August 20, 2021
Michael D. Johnson, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Central Florida, Millican Hall, Orlando, FL 32816
Dear Dr. Johnson,
To the point, I am absolutely appalled that my colleagues and I in the College of Business are being required to teach five or more “RA” or REAL sections in a crowded classroom (with up to 200 students) without any social distancing or adequate ventilation measures (alas, the windows in our classrooms are shut closed).
In my case, three of my five sections are back to back to back, meaning that I will have to be in the same classroom for almost FIVE CONSECUTIVE HOURS every other week. The other two sections are also back to back, putting me in harm’s way for another THREE CONSECUTIVE HOURS.
This is absolutely wrong on so many levels.
Could we set up an outdoor classroom for these RA (REAL) classes, or in the alternative, re-schedule them to meet in a more spaced out fashion?
Thank you for your time and consideration,
F. E. Guerra-Pujol, Associate Instructor of Law