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Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

Our team serves to promote academic quality and advance the strategic goals of Virginia Tech by providing academic leadership, service, and effective management of university resources.

Spring 2021

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    Week of January 18-22

    Message from Provost Clarke: Welcome to Spring 2021; Human Resources: COVID-19 leave options; University Libraries: Updated information on Elsevier journals; ICYMI: Updated COVID-19 quick reference guide for supervisors

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Guidance and Reminders for Spring 2021 Instruction

Continuity in Teaching and Learning

Virginia Tech Ready

As of January 19, 2021

Case Management: Guidance for Employees and Students (PDF) 09/04/20
Guidance for those who self-report and supervisors who have confirmed/symptomatic personnel.

COVID-19 Instructions for Supervisors (PDF) 01/08/21
Instructions for responding to reported cases (suspected or confirmed) of COVID-19 in your work unit.

Spring 2021 Attendance and Grading, and Sample Syllabus Statements Guidance revised 01/08/21
Faculty Handbook: Requires faculty to provide clear expectations through the syllabus, including attendance and assignment of grades.

Classroom Conduct Guidance revised 07/13/20
Faculty Handbook: Describes the responsibility of an instructor to maintain a positive learning environment.

Guidance on Face Coverings revised 07/10/20
Expectations for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to wear face coverings while in indoor and outdoor campus spaces.

Syllabus Requirements and Guidelines (PDF) 08/12/20
Information regarding the new Undergraduate Honor Code, academic integrity, and course syllabi requirements.

Caregiving Support 09/30/20

Classroom Capacity Guidelines
General assignment use classroom capacities during COVID-19 pandemic

Classroom Setup Resources revised 07/02/20
Support for departments with departmentally controlled instructional spaces

COVID-19 Reporting Form 09/03/20
Dean of Students Office (DOS) reporting form to submit information for students who have disclosed they have tested positive for COVID-19 and/or students who they suspect have been exposed to COVID-19.

Guidance for Department Heads: Faculty with COVID-19 Positive/Symptomatic Students revised 09/25/20

Newman Library Spring 2021

Office of Undergraduate Research

Preparing for Flexible Learning

Signage for College and Departmental Spaces
Helpful resouces related to communicating about COVID-19.

Employee FAQs and general information on Instruction is available on the Ready website.

Improving Virginia Tech for you

As the chief academic officer, the provost is working with university leaders on several initiatives to advance the strategic plan.

Beyond Boundaries

The foundation for a vision for Virginia Tech a generation into the future that reinforces the university’s core values and established strengths.

Strategic Planning

The Strategic Planning Committees guide the institution’s direction and goals and support the university’s Beyond Boundaries vision.

Experiential Learning

Students participate in learning, activities, and reflections that engage, challenge, and support their growth.

Destination Areas

Transdisciplinary communities at Virginia Tech are working collaboratively to address complex problems that impact the human condition.

We are committed

InclusiveVT is the institutional and individual commitment to Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence.

Get to know Provost Cyril Clarke

A veterinarian, clinical pharmacologist, teacher, researcher, and academic leader.