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Chemistry at McGill - plans for Fall 2020
Greetings from McGill Chemistry! We hope that you and your loved ones are well and safe.
We wanted to reach out during these uncertain times and let you know how excited we are for the upcoming academic year. The Chemistry department is hard at work developing new content and programming that can be delivered effectively online. Throughout the summer, we will be posting periodic updates to keep you informed of what’s happening at McGill in our department. We look forward to welcoming new and returning students to participate in the vibrant community within our department and across the University.
The information here will be updated periodically, feel free to check regularly.
Questions & Answers:
Will you be offering all of your usual Fall courses?
Yes – absolutely! However, as specified by the Faculty of Science, for reasons of safety and equity, all of our courses in Fall 2020 will be delivered remotely. You do NOT need to be present in Montreal for Fall 2020 semester.
What are your remote courses going to look like?
For accessibility, our courses will include a combination of pre-recorded background material, interactive sessions during the scheduled lecture times, and flexibly scheduled smaller group office hours and/or conferences with the course professors and staff to allow for personal connection. In addition, all live sessions will be recorded and posted on myCourses, and extra review materials will be available.
We are designing course assessments that will be spread across the term and include integrative assignments to engage students in authentic scientific thinking.
How can you offer laboratory courses and laboratory portions of courses remotely?
For our CHEM courses, professors and TAs are re-envisioning the courses to be delivered online, but retain as much as possible experiences which can be replicated either at home or structured activities online.