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Follow-up on fall in-person operations

This message was sent to deans, associate deans, department heads, academic leaders, faculty, and academic staff.

Dear Colleagues,

As follow-up to this week’s message and town hall on our shift back to in-person operations this fall, I’m sharing clarification on two items related to academics.

  1. Flexible work and telecommuting arrangements by staff are at the discretion of schools and colleges. Department heads should consult with their deans on any questions or issues regarding their staffing plans for fall; other academic leaders should consult with the Provost’s Office.
  2. An instructor teaching an in-person course will not be expected also to offer that course in a virtual modality; however, they may voluntarily choose to do so based on appropriate and effective pedagogy.

Please continue to share your questions with our office and your deans. While we try to anticipate as many issues as we can, we also rely on your feedback to help us make sure we are being as comprehensive in our approach as possible.


Carl Lejuez
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs