Video link to University Town Hall — June 11
On June 11, Chancellor Dwight C. Watson and university leadership held a live Town Hall via Webex Events to update our campus community on the Warhawks Return plan for the fall 2020 semester.
If you were unable to join during the live event, you are strongly encouraged to watch the video, which covered a wide variety of important topics, including plans for personal and community safety, course delivery, student life and services, and athletics and events, to name a few.
Many questions from students, faculty and staff were also addressed during the presentation.
Here is the video link:
For easy reference, here are the timestamps so that you can quickly navigate to topics of interest to you.
0:00 — Introduction by Chancellor Watson
1:50 — Overview of Guiding Principles
5:24 — Communication/Workflow of Emergency Operations
10:07 — Re-entry Topics
13:46 — Academic Affairs
15:03 — Classroom Capacities
15:53 — Flexible Class Formats
17:12 — Remote Instruction after Thanksgiving
18:21 — Administrative Affairs
18:51 — Warhawk Ready Plan
20:48 — Financial Impact
22:12 — Student Affairs
27:03 — Athletics
30:50 — Will facemasks be mandatory on campus? How will it be enforced?
33:20 — Why weren’t more faculty and instructional staff included in the planning/decision making process?
35:31 — Why have we already announced going back to face-to-face instruction?
36:48 — Will we have spectator sports in the fall?
38:37 — Will we be allowed to pick whether our classes are online or in-person?
40:48 — Professional Development on HyFlex Model
42:08 — Why was the Chief of Police chosen to lead a task force dealing with a public health emergency?
44:43 — How can students in residence halls stay safe when using communal restrooms and lounge areas?
46:55 — Are their plans to disinfect classrooms between classes and who will be cleaning them?
49:00 — If students get the virus and have to go home, how will they continue their coursework?
50:49 — Will I be able to wear a microphone while I'm teaching with a mask on?
52:32 — Is the COVID-19 self-report survey still required to use when coming to work?
53:36 — Will there be an adequate amount of COVID-19 tests available?
55:03 — Will the health center be open 24/7? If not, will there be information sent out on other emergency health care centers in the area?
56:20 — When will the Williams Center be open?
57:33 — When will faculty/staff be asked if they can teach face-to-face or fully online?
1:01:03 — Closing remarks