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Course Delivery and Instruction FAQs

Classes and Instruction

  • How are faculty members informed that a student is in isolation or quarantine? (10/08/21)

    Learning Support Services (LSS) will reach out to faculty impacted by a student's isolation or quarantine with guidance for each student. If you have heard from the student but not LSS, please encourage the student to follow up with LSS as the student needs to verify some information with them.

  • What happens if a student is in isolation or quarantine and misses a quiz or exam? (10/08/21)

    Learning Support Services cannot proctor exams for students while in quarantine or isolation. If feasible, faculty can offer an online version of the exam for the student or should postpone the exam. LSS can proctor make-up exams after students complete their quarantine or isolation protocol.

  • Is it safe for professors to use paper handouts, quizzes, syllabi, etc. in the classroom? (08/19/21)

    Paper in the form of hand-outs, quizzes, etc. or syllabi have not been found to be and are unlikely to be a significant source of transmission. Classroom instructors may use paper for any necessary classroom syllabi, handouts, quizzes, etc. 

  • Do students have the option of taking courses online if they don’t feel comfortable returning to campus? (updated 06/09/21)

    Unless a student is enrolled in OCE courses, Linfield has resumed operating fully in-person for undergraduate students.

  • What happens if a professor gets diagnosed with COVID-19? Will class be cancelled? (08/04/20)

    Even in a pre-COVID world, faculty members have been sick and missed class. Linfield has existing policies in place to ensure students reach their academic goals. Depending on the severity of the faculty illness, this could include remote teaching or having the course taught by one or more other faculty members.

  • Who should students with a documented need for an accommodation talk to about their concerns relating to COVID-19? (updated 06/10/21)

    Linfield is committed to provide reasonable accommodations for students that are experiencing documented medical barriers. Learning Support Services (LSS) is available to answer questions about student accommodations relating to:

    • Class format
    • Isolation and quarantine procedures
    • Housing accommodations
    • Mask policies
    • CDC risk factors
    • Academic accommodations related to COVID-19

    As all accommodation decisions are determined on a case-by-case basis, it is best to communicate with LSS to discuss your individual situation. Please call to schedule an appointment at 503-883-2562 or email lss@linfield.edu.

  • What should a staff or faculty member do if contacted by a student about a possible exposure? (01/28/21)

    Respond to the student and copy Patty Haddeland, director of the Student Health, Wellness and Counseling Center. Request that the student contact Patty directly, so that the student can be properly connected to resources and have their academic and health needs properly addressed.

Study Abroad

More information on Linfield's international programs can be found on the IPO webpage.
  • Will the Omicron variant affect study abroad for January Term or spring semester 2022? (12/01/21)

    The International Programs Office at Linfield is closely monitoring the developments regarding the newly WHO-designated Omicron variant of COVID-19 and the associated travel restrictions announced by a number of countries, including the US. 

    Infectious disease experts advise that it will take approximately two weeks of studying the new variant to provide more information about the severity of, and the effectiveness of vaccines against, the Omicron variant. As such, at this time, Linfield does not plan to make any changes to our January Term or spring semester 2022 programs.

    As always, please be assured that we place the health and safety of our students above all other concerns. We will continue to update our students as we learn more.

  • Will students be able to study abroad in fall 2021 or spring 2022? (04/05/21)

    The International Programs Office has completed the application cycle for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semester abroad, year abroad and January Term 2022 off-campus courses. A near record number of students have applied and are planning to study abroad during the next academic year. Linfield's International Programs Office is in constant contact with its partner institutions abroad to determine whether in-person instruction will be possible this fall. Thus far, we are cautiously hopeful that our students will be able to study in-person at most of the study abroad sites. The IPO staff will keep study abroad candidates updated on the COVID-19 protocols at each location. Send additional questions to ipo@linfield.edu.

  • Where can students find more information on traveling internationally? (06/20/21)

    Additional information about international travel can be found at: 

Technology

  • What ways can people optimize their Zoom connection? (12/23/20)

    For best results, users should:

    • Close all unnecessary applications before hosting or joining a meeting
    • Limit the number of audio and video applications running at the same time
    • Use a wired connection whenever possible
    • Close out of any unneeded browser tabs. The more tabs open, the harder the web browser must work
  • What Wi-Fi network should students use on the McMinnville campus? (12/23/20)

    Students are encouraged to switch to the new "Catnet_Student_IPv6" Wi-Fi network. They can authenticate using their Catnet credentials. For more information on this new network visit the ITS Network Information page. If students have problems with this new network, they can contact wifitesting@linfield.edu.