainability, and student support and success 

The U of A remains committed to providing the best university experience possible and to prioritizing the health and safety of our community. We will continue to deliver quality teaching and research and to provide opportunities for campus connections, activities and experiences.

As we prepare to welcome you back to our campuses, we thank you for your continued perseverance and commitment to your studies, research and work. As we work through planning for Fall 2021, we will capitalize on lessons learned to enhance operations, sustainability and service delivery while keeping the health and wellbeing of our community the top priority. 

We look forward to seeing you on campus this Fall.

Steven Dew
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

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