Info for faculty and staff on transitioning back to on-campus operations
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Sent on behalf of Prof. Dan Morrow, Chair of the COE Return to On-Site Transition Committee:


Dear Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students:


One of the goals of the College of Education's Return to On-Site Transition Committee is to keep you updated on steps and information related to returning to work on campus—whatever that may look like for you. Each Friday this summer, we plan to email you updates, clarifications, and critical action items. You will be asked to complete various surveys and requests for data/feedback over the next few weeks to address the full scope of this transition. If you are on the receiving end of these requests, it is critical that you respond in a timely manner. Thank you in advance for your participation!

Here is last Friday's Return to On-site Transition Committee | Weekly Update email. This week's updates are below:

Action Items to Complete

  • Staff: Complete the Return to Campus survey by Monday, June 15, to assist administration in planning the safest and smoothest return to on-site operations plan possible.

  • Faculty and Staff: Your department/unit heads/chair will be sending you information soon regarding completing a safety plan for space you are responsible for managing within College facilities.

  • All: Prior to returning to work at College facilities, everyone is required to complete the Division of Research Safety COVID-19 Safety training, which takes about 15 minutes.

Resources to Support Your Return to Campus

  • **Coming Soon!** IT Partners is building a website for returning to campus (similar to the KeepTeaching, KeepWorking sites) that will consolidate, keep information current, and provide recommendations about returning to on-site operations for the College of Education community. As soon as the site is live, we will share this web address.

  • The campus' COVID-19 Executive Steering Committee Briefings have been recorded and are available for viewing here

Key Points to Remember

  • Faculty, staff, and graduate students should not return to work at College facilities until July 12 at the earliest.

  • College facilities/buildings include the Education Building, Children's Research Center (CRC) building, and the Green Street (MSTE) space.
  • If there is a need to return to the College before July 12, contact your department head/chair or unit head for guidance.

  • When in College of Education buildings, remember it is required that you wear a mask and follow signs to maintain social distancing. We understand that not everyone can medically tolerate a mask or has access to a mask. While we will not be regulating or tracking mask use, we ask that everyone works together to ensure the safety of our community. 

  • The College has received suggestions from many people about preparing their individual work spaces for returning to on-site work. Please email facilities@education.illinois.edu with any questions, concerns, or comments about accommodations or safety.

  • Email support@education.illinois.edu should any equipment or technology needs arise, or your direct supervisor with any return to on-site questions.

Thank you, and please reach out with any questions.

Sincerely,

Dan Morrow
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology
Chair, Return to On-Site Transition Committee