Video link to Jan. 11 Chancellor Chat
On Jan. 11, Chancellor Watson and campus leadership held a live Chancellor Chat via Webex Events to discuss your thoughts and concerns about the academic semester.
If you were unable to join during the live event, you are strongly encouraged to watch the video of the Chancellor Chat, which covered a wide variety of important topics including, COVID-19, Spring Commencement and Spring Break, to name a few.
Our panelists included:
- Dwight C. Watson, Chancellor
- Greg Cook, Interim Provost
- Taryn Carothers, Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs
- Artanya Wesley, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
- Greg Rutzen, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
Many questions from faculty, staff and students were also addressed during the presentation.
Here is the video link to the Chancellor Chat:
For easy reference, here are the time stamps so that you can quickly navigate to topics of interest to you.
5:36—Testing Updates from Artanya Wesley
11:38—Budget Updates from Taryn Carothers
15:48—Academic Updates from Greg Cook
25:02—Technology Updates from Greg Rutzen
27:23—Will students, faculty, and staff who have already recovered from COVID-19, do they need to get regularly tested?
29:05—Why is the Spring semester not 100% remote considering there is a new, more contagious strain of COVID-19?
30:46—How will testing requirements work for professors who only come to campus once a week?
31:46—If someone has received the COVID-19 vaccine, do they still need to get tested regularly?
32:07—How will the university enforce mandatory testing?
32:44—Will staff and faculty be tested in the same area as students and the community?
34:12—Do faculty/staff count as essential workers in the state of Wisconsin? Will there be a vaccination site at the university?
35:46—How will students be informed if their professor tests positive for COVID-19?
36:55—When will layoffs be determined?
38:24—Is there a period of time where VSIP positions won’t be filled?
39:44—Is there a possibility of reassignment for nonrenewal positions?
40:31—How much revenue did we have to forego due to the application fee waiver?
42:07—What technology is available for students in need of WiFi?
44:07—What if I come to campus occasionally for materials, do I still need to get tested?
45:04—If you get tested regularly off campus, do we still need to get tested on campus?
46:17—Were there any funds from the newest relief bill for universities?
46:51—Will the new programs be subject to program optimization?
49:19—Is spring commencement virtual?
49:37—How many community members have used the surge testing site?
50:35—How do we sign up for a COVID-19 test this semester?
51:47—Is there a map showing where we can enter and exit buildings?
52:39—As an employee, I have been denied reimbursement for internet service, who can I talk to about this?
52:23—Will faculty/staff considered at risk still be required to get tested on campus?