Policy Resolution #SU20-292 Temporary Changes to #F10-257 Syllabus Policy to Enhance COVID-19 Communication
Policy # SU20-292
Senate Approval: 08/11/2020
Presidential Approval: 08/17/2020
Last Review: Summer 2020
Next Review: Spring 2021
Policy Resolution: #SU20-292 Temporary Changes to #F10-257 Syllabus Policy to Enhance
The health and wellness of the San Francisco State community is of the utmost importance.
Information items to help maintain the safety of the campus community should be distributed in
numerous ways to help support the “Gators helping Gators” campaign. We are calling for a
temporary modification of Syllabus policy (#F10-257) for Fall 2020 and we call for this to be
extended into Spring 2021 if the situation remains the same.
WHEREAS The Fall Planning Committee and partners from around the university have been
working diligently throughout the summer to prepare for remote distance
learning and the small number of classes with face-to-face components, and;
WHEREAS information is critical to the health and well-being of the campus community,
WHEREAS syllabi, iLearn, and other online websites are critical platforms for campus
communication; therefore be it
RESOLVED that the statement in Appendix A be required in the syllabi of all courses with
face-to-face components and considered in all other courses starting in the Fall
2020 semester and continuing as long as COVID-19 continues to impact the SF
State community; and be it further
that the above information should be included in iLearn banner sites and
department webpages; and be it further
we solicit the President’s concurrence with this temporary modification; and be it
RESOLVED that this be communicated to the Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching
and Learning (CEETL), Deans, Academic Technology and department chairs
for further dissemination to faculty, staff and/or students.
Appendix A. Syllabi Verbiage
COVID-19 and Our Campus
Your health and safety is our paramount concern at SF State. During the COVD-19 pandemic, every
member of our Gator community is expected to do their part in keeping fellow students, faculty, and staff
safe and well. Feeling well and safe will support you in focusing on your academic success.
For the limited number of classes meeting face-to-face, In-person class attendance is an option, but not a
requirement. Students who do not wish to or are unable to comply with these requirements will be
allowed to take the class virtually or provided with other remote options for course completion
Please consult the campus plan website (https://news.sfsu.edu/campus-plan) for up-to-date information
and explanation of requirements. For all students attending in-person, the following are required:
1. Wear a face covering when around other people outside of those in your household.
2. Stay at least 6 feet physically distant from people outside the members of your household.
3. Stay home if you have one or more symptoms of COVID-19 (Please check in with the SF DPH
website for the most up-to-date symptoms & testing:
4. If you would like to discuss reasonable accommodations based on disability related to COVID-
19, please contact the Disability Programs & Resource Center: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information is changing rapidly, as our health professionals, scholars, and researchers are learning more
about COVID-19, and as such, we encourage you to frequently check your San Francisco State University
email account and https://news.sfsu.edu/campus-plan/students-families for the most current information.
• You are encouraged to keep your emergency information updated on Campus Solutions in order
to receive campus emergency alerts: https://upd.sfsu.edu/ENSFAQ
• You are also encouraged to provide your contact information to receive city of SF emergency
alerts, including COVID-19 updates and instructions for public safety: https://sfdem.org/get-cityalerts
• If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 or your own health during this time, please reach
out to Student Health Services: https://health.sfsu.edu
• If you are feeling overwhelmed, you are encouraged to connect with our on-campus health
professionals in Counseling & Psychological Services: https://caps.sfsu.edu
• If you are looking for education on how to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy, then reach
out to our Health Promotion & Wellness Team: https://wellness.sfsu.edu