Dear colleagues engaged in learning and teaching activities,
Following on from the Vice Chancellor’s email, you will be aware that there is a 7-day lockdown in South Australia in response to the detection of the COVID-19 Delta variant in Adelaide. This means that while the campus will be physically closed and the majority of staff will work from home until next Tuesday 27 July, we remain operational. As such I wanted to provide you with an update in relation to learning and teaching activities.
Learning and teaching activities
Although it is the semester break for most people, we do still have some classes during this time.
Effective immediately we will move any classes that we can into an online format. However, where there are teaching activities which cannot be delivered online they will be rescheduled. This will also be the case as we start the semester under the current restrictions. Please prepare for the start of semester to be fully online.
Students will be advised to check their FLO sites for further information. As such, please ensure that you have an announcement there to provide information on how your classes are being managed this week or for the start of Semester 2.
All deferred and supplementary examinations will be moved online where possible. If this is not possible then they will be re-scheduled. Examination Services are working with relevant topic coordinators and Deans (Education) to work through the arrangements.
The Work Integrated Learning team are working with topic coordinators in relation to all placement/WIL activities and students will be advised accordingly. Please liaise with the team or your Dean if you have any concerns.
Orientation week and campus facilities
Orientation activities scheduled for this week will move online, and any that can’t be transitioned online will be cancelled.
The campus closure means that sporting activities including the Flinders gyms and the Oasis centre are unavailable until further notice. Our on-campus health service is closed and students with medical needs should be advised to consult their GP. Students can still access our telephone counselling service.
I will provide updates as appropriate but will be working closely with the Deans (Education) during this time so please seek their advice.
Professor Deborah West
Interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students)