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Provost's Weekly Updates

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    Week of January 11-15

    Guidance, reminders for faculty: Spring 2021 instruction; Northern Virginia: Operations changes on January 20; Faculty writing retreats (virtual) available on Spring Break days; ICYMI: Updated COVID-19 reference guide for supervisors

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    Week of January 4-8

    Welcome back: Preparing for the Spring 2021 semester; Faculty guidance: Attendance, grading for in-person instruction; COVID-19: Updated quick reference guide for supervisors; COVID-19: Voluntary testing available for employees

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    Week of December 14-18

    End-of-year message from Provost Cyril Clarke; Promotion and tenure process: Adaptations due to COVID-19; TLOS: End-of-semester updates for Kaltura, Canvas, and Zoom; ICYMI: Holiday travel guidance and tips

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    Week of December 7-11

    Spring faculty development opportunities; Women’s Center: Call for proposals for Women’s Month 2021; Faculty Affairs: New reports and studies webpage; ICYMI: Thank-a-Teacher and Thank-an-Advisor programs

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    Week of November 30-December 4

    Employee COVID-19 testing available the week of December 7; Course Design Clinic: Designing for community, engagement; Career and Professional Development: Resources to support students preparing for careers, continuing education; ICYMI: Extension of course drop deadline for fall 2020 semester

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    Week of November 23-25

    Thank-a-Teacher and Thank-an-Advisor programs; Burruss lighting thanks, celebrates community; Reminder: COVID-19 holiday travel guidance and tips; Campus operations following Thanksgiving break; #HokieGrad: Congratulation messages from faculty and staff; College of Science: Congratulations Ron Fricker, Sally Morton

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    Week of November 16-20

    Statement: Alternative grading, extension of course drop deadline for fall 2020 semester; University Libraries: Journal package negotiations with Elsevier; Faculty Affairs: Forms for dual career and retention requests; Virtual faculty writing retreat; ICYMI: COVID-19 holiday travel guidance and tips

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    Week of November 9-13

    Course Design Clinic: Designing for community, engagement; Graduate Education Task Force: Report and recommendations; Acceptable use of video platforms; ICYMI: Campus operations following Thanksgiving break

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    Week of November 2-6

    Message from Provost Cyril Clarke: Visit with Faculty Senate and topics of discussion; COVID-19 travel guidance and tips; Faculty Affairs: Office relocation to Collegiate Square; ICYMI: Jeff Earley appointed vice provost for academic resource management

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    Week of October 26-30

    Faculty Senate: Q&A session with Provost Cyril Clarke; Human Resources: Update on spring plans, leave, and resources; Student research: Post-Thanksgiving activity; ICYMI: COVID-19 testing prior to Thanksgiving break and locations for students, employees in D.C. area

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    Week of October 19-23

    Plans for spring 2021 semester; Campus operations following Thanksgiving break; Town Halls: Info, updates on experiential learning initiatives; Faculty resource: Lecture capture for instructors

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    Week of October 12-16

    COVID-19 testing: Planning for Thanksgiving break and locations for students, employees in D.C. area; Ken Smith: New COO for Innovation Campus; Grant opportunity: CETL Instructional Grant proposals due November 1; ICYMI: Survey on balancing caregiving and work responsibilities

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    Week of October 5-9

    Resources for mid-semester course check-in; Course design and development resources; Spaces to study: Outdoor wi-fi and reserved library seating; ICYMI: Notifications of positive COVID-19 student cases

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    Week of September 28-October 2

    COVID-19 testing: Information for faculty and staff and students; ICYMI: Cleaning protocols for classrooms and academic spaces; Survey: Balancing caregiving and work responsibilities; Reminder: Course schedules and modalities for spring 2021

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    Week of September 21-25

    Update: Notifications of positive COVID-19 student cases; Planning for Spring 2021: Course schedules and modalities; University Libraries: Journal cancellation notice

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    Week of September 14-18

    COVID-19 testing: Who are “high contact” employees and who should get tested?; Latest COVID-19 updates and data on the Virginia Tech dashboard; Physical distancing, safety guidelines for classroom and lab spaces; From President Tim Sands: Mandatory random prevalence testing for undergraduate students

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    Week of September 7-11

    Scholarly accomplishments impacted by COVID-19; COVID-19 dashboard update: Daily data on positive tests, campus quarantine and isolation; Women’s Center: Virtual programs available for fall 2020; Virtual town hall: Results of COACHE survey

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    Week of August 31-September 4

    DOS Reporting Form: What to do when a student discloses a positive test for COVID-19; Should I get tested? Guidelines for employees and students; Virtual Town Hall: Results of COACHE survey; Online open office hours with TLOS and CETL

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    Week of August 24-28

    When it is safe to be around others: Ending isolation, quarantine; Guidance for department heads: Faculty with COVID-19 positive, symptomatic students; Troubleshooting your course technology: Online open office hours with TLOS and CETL; Classroom/lab space cleaning protocol

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    Week of August 17-21

    Face coverings in classrooms and indoor spaces; Pathways assessment for fall 2020; Outdoor wi-fi coverage

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    Week of August 10-14

    Preparing for the start of fall classes; Plan for reinstating undergraduate research for 2020-21; Faculty Affairs Open Office Hours: Caregiving

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    Week of August 3-7

    Progress on Caregiving Policies and Partnerships; Survey Results Reports: Spring Transition to Remote Instruction

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    Week of July 27-31

    Fall 2020 Planning: Facilities and Building Operations

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    Week of July 23

    Thank you from Cyril