2021 Teaching Regulations and Procedures for FASS and FPA

This website provides an overview of the teaching regulations and procedures for FASS and FPA. It is designed to assist instructors in developing their course outlines and to highlight important sections of the undergraduate and graduate calendar that govern course instruction. The information is updated annually to reflect policy changes. During the pandemic, we expect to make regular changes to the home page to reflect the latest advice and guidance provided by the Office of the Provost and other relevant bodies.


Special Information Regarding Fall 2021 Pandemic Measures

In-Class Teaching COVID-19 Guidelines

To prepare for the return to in-person teaching in the Fall, the University’s Return to Campus Committee has prepared a set of guidelines that outline the public health requirements, strategies and best practices for ensuring instructional spaces are occupied safely, and for supporting the needs of employees and students returning to the classroom. The In-Class Teaching COVID-19 Guidelines can be accessed here. Please read this document closely. As public health requirements may change, instructors should regularly check the latest information about Carleton’s COVID-19 response and policies on the University’s COVID-19 webpage.

Attendance tracking

The Provost has announced that in the event cuScreen is not functioning instructors will be responsible for recording attendance for contact-tracing purposes. (This was suggested, but not explicitly stated, in the In-Class Teaching COVID-19 Guidelines). Instructors should have a plan in place for recording attendance. TLS has a number of suggestions for creative ways to record attendance that are available here.

Responding to a student’s potential COVID symptoms

Instructors should take care to follow the Student COVID-19 Symptom Reporting Protocol when a student experiences symptoms potentially linked to COVID-19 or receives a positive COVID-19 test result. Importantly, instructors should not dismiss or cancel a class, or take any action other than that outlined in the protocol or advised by Health and Counselling Services (HCS) and/or Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). If instructors have concerns or are unclear how to proceed, they should contact Kristie Tousignant, Director of HCS or Nancy Delcellier, Director of EHS.

Medical Self-Declarations

The Provost has announced an extension of the use of Medical self-declarations for the Fall term: Instructors should be accepting the Medical Self-Declaration form as sufficient documentation to support a request for an accommodation for missed course work, including exams and assignments.

Recommended Language for Course Outlines:

All members of the Carleton community are required to follow COVID-19 prevention measures and all mandatory public health requirements (e.g. wearing a mask, physical distancing, hand hygiene, respiratory and cough etiquette) and mandatory self-screening prior to coming to campus daily.

If you feel ill or exhibit COVID-19 symptoms while on campus or in class, please leave campus immediately, self-isolate, and complete the mandatory symptom reporting tool. For purposes of contact tracing, attendance will be recorded in all classes and labs. Participants can check in using posted QR codes through the cuScreen platform where provided. Students who do not have a smartphone will be required to complete a paper process as indicated on the COVID-19 website.

All members of the Carleton community are required to follow guidelines regarding safe movement and seating on campus (e.g. directional arrows, designated entrances and exits, designated seats that maintain physical distancing). In order to avoid congestion, allow all previous occupants to fully vacate a classroom before entering. No food or drinks are permitted in any classrooms or labs.

For the most recent information about Carleton’s COVID-19 response and required measures, please see the University’s COVID-19 webpage and review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Should you have additional questions after reviewing, please contact covidinfo@carleton.ca

Please note that failure to comply with University policies and mandatory public health requirements, and endangering the safety of others are considered misconduct under the Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy. Failure to comply with Carleton’s COVID-19 procedures may lead to supplementary action involving Campus Safety and/or Student Affairs.