Dear colleagues and students
I’m writing about UG teaching arrangements in S1 2022-23, when we plan to return to f2f for all programmes. Faculties will make their own arrangements for TPG programmes and will notify their students directly. Clinical faculties will also notify their students directly about any special arrangements for their UG programmes.
Almost all classes will be delivered f2f with 75% room capacity. As in 2021-22, this means a small number of lectures will have to adopt an A/B arrangement, with students attending in alternate weeks and viewing recordings in between. For these courses, students with a UID ending in an odd number will be in Group A and students with a UID ending in an even number will be in Group B. We will also permit a handful of classes to be delivered fully online with the endorsement of the Programme Director. Full details will be uploaded to SIS before the course selection period.
We continue to ask all teachers to record all lectures and make the recordings available on HKU Moodle, unless there are specific reasons not to. Many students have told us how productive it is to engage with archived lectures at their own pace, and how helpful it is to return to lectures delivered earlier in the semester.
We do not expect to offer students a full suite of remote learning opportunities in S1. Some teaching will be accessible online because that makes sense for both teachers and students. However, it will not be possible for students to complete S1 online.
Returning to Hong Kong
Teachers and students expecting to travel outside Hong Kong in the summer are asked to time their return journeys to ensure they make it back to campus by the start of September. Government quarantine guidelines may be modified in the weeks ahead and different requirements may be in place depending on origin of travel and vaccination status. Please plan accordingly.
Coming to campus
We look forward to welcoming all colleagues and students back to HKU in September. As you know, everyone coming to campus must comply with our infection control protocols (https://covid19.hku.hk/). We will continue to monitor the pandemic situation and make adjustments when necessary. Please always stay vigilant and make personal and group health your top priority.
Feel free to drop me a line with queries: firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy summer!
Best wishes, Ian
Professor Ian Holliday
Vice-President (Teaching and Learning)
The University of Hong Kong