Faculty/Staff

Faculty/Staff

Daily Screening Forms

All Faculty and Employees need to fill out the daily symptom screener. Please fill this form out within an hour of expected arrival to our campus. Everyone coming to campus must take their temperature within one hour of arriving on campus.

On Campus Work

Employees are to consult with their supervisor/department head in advance to be sure physical distancing within their office space has been confirmed and secured. -Within one hour before coming to campus, employees are required to complete the online screener, take their own temperature, and receive authorization to enter campus (once daily)

While on campus, employees and faculty must wear a mask while in common areas (a mask will be provided to those who need one); wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water after using the restroom; avoid coughing or sneezing into their hands; cover their mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing; put the used tissue directly into a wastebasket; clean their workstation with normal cleaning agents that will be provided; and have disposable wipes handy to wipe down commonly used surfaces. If soap and water are not readily available, they must use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol (additional hand-sanitizing stations have been placed around campus for everyone’s use); keep a 6-foot distance from others at all times; avoid hand-shaking.

Remote Work

Employees are encouraged to continue working remotely where possible, upon consultation with their supervisor/department head. Those telecommuting on a consistent basis at the start of the fall 2020 term will be required to complete a Telecommuting Agreement. Once authorized by supervisor/department head, the agreement will be maintained in the Human Resources Office.

Faculty FAQs:

Faculty should consult the “Academic Planning for Fall 2020” channel of the “Faculty Discussion” Teams site for more information.

What is in the PPE kit for faculty?
Health services will provide all employees with a cloth mask and a 2-ounce bottle of hand sanitizer. Faculty members will also receive a face shield. Masks must be worn while teaching, but faculty members can choose to wear the face shield as well. Please do not wear the face shield alone.
What should a faculty member do if a student is not wearing a mask?
If a student is not wearing a mask, or not wearing it properly to cover nose and mouth, first ask the student to put on a mask and cover nose and mouth. If the student has forgotten a mask, you can send the student to Health Services in the College Center to get a mask. If the student refuses to wear a mask or get a mask, instruct the student to leave the classroom and building. Once class is over, let the Dean of Students know about the situation and she will follow up with the student.
How will I know if students are attending in person or remotely?
Students who have chosen to attend remotely for fall term are indicated in Sonis with the designation “online student.” When you go to your course roster, you will be able to see that designation directly underneath the student’s name after the heading “status.”

Students who do not have an indicator are attending in person.

Student status will be updated throughout the term to keep track of students who change to remote attendance for part or all of the term. Once the term starts, you will be notified if someone in your course switches to online attendance mode.

You are welcome to allow your in-person students to attend remotely, if you choose, but not vice versa. Students who have chosen to be remote are not following the on-campus testing protocol and so should not come on campus; likewise, students who have tested positive or are in quarantine should not come to class. For these reasons, please do not allow students marked as “online” to attend in person without prior clearance from Health Services, the Dean of Students, or myself.

How will I know the delivery modes of different classes in the curriculum?
The default mode is hyflex. If a course does not have a delivery mode marked in Sonis, it is hyflex, meaning that students can attend in person or remotely. Courses that are in person only, online only, or hybrid are designated in Sonis with these delivery modes.
What cleaning should I and my students do in the classroom?
All classrooms will receive hydrostatic cleaning regularly. In addition, we ask all faculty and students to wipe down their spaces at the beginning and at the end of each class in order to reduce risk. We also ask faculty to open windows, when feasible.
How should I hold office hours and advising meetings?
The default mode for office hours and advising meetings with students should be remote or outdoors, with in-person indoor meetings held only by mutual agreement.

If small in-person meetings do occur indoors, everyone should wear masks and adhere to 6-foot distancing.

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