The following is an archive of communications sent by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost to faculty, staff, and/or students.
The upcoming election is an important political process in which I hope we all participate. Members of our community have reached out looking for guidance on how to create welcoming and inclusive environments that encourage dialogue and debate. Here are a number of helpful resources to support your work in the weeks and months ahead.
Faculty, staff, and students are urged to make sure you are registered to vote at z.umn.edu/votes.
Dean John Finnegan has announced his long-considered plan to retire from the University next year.
Late last month, we asked units to complete a Departmental Logistics Plan as part of our updated Sunrise Plan guiding work at the University. Every unit is required to submit this plan, including units that are continuing to carry out work remotely without the need for work that must be completed on campus.
Recommendations to guide spring semester planning
All undergraduate courses originally scheduled to be in-person or blended, but were switched to be delivered at a distance for the first two weeks of the semester, can resume as planned starting Monday, September 21.
Some of you may have noticed a pop-up notification in the last couple days that appears on the MyU portal for students. The pop-up requires students to acknowledge information about COVID-19 and its risks before they can proceed to course materials and other information on the MyU portal.