Campus Communications During Covid 19: Examples by Category (DRAFT PAGE)

Below we have aggregated and organized campus communications to provide examples other universities can use. 

NOTE:   This is a draft for review.

USU Covid 19 Communications Page

Campus Operations

  1. CU Denver: Restricted Access to Campus

  2. UTSA: What’s open on campus.

Commencement

  1. CSU, LA: Message Regarding Commencement and Campus Operations

  2. CU Denver: Spring Commencement (initial video announcement), Plans for Spring 2020 Commencement (follow up)

  3. SJSU: Spring 2020 Commencement Postponed

Campus Communication about Covid 19

  1. FIU: Communications regarding coronavirus (COVID19): Only hard copy available. Email Shari for an electronic copy. sgarmise@aplu.org

  2. FIU Video: President discusses FIU Strong, launched to help support the university, local community

  3. FIU Survey: How are we doing as communicators.

Covid 19 Cases in the University Community

  1. CSU, LA: Message Regarding Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Cal State LA Community

  2. FIU: Self-Quarantine Protocols Hard copy only. Please email Shari for an electronic sgarmise@aplu.org

  3. CU Denver: Positive Case of COVID-19 at CU Denver

Employees and Staff

Hiring Suspensions and Slowdowns

  1. UTSA: UTSA has implemented a hiring suspension for all non-mission critical staff.

  2. SJSU: Temporary Hiring Slowdown due to Covid 19

Paid Leave

  1. GSU: New paid leave requirements.

  2. UTSA: Families First Corona Virus Response Act (FFCRA) provides paid emergency sick leave benefits to eligible employees

  3. SJSU: Temporary Paid Administrative Leave Update

Non-closure emergency leave

  1. GSU: Details on Non-Closure Emergency Leave.

Refunds and Reductions

  1. CSUN: Employee Parking Reductions

Teleworking

  1. FIU: Managing and Reporting Time. Hard copy only. Please email Shari for an electronic copy. sgarmise@aplu.org

  2. GSU: Update on online instruction, teleworking, campus services/operations, student employees.

  3. UTSA: Transitioning to a primarily remote telecommuting workforce.

Faculty Evaluation

Tenure Clock Stoppage

  1. FIU: Tenue Clock Adjustment. Hard copy only. Please email Shari for an electronic copy. sgarmise@aplu.org

  2. GSU: Information on Tenure Clock Stoppage and Copyright Issues.

  3. CU Denver: Tenure-Clock Stoppage

Grading and Teaching Remotely

General

  1. GSU: Information on grading and teaching at a distance.

Final Exams

  1. UTSA: Final exams will be considered on a course by course basis

Pass/Fail Options

  1. UTSA:  OptionalCredit/No Credit (“pass/fail”) grading system for undergraduate and graduate courses for the Spring 2020 semester.

  2. CU Denver: Modified Grading Policy for Spring Semester

  3. CSUN: Alternatives for Spring 2020 Grading and Planning Ahead for Extended Virtual Instruction

Proctoring Solutions

  1. FIU: Memo on Proctoring Solutions, and follow up memo on Honorlock Proctoring Solution for Spring. Hard copy only, please email Shari for an electronic copy. sgarmise@aplu.org

Security on-line

  1. FIU video: Cybersecurity during a pandemic.

Summer Instruction

  1. CSU, LA: Message Regarding Alternative Instruction for May and Summer Sessions

  2. GSU: Continuing distance learning through summer.

  3. CU Denver: Summer 2020 Classes Go Remote

Mental Health

  1. CSU, LA: Message to Students from Vice President for Student Life Regarding Caring for Mental Health

  2. FIU Video: Mental Health at Home

  3. FIU: Ten tips to manage your mental health while social distancing.

Research Operations

Labs

  1. UTSA: Essential and critical research operations continue, and designated research facilities remain accessible. 

Copyright Issues

  1. GSU: Information on Tenure Clock Stoppage and Copyright Issues.

Operational Guidance

  1. CU Denver, Operational Guidance on Research Activity

Sports Cancellations

  1. UTSA: Conference USA has canceled all spring sport practices, competitions and championships. UTSA Athletics has also suspended all athletic-related team activities until further notice.

Student Employees

  1. GSU: Update on online instruction, teleworking, campus services/operations, student employees.

Student Refunds

  1. GSU: Student fees refunds.

Student Resources

  1. CU Denver, Your Educational Success During COVID-19

  2. UW, Tacoma. Accessing campus services remotely

Travel Restrictions

  1. FIU: Update on travel restrictions for faculty staff, and visitors

Vulnerable Populations

Messages to Employees

  1. CSU, LA Message from President to Employees Regarding Vulnerable Populations

Access to Emergency Assistance

  1. CSU, LA, Message to Students from Vice President for Student Life Regarding Emergency Grants

  2. UW, Tacoma: Emergency Aid

Off Campus Internet Access

  1. CSU, LA, Message Regarding Off-Campus Internet Access

  2. CSUN: Laptop Loaner Program Extended, Computer Labs Closed

Discrimination and Harrassment

  1. CU Denver, Discrimination and Harassment Incidents

  2. SJSU: Zoombombing


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