To ensure a “Smart Restart” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the university is developing and implementing a comprehensive plan for resuming campus activities in fall 2020, including instruction. As part of this effort, the university has dedicated over a dozen teams (listed below) to focus directly on instructional continuity. The teams consist of representatives from across campus including faculty, staff, students, leadership and governance. The teams are working – in partnership with school, college, departmental and other academic leadership, and in coordination with the university’s broader Smart Restart effort – to provide detailed plans to guide and support safe, effective and engaged instruction and learning this fall.
Across the teams, these are the key areas of focus:
- Health safety for in-person learning
- Effective in-person learning in a physically distanced format
- Effective remote learning
The teams are overseen by Steve Cramer, vice provost for instructional continuity and academic affairs; Jeff Russell, vice provost for lifelong learning, and dean, Division of Continuing Studies; and Lois Brooks, vice provost for information technology and chief information officer.
Instructional Continuity Teams
Professor John Zumbrunnen
Instructor Safety Guidance
Christopher Blaire Bundy
Assessment of Learning & Academic Student Experience
School & College Partnerships
Professor Steve Cramer
Megan Schmid & Professor Ivy Corfis
Professor Sue Zaeske
Student Quarantine – Academic Progress