Academic Affairs Contingencies

Academic Affairs Contingencies

16th March 2020

 

University Community,

Please be advised that UB’s transition to online instruction is to facilitate continuity in the delivery of course content. The implementation of other interim measures is also necessary to ensure the fulfilment of academic requirements.

Continuity in Teaching

At UB-North in Grand Bahama, classes will continue uninterrupted online via Moodle.

Also effective on Monday, 16th March, faculty at the Oakes Field Campus who were already delivering courses online will continue to do so uninterrupted.

All other faculty are now required to use the week beginning Monday, 16th March to complete the process of migrating all lecture courses to an online format so that by Monday, 23rd March these courses will be available on Moodle.

Laboratory and Practicum Courses

By Friday, 20th March, an announcement regarding the status of laboratory and practicum classes will be communicated.

Teaching Practice, Kitchen Classes and Internships

Please be advised that effective immediately, teaching practice, kitchen classes and internships are suspended until further notice.

Final Examinations

Faculty and students will be advised of the arrangements for all final examinations at a later date. 

Placement Examination

Please be advised that the placement examination for applicants seeking admission to the University has been suspended until further notice.

Testing Services

External examinations scheduled for Monday, 16th March will continue as scheduled. Those exams scheduled over the course of the next three weeks are suspended until further notice. An announcement regarding new scheduling will be made at a later date.

Library Services

Although University libraries are closed until further notice, library resources are accessible online at http://www.ub.edu.bs/academics/ub-libraries/

Counselling

As COVID-19 may cause persons to experience increased anxiety, counselling services are being offered for those who need it. Should you need to use this service please contact the Hotline at (242) 427-1772 or counsellors via the following email contacts:

Faculty, staff and students are advised to pay close attention to official communications from the University as further announcements will be published via UB email, www.ub.edu.bs and official social media channels managed by the Office of University Relations as well as through the news media.

 

Office of University Relations
University of The Bahamas
2nd Floor, Michael H. Eldon Complex
Oakes Field Campus
P.O. Box N-4912
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tel: (242) 302-4355/4354/4365

 

Chartered on 10th November 2016, University of The Bahamas (UB) is a beacon for national transformation. Approximately 5,000 students are enrolled in the University of The Bahamas system which includes campuses and centres on New Providence, Grand Bahama, San Salvador and Abaco, as well as UB online education. UB’s diverse academic programmes, research engagements, athletics and leadership development experiences equip our students to become global citizens in a dynamic world. For more information, visit www.ub.edu.bs.