(2023.5.8 updated) Policy on implementation of classes, AY2023

Hiroshima University is planning to start the AY2023 class on April 10 (Mon). After continuing to 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.
  • 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 [2023.5.8 updated]

  • If you are infected with COVID-19, your attendance will be suspended until 5 days have passed after the onset of symptoms and until 24 hours have passed after symptoms have resolved. Please notify your class instructor in advance of your absence from face-to-face classes during this period by e-mail or other means.
  • Even during the attendance suspension period, you can still take online classes from home.
  • 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 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

  • Please follow basic infection prevention measures (maintaining physical distance, disinfection of hands, and ventilation).
  • Regarding the wearing of masks, please take appropriate measures based on the following points (notice from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology dated March 17, 2023).
    ・For students and faculty members, it shall be basic that they are not required to wear masks when conducting educational and research activities.
    ・However, students and faculty members should also be encouraged to wear them when using crowded trains or buses on their way to and from school, or when visiting medical institutions or facilities for the elderly, etc. in their academic activities, etc.
    ・Do not force students and faculty members to wear or remove masks because they may be anxious about infection and wish to wear masks due to various circumstances, such as having an underlying medical condition, or because they may not be able to wear masks for health reasons. Appropriate measures should be taken to ensure that there is no discrimination or prejudice among students based on whether or not they wear masks.
    ・In the case of an epidemic of infectious diseases, including seasonal influenza as well as COVID-19, faculty and staff may wear masks or encourage students to wear masks, but even in such cases, do not force them to wear masks.
    ・Note that cough etiquette should be practiced when coughing or sneezing.
  • If you are infected with COVID-19, please take appropriate action according to the website of the Health Service Center.

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