Maine Maritime Academy Announces Fall 2020 Semester Plans

Maine Maritime Academy will reopen campus, holding in-person courses, beginning August 31.

“Our faculty and staff have been working tirelessly to develop ways in which we can deliver a rigorous academic experience for our students while also prioritizing the health and safety of our community given the ongoing threats posed by this pandemic,” said Maine Maritime Academy President William J. Brennan.

“We have built our plans around four primary considerations: operating in the safest possible manner to manage campus spaces and develop safety programs as we repopulate the campus; teaching and operating classes and laboratories in the COVID-19 environment, including enhancing our ability to conduct remote instruction; addressing the impact and scheduling of summer programs, including annual training cruises and field experiences; and addressing changes in infrastructure to support education, including library services and tutoring,” said Brennan.

Fall classes fit into three categories, depending on the needs posed by distinct course curricula. For classes that rely on in-person instruction, courses will meet in a traditional face-to-face mode, with extensive safety protocols to include distancing, personal protective equipment and sanitization. Others will operate as hybrid classes, where components, such as labs that must be done in person, are conducted face-to-face, while other parts of the class will be completed via remote instruction. Finally, when possible, some courses will be completed fully via remote instruction.