Returning to In-Person Courses
As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, we are excited to be planning a more robust, in-person experience that will bring our community together again.
St. Kate’s plans to deliver courses based on the traditional calendar for all programs.
Classes will continue to be held in a variety of in-person and online formats, with some Tier Three courses moving to face-to-face instruction.
Courses will continue to be designated by tier to allow us to adjust if needed, but we plan to have all Tier One, Two, and Three courses in-person. Tier Four courses will be fully online.
Clinicals, Fieldwork, and Internships
As placements become available, we are working closely with our community and clinical partners to support students’ safe return to clinical and fieldwork experiences. This includes completion of required educational modules, self-screening to identify higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, and meetings with the academic fieldwork coordinator, director of clinical education, or field director. When appropriate, the University is also providing students with required personal protective equipment. Career Development recommends that students engaged in internships work remotely if the organization allows. If working remotely is not an option, students should work directly with their internship faculty advisor and Career Development to identify the best plan for completing internships. Each situation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please consult with your faculty advisor and Career Development as soon as possible.
Community Work and Learning's (CWL) student employment programs (America Reads, Assistantship Mentoring Program and Community Leaders) are in person or hybrid unless otherwise determined. Please reach out to CWL with any questions. Course-based service-learning is also in person, hybrid, or fully remote (project-based) depending on the course. Course specific info is shared by each faculty member.
Global Studies international affiliate programs as well as faculty-led Global Studies programs are suspended through the Spring 2021 semester due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Twin Cities-based Global Studies programs, run through our partner HECUA and virtual programs offered through affiliate providers, remain available. Students are eligible to use financial aid to cover the cost of participation, and the St. Kate’s Global Studies admin fees for virtual programs for Spring 2021 will be waived. The application deadline for local and virtual Spring 2021 Global Studies programs is December 1. Please contact Global Studies with any questions.