MassBay COVID-19 Information
Updated August 25, 2020
Remote and Online Learning Infographic →
MassBay Course Formats and Definitions for Fall 2020
With the health and safety of our community as the driving factor, in early June the decision was made to offer all fall classes at MassBay remote or online. Each class is marked as “remote” or “online” in the Course Offerings.
Remote — Remote classes are held at scheduled class times each week (synchronous delivery) using free video conference technology. The proportion and use of video conferencing will vary from course to course. Course materials will be delivered through a learning management system such as Blackboard.
Online — Online classes do not meet at a specific date and time each week (asynchronous delivery). Students are required to engage weekly with the material in Blackboard, the MassBay learning management system, and stay on track with submitting assignments. Assignments may include videos, recorded lectures, discussion boards, tests, and quizzes and can be completed any time before the assigned deadline (usually weekly).
Blended — There are a handful of “blended” courses in our automotive, biotechnology, and health sciences programs that will have on-campus laboratory components in fall 2020. Students in blended courses will have scheduled lab meetings on campus and receive a portion of the course instruction remotely or online. The proportion of online or remote instruction will vary from course to course.
Students Taking Online or Remote Courses
Students taking courses online or remote are required to be familiar with and abide by these Tips and Expectations.
Tips and Expectations for Remote Learning for Students →
Student Policy and Procedure Forms
Students in academic programs involving clinical placements are required to adhere to the MassBay Return to Clinical - Policies and Procedures.
Return to Clinical - Policies and Procedures →
Students Taking Blended Courses
Students, faculty, and staff returning to campus for blended coursework in September, 2020, must adhere to our comprehensive Campus Access Plans for our Ashland, Framingham, and Wellesley Hills campuses.
The MassBay Access Plans follow the Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and includes guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. We ask that you familiarize yourself with these Plans before you return to campus in September:
Campus Access Plans
Ashland Campus Access Plan →
Framingham Campus Access Plan →
Wellesley Hills Campus Access Plan →
MassBay Plans for Returning to On-Campus Instruction
With a focus on safety and caution, MassBay will follow a phased approach to resume on campus instruction and services. MassBay will take PACES at our own speed, but never faster than local, state or federal phased approach to reopening.
Phased Access to Campus Education and Services (PACES)
Download Summary | Phased Access to Campus Education and Services (PACES) →
MassBay Travel Policies
All those traveling internationally are asked to read the Travel Advisory and register their travel with the College.
Secure Online Travel Report Form
For the foreseeable future, you are asked to inform the College any international travel.
MassBay Travel Reporting Form →
Coming to Campus
For the foreseeable future, all MassBay students, faculty and staff are prohibited from coming to any of our campuses without prior coordination with their Dean or supervisor, and the express approval from the Office of Public Safety. Use the forms linked below to request campus access for critical business functions, or to request access for critical academic tasks.
FORM - Request Campus Access for Critical Business Functions →
FORM - Request Campus Access for Critical Academic Tasks →