Plan for Fall 2020 Semester

Original Statement Posted 12:24 PM EDT,  June 16, 2020

Dear SoIT Students, 

Thank you for your perseverance as we navigate uncertain and rapidly changing times in our country and the world. Following President Pinto and Provost Nelson’s announcement on Thursday, June 11th, we are announcing our path forward for the Fall 2020 Semester. 

All School of Information Technology classes and instruction will be offered remotely throughout the Fall 2020 Semester.

It’s important to note that as we transition to a remote environment for the Fall semester, we will continue to drive ourselves to the highest levels of excellence whether our community meet in-person or online.  

In order to best meet your needs, we will offer courses in two formats. Both formats will appear on Catalyst with campus as WEB, instruction mode as DL, and facility as Online. 

  • Synchronous – on Catalyst, these courses will have a set meeting time. 
  • Asynchronous – On Catalyst, these courses will have no set meeting time.

Technology certainly is a supportive tool for remote instruction, but powerful remote learning can occur through thoughtful offline lessons as well. Remote learning provides an opportunity for students and instructors to remain connected and engaged with the content while observing effective measures to combat the spread of the deadly Coronavirus. 

We are deeply committed to our mission of empowering our students to become passionate, solution‐minded Information Technology professionals by fostering: continuous innovation, research, leadership development, interdisciplinary problem solving, and real‐world experience. All of the faculty and staff in the School of Information Technology are drawing on their scholarly and instructional expertise to create an active, engaging and experiential learning experience for all of our students. We welcome this Fall semester with a spirit of innovation and exploration. 

We invite you to join us for a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, June 29th at 5 pm to share your thoughts and ideas or ask questions about the Fall semester at the UC SoIT.

Thank you for your patience, flexibility and dedication. We recognize that remote instruction can feel socially isolating, and we encourage you to reach out and stay connected.

As we deal with so much uncertainty, there is one thing about which we are certain – even from afar, we are a part of a great UC SoIT family. Together, and with humility and hard work, we will continue to find innovative solutions to overcome any challenge that come our way.




Hazem Said , PhD, PMP®  

Professor & Director  

School of Information Technology 

University of Cincinnati