"We want to continue to offer learners an experience that is as tailored to their needs as possible." - Dr. Catherine Chandler-Crichlow, SCS Dean
After two years of strictly online learning, the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is preparing to head back to class, in person.
While we have long offered a selection of hybrid or fully online courses and certificates, when the pandemic hit, our staff and instructors worked quickly to adapt as many of our in-class courses as possible to an online format in order to minimize disruption to our learners, and most importantly, to do our part to keep our community safe.
Two years later, with mandated protections being lifted at the University of Toronto and throughout the rest of the province, we are excited to begin to reintroduce in-class options for our learners.
“I’m so proud of the wonderful progress and improvements we have made to our already impressive roster of online learning options and of our dedicated instructors and learners who made the switch to fully online classes with us as we worked together to keep each other safe,” says SCS Dean Dr. Catherine Chandler-Crichlow.
“That said, we know that some learners and instructors do prefer an in-class experience, and some subjects lend themselves very well to an in-class environment. We want to continue to offer learners an experience that is as tailored to their needs as possible. I’m thrilled that we’ll be able to provide stellar in-person learning alongside our online offerings once again.”
Over 70 SCS course sections will be offered in-class in a broad range of subjects from Creative Writing to Business classes for the spring/summer term.
We will continue to follow the University’s lead in terms of health and safety regulations around COVID-19. U of T will be pausing the following measures effective May 1, 2022:
- The requirement to complete health screening via UCheck prior to attending University premises
- The requirement to be fully vaccinated for in-person activities on University premises
- The requirement to be masked in indoor University spaces, unless otherwise required
However, learners should be aware that masking indoors is still encouraged by the university and that some or all of these requirements may be reinstated on short notice should public health conditions or guidance change.
Should SCS need to cancel in-person classes, we will give learners the option of transferring to an online section of their course where possible, or receiving a full refund for their tuition.
For more information about the University’s policies and updates related to COVID-19, please visit the UTogether information page: https://www.utoronto.ca/utogether