Academic Year 2020-21 Planning Update
Our Guiding Principles
- talk to improve transparency,
- health and safety must remain a top priority for our entire campus community,
- re-imagine and reconsider what is possible and necessary,
- inclusion requires flexibility,
- value all experiences of vulnerability,
- empathy requires all of us - and especially leaders - to be aware, sensitive, and responsive.
- provide the best support possible for every student's academic/course progress, regardless of circumstances or location,
- give us greater flexibility and adaptability to deal with a second wave of COVID-19 or a heightened flu season by managing the number of individuals on campus at any time,
- take into account the needs of students, faculty, and staff who cannot be on campus due to health or logistical reasons,
- adhere to the best available public health guidance regarding limiting infection through testing, social distancing, and use of personal protective equipment (PPE),
- reimagine classroom spaces for faculty and student well-being, as well as multi-modal learning,
- organize residential spaces to support a new, health-informed sense of community,
- provide for flexible use of resources, and especially residential space to allow students to quarantine or self-isolate on campus as needed.