Campus Life

General Capacity

  • Suspended all Global Leadership overseas programs.
  • Suspended domestic travel for students, faculty and staff (with exception of conference athletics, if permitted by NYS).
  • Posted signage throughout the campus using NYS guidance on social distancing markers, arrows for traffic flow, stanchions to eliminate crossover.
  • Designated separate stairwells for up and down with social distance guidance via signage.
  • A valid ID card will be required for entry to all Nyack College and Nyack residential campuses and no individual may hold or prop open exterior doors for any other person in order to assist with contact tracing efforts.
  • Two body temperature non-contact kiosks will check employees, students, visitors and vendors before entry to premises.
  • Assessed testing capabilities.
  • Identified quarantine and isolation capacity.
  • Confirmed sufficient local medical capa
  • Confirmed availability of safe transportation.
  • Per NYS, will limit the sharing of objects and discourage touching of shared surfaces; or when in contact with shared objects of frequently touched areas, wear gloves, or sanitize or wash hands before and after contact.
  • Per NYS, will maintain a continuous log of every person, including workers and visitors, who may have close contact with other individuals at the work site or area, excluding deliveries that are performed with appropriate PPE or through contactless means. The Director of Operations will be responsible for maintaining the log.
  • Per NYS, established designated areas for pick-ups and deliveries, limiting contact to the extent possible.

Instructional Spaces/Learning Centers

  • During June 2020, the Registrar’s office along with the Facilities department did a thorough inventory of all instructional and potential academic spaces on campus. Classrooms were reconfigured to accommodate all social distance requirements and new capacities established.
  • Further enhanced live-stream models of learning for the 2020/2021 academic year.
  • Upgraded classrooms, where necessary, so all spaces have the ability for distance learning.
  • Large corporate meeting areas were transformed into academic spaces to reduce density.
  • Classrooms and areas transformed into classrooms were rearranged and furniture was moved to ensure either a 50% capacity or six-foot physical distancing.
  • Library will only be open to Nyack College students.
  • Visitors will be limited to “invited guests” only, who will be expected to abide by all building/campus protocols and require temperature checks and Government issued IDs to enter the building by appointment only.
  • Lounges will be closed.

Operational Activity

  • All on-ground classes have been divided into two sections. One section is a small section on-ground that accommodates social distancing and the second section is a livestream section to accommodate students unable or uncomfortable coming to the campus.  In addition, fully online classes are also available to students who will not be available for synchronous livestream learning.
  • Other classes will be offered in a hybrid style with a combination of classroom and online instruction.
  • The majority of classes will be offered online in either a synchronous or asynchronous delivery mode.
  • Refer to Appendix A for further detail about “Nyack College Course Delivery Classifications and Descriptions.”
  • In the event of a resurgence, all faculty have prepared for classes to be fully remote for the fall 2020 semester. Online course offerings are available for students in quarantine and other students and faculty who cannot physically return to campus.
  • The College is monitoring class sizes and student registration to determine if additional sections are needed or if class sizes require an on/off schedule for students attending on-ground.

Extracurriculars

  • Student organization fundraisers distributing food are not permitted (e.g. bake sales, selling franchise food items).
  • Developed virtual student leader training programs. All college-sponsored events and activities will accommodate remote participation when activity is otherwise happening face-to-face.
  • All student organization sponsored events and programs must be pre-approved by Student Development.
  • Student organization gatherings must follow capacity limitations and adequate physical distancing for on-campus meetings.

Restart Operations

  • Nyack College facilities department has been working throughout the summer to clean and sanitize carpets, furniture, disinfect classrooms and wipe down all surfaces.
  • Maximized fresh make-up air in all facilities to exhaust room air and deliver clean air in concert with appropriate filtering (EPA) or sterilization measure (e.g., UV).
  • Increased air flow exchange rates in buildings bringing clean outside air into the building.

Operational Activity on Shutdown

When faced with a shutdown, the College will prioritize the continuation of the Nyack College educational experience for students in addition to the protection of the community’s health, safety and well-being.

  • All classes will shift to remote teaching and learning should the situation warrant.
  • Student support services, including but not limited to tutoring, library services, writing center and mental health counseling, will be offered via video sessions and/or teletherapy where applicable.
  • Depending on the circumstances, students may be given the opportunity to change to pass/fail as well as extended periods of time to complete incomplete courses.
  • Students will be personally contacted to discover any unique needs related to remote learning.
  • Faculty and staff are already prepared with the necessary resources to work remotely if warranted.
  • The College has identified essential services and staffing to maintain operations in the event of a shutdown.

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