Classroom & Academic Guidelines

Fall 1 Instructional Modes

To protect the health and well-being of all members of our community, Guttman is offering options for students to attend class: in-person (on-campus), online (virtual), and hybrid (a mix of both) for fall 1 2021. Your instructors have shared the dates for your first in-person/hybrid class meetings. Check your Guttman email and Blackboard for more information.

In-Person

VACCINATION REQUIRED.

Class meetings held twice a week on the Guttman campus (50 W. 40th Street).

Hybrid

VACCINATION REQUIRED.

Class meetings held once a week on the Guttman campus with the rest of the course work completed online on your own (asynchronously).

Online Synchronous

Vaccination not required.

Live online class meetings held once a week (synchronously) with the rest of the course work completed online, on your own (asynchronously).

Online Asynchronous

Vaccination not required.

There are no regular, required class meetings. All course work completed online, on your own (asynchronously).

Viewing Your Weekly Class Schedule

  1. Log into CUNYfirst
  2. Select SELF SERVICE → STUDENT CENTER.
  3. In the Academics section, select WEEKLY SCHEDULE.
  4. In “Show Week of” select the calendar button or enter the first day of classes.
  5. Here you will see your virtual class meeting days and times (Reminder: check with your Instructor for the date of your first on-campus hybrid/in-person class).
  • Online-asynchronous courses will be listed as “Online-Asynchronous”
  • Online-synchronous course will be listed as “Online-Synchronous” and will list the days and times for the online synchronous (live) sessions.
  • Hybrid courses will appear as “NCC 40th *Room” on CUNYfirst. Check course instructors for the start date for in-person class meetings.

First-Year Student Schedules

Hybrid Schedules

Students in Hybrid houses are required to be online for live synchronous class meetings 2 days a week during the times below. When hybrid classes return to the building, the meeting times listed below will take place on campus. Again, your course instructors have communicated the start date for in-person class meetings. Please check your Guttman email and Blackboard for this information.

Hybrid House Meeting Times:
House Mode Time Block Online-Synchronous Days (On-Campus Days)
1 Hybrid 8am-1pm Wednesday & Thursday
3 Hybrid 8am-1pm Monday & Wednesday
4 Hybrid 1:15-6:15pm Wednesday & Friday
6 Hybrid 1:15-6:15pm Monday & Tuesday

 

Fully-Online Schedules

Students in Fully-Online houses are required to be online for live synchronous class meetings 2 days a week during the times below. Please note: fully-online schedules are not guaranteed beyond Fall 1. Students in online courses should make plans to be vaccinated in advance of the Fall 2 session which begins on January 3, 2022.

Online-Synchronous Days

Online House Meeting Times:
House Mode Time Block
2 Online 1:15-6:15pm Tuesday & Wednesday
5 Online 8am-1pm Thursday & Friday

Continuing Student Schedules

Continuing Students are not assigned block schedules. Please check CUNYfirst to see whether the courses you’re taking are online-asynchronous, online-synchronous, hybrid or in-person.

  • Online-asynchronous courses will be listed as “Online-Asynchronous”
  • Online-synchronous course will be listed as “Online-Synchronous” and will list the days and times for the online synchronous (live) sessions.
  • Hybrid courses will appear as “NCC 40th *Room” on CUNYfirst. Check course instructors for the start date for in-person class meetings.

Classroom Mask Policy

All students are required to wear masks in the classroom and on campus unless they have an approved accommodation through Guttman’s Office of AccessABILITY Services (accessabilityservices@guttman.cuny.edu).  Students who do not comply will be referred to the Dean of Students for possible disciplinary action.

Course Policy on Illness

If you are not feeling well, do not come to campus. If you are staying home due to illness, email your professors and they will provide you with accommodations to complete your coursework remotely.

If you are COVID positive or think you may have been exposed to COVID 19, do the following:

  • If you are on campus, go home and call your health provider.
  • Contact Elie Yoesoep, the Campus Coronavirus Liaison and report your status: Yoesoep@guttman.cuny.edu.
  • Follow the advice of your health professional and Ms. Yoesoep about your presence on campus (when you can return to class, if you need to quarantine, etc.).

All reports of COVID exposure on campus will result in contact tracing and you will be notified by the Division of Student Engagement if you have been exposed and must quarantine and when you may return to campus.

In-Person Attendance Expectations

Students are expected to attend all in-person sessions for hybrid courses. In-person sessions will begin on the date specified by the instructor. In-person sessions will take place once a week after that date. Make sure to check your Guttman email before you come to class each week. Instructors will notify students via email if there are any changes to the schedule due to COVID exposures or the need to quarantine.