We want students to be able to return to campus as much as possible; especially those who are starting or have started their studies this year or last year. It should be worthwhile to start studying in Kassel. That is why we are planning an attendance semester with restrictions at the University of Kassel for the coming winter semester.
Our concept allows lecture halls and seminar rooms to be occupied 50 percent of the time. The aim is for lecturers to offer their courses in this framework in presence, especially if they are geared towards interactive student participation. At the same time, there should be digitally usable alternatives, for example for students who cannot attend in person.
When deciding in favour of attendance, the extent to which the course is geared towards interactive student participation should play a role. Students who have been studying under corona conditions since the beginning should also be offered more face-to-face teaching. Lectures with a lecture character, on the other hand, are most suitable for a purely digital offering and should preferably be made available as a recording so that students can plan as flexibly as possible. Practical courses, laboratory courses and similar events that have already taken place in presence will continue to take place in this form.
Masks are compulsory at the seat as well as other organisational measures (hygiene rules, high air exchange, contact data collection). Should the incidence figures increase significantly, the university management will examine whether access to the face-to-face events will be restricted to vaccinated, recovered and possibly tested persons. All plans are subject to the then applicable regulations in Hesse.
Every vaccination helps to return to normality. We therefore appeal to all students and teachers who have not yet done so to get vaccinated.