Academic Information

Academics Guideline Overview

Courses

To ensure the continuation of high-quality learning and academics, Kettering has adapted the Fall schedule of courses. Courses may be delivered on-campus with live streaming or virtually through Blackboard employing Bb Collaborate for live sessions.

Instruction

Most courses will be available on campus and live streamed or virtual through Bb Collaborate. Faculty who are teaching virtually are not excluded from coming to campus to take advantage of a faster Internet connection. If faculty members who are not scheduled to teach face-to-face courses and plan to be on campus to access labs or other facilities other than their offices, they must be approved by their respective department head, dean, and the Provost. This helps the University to perform necessary cleaning and disinfection procedures.

  • Face-to-Face Classes: Faculty will be expected to be on campus if they teach one of the courses listed for on campus delivery
  • Virtual Classes: A small number of courses will continue to be delivered virtually throughout the Fall Term
  • Lab Technicians: Lab techs supporting courses on campus will be required to return to campus. Others will be required as needed
  • Staff: To appropriately support campus activities, students, and faculty, staff will be required on campus as their position or job dictates under the direction of their supervisors
Classrooms

Only those classrooms specified will be used for instruction (see classroom list). Classrooms have been appropriately modified to provide for social distancing. Examples of adaptations to the classrooms include but are not limited to:

  • Spacing of classroom seats
  • Plexiglas shields for teaching podium
  • Designated entrance and exits

Classrooms will be disinfected twice daily, and if requested, more often. In the case of the need for disinfection of a space please contact: (810) 762-9750 during business hours and Campus Safety after hours at (810) 762-9501.

 

Guidelines for Academic Operations

To ensure safety in addition to providing the best learning and most flexible experiences for our students, the following general guidelines for Academic Operations have been established. Details regarding classroom and lab uses, and academic support functions can be found in the appropriate sections below.

Faculty, Staff, and Students Returning to Campus

Faculty, staff, and students are required to follow campus rules and procedures set forth by the University.

The following safety precautions must be strictly enforced:

  • All faculty, staff, and students must wear face coverings in all Kettering internal spaces. These include, but are not limited to, classrooms, laboratories, study spaces such as d.Spaces, Library, and Student Study Lounge
  • Social distancing requirements must be followed at all times
  • Classroom and lab capacities must NOT be exceeded for all in person classes and labs

Attendance Policy: Students can choose the modality of instruction, however, students are required to follow the attendance policies set by the course instructor for the chosen modality.

Both in-person and virtual attendances will be taken for the Fall term. Enforcing attendance not only encourages the students’ participation, but also is extremely important for contact tracing in case a possible exposure is discovered.

  • While the students have the flexibility of choosing a course modality (in person or virtual), faculty have the authority to set the attendance policies for their classes (this is also required by the Department of Education: “the U.S. Department of Education requires the Financial Aid Office to differentiate students who fail a class because they quit attending from those who fail a class based on merit.”). In addition to in-person attendance policies, faculty may institute attendance policies for virtual learners. These may include, but are not limited to, requiring students to keep the camera on during class sessions; to participate in discussions with chat messages; to answer questions using audio devices, etc. “Faculty may include explicit attendance requirements and any applicable grade penalties in their course syllabi.” (From Kettering Catalog)
  • Attendance may or may not be part of the grading policy
Academic Affairs – Instructional Operations

Lectures

Lectures will be delivered in two modalities during the Fall Term: Face-to-face (with live video streaming) and Virtual. The following explains each of the delivery modalities offered:

Face-to-Face Classes

A majority of the classes are to be offered face-to-face. These classes include many of the major courses with a few exceptions (please see Virtual Classes). To provide the best in-person class experiences to the students and to ensure the safety of faculty and students, all face-to-face classes will not exceed the classroom size with social distancing guidelines in place.

For the classes and labs that enrollment does not exceed room capacity, all students can attend, in person, all class and lab sessions. For large classes that enrollment exceeds the student capacity of a given classroom, faculty will contact students with information about attending face-to-face classes before the term starts and when the class roster is finalized.

Important Note: If a student chooses to take a face-to-face course via “Live Video Stream” (defined below) for the term, the student must inform the instructor during the first week of classes. The instructor may assign the vacant seat to another student who wishes to take the class face-to-face. Once the choice is made, respective attendance policies apply.

Student capacity for each classroom can be found in the “Classrooms for Face-to-Face Instruction” section below.

Live Video Streamed Classes

All face-to-face classes will be live streamed. Live-streamed classes will enable those students who choose to participate virtually to be part of the face-to-face classes and engage with other in-class students. All classes will be recorded as supplemental learning materials.

Virtual Classes

A small portion of the classes will be offered virtually via Bb Collaborate. Faculty are encouraged to record their virtual classes as supplemental materials. Classes (with a few exceptions) offered virtually do not have lab components associated with them. This enables the University to prioritize the available classrooms to accommodate those face-to-face courses without overwhelming students’ schedules. An exception is those classes (very few) that only use computer labs for modeling and simulations. Due to social distancing requirements, offering those classes face-to-face will significantly decrease the efficiency of equipment use. All computer labs are made virtual so that students can remotely access them from their own computing devices.

Laboratories

Laboratory experiences are critical to our curriculum at Kettering, and we are adapting lab sections to keep students and faculty safe and engaged in this venue for experiential learning. Courses that include labs vary with instructor, equipment, and content, so a one-size-fits-all plan won't work. Therefore, every department and program will adapt their laboratory curriculum so that students can achieve the course learning outcomes in a more flexible environment.

For some labs, this may mean that the class is split and students attend every other week in person, while performing analysis and interpreting data during the intervening weeks. In other instances, students will be able to observe the lab work and utilize the resulting data for analysis. In still other situations, data can be collected remotely or from simulations so that lab instructions can be followed without coming into the lab. The focus remains on the learning objectives that were in place before the pandemic struck.

Faculty will communicate to students before the start of the term with additional instructions for how labs will be conducted. 

Instructional Support

The following measures will be taken to support lectures and laboratories:

  • All face-to-face classrooms will be equipped with live video stream equipment
  • Teaching Assistants will be assigned to each face-to-face classroom to assist the instructors with camera control, class streaming/recording, and help facilitate class participation
  • All faculty office hours will be held virtually. In-person meetings will be held in designated areas by appointment only
Academic Support Functions
  • All academic support offices will be open and be staffed during normal business hours
  • Face-to-face services will be available by appointment only
  • ADA accommodations will be provided to students with documented needs
  • Online tutoring services will be available for all students
  • The Library has study spaces available for students. Social distancing and capacity limitations apply
  • The Faculty Senate Room will be reserved for small group face-to-face meetings
Recommended Physical Flow in Buildings

 Academic Building

  • The FIRST Robotics doors and the tunnel have been designated as the entry points for students and faculty/staff to enter the AB
  • All other entrances have been designated as exit only
  • FIRST Robotics participants to enter and exit the FIRST Center via the auxiliary entrance only

Mott Building

  • The front door has been designated as the single entry point for all classes
  • All other entrances have been designated as exits only
  • Garage access for student competition teams, access to T-Space and 3D Printing lab may be granted with the approvals of Department Head, College of Engineering Dean, and Provost
Recommendations for Students Gathering Spaces

As a reminder: All faculty, staff, and students will be expected to adhere to wearing face coverings and social distancing requirements while gathering.

  • All d.Spaces on campus (d.Spaces in AB will follow the Building hours, d.Space.0 to follow published hours) - temporarily closed
  • The Students’ Lounge located on the third floor of AB, outside the ASC - temporarily closed
  • Tutoring Lab and CETL (To follow the Academic Building hours)
  • The Library (To follow the Library published hours)
  • The Great Court (To follow the published hours)
  • The Sunset Room (To follow the published hours)
  • The Abbey (To follow the published hours)

Guidelines for Use of Classrooms and Labs

Academic Affairs provides the following general guidelines for use of classrooms and labs:

  • A majority of the lectures will be offered face-to-face. Face-to-face classes will be live streamed and recorded. For large classes, faculty will determine how to maximize face-to-face offerings to their students.
    • Faculty and student safety is our top priority. Face-to-face class size shall not exceed room capacity
    • Some classes will remain virtual to maximize classroom use efficiency by prioritizing courses in face-to-face delivery mode
  • A majority of labs will be offered face-to-face
  • Senior capstone projects will be offered face-to-face, and social distancing requirements will be strictly enforced
  • Use of Research Labs (including faculty and graduate research assistants using these labs) will follow the “Research Laboratories Use Guidelines” (below)
  • All general computer labs will be temporarily closed
  • Specialty computer labs will be set up as virtual computer labs that can be accessed remotely
    • These computer rooms provide specialty software packages that are used for specialty courses
  • All classrooms and labs will be cleaned and/or disinfected following the University’s guidelines
  • Students and faculty are required to wear face coverings in classrooms and labs at all times
Classrooms for Face-To-Face Instruction

The following classrooms will be used for face-to-face instruction and live streaming:

Space Modification Requirements

  • All classrooms listed are rearranged to meet the social distancing requirements
  • Protective shields are installed on instructor stations
  • Equipment has been installed for live streaming classes

 

Building

Classroom

Student Capacity

COVID guidelines in place

AB

1210

20

AB

1815

15

AB

1817

26

AB

1819

22

AB

2225

32

AB

2601

20

AB

2617

12

AB

2716

22

AB

2759

18

AB

2761

20

AB

2907

25

AB

2911

24

AB

4101

20

AB

4102

19

AB

4103

20

AB

4305

12

AB

4309

18

AB

4310

18

AB

4312

18

AB

4501

24

MC

1221

20

MC

2116 (Hougan)

15

MC

2130 (Pace Lab)

18

MC

2146 (Loeffler)

32

MC

2240 (Pace)

18

MC

3222

14

Research Laboratories Use Guidelines

These procedures are subject to change based on updates to University procedures.

  • All office and dry lab work should be conducted remotely
  • Principal Investigator (PI) will limit the number of people entering or working in their research laboratory in order to maintain the six (6) feet social distancing recommendations
  • As necessary, use tape on the floor to demarcate socially distanced workspaces and to create one-way traffic flow
  • Minimum social distancing of six (6) feet must be maintained at all times
  • Every researcher will be required to fill out a health questionnaire prior to working in a research laboratory each day
  • Employees will be required to notify the PI if they contract or exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 as soon as possible
  • PI must report any symptomatic individual(s) from their research group (or any individual) with a confirmed case of COVID-19 to the appropriate Department Head and Dean
  • Send any potentially exposed co-workers home if there is a positive case in the laboratory
  • Clean and disinfect the work site if/when a worker is sent home with symptoms or with a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • All non-essential in-person visitors (including visiting scholars and undergraduate students) are suspended from research laboratories until further notice
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Everyone will be required to wear a face mask or shield at all times
    • Standard lab safety glasses should be worn while working in the laboratory
    • Latex/nitrile gloves will be available but not required to be worn
    • A hand sanitizing station is nearby
  • PI should minimize the use of shared lab equipment/tools and create protocols for disinfecting lab equipment and lab tools
  • Researchers are required to wipe down their workstations/areas with disinfectant wipes at least twice daily
  • PI must implement an audit and compliance procedure to ensure cleaning criteria is followed
  • Signage will be placed to remind researchers about hand washing and social distancing
  • Common surfaces (door handles, bench tops, etc.) will be disinfected throughout the day

Classroom Technologies & Course Delivery Modalities

All face-to-face classes will be recorded and live-streamed. To achieve this goal:

  • Each live classroom is equipped with a webcam capable of capturing class details and a microphone providing sufficient clarity to capture audio signals
  • Live stream will use Bb Collaborate as an official platform
  • A student worker (e.g., graduate assistants, work-study students, casual employees etc.) will be staffed in one of these live classrooms during class times
  • Student workers’ responsibilities include: control the camera, record (and repeat, if necessary) questions to the instructor, and record the lecture in Bb Collaborate
  • All training of the student workers scheduled to be completed by September 30, 2020
  • Faculty training sessions will be offered before the start of the Fall Term

Kettering University Library

Info-to-Go

The Library is open in the Info-to-Go model, a virtual contactless service that shares library resources efficiently and safely. All Library services are available online. New for Fall Term, we are opening a study area inside the Library.

Virtual Library

Hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Services include:

  • Questions & Research
  • Virtual Research Consultation
  • Book requests, holds and renewals
  • Printing requests
Contact information: 
  • Email us at library@kettering.edu
  • View our website 24/7 my.kettering.edu/page/library
  • Text us at (810) 255-9009 
  • Call (810) 762-7814 (Collections Access) or (810) 762-9598 (Research & Discovery)
  • Call or Text (313) 460-0036 (Archives & Humanities Art Center)
  • Chat available during business hours from the library homepage

Kettering University Archives & Humanities Art Center are available for virtual research Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., archives@kettering.edu or (313) 460-0036

On Campus Services
  • Library study area is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is a capacity limit and other safety measures, including social distancing and wearing a mask at all times, must be followed.
  • Library spaces and materials are sanitized after each use.
  • Physical Library materials and student print jobs are available touch-free via the secure locker system. Users are sent an access code within 24 hours to pick up materials.
  • Return everything in the Book Drop outside the Library. Materials are quarantined, cleaned, and made available for use. The Library is unable to lend high contact items like phone chargers and headsets at this time.
 Staff
  • Research & Discovery and Collections Access staff are online from 8 a.m. to 7  p.m. Monday-Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at library@kettering.edu
  • Kettering University Archives and the Humanities Art Center Staff are online from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at archives@kettering.edu

 

Academic Success Center

Staff:
  • ASC Director and staff will be on-site on a rotating basis
  • An advisor will be on-site from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Thesis support staff will remain remote unless necessary to come to campus
  • Tutoring, supplemental instruction, and writing support will be available virtually through Google Hangouts during scheduled times
Testing:
  • Testing services will be available for all students with documented need from the Wellness Center
  • ASC can accommodate up to two (2) students at a time in the main testing space. If additional space is required, testing will be temporarily moved to the ASC Lab space
  • Furniture has been removed in the ASC lab space leaving five (5) testing stations with space available for the overflow of two (2) additional students
  • Testing will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If the need arises for additional testing times, they will be considered at that time
  • Testing will begin at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to allow for proper sanitization between testing groups
  • Students requiring a reader or scribe for their test will be provided a space to properly social distance and remain private. All parties will be required to wear a mask at all times
  • All students and faculty using the ASC testing service must adhere to the existing policy of scheduling 72 hours in advance
ASC Lab Services
  • All ASC Lab services (tutoring, supplemental instruction, math and writing support) will remain fully virtual at this time but will be evaluated throughout the term to determine if services need to be modified for face-to-face options
  • Writing support will be virtual and will be facilitated using Google Meet
Advising
  • An academic advisor will be on campus daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., however all appointments must be held virtually
  • In-person advising appointments will be carried out only if it is absolutely necessary and must be scheduled in advance
  • Only one student may meet with an advisor at a time, and masks must be worn by all parties
  • All advisors will be available virtually during normal business hours

 

Academic Support Functions – OIP, OIR, and Registrar

Office of International Programs
  • Staff will be on-site on a rotating basis
  • Office will be staffed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday; however, all student appointments will be held virtually.
  • In-person appointments will only be approved by exception, must be approved in advance, and only if absolutely necessary. (All social distancing and other safety measures must be followed)
  • All staff will be available during normal business hours via email and through our virtual lobby
  • Study Abroad:  After much deliberation and careful review of the current situation globally, it has been determined that it is in the best interest of the students to cancel study abroad for the Fall Term 2020. The decision to run the Spring Term 2021 programs will be determined in late fall or winter. The decision to cancel or run study abroad programs are based on our risk management policy, which includes the assessment of a number of metrics, including the CDC and State Department travel warning levels, support and services available at host institutions, ease of travel, and other pertinent decision points.
  • International Students and Scholars: The OIP communicates relevant and important information regarding regulations and immigration information via email. International students and scholars should regularly check their email to ensure they remain up to date on important and time sensitive information.  Students and scholars are encouraged to contact the OIP with questions and concerns.
Office of Institutional Research
  • IR Analyst and the Report Writer will be onsite on a staggered schedule
Office of the Registrar
  • The office is staffed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday for walk-in services. Regular office hours providing virtual service are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5  p.m.

 

  • Academics Guideline Overview for Fall Term

    Academics Guideline Overview

    Courses

    To ensure the continuation of high-quality learning and academics, Kettering has adapted the Fall schedule of courses. Courses may be delivered on-campus with live streaming or virtually through Blackboard employing Bb Collaborate for live sessions.

    Instruction

    Most courses will be available on campus and live streamed or virtual through Bb Collaborate. Faculty who are teaching virtually are not excluded from coming to campus to take advantage of a faster Internet connection. If faculty members who are not scheduled to teach face-to-face courses and plan to be on campus to access labs or other facilities other than their offices, they must be approved by their respective department head, dean, and the Provost. This helps the University to perform necessary cleaning and disinfection procedures.

    • Face-to-Face Classes: Faculty will be expected to be on campus if they teach one of the courses listed for on campus delivery
    • Virtual Classes: A small number of courses will continue to be delivered virtually throughout the Fall Term
    • Lab Technicians: Lab techs supporting courses on campus will be required to return to campus. Others will be required as needed
    • Staff: To appropriately support campus activities, students, and faculty, staff will be required on campus as their position or job dictates under the direction of their supervisors
    Classrooms

    Only those classrooms specified will be used for instruction (see classroom list). Classrooms have been appropriately modified to provide for social distancing. Examples of adaptations to the classrooms include but are not limited to:

    • Spacing of classroom seats
    • Plexiglas shields for teaching podium
    • Designated entrance and exits

    Classrooms will be disinfected twice daily, and if requested, more often. In the case of the need for disinfection of a space please contact: (810) 762-9750 during business hours and Campus Safety after hours at (810) 762-9501.

     

  • Guidelines for Academic Operations

    Guidelines for Academic Operations

    To ensure safety in addition to providing the best learning and most flexible experiences for our students, the following general guidelines for Academic Operations have been established. Details regarding classroom and lab uses, and academic support functions can be found in the appropriate sections below.

    Faculty, Staff, and Students Returning to Campus

    Faculty, staff, and students are required to follow campus rules and procedures set forth by the University.

    The following safety precautions must be strictly enforced:

    • All faculty, staff, and students must wear face coverings in all Kettering internal spaces. These include, but are not limited to, classrooms, laboratories, study spaces such as d.Spaces, Library, and Student Study Lounge
    • Social distancing requirements must be followed at all times
    • Classroom and lab capacities must NOT be exceeded for all in person classes and labs

    Attendance Policy: Students can choose the modality of instruction, however, students are required to follow the attendance policies set by the course instructor for the chosen modality.

    Both in-person and virtual attendances will be taken for the Fall term. Enforcing attendance not only encourages the students’ participation, but also is extremely important for contact tracing in case a possible exposure is discovered.

    • While the students have the flexibility of choosing a course modality (in person or virtual), faculty have the authority to set the attendance policies for their classes (this is also required by the Department of Education: “the U.S. Department of Education requires the Financial Aid Office to differentiate students who fail a class because they quit attending from those who fail a class based on merit.”). In addition to in-person attendance policies, faculty may institute attendance policies for virtual learners. These may include, but are not limited to, requiring students to keep the camera on during class sessions; to participate in discussions with chat messages; to answer questions using audio devices, etc. “Faculty may include explicit attendance requirements and any applicable grade penalties in their course syllabi.” (From Kettering Catalog)
    • Attendance may or may not be part of the grading policy
    Academic Affairs – Instructional Operations

    Lectures

    Lectures will be delivered in two modalities during the Fall Term: Face-to-face (with live video streaming) and Virtual. The following explains each of the delivery modalities offered:

    Face-to-Face Classes

    A majority of the classes are to be offered face-to-face. These classes include many of the major courses with a few exceptions (please see Virtual Classes). To provide the best in-person class experiences to the students and to ensure the safety of faculty and students, all face-to-face classes will not exceed the classroom size with social distancing guidelines in place.

    For the classes and labs that enrollment does not exceed room capacity, all students can attend, in person, all class and lab sessions. For large classes that enrollment exceeds the student capacity of a given classroom, faculty will contact students with information about attending face-to-face classes before the term starts and when the class roster is finalized.

    Important Note: If a student chooses to take a face-to-face course via “Live Video Stream” (defined below) for the term, the student must inform the instructor during the first week of classes. The instructor may assign the vacant seat to another student who wishes to take the class face-to-face. Once the choice is made, respective attendance policies apply.

    Student capacity for each classroom can be found in the “Classrooms for Face-to-Face Instruction” section below.

    Live Video Streamed Classes

    All face-to-face classes will be live streamed. Live-streamed classes will enable those students who choose to participate virtually to be part of the face-to-face classes and engage with other in-class students. All classes will be recorded as supplemental learning materials.

    Virtual Classes

    A small portion of the classes will be offered virtually via Bb Collaborate. Faculty are encouraged to record their virtual classes as supplemental materials. Classes (with a few exceptions) offered virtually do not have lab components associated with them. This enables the University to prioritize the available classrooms to accommodate those face-to-face courses without overwhelming students’ schedules. An exception is those classes (very few) that only use computer labs for modeling and simulations. Due to social distancing requirements, offering those classes face-to-face will significantly decrease the efficiency of equipment use. All computer labs are made virtual so that students can remotely access them from their own computing devices.

    Laboratories

    Laboratory experiences are critical to our curriculum at Kettering, and we are adapting lab sections to keep students and faculty safe and engaged in this venue for experiential learning. Courses that include labs vary with instructor, equipment, and content, so a one-size-fits-all plan won't work. Therefore, every department and program will adapt their laboratory curriculum so that students can achieve the course learning outcomes in a more flexible environment.

    For some labs, this may mean that the class is split and students attend every other week in person, while performing analysis and interpreting data during the intervening weeks. In other instances, students will be able to observe the lab work and utilize the resulting data for analysis. In still other situations, data can be collected remotely or from simulations so that lab instructions can be followed without coming into the lab. The focus remains on the learning objectives that were in place before the pandemic struck.

    Faculty will communicate to students before the start of the term with additional instructions for how labs will be conducted. 

    Instructional Support

    The following measures will be taken to support lectures and laboratories:

    • All face-to-face classrooms will be equipped with live video stream equipment
    • Teaching Assistants will be assigned to each face-to-face classroom to assist the instructors with camera control, class streaming/recording, and help facilitate class participation
    • All faculty office hours will be held virtually. In-person meetings will be held in designated areas by appointment only
    Academic Support Functions
    • All academic support offices will be open and be staffed during normal business hours
    • Face-to-face services will be available by appointment only
    • ADA accommodations will be provided to students with documented needs
    • Online tutoring services will be available for all students
    • The Library has study spaces available for students. Social distancing and capacity limitations apply
    • The Faculty Senate Room will be reserved for small group face-to-face meetings
    Recommended Physical Flow in Buildings

     Academic Building

    • The FIRST Robotics doors and the tunnel have been designated as the entry points for students and faculty/staff to enter the AB
    • All other entrances have been designated as exit only
    • FIRST Robotics participants to enter and exit the FIRST Center via the auxiliary entrance only

    Mott Building

    • The front door has been designated as the single entry point for all classes
    • All other entrances have been designated as exits only
    • Garage access for student competition teams, access to T-Space and 3D Printing lab may be granted with the approvals of Department Head, College of Engineering Dean, and Provost
    Recommendations for Students Gathering Spaces

    As a reminder: All faculty, staff, and students will be expected to adhere to wearing face coverings and social distancing requirements while gathering.

    • All d.Spaces on campus (d.Spaces in AB will follow the Building hours, d.Space.0 to follow published hours) - temporarily closed
    • The Students’ Lounge located on the third floor of AB, outside the ASC - temporarily closed
    • Tutoring Lab and CETL (To follow the Academic Building hours)
    • The Library (To follow the Library published hours)
    • The Great Court (To follow the published hours)
    • The Sunset Room (To follow the published hours)
    • The Abbey (To follow the published hours)
  • Guidelines for Use of Classrooms and Labs

    Guidelines for Use of Classrooms and Labs

    Academic Affairs provides the following general guidelines for use of classrooms and labs:

    • A majority of the lectures will be offered face-to-face. Face-to-face classes will be live streamed and recorded. For large classes, faculty will determine how to maximize face-to-face offerings to their students.
      • Faculty and student safety is our top priority. Face-to-face class size shall not exceed room capacity
      • Some classes will remain virtual to maximize classroom use efficiency by prioritizing courses in face-to-face delivery mode
    • A majority of labs will be offered face-to-face
    • Senior capstone projects will be offered face-to-face, and social distancing requirements will be strictly enforced
    • Use of Research Labs (including faculty and graduate research assistants using these labs) will follow the “Research Laboratories Use Guidelines” (below)
    • All general computer labs will be temporarily closed
    • Specialty computer labs will be set up as virtual computer labs that can be accessed remotely
      • These computer rooms provide specialty software packages that are used for specialty courses
    • All classrooms and labs will be cleaned and/or disinfected following the University’s guidelines
    • Students and faculty are required to wear face coverings in classrooms and labs at all times
    Classrooms for Face-To-Face Instruction

    The following classrooms will be used for face-to-face instruction and live streaming:

    Space Modification Requirements

    • All classrooms listed are rearranged to meet the social distancing requirements
    • Protective shields are installed on instructor stations
    • Equipment has been installed for live streaming classes

     

    Building

    Classroom

    Student Capacity

    COVID guidelines in place

    AB

    1210

    20

    AB

    1815

    15

    AB

    1817

    26

    AB

    1819

    22

    AB

    2225

    32

    AB

    2601

    20

    AB

    2617

    12

    AB

    2716

    22

    AB

    2759

    18

    AB

    2761

    20

    AB

    2907

    25

    AB

    2911

    24

    AB

    4101

    20

    AB

    4102

    19

    AB

    4103

    20

    AB

    4305

    12

    AB

    4309

    18

    AB

    4310

    18

    AB

    4312

    18

    AB

    4501

    24

    MC

    1221

    20

    MC

    2116 (Hougan)

    15

    MC

    2130 (Pace Lab)

    18

    MC

    2146 (Loeffler)

    32

    MC

    2240 (Pace)

    18

    MC

    3222

    14

  • Research Laboratories Use Guidelines

    Research Laboratories Use Guidelines

    These procedures are subject to change based on updates to University procedures.

    • All office and dry lab work should be conducted remotely
    • Principal Investigator (PI) will limit the number of people entering or working in their research laboratory in order to maintain the six (6) feet social distancing recommendations
    • As necessary, use tape on the floor to demarcate socially distanced workspaces and to create one-way traffic flow
    • Minimum social distancing of six (6) feet must be maintained at all times
    • Every researcher will be required to fill out a health questionnaire prior to working in a research laboratory each day
    • Employees will be required to notify the PI if they contract or exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 as soon as possible
    • PI must report any symptomatic individual(s) from their research group (or any individual) with a confirmed case of COVID-19 to the appropriate Department Head and Dean
    • Send any potentially exposed co-workers home if there is a positive case in the laboratory
    • Clean and disinfect the work site if/when a worker is sent home with symptoms or with a confirmed case of COVID-19
    • All non-essential in-person visitors (including visiting scholars and undergraduate students) are suspended from research laboratories until further notice
    • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
      • Everyone will be required to wear a face mask or shield at all times
      • Standard lab safety glasses should be worn while working in the laboratory
      • Latex/nitrile gloves will be available but not required to be worn
      • A hand sanitizing station is nearby
    • PI should minimize the use of shared lab equipment/tools and create protocols for disinfecting lab equipment and lab tools
    • Researchers are required to wipe down their workstations/areas with disinfectant wipes at least twice daily
    • PI must implement an audit and compliance procedure to ensure cleaning criteria is followed
    • Signage will be placed to remind researchers about hand washing and social distancing
    • Common surfaces (door handles, bench tops, etc.) will be disinfected throughout the day
  • Classroom Technologies & Course Delivery Modalities

    Classroom Technologies & Course Delivery Modalities

    All face-to-face classes will be recorded and live-streamed. To achieve this goal:

    • Each live classroom is equipped with a webcam capable of capturing class details and a microphone providing sufficient clarity to capture audio signals
    • Live stream will use Bb Collaborate as an official platform
    • A student worker (e.g., graduate assistants, work-study students, casual employees etc.) will be staffed in one of these live classrooms during class times
    • Student workers’ responsibilities include: control the camera, record (and repeat, if necessary) questions to the instructor, and record the lecture in Bb Collaborate
    • All training of the student workers scheduled to be completed by September 30, 2020
    • Faculty training sessions will be offered before the start of the Fall Term
  • Kettering University Library

    Kettering University Library

    Info-to-Go

    The Library is open in the Info-to-Go model, a virtual contactless service that shares library resources efficiently and safely. All Library services are available online. New for Fall Term, we are opening a study area inside the Library.

    Virtual Library

    Hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Services include:

    • Questions & Research
    • Virtual Research Consultation
    • Book requests, holds and renewals
    • Printing requests
    Contact information: 
    • Email us at library@kettering.edu
    • View our website 24/7 my.kettering.edu/page/library
    • Text us at (810) 255-9009 
    • Call (810) 762-7814 (Collections Access) or (810) 762-9598 (Research & Discovery)
    • Call or Text (313) 460-0036 (Archives & Humanities Art Center)
    • Chat available during business hours from the library homepage

    Kettering University Archives & Humanities Art Center are available for virtual research Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., archives@kettering.edu or (313) 460-0036

    On Campus Services
    • Library study area is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is a capacity limit and other safety measures, including social distancing and wearing a mask at all times, must be followed.
    • Library spaces and materials are sanitized after each use.
    • Physical Library materials and student print jobs are available touch-free via the secure locker system. Users are sent an access code within 24 hours to pick up materials.
    • Return everything in the Book Drop outside the Library. Materials are quarantined, cleaned, and made available for use. The Library is unable to lend high contact items like phone chargers and headsets at this time.
     Staff
    • Research & Discovery and Collections Access staff are online from 8 a.m. to 7  p.m. Monday-Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at library@kettering.edu
    • Kettering University Archives and the Humanities Art Center Staff are online from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at archives@kettering.edu

     

  • Academic Success Center

    Academic Success Center

    Staff:
    • ASC Director and staff will be on-site on a rotating basis
    • An advisor will be on-site from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
    • Thesis support staff will remain remote unless necessary to come to campus
    • Tutoring, supplemental instruction, and writing support will be available virtually through Google Hangouts during scheduled times
    Testing:
    • Testing services will be available for all students with documented need from the Wellness Center
    • ASC can accommodate up to two (2) students at a time in the main testing space. If additional space is required, testing will be temporarily moved to the ASC Lab space
    • Furniture has been removed in the ASC lab space leaving five (5) testing stations with space available for the overflow of two (2) additional students
    • Testing will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If the need arises for additional testing times, they will be considered at that time
    • Testing will begin at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to allow for proper sanitization between testing groups
    • Students requiring a reader or scribe for their test will be provided a space to properly social distance and remain private. All parties will be required to wear a mask at all times
    • All students and faculty using the ASC testing service must adhere to the existing policy of scheduling 72 hours in advance
    ASC Lab Services
    • All ASC Lab services (tutoring, supplemental instruction, math and writing support) will remain fully virtual at this time but will be evaluated throughout the term to determine if services need to be modified for face-to-face options
    • Writing support will be virtual and will be facilitated using Google Meet
    Advising
    • An academic advisor will be on campus daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., however all appointments must be held virtually
    • In-person advising appointments will be carried out only if it is absolutely necessary and must be scheduled in advance
    • Only one student may meet with an advisor at a time, and masks must be worn by all parties
    • All advisors will be available virtually during normal business hours

     

  • Academic Support Functions – OIP, OIR, and Registrar

    Academic Support Functions – OIP, OIR, and Registrar

    Office of International Programs
    • Staff will be on-site on a rotating basis
    • Office will be staffed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday; however, all student appointments will be held virtually.
    • In-person appointments will only be approved by exception, must be approved in advance, and only if absolutely necessary. (All social distancing and other safety measures must be followed)
    • All staff will be available during normal business hours via email and through our virtual lobby
    • Study Abroad:  After much deliberation and careful review of the current situation globally, it has been determined that it is in the best interest of the students to cancel study abroad for the Fall Term 2020. The decision to run the Spring Term 2021 programs will be determined in late fall or winter. The decision to cancel or run study abroad programs are based on our risk management policy, which includes the assessment of a number of metrics, including the CDC and State Department travel warning levels, support and services available at host institutions, ease of travel, and other pertinent decision points.
    • International Students and Scholars: The OIP communicates relevant and important information regarding regulations and immigration information via email. International students and scholars should regularly check their email to ensure they remain up to date on important and time sensitive information.  Students and scholars are encouraged to contact the OIP with questions and concerns.
    Office of Institutional Research
    • IR Analyst and the Report Writer will be onsite on a staggered schedule
    Office of the Registrar
    • The office is staffed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday for walk-in services. Regular office hours providing virtual service are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5  p.m.

     

Updates on Kettering University and COVID-19 will be posted here and on official University social media accounts.