(2022.3.14) Policy on implementation of classes, AY2022

Hiroshima University is planning to start the AY2022 class on April 8 (Fri). After continuing to thoroughly prevent the spread of infection, we will implement the following while taking advantage of both face-to-face and online.

* The policy may be changed depending on the status of COVID-19 in the future. If you want to change it, we will notify you promptly on our website and "MOMIJI".

Basic policy

  • As a general rule, face-to-face classes will be held.
  • Depending on the characteristics and content of each subject, classes will be conducted in combination with online, making the most of the features of each subject.
  • In particular, we will respond to new undergraduate students as follows.
    ・In principle, liberal arts education subjects and Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students (held in each faculty) will be conducted face-to-face, considering the importance of motivation for university life and study in the first year. However, from the viewpoints of infection prevention and educational effectiveness, some subject categories may be conducted online.
    ・For specialized education subjects in each faculty, face-to-face classes will be given with priority given to subjects for first-year students.
  • For details on how to conduct each class, please check the syllabus of "My MOMIJI" or the class bulletin board. In some classes, the implementation method will be changed after the course registration period has expired and the students have been confirmed.
  • Regardless of how the class is conducted, we will establish a system that can respond appropriately to questions from students by e-mail, etc.

Face-to face classes

  • If you are unable to attend the face-to-face class due to infection, poor physical condition (symptoms such as fever or cough), or anxiety about infection (*), please contact the instructor in charge of the class in advance by e-mail. We will not treat you as absent, and will take measures so that you will not be disadvantaged in your subsequent courses.
    (*) Students who have a high risk of aggravation such as having an underlying illness, students who live with elderly people who have a high risk of aggravation, etc.
  • Even in the above cases, students may take online classes from home.
  • In cases where international students are unable to come to Japan at the expected time or are required to wait for their arrival in Japan, consideration will be given to enable them to conduct necessary studies online, so please consult with the student support staff or class instructors in your school.
  • Classes may be switched to online mode depending on the situation of new coronavirus infection, bad weather conditions that make commuting to the campus dangerous, or the occurrence of a disaster. Please be aware that you may not be able to enter the campus, so please make sure you have an environment that allows you to take online classes at home.

Online classes

  • In principle, classes are face-to-face, but depending on the content, there are also courses that are mainly face-to-face and are conducted in a format (hybrid method) that incorporates online classes.
  • When conducting online classes, we mainly use Microsoft Teams (Bidirectional type) and Bb9 / HIRODAI-moodle (On-demand type).
    ・Bidirectional type … A method in which faculty deliver classes in real time and students participate in classes from their homes or vacant lecture rooms on campus.
    ・On-demand type … A method in which faculty distribute lecture videos and assignments on the Internet, and students access and study within a specified period.
  • Depending on the subject, other LMS (Learning Management System) may be used, so please check the syllabus of "My MOMIJI" or the class bulletin board.
  • We will secure lecture rooms that can be used for taking online classes, self-study and meals on campus. For liberal arts education, lecture rooms on the 3rd floor of the K building of the School of Arts and Sciences are available.

Physical condition control

  • If you have any of the following symptoms: a fever (37.5 degrees or higher, or 1 degree higher than normal), malaise, cough, suffocation, sore throat, headache, or abnormal sense of taste/smell, immediately consult with your doctor or other medical institution or consultation center (health center).
  • If you or someone living with you is ill, please check the Health Service Center's website for information on how to handle the situation and take appropriate action.
  • If you are diagnosed as infected at a medical institution or become a close contact, please follow the instructions in the URL above. Also, please report using the form below.
  • Record daily activity (time, location, attendees, etc.) in case of infection.
  • If you have any concerns or anxieties about your mental or physical condition, please contact the Health Service Center.

Points to keep in mind when entering the campus

  • Please follow strictly basic infection prevention measures (maintaining physical distance, proper use of non-woven masks, and disinfection of hands).
  • When participating in face-to-face classes and research activities, when eating and drinking in restaurants, etc., secure a distance from the surrounding people, such as sitting every other front, back, left and right.
  • When talking, avoid head-on as much as possible.
  • Indoors, thoroughly avoid “3C (Closed spaces, Crowded places, Close-contact)” such as ventilating the room regularly and not talking loudly.
  • Please check other information such as “MOMIJI-Top" and take care of your own prevention of infection in your daily life.

Hiroshima University, Education Promotion Group
E-mail: gsyugakukm-group*office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp  (Please replace * with @)