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Provost's Weekly Updates

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    Week of August 1-5

    Notice: Virginia Tech to livestream Board of Visitors meetings beginning this fall; CETL: Proposals for Faculty Teaching Group Grant Program due September 1; IT: New process to allow departments, units to directly purchase qualifying software; Reminder: Faculty hired within the past year invited to New Faculty Welcome; ICYMI: Faculty, instructors invited to register for Summer Virtual Writing Retreat

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    Week of July 25-29

    Transportation Services: Parking permits now available for 2022-23 academic year; Faculty Affairs: Faculty, instructors invited to register for Summer Virtual Writing Retreat; Research Development Series: Strategies for Winning NIH Program Project/Center Grants; Reminder: Registration open for faculty, staff to attend the 2022 InclusiveVT Summit; ICYMI: Hokie Mentorship Connect networking platform to be discontinued

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    Week of July 18-22

    University Libraries and University Relations: Share news of published books, achievements; Provost’s Office: Celebrate internship programs, partners during inaugural Virginia Intern Day; TLOS: Accessibility Professional Certification Grant Program call for applications; Career and Professional Development: Discontinuance of Hokie Mentorship Connect; ICYMI: Registration open for 2022 Women Impact Virginia Summit

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    Week of July 11-15

    Provost Communications: Style guide for College of Architecture, Arts, and Design; Outreach and International Affairs: Registration open for 2022 Women Impact Virginia Summit; CETL: Teaching, course design services for faculty preparing for fall 2022; Notice: Call for proposals for Virginia Military and Student Veteran Education Summit; ICYMI: New Faculty Welcome to be held on August 18 at The Inn at Virginia Tech;

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    Week of July 4-8

    Provost’s Office: CAUS renamed College of Architecture, Arts, and Design; Faculty Affairs: New Faculty Welcome event to be held on August 18; Inclusion and Diversity: Faculty, staff invited to take part in 2022 InclusiveVT Summit; Research and Innovation: Faculty reviewers needed for Postdoctoral Fellowship Program; ICYMI: CETL Welcome Back Symposium – Strategies for Increased Student Engagement

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    Week of June 27-July 1

    Reminder: Call for proposals for Destination Area 2.0 Planning and Development Grants; CETL Welcome Back Symposium: Teaching Strategies for Increased Student Engagement; Research and Innovation and Division of IT: Scalable, secure environment for research data; Human Resources: Update on new Commonwealth of Virginia telework policy; ICYMI: 2022 faculty, staff salary and merit increase approved

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    Week of June 20-24

    Inclusion and Diversity: Applications open for 2022 Future Faculty Diversity Program; Provost’s Office and Human Resources: 2022 faculty, staff salary and merit increases; University Libraries: Details for authors on how to deposit articles for open access; University Planning: Process, support for departments requesting off-campus spaces; ICYMI: Greater Washington D.C. Area website offers program alignment info, feedback form

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    Week of June 13-17

    University holiday on June 20 in observation, celebration of Juneteenth; Global Education Office: Change in COVID-19 testing requirement for entering the U.S.; Hokie Wellness: Mental Health First Aid course to be offered in-person in July; Greater Washington D.C. Area: Website offers program alignment info, feedback form; ICYMI: Changes to university’s COVID-19 case management process

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    Week of June 6-10

    Congratulations! BOV approves promotions, tenure, and continued appointments; Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC: Celebration of Black scientists, engineers; Emergency Management and HR: Changes to COVID-19 case management process; Reminder: Register by June 15 for the Summer 2022 in-person faculty writing retreat; ICYMI: Virginia Tech employees and the new Commonwealth of Virginia telework policy

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    Week of May 30-June 3

    We want to hear from you!; Update: Virginia Tech employees and the new Commonwealth of Virginia telework policy; Board of Visitors: Quarterly meeting, committee sessions to be held June 6-7; Provost’s Office: Goals and priorities for Virginia Tech’s Academic Enterprise; ICYMI: Faculty invited to take part in summer 2022 in-person writing retreat

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    Week of May 23-27

    Research and Innovation: International Travel Supplement grant discontinued; Faculty Affairs: Faculty invited to take part in summer 2022 in-person writing retreat; Early Childhood Education Initiatives: Virginia’s Child Care Subsidy Program extended; CETL: Reminder about resources for faculty preparing for summer course instruction; ICYMI: VT Engage Faculty Fellows program now accepting applications

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    Week of May 16-20

    Notice: New university holiday to recognize significance of Juneteenth; VT Engage: 2022 Faculty Fellows program now accepting applications; COVID-19: Info on monitoring community levels, testing on Blacksburg campus; Reminder: Call for proposals for Destination Area Planning and Development Grants; ICYMI: Message from Provost Cyril Clarke and Faculty Senate President Robert Weiss

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    Week of May 9-13

    Feedback needed: Services for Students with Disabilities 2022 Instructor Survey; Message from Provost Cyril Clarke and Faculty Senate President Robert Weiss; Inclusion and Diversity: Applications open for 2022 Future Faculty Diversity Program; CETL: Teaching and course design services for faculty preparing for summer, fall 2022; ICYMI: Message from HR regarding new Commonwealth of Virginia telework policy

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    Week of May 2-6

    Notice: Blacksburg campus offices to open at 10:00 a.m. on May 13; Reminder: Commencement 2022 information, schedules for faculty and guests; CETL: Additional seats available for faculty to attend Summer/Fall Course Design Clinic; Provost’s Office: Open forums set for finalists for Pamplin College of Business dean; ICYMI: Call for proposals for Destination Area project Planning and Development Grants

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    Week of April 25-29

    We want to hear from you!; Destination Areas 2.0: Call for proposals for team, project Planning and Development Grants; University Libraries and LabConnect: Info on services to support teaching, research; Career and Professional Development: Support, mentor a student through Campus InternEXP; ICYMI: Resources for faculty preparing for summer course instruction

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    Week of April 18-22

    Caregiving: Child care needs survey extended through April 29; Faculty Affairs and CETL: Resources for faculty preparing for summer course instruction; Cultural and Community Centers: Schedule for 2022 cultural achievement ceremonies; Human Resources: Virginia Tech Employee Appreciation Day set for May 18; ICYMI: Faculty, staff invited to exclusive Mix It Up at the Moss season kick-off event

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    Week of April 11-15

    Moss Arts Center: 2022-23 season kick-off social exclusively for faculty, staff; We Remember: April 16 Day of Remembrance; Commencement 2022: Ceremony information, schedules for faculty and guests; Research Development Series: Webinar – Crowdfunding supports research; ICYMI: Faculty Principal for Leadership and Social Change Residential College

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    Week of April 4-8

    Human Resources: Expiration of Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL); ICAT: Experience the ACCelerate Festival this weekend at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.; Student Affairs: Faculty Principal for Leadership and Social Change Residential College; Reminder: Faculty, staff encouraged to take the Healthy Minds mental health survey by April 18; ICYMI: Customized teaching and course design services available to faculty, instructors

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    Week of March 28-April 1

    Hokie Wellness: Resources, support for those affected by Long COVID; Faculty Affairs: Invitation to networking event for Faculty Writing Group Grant Program; CETL: Customized teaching and course design services available to faculty, instructors; Research and Innovation: National Science Foundation CAREER program workshop; ICYMI: Provost Cyril Clarke and SVP-CBO Chris Kiwus: In-person university mission

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    Week of March 21-25

    Hokie Wellness: Virginia Tech employees invited to participate in mental health survey; From Provost Cyril Clarke and SVP-CBO Chris Kiwus: In-person university mission; University Libraries: “Introduction to Open Textbooks” sessions available to faculty, GTAs; University Planning: Process, support for departments requesting off-campus spaces; ICYMI: Faculty invited to participate in the Summer/Fall Course Design Clinic

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    Week of March 14-18

    Mask use in public indoor spaces and instructional settings on university campuses; CETL: Faculty invited to participate in the Summer/Fall Course Design Clinic; Women’s Center at Virginia Tech: Upcoming events, activities for Women’s Month 2022; Research and Innovation: Seminar on planning, winning a Department of Defense MURI award; ICYMI: Faculty information and support resources for managing classroom spaces

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    Week of March 7-11

    Update: Masks use in public indoor spaces, instructional settings on university campuses; Provost’s Office and CETL: Faculty guidance, resources on classroom conduct; ICAT: ACCelerate Festival in Washington D.C.; Provost’s Office: Virginia Tech earns reaffirmation of SACSCOC accreditation; ICYMI: Faculty resources to support students unable to attend classes in-person

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    Week of February 28-March 4

    Reminder: Spring Break is March 5-13; From President Sands: Masking still required for Blacksburg, Roanoke campuses; CETL and TLOS: Faculty resources to support students unable to attend classes in-person; From Provost Clarke: Message of support for our Ukrainian faculty, academic community; ICYMI: Faculty Senate statement condemning targeted harassment

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    Week of February 21-25

    Reminder: Spring Break is March 5-13; Provost’s Office: Possible updates to indoor masking mandate; CETL and Office of Academic Integrity: Academic Integrity Community of Practice series; Faculty Senate of Virginia Tech: Statement against targeted harassment; ICYMI: Well-fitted mask reduces wearer’s chances of getting COVID-19

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    Week of February 14-18

    COVID-19 Mitigation Guidelines Chart; COVID-19: Well-fitted mask reduces wearer’s chances of acquiring SARS-CoV-2 virus; Research and Innovation: Register for seminar on strategies for obtaining NIH R01 funding; University Libraries: Faculty, instructors invited to “Introduction to Open Textbooks” workshop; ICYMI: Message of appreciation for faculty, recognition of ongoing challenges

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    Week of February 7-11

    COVID-19 Mitigation Guidelines Chart; Message from Provost Clarke: Appreciation for faculty, recognition of ongoing challenges; COVID-19: Masking requirements for all indoor instructional, study spaces; CETL: Attendance and student engagement strategies from Virginia Tech faculty; ICYMI: Goals and priorities for Virginia Tech’s Academic Enterprise

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    Week of January 31-February 4

    President Sands: Changes in vaccine mandate; Provost’s Office: Goals and Priorities for Virginia Tech’s Academic Enterprise; Career and Professional Development: Hire, mentor a student through Campus internEXP; CETL: Department applications open for Bridge Experience Program; ICYMI: A message of thanks from your deans

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    Week of January 24-28

    We want to hear from you!; COVID-19: Mitigation Guidelines Chart; Provost’s Office and CETL: 2021 University Exemplary Department or Program Awards; OVPRI: Faculty, researchers invited to virtual Funding Institutional Training Workshop; ICYMI: New university requirements align with executive action

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    Week of January 17-21

    COVID-19 Mitigation Guidelines Chart; From President Sands: New requirements align with executive action; Environmental Health and Safety: New positive case, close contact reporting form available; Reminder: Submit a program proposal for Women’s Month 2022; ICYMI: University commitment to students to continue in-person instruction

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    Week of January 10-14

    COVID-19 booster shots required for all Virginia Tech employees, students; Provost’s Office: Commitment to students to continue in-person instruction; Faculty Affairs and CETL: New resources for preparing, updating spring course syllabi; The Women’s Center at Virginia Tech: Submit a program for Women’s Month 2022; Global Education Office: Updated process for requesting high-risk travel and COVID-19;

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    Week of January 3-7

    COVID-19 booster shots required for all Virginia Tech employees, students; COVID-19: Vaccine booster clinics scheduled for Blacksburg campus; University Procurement: Departments can now order KN95 masks through HokieMart; OVPRI: Faculty invited to Research Integrity and Scholarly Excellence Lecture Series event; ICYMI: Request for feedback on Elements Faculty Activity System

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    Week of December 13-17

    Final Weekly Communications Update of 2021; Message from Provost Clarke: Thank you and have a wonderful holiday break; CETL: Registration open for 2022 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy; Reminder: Campus community encouraged to receive, report COVID-19 booster shot; ICYMI: Air travel info, updates regarding U.S. entry requirements

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    Week of December 6-10

    COVID-19: Employees, students encouraged to receive vaccine booster shot; Provost’s Office: Leadership announcements in Faculty Affairs, Research and Innovation; COVID-19 testing: Air travel info, updates regarding U.S. entry requirements; Faculty Affairs: Request for feedback on Elements Faculty Activity System; ICYMI: Registration open for annual Advancing Diversity Gathering

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    Week of November 29-December 3

    Fall 2021 Commencement – December 17; COVID-19: Employees, students encouraged to receive vaccine booster shot; Inclusion and Diversity: Registration open for Advancing Diversity Gathering; Faculty Affairs: Apply to attend Winter 2022 Faculty Writing Retreat; ICYMI: Resources for preparing, updating spring 2022 course syllabi

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    Week of November 22-26

    From Provost Cyril Clarke: Message of thanks for fall semester commitment, success; CETL and Academic Advising Initiatives: Thank-a-Teacher, Thank-an-Advisor; Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign: Give thanks by donating to those in need; ICYMI: Info on campus, community caregiving resources available through new website

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    Week of November 15-19

    Reminder: Mask requirement remains in effect for public, indoor campus spaces; Faculty Affairs and CETL: Resources for preparing, updating course syllabi; Caregiving: Info on campus, community resources available through new website; University Libraries: Details on how to deposit articles for open access; ICYMI: Open forums scheduled for College of Science dean finalists

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    Week of November 8-12

    Reminder: Mask requirement remains in effect for public, indoor campus spaces; Provost’s Office: Open forums scheduled for College of Science dean finalists; CETL: Faculty invited to apply for WPI Project Based Learning Institute; Parking and Transportation: Derring Hall parking lot set to close permanently; ICYMI: Share scholarship, attract collaborators with Virginia Tech Experts profile

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    Week of November 1-5

    COVID-19 booster shots available, encouraged; Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign: Give thanks by donating to those in need; Human Resources: Child care workshops, information sessions available; University Libraries: Share scholarship, attract collaborators with Virginia Tech Experts profile; ICYMI: Working group releases report on curricular approval processes

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    Week of October 25-29

    COVID-19 booster shots available, encouraged; President’s Committee on Governance: Working group report on curricular approval processes; Human Resources: Election Day voting and political activity; Student Affairs: Invitation to next session of Professional Development Speaker Series; ICYMI: Microsoft Teams, Google Workspace training sessions available

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    Week of October 18-22

    Open Forums: Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs; University Libraries: Open Access Week events set for October 25-29; OVPRI: Faculty invited to Research Development Series event on “Team Science”; IT: Microsoft Teams, Google Workspace training sessions available; ICYMI: Reminder of maintaining course modalities throughout the fall semester

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    Week of October 11-15

    Open Forums: Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs; Reminder: Maintaining course modalities throughout the fall semester; Outreach and International Affairs: Global Travel Policy 1070, COVID-19 impacts; Student Affairs: Information sessions, RFPs for new Living-Learning Programs; ICYMI: Updates to language, request form for tenure clock extensions

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    Week of October 4-8

    We want to hear from you!; Provost’s Office: Open forums announced for vice provost for faculty affairs finalists; Faculty Affairs: Updates to language, request form for tenure clock extensions; University Libraries: Making research openly available globally through VTechWorks; ICYMI: Themes and strategic priorities for Virginia Tech’s academic enterprise

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    Week of September 27-October 1

    We want to hear from you!; Themes and strategic priorities: Virginia Tech’s academic enterprise; Reminder from Dean of Students, Schiffert Health Center: Guidance for student absences; Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Women’s Center at Virginia Tech events, outreach; ICYMI: New process for faculty to request credit for prior service toward probationary period

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    Week of September 20-24

    Deadline for employees to report COVID-19 vaccination is October 1 (next Friday); IT: Faculty-led inquiry groups to explore technology-enhanced learning; Faculty Affairs: New form to request credit for prior service toward probationary period; Best wishes: Jack Finney’s retirement; ICYMI: Updates and message of appreciation for faculty efforts, commitment

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    Week of September 13-17

    Update: Mask requirements for indoor spaces to remain in effect until further notice; From Provost Clarke: Fall 2021 updates and appreciation for faculty efforts, commitment; Dean of Students and Schiffert Health Center: Faculty guidance for student absences; OVPRI: Faculty invited to RDS session on Identifying International Research Partners; ICYMI: Provost Clarke addresses questions, feedback from department heads

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    Week of September 6-10

    Reminder: Employee vaccination reporting deadline is October 1; Updates from Provost Clarke: Addressing questions, feedback from department heads; Office of Senior Vice President, Chief Business Officer: Feedback requested on IT operations; COVID-19: Vaccination clinic to take place on September 22; ICYMI: Reporting a positive COVID-19 case, exposure, and other campus health reminders

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    Week of August 30 - September 3

    Reminder: Employee vaccination reporting deadline is October 1; COVID-19: Reporting a positive case, exposure, and other campus health reminders; Research and Innovation: Research Integrity and Scholarly Excellence Lecture Series; COVID-19: Vaccination clinics to take place on Blacksburg campus; ICYMI: Updated mask guidance, requirements for university events

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    Week of August 23-27

    COVID-19: Updated guidance, requirements for university events; From President Sands and Provost Clarke: Response to letter re: remote learning, working; Reminder: Administrative, non-instructional offices to close early on September 3; ICYMI: Updated information and guidelines for positive cases, isolation, and quarantine

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    Week of August 16-20

    From President Sands: Employee vaccination requirement; From Provost Clarke: Masks in instructional spaces; COVID-19: Updated information and guidelines for positive cases, isolation, and quarantine; ICYMI: Centralized distribution of PPE

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    Week of August 9-13

    Reminder: Masking guidelines for indoor, classroom spaces; New River Health District: Update, impacts of delta variant; COVID-19: Centralized distribution of PPE to begin August 16; ICYMI: Maintaining course modalities for fall semester; COVID-19 vaccination registration due Monday

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    Week of August 2-6

    COVID-19: Update to masking guidelines for indoor spaces; Provost’s Office: Maintaining course modalities for fall semester; Faculty Affairs: Faculty guidance for classroom conduct; ICYMI: Updates to Global Travel Policy No. 1070; Reminder: Register your COVID-19 vaccine info by August 15

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    Week of July 26-30

    Graduate School: Aimée Surprenant appointed dean; Global Education: Updates to Global Travel Policy No. 1070; COVID-19 vaccination: Clinics offered on the Blacksburg campus; ICYMI: Google Drive update may affect file-sharing links; Nearly 70 percent have already registered! Be sure to register your COVID-19 vaccine information today

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    Week of July 19-23

    Reminder: Course modalities for summer session, fall semester; IT: Google Drive security update may affect file-sharing links; Faculty Affairs and TLOS: Workshops to provide faculty with info on VT Elements upgrade, functionality; ICYMI: Faculty feedback needed to inform professional development planning; Register your COVID-19 vaccine information

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    Week of July 12-16

    University Libraries: Faculty, students invited to Software Carpentry workshops; The Inn at Virginia Tech: Planning and services for departmental travel, meetings; COVID-19: Vaccination clinic to be held on July 20; ICYMI: Message from Provost Clarke re: course modalities for summer sessions, fall semester; Reminder: How to register your COVID-19 vaccine information

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    Week of July 5-9

    Message from Provost Clarke: Course modalities for summer, fall; CETL: Faculty Teaching Group Grant call for proposals; IT: Update on computers impacted, recovery of data from global ransomware attack; ICYMI: Policies, practices for hiring of faculty and academic leadership positions; Reminder: Register your COVID-19 vaccine info by August 15

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    Week of June 28-July 2

    TLOS and Faculty Affairs: Workshops to provide faculty with info on VT Elements upgrade, functionality; University Libraries: New resource collections on equity, diversity, and inclusion available; CETL: Faculty feedback needed to inform professional development planning; Reminder: Register your COVID-19 vaccine info by August 15

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    Week of June 21-25

    Reminder: Register your COVID-19 vaccine info by August 15; Faculty Affairs: Policies, practices for faculty and academic leadership hiring; Outreach and International Affairs: Proposals for Vibrant Virginia Impact Fund due July 3; Faculty Affairs: Summer in-person, virtual writing retreats; ICYMI: Nominations sought for Faculty Athletics Representative

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    Week of June 14-18

    Observation of Juneteenth holiday, university closure; Office of the President: Nominations sought for Faculty Athletics Representative; Human Resources: Employees encouraged to register their COVID vaccine information by August 15; Reminder: Accommodation statements required in campus event, university program announcements; ICYMI: TLOS Professional Development Network workshops, schedule for summer 2021

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    Week of June 7-11

    COVID-19 vaccinations: Registration, expectations for fall 2021; TLOS: Professional Development Network opportunities; Board of Visitors: 2021 salary, merit increases approved; ICYMI: 2020-21 Faculty Senate Annual Report

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    Week of May 31-June 4

    COVID-19: Campus signage updates for college, department common spaces; OIA: Vibrant Virginia Impact Fund call for proposals; Reminder: COVID-19 vaccination schedule for NRHD mobile clinics; ICYMI: Updated mask guidance for employees, students

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    Week of May 24-28

    Update: Mask guidance for Virginia Tech employees, students; Faculty Senate: 2020-2021 Annual Report; COVID-19 vaccinations: Schedule for NRHD mobile clinics; ICYMI: Promotion and Tenure documents for 2021-22

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    Week of May 17-21

    COVID-19: Masking guidance for in-person instruction, gatherings during summer sessions; Faculty Affairs: Summer in-person, virtual writing retreats; Fall 2021: Faculty and academic staff engagement plan; ICYMI: Message of appreciation from Provost Cyril Clarke and Faculty Senate President Eric Kaufman

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    Week of May 10-14

    Reminder: University guidelines for masks, physical distancing; Message from Provost Cyril Clarke and Faculty Senate President Eric Kaufman: Appreciation for AY2020-21; Faculty Affairs: Promotion and Tenure documents for 2021-22; CETL: Course Design Clinic – Summer Series; ICYMI: Accommodation statements in campus event, university program announcements

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    Week of May 3-7

    Message from Provost Clarke: Support for our Indian and South Asian community; Update on COVID-19 vaccinations: First, second dose clinics at Lane Stadium and vaccination survey for employees; Research and Innovation: Engaging with national laboratories; ICYMI: Undergraduate research for summer, fall 2021

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    Week of April 26-30

    Undergraduate research: Expectations for summer, fall 2021; COVID-19 vaccinations: Upcoming clinics at Lane Stadium and vaccination survey for employees; Equity and Accessibility: Accommodation statements in university event, program announcements; Reminder: Participate in the 2021 campus climate survey; ICYMI: Faculty Engagement Plan for fall 2021

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    Week of April 19-23

    Reminder: Monday, April 26, is a Spring Break day for students; Faculty Engagement Plan: Fall 2021 semester; OIA: Webinar on APIDA and Asian International experience to feature Virginia secretary of education; Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Summer Institute 2021; ICYMI: How to get a COVID-19 vaccination (if you haven’t yet)

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    Week of April 12-16

    Day of Remembrance – April 16; Academic Resource Management: Return of classroom furniture; Presidential Policy Memorandum No. 310: Accommodating Religious Observances; COVID-19: Opportunities to receive vaccines still available; ICYMI: 2021 campus climate survey now open

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    Week of April 5- 9

    COVID-19 vaccinations: Distribution updates, reminders; 2021 campus climate survey to open April 13; ICAT: Call for transdisciplinary projects for ACCelerate Festival; ICYMI: Invitation to “Within Reach: Zero Hunger” conference; Reminder: Suggestions for Weekly Communications Update

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    Week of March 29-April 2

    Reminder: Tuesday, April 6, is a Spring Break day for students; Update: Spring commencement, plans for in-person events; Graduate School: Open Forums for dean finalists; Outreach and International Affairs: Invitation to attend “Within Reach: Zero Hunger” conference; ICYMI: Update on Phase 1c COVID-19 vaccinations

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    Week of March 22-26

    COVID-19 vaccinations: Update on Phase 1c; TLOS: Professional development opportunities; Research and Innovation: Virtual event on private foundation support, strategies; ICYMI: Plans, preparations for fall 2021 semester; Reminder: Suggestions for Weekly Communications Update

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    Week of March 15-19

    Plans, preparations for fall 2021 semester; From President Tim Sands and Vice President Menah Pratt-Clarke: Support for our APIDA community; Virtual Town Halls: Provide feedback on how the Women’s Center addresses racial equity; Hokie Highlights: Recognize those keeping Virginia Tech running during COVID-19 pandemic; ICYMI: NVC-Falls Church redevelopment update

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    Week of March 8-12

    Note: Wednesday, March 17, is a Spring Break day for students; COVID-19: Vaccine update for week of March 8; CETL: Call for proposals for next cohort of Bridge Departments; Reminder: Open office hours for research faculty; ICYMI: COVID-19 guidance for university sponsored travel

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    Week of March 1-5

    Spring commencement: Plans for virtual, in-person events; University shared governance: On-demand training modules; Open office hours: Research faculty invited to share ideas for support programs, services; ICYMI: Helping students follow COVID-19 health, safety guidelines

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    Week of February 22-26

    COVID-19 guidance: University sponsored travel; COVID-19 leave options for faculty, employees; COVID-19 vaccination update; ICYMI: Message from Provost Clarke on SPOT evaluations, summer and fall 2021, and study abroad

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    Week of February 15-19

    COVID-19: Helping students follow health, safety guidelines; Faculty Affairs: P&T guidance, expectations for departments; Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (ISCE) to host NSF presentation; ICYMI: COVID-19 vaccination update from Provost Clarke

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    Week of February 8-12

    Provost Clarke: SPOT evals, summer and fall 2021, study abroad; Research and Innovation: RISE Lecture Series and Research Development Support virtual events; HR: Updates to authorized closing and telework policies; ICYMI: Guidance for visitors to campuses, facilities

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    Week of February 1-5

    Message from Provost Clarke: COVID-19 Vaccinations; Faculty resource: Guidance for visitors to campuses; Faculty Affairs: Open Office Hours (virtual) to discuss findings from fall 2020 caregiving survey; ICYMI: Dean of Students’ support for students who have been affected by recent break-ins

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    Week of January 25-29

    Caregiving impacts survey: Summary of initial findings; Women’s Center: Caregiver Connections; Dean of Students: Support for students affected by break-ins; ICYMI: Faculty guidance, reminders for Spring 2021 instruction

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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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    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

  • General Item
    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

  • General Item
    Week of August 17-21

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

  • General Item
    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

  • General Item
    Week of August 3-7

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

  • General Item
    Week of July 27-31

    Fall 2020 Planning: Facilities and Building Operations

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    Week of July 23

    Thank you from Cyril

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