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COVID-19 Fall 2020 Scenario Planning


The Provost's Office is leading efforts to plan and provide guidance for faculty and staff about instruction and advising in the fall. The group meets weekly and considers issues across University of Connecticut campuses, such as optimizing classroom and course capacity within social distancing guidelines and remote instructional needs; behavioral strategies; and intersections between academics and residential life, research, informational technology, and more.

The members of the group are as follows:

  • Carol Atkinson-Palombo, Chair of the University Senate Executive Committee
  • Lloyd Blanchard, Associate Vice President of Budget, Management and Institutional Research
  • Terrence Cheng, Director of UConn Stamford
  • Deborah Chyun, Dean of the School of Nursing
  • Laura Cruickshank, Associate Vice President, Master Planner and Chief Architect
  • Elly Daugherty, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Peter Diplock, Associate Vice Provost for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • Nafis Fuad, Graduate Student Senate President
  • Nathan Fuerst, Vice President for Enrollment Planning and Management
  • Amy Gorin, Director of UConn's Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy
  • Maria Groza, Assistant Director of Space Planning
  • Kristi Henderson, Chief of Staff and Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Communications
  • Michael Jednak, Associate Vice President of Facilities Operations
  • Kazem Kazerounian, Dean of the School of Engineering
  • Carl Lejuez, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Amanda Pitts, Executive Assistant for Academic Affairs
  • Brian Rockwood, Associate Registrar
  • Rachel Rubin, Chief of Staff to the President
  • Jeffrey Shoulson, Vice Provost for Academic Operations
  • Lauren Slingluff, Associate Dean for UConn Library
  • David Souder, Associate Professor in the School of Business
  • Juli Wade, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Any suggestions for the planning group to consider may be sent to