Contacting the Provost's Office

UWL is currently staffed with essential personnel with all other employees telecommuting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please email provost@uwlax.edu with questions or comments. Or, you may call 608-785-8042.  Phone calls will be returned within 24 hours on business days.  Thank you for your understanding.

Instructional considerations - Fall 2020

UWL is planning on a blend of online, hybrid/blended, and on-campus face-to-face classes for Summer III and Fall 2020.

Start dates: 
                     Summer III - July 20 (on campus; online; and hybrid)
                     Fall 2020 - September 8 (on campus; online; and hybrid)

COVID-19 Classroom parameters: No gatherings of students over ~50 students in a single space, ~six-foot physical distancing, mandatory mask wearing by students, mask or shields by instructors.  

Instructors with comments or additions to this site are encouraged to work through a work group member, their chairs and/or Deans so that we can best address the most pressing issues when we are able.

Archive of Spring 2020 FAQs regarding COVID-19 and instruction

Fall 2020 instructional workgroup & taskforces expanding section New
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Workgroup membership: Aric Opdahl (Chemistry), Peter Wilker (Micro), Brad Nichols (Art), Tom Jesse (English Education, Stacy Trisler (Marketing) ,  Cate Wiza (Student Association President), Dean Karl Kunkel (CASSH), Jan Von Ruden (Registrar). Convenor - Provost Betsy Morgan

6/16/2020 - link to listening session with instructors;   6/17/2020 - link to listening session with instructors (Note - the sessions were similar in content and questions);  Flowchart depicting instructional accommodation options based on the public health parameters.

Workgroup charge – work concluded by ~July 7 2020

  • Provide recommendations regarding priority for classroom changes based on physical distancing. Recommend which types of undergraduate and graduate courses should have priority for larger spaces to allow for more/all of the class to meet in terms of pedagogy and retention issues (e.g., hands-on courses, 1st year courses).  
  • Discuss implications for students and instructors of potential calendar changes to Fall 2020 – start and/or end dates for on-campus components  
  • Discuss the implications of the changes in the physical layout of classes based on health protocols
    • Implications for student behavior – guidance to instructors and UWL for how to help convey and manage issues such as mask wearing and desk wipe-downs
    • Implications for instructors
    • Tech needs associated with speaking to a larger group while masked
    • Special considerations for labs and other hands-on courses
  • Provide recommendations to best ways to respond to faculty/IAS questions and concerns that arise.
  • Provide recommendations for best ways to message and prepare students for a more varied set of educational experiences.  
  • Provide recommendations for promoting academic support for students (such as virtual tutoring MLC).
  • Provide recommendations to SEC for any policy considerations that should be under consideration for Fall for follow-up by appropriate governance groups.  And, recommendations for general teaching guidelines during COVID-19 (buddy instructors; attendance policy leniency, etc.)
Classroom Tech Taskforce:  Tom Jesse (convenor), Stacy Trisler, Tim Gongaware, Terry Wirkus, and Pete Sedivy.

Charge: 

  • Explore the issues of technology needs associated with COVID-19.
  • Microphone availability for classrooms currently without and best types to use with masks (or shields).
  • Standing microphones in large rooms for students to use to ask questions.
  • If streaming is desired:
    • For a classroom wired for streaming - are there options for direct stream to another classroom?
    • Recommendations for best ways to stream from a regular classroom - use of a software with the built-in video options in the console?  
  • Other issues associated with the reduced density in classrooms, mask wearing and/or hybrid models.

https://www.uwlax.edu/its/computer-classrooms-labs-and-technology/classroom-directory/

On and off campus health behavior Taskforce: Peter Wilker (micro faculty) – convener, Cate Wiza (student), Cole Howard (student), Keely Rees (public health faculty), Cassandra Worner  (Student Wellness Coordinator), 
Victoria “Tori” Carlson (Residence Life), Lisa Klein (Community Engagement Coordinator), & Nick Ragner (University Communications)    

Charge: 

  • Recommend/design campaigns for students regarding health behavior on and off campus (Social media, Res Hall programming, Instructor role, Other). 
  • Recommend/design campaigns associated with having students consider reducing trips from La Crosse to other areas (hometowns, etc.) throughout the semester. 
  • Discuss potential relationships with community partners to promote good health behaviors (e.g., Tavern League; Oktoberfest). 
  • Discuss potential of Canvas-based training and student pledge for on campus and off campus health behavior. 
  • Determine some appropriate timelines. 
  • Other aspects the taskforce feels would be helpful. 

Last modified: 07/07/2020

Syllabus statement - COVID-19 expanding section

The following statement is required for all Summer III and Fall 2020 syllabi.  Furthermore, instructors are encouraged to discuss with their students and add to the "Welcome" component of their Canvas sites.

COVID-19 Health Statement 

Students with COVID-19 symptoms or reason to believe they were in contact with COVID-19 should call and consult with a health professional, such as the UWL Student Health Center (608-785-8558).  Students who are ill or engaging in self-quarantine at the direction of a health professional should not attend class. Students in this situation will not be required to provide formal documentation and will not be penalized for absences. However, students should: 

·       notify instructors in advance of the absence and provide the instructor with an idea of how long the absence may last, if possible. 

·       keep up with classwork if able. 

·       submit assignments electronically. 

·       work with instructors to either reschedule or electronically/remotely complete exams, labs, and other academic activities.

·       consistently communicate their status to the instructor during the absence. 

Instructors have an obligation to provide reasonable accommodation for completing course requirements to students adversely effected by COVID-19.  This policy relies on honor, honesty, and mutual respect between instructors and students. Students are expected to report the reason for absence truthfully and instructors are expected to trust the word of their students. UWL codes of conduct and rules for academic integrity apply to COVID-19 situations. Students may be advised by their instructor or academic advisor to consider a medical withdrawal depending on the course as well as timing and severity of illness and students should work with the Office of Student Life if pursuing a medical withdrawal.

Last modified: 06/29/2020

Classroom density information expanding section

Classroom density parameters:

  •  No gatherings of students over ~50 students in a single space,
  • ~six-foot physical distancing
  • mandatory mask wearing by students, mask or shields by instructors
  • 32% of classroom capacity for classrooms; 50% for lab spaces, and specified capacity for theater style and other more fixed seating spaces.

Link to classroom directory with COVID-19 classroom and lab capacity numbers: https://www.uwlax.edu/its/computer-classrooms-labs-and-technology/classroom-directory/

Last modified: 06/25/2020

Priority criteria for on-campus courses expanding section

Prioritization of classes - criteria for access to on campus labs and classroom space

  1. All lab classes (just the lab component).
  2. Other experiential – (instructor/department will need to articulated why on campus is pedagogically necessary)
  3. Gateway classes – https://www.uwlax.edu/academic-affairs/student-success/#tab-gateway-courses 
  4. First year Seminar courses
  5. Other First year classes  
  6. Other pedagogical reason – (instructor/department will need to articulated why on campus is pedagogically necessary)

Last modified: 06/15/2020

Lecture capture & streaming & other classroom tech expanding section New
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Thinking about posting and/or streaming classroom "lecture" or activities as part of your Fall 2020 course(s)? Please review the information below.  

If you'd like to request a consultation regarding the technology in your classroom with ATS for lecture capture/streaming capabilities, or any other tech needs, please complete the following request form. Please note that August 21st and later there will be limited availability for consultations.

If you are bringing your own camera or device to record, it is particularly important to request a consultation request form to insure proper setup and configuration with the room technology.

Final room assignments should be known by the end of July - if you know your room already, you can request a consult at any time but may need to be granted access to the building and or meet the ATS rep outside the building to be let in. 

Lecture capture: refers to recording the lecture and uploading it for access via CANVAS after the class ends. 

  • Elements that can be captured include: 
    • Audio of instructor 
    • Computer Screen 
    • Document Camera
    • External camera if available (only a few rooms on campus are equipped with working external cameras that can record/cast digitally - but there are other options noted below). 
  • Nearly all computer equipped rooms on campus have the Kaltura Capture or the Mediasite Desktop Recorder Software for lecture capture, but most do not have an external video camera. Consequently, the audio, computer screen and doc camera can be captured but not a video of the instructors and/or the white board.   
  • This is an asynchronous method as the video is viewed by others at a different time than originally presented. 

Web Streaming (narrow casting): refers to “casting” the instructor’s presentation to a limited audience such as the students who have the access through CANVAS to view it using a platform such as WebEx or Collaborate Ultra. This is in contrast to “broad” casting to a public audience using a link on an open site.  

  • Elements to be streamed are the same as those in lecture capture 
    • Audio 
    • Computer Screen 
    • Document Camera 
    • External camera if available  (again, only a few rooms on campus are equipped with working external cameras that can record/cast digitally - but there are other options noted below) 
  • Nearly all computer equipped rooms on campus have the software for web streaming but most do not have the external camera. Consequently, the audio, computer screen and doc camera can be captured but not a video of the instructors and/or the white board.   
  • This is a synchronous method as it can be viewed while the presentation is given (and the presentation can be recorded while it is being streamed to be viewed later).  
  • Please note, the term refers to one way communication system which, on its own, does not allow for interaction between the presenter and the online viewer. However, as noted below, when using WebEx or Collaborate Ultra for narrow casting, there are interactive possibilities. 

Interactive Video Conferencingrefers to an approach which will allow incoming streaming while simultaneously narrow- or broad-casting. 

  • This is the only approach that is clearly set up to provide two-way communication. 
  • There are only six classrooms on campus with this clearly set up with the correct hardware (Centennial 1404 & 3212, Wing 31, 102, & 104, and Murphy 150). 

 Are there ways to get video of the instructor while lecture capturing or web streaming and there is no external camera? 

As noted above, most rooms do not have external cameras that would work to capture/record images of the instructor and whiteboards.  If an instructor and/or department has their own external web camera, it may be possible to effectively use it in many rooms. 

  • Cameras that connect to the computers via a USB cable are preferable as they are the easiest to setup and integrate with the existing hardware and software. 
  • Cameras with USB cables, depending on cable length, may be limited in where they can be placed to view the instructor. 
  • Bluetooth web cameras might also be used, but will require specific assistance from IT to set up properly. 
  • If the web camera includes a microphone, that must be disabled to avoid interfering with the room's audio system. 
  • Please note: IT does not have any web cameras which can be loaned out to faculty or departments for use in classrooms. 

 

 

 

 

If a camera to record the instructor is to be used, or is a necessity for a class, the instructor must complete the following request form before August 21, 2020 to set up a consultation with ATS to ensure that the camera can be properly connected and used.  

Note: some classrooms with an all-in-one computer (listed as “AIO” in the classroom directory) have built in webcams.  However, these cannot be moved to capture the instructor from a student/audience point of view.  Relying on them would require the instructor to be in front of the computer screen at all times. 

Are there ways to get interaction when web streaming? Instructors can use WebEx, or Collaborate Ultra on the classroom computer to web stream in the same way they use those programs on their personal computer to stream for meetings. 

  1. Web streaming from the classroom to students who are each using their own computer or mobile device: 
    1. Audio, computer screen, and document camera could be transmitted. 
      1. Visual of the instructor would only occur if an external camera is available
    2. Since it's on the computer screen it is part of what could be recorded along with audio. 
    3.  Visuals of those attending virtually could be displayed by the attendee or muted. \A caution - like any WebEx or Collaborate Ultra meeting, if someone is making noise and does not have their microphone muted, that noise will interfer/disrupt the audio of the person who is supposed to be speaking.  So, in using the WebEx or Collaborate Ultra options, the instructor needs to make sure all remote mics are turned off, and will need to develop a way to monitor the computer screen to see who is answering/asking a question in the chat function, or who indicates to you that they want to ask/answer/participate using the "raise hand" function. 
    4. Audio could be muted for all participants and interaction could occur through the chat function.
  2. Web Streaming from the classroom computer to a computer and display in another classroom: 
    1. Audio, computer screen, and document camera could be transmitted to the other room. 
      1. Visual of the instructor would only occur if an external camera is available. 
    2. Since it's on the computer screen, it is part of what could be recorded 
    3. Audio and visuals from the other room would not be available.
    4. Chats from the other room would only be possible through the chat function on the classroom computer.  

Students sharing computer screens:  For general access computer lab rooms there is a way for a student's screen to be shared with the instructor's station so that an instructor does not have to walk around and look at a student's screen.  More information about screen sharing capabilities is forthcoming as is information about which computer lab rooms will have this capability.  

Should I use these options for my class? Please consult with CATL about the pros and cons of lecture capture in terms of your discipline, course goals, content accessibility, and student internet access issues. 

 How do I use these options in my classroom and for my class?  

  • IT can provide technical training by appointment on how to set up for lecture capture and web streaming. 
  • IT will be organizing to provide a virtual training session to show the basics of how to record and narrow cast from a classroom. 
  • Documents and training videos are being worked on and will be provided as soon as available. 

Last modified: 07/07/2020

Health practices in the classroom expanding section New
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  • Mandatory mask wearing (instructors, employees, and students) in classrooms and classroom building public spaces (e.g., hallways,study areas, and restrooms).
    • The university will centrally provide for masks for instructors and other employees who do not have their own. Order through the iService desk. Whether your own or university provided please follow the CDC mask guidelines).
    • UWL will provide temporary paper masks to students who have forgotten their own in the central vending area of each classroom building. 
  • Physical distance parameters of six feet
    • Markers will provided in classrooms for six foot parameters
    • Classrooms will be able to be utilize at ~32% of their seating capacity given physical distancing needs. 50% for labs. ~15-20% for theatre style seating.
  • Classrooms will be cleaned nightly UWL custodians following COVID-19 protocols.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in all classrooms and labs.
  • Cleaning protocols of individual areas (e.g., instructor and student desks) will involve each individual assuming responsibility for wiping down surfaces at the beginning of a class with wipes provided by UWL. Instructors should clean the teaching station including keyboards and microphones upon entering the classroom.
    • Additional and/or more specialized protocols for some spaces may be initiated by individual units (e.g. lab spaces).

Employees/instructors with a health reason associated with not wearing a mask need to work with HR on appropriate health accommodations. Medical documentation may need to be provided. Students with personal health concerns associated with COVID-19 should be directed to the ACCESS center. For students who wish to request all online courses due to COVID - there is a link below on this page. 

Last modified: 07/07/2020

Classroom mask management expanding section

Recommended classroom steps for compliance with mandatory masks  
The classroom management issues are the same as an other conflict management in a classroom. A helpful parallel is the use of safety gear such as goggles in a lab. Existing protocol for student nonacademic conduct should be followed.

 Instructor - types of phrases that could be used. 

  • “Please note that wearing a mask while in a campus classroom is mandatory.” 
  • “Masks are mandatory because they protect the health of others and the person wearing them.” 

Potential student responses 

  • I forgot mine. 
    • In this building you can go to main vending area to pick up a temporary one-time use mask. 
    • Feel free to return to your lodging to get yours, they are mandatory in all classrooms. 
  • I can’t wear a mask due to my own health concerns. “Please work with the ACCESS center to work out appropriate reasonable accommodations. Until there is a specific accommodation, masks are mandatory in all classrooms at UWL.” 
  • I won’t. - "Please come back to the classroom when you are willing to wear a mask. The point of the mask is to protect others as well as yourself and it is a campus requirement."
  • I won’tSits down or doesn’t leave.
    • Instructor can choose to tell the students that they will not teach without all students in masks and instructor can leave the room for some or all of the class period. Instructor should inform Student Life and their chair if the latter occurs. 
    • Instructor calls Protective Services 789-9000 and an officer will come for no/low escalation response.

Last modified: 07/01/2020

Masks & shields for instructors expanding section

Masks generally provide better risk reduction for others in the room as compared to shields. However, in a shield an instructor's facial expressions are seen better. If an instructor needs to be moving around (e.g., in a lab), masks are recommended over shields. UWL will provide masks or shields. ADAs should be utilized to order cotton masks. For summer session three, if a shield is needed please contact the Provost's Office bcornforth@uwlax.edu. For Fall 2020, instructors should work through their departments to request a mask (except Music, Theatre and Health Professions). 

Audibility? UWL ATS unit has conducted trials with one-time use masks, the UWL standard cotton mask, and face shields with microphones. All three were audible with no major differences among the three. Most UWL classrooms are already equipped with microphones. Instructors should use a sanitizing wipe on the mic before handling. If you are teaching in a room without a microphone please let your chair and Dean know.

Last modified: 06/25/2020

Semester start/end times expanding section New
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UWL is planning on the  traditional semester structure - starting after Labor Day and progressing for 15 weeks - this includes 3 weeks of school after Thanksgiving (two weeks of instruction and one week of finals). 

Reasoning:

The ability to start earlier than September 2 would require legislative action from the state (not expected) and faculty are not on contract until 8/31. Furthermore, Summer Session III completed on August 28.

The discussion of moving on campus courses to a virtual format at Thanksgiving is an option; however, is not planned at this time. UWL wants to prioritize classroom time (particularly for labs) for the whole semester as public health guidance allows. 

Last modified: 07/07/2020

Deciding to teach online in the Fall? expanding section New
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If, as an instructor, you wish for your department to consider offering your Fall 2020 courses fully online – please utilize the following guidelines. Decisions regarding class modality [in person, hybrid, online sync (OS), or online async (AS)] should be completed by July and department chairs/ADAs are coordinating the effort on changes in how courses are listed within WINGS based on instructor preparation, preference and classroom availability.

UWL's expectation is that all instructors teaching hybrid or online shall have completed CATL online or flex training by the end of August.

Additional parameters: 

    • The size of the class has to remain the same size as it would have been F2F (e.g., not capped at the traditional 28 size used for summer/J-term classes).
    • For fully online classes – it needs to be clear if they have expected synchronous components (in which case,  a standard day/time will be indicated in the timetable). And, the time/date of a class cannot be changed since students have registered.
    • If a current course is indicated as online by July 10 – it cannot be “switched” back to F2F or hybrid.  If you think you will want to be meeting f2f with students, it should be indicated as hybrid.
    • Any instructor who opts to teach courses online are expected to attend to their scholarship and service duties as per usual in addition to other university obligations. Vulnerable individuals should collaborate with their supervisors regarding appropriate virtual alternatives to F2F obligations such as meetings and advising.
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Last modified: 07/07/2020

Messaging to students regarding Fall 2020 expanding section

Mid-June - all undergraduates received the message shown below and graduate students received some similar messaging.  In early August students will get an email with their own schedules that indicate the most up-to-date information about each course's modality.  After July 27th most students will be able to make schedule changes if alternative courses or course times are available. 

EMAIL TO STUDENTS (sent 6/19/2020):

What will Fall 2020 courses be like for UWL students?

UWL is working hard preparing for Fall 2020 and is excited to think about having students back on campus. In terms of courses, UWL is planning on a variety of class formats for Fall 2020 that will align with public health recommendations and best educational practices. Unless something changes, masks will be mandatory for students and instructors, ~six-foot physical distancing will be in place, and no single course will exceed ~50 students. Consequently, each of you is likely to have a blend of course types as part of your class schedule. We expect that the format of courses will be changing throughout July as we better understand the impact of the size limit and physical distancing needs on each classroom’s capacity. In early August, we hope to send you the most up-to-date version of your class schedule that will best reflect the final format of your classes for Fall. Students will not be able to change sections or courses or courses until the end of July due to this COVID-19 related flux.

 Due to physical distancing needs in the classroom, there will be many classes that cannot be held on campus with the full attendance of every enrolled student at the same time. Therefore, in addition to online and in-person, you may find that some of your classes will be listed as hybrid and we suspect that a hybrid class format may be less well known to you. Hybrid courses (sometimes referred to as blended) have both virtual engagement components (such as online course content) and on-campus meetings. They will show on your schedule as having a classroom with a specific time and place; but, students should plan on not physically attending class as often as you would in an in-person on-campus class. The specific dates you will need to attend will not be known to you until the semester starts and your instructor will let you know the expectations. However, keep that time period free for the class. The hybrid model is different for every class based on the educational goals, but the types of materials you might be expected to complete online are readings, videos, individual assignments, group assignments, quizzes, exams, and discussion boards. For courses to be held on campus, UWL will be prioritizing courses that have hands-on components (such as labs and the visual & performing arts) and classes that first-year students are more likely to take. And, our faculty are preparing for creative ways to make use of the time students can be together to more richly engage with course materials.

How do I prepare for Fall 2020?

As you already know, COVID-19 means unexpected changes that require quick responses. All UWL students, faculty, and staff need to be ready to be flexible if needed. In particular, the need for a class to go online quickly for a short or long period of time is a reality for all students in the country this Fall. Part of being ready and flexible is checking your UWL email daily – email is still the primary way that the university and instructors will be communicating with you. Also – closer to the start of the Fall semester, the university will be providing more information about the availability of co-curricular activities (e.g., the REC, student clubs, etc.) as the details about how to provide these options more safely becomes known.

This summer, UWL instructors in every department are working hard at developing innovative ways to provide course content and applied activities for students that will work in a variety of formats. In addition, by August over 90% of our instructors will have completed intensive training in online and/or hybrid teaching development. We are looking forward to having students back on campus and for learning to take place in a lot of different ways.

   

Last modified: 06/20/2020

Online/hybrid working definitions expanding section

Definition of Course Types

Face-to-Face (F2F) or In-Person or On Campus: Course in which content delivery, course activities, and assessments take place in a physical classroom.

  • Shown in WINGS as "P" for In Person in the Timetable 

Online courses (fully) - students do not meet in person at a physical site. All  content and course activities take place online. Prior to Fall 2020, shown in WINGS as "OL" for online.

  • Synchronous - some or all of the elements of the class occur in real time. Elements can be required (e.g., a lecture or exam) or optional (e.g., office hours or discussion times). The course should be listed as online in the timetable and a meeting date/time should be noted.
    • Shown in WINGS as "OS" for Online Synchronous
  • Asynchronous - although there are deadlines for students by which they need to complete work, there are no requirements for a specific date/time when the student must be available. 
    • Shown in WINGS as ""OA" for Online Asynchronous

Hybrid or blended: Course in which content delivery, course activities, and assessments take place in a physical classroom and online. UWL does not utilize a percentage of time spent in the physical classroom to operationalize the concept of a blended or hybrid class. The purpose of using the term is to signal to students an expectation about their presence and to inform an instructor's design of the course. 

  • Shown in WINGS as "HY" for Hybrid: Blend On-campus/Online

Last modified: 06/04/2020

Access to campus buildings June 1- July 20 expanding section

As of June 1, all department chairs and ADAs have swipe access to their office buildings as do all faculty/IAS who are moving this summer and other faculty/staff who have work duties that must be completed on campus. Remote work is still encouraged for all UWL employees.

INSTRUCTORS who need short term access to their offices (to secure items for summer or fall research or teaching) should do the following:

  • Email your Dean for approval (Provost approval is no longer needed). State a preferred time and date (M-F; 8-4). Providing 48 hours notice is preferred.
  • Dean approves to Chief Hill. Wait for return approval email before coming to campus. 
  • Show up to the building at the time/date with your key card and your office keys. Call dispatch at 789-9000 tell them which door of which building and an officer will come let you in.
  • Masks - wear a mask to enter and exit the building and in any public space (including restrooms). Masks are not needed when in your own office or lab space unless you are interacting with others. Cloth masks are acceptable. If you required to come to campus regularly to complete essential work duties, masks will be provided by UWL, but for these quick visits, please provide your own mask. 
  • Gloves - are not needed but individuals should frequently wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer. 
  • Physical distancing  - individuals should remain at least six feet away from others.
  • If an employee is accompanied by another individual(s) to help with moving, the other individual must follow the health protocols.
  • Physical movement around the building should be limited only to essential spaces needed for the task at hand.
  • Common spaces such as bathrooms and door knobs will be cleaned daily by UWL custodial staff.

Last modified: 06/14/2020

Instructor development & training expanding section

CATL will be providing training on flexible teaching throughout the summer associated with a stipend for instructors. 

Last modified: 05/06/2020

Testing& Symptoms COVID-19 expanding section New
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Any employee or student experiencing symptoms should not come to class/work. Testing symptomatic individuals will occur through local health providers. At this time, logistics and feasibility regarding population testing  and contact tracing associated COVID-19 are under consideration.

Last modified: 07/07/2020

Response to COVID positive individuals expanding section

 County health and UWL COVID response team will guide campus protocols associated with individuals who test positive in terms of care and quarantine as well as cleaning, etc.

Instructional considerations:

  • must consider scenarios such as a partial shutdown that may or may not affect the whole campus (Wimberly closes for X number of days)
  • must consider the implications of the campus rapidly switching to remote learning again at any point in the semester
  • instructors will need to be ready to provide educational materials/experiences to students who are ill and/or quarantined
  • departments will need plans for back-up instruction if an instructor were to be ill and/or quarantined and unable to teach

Last modified: 06/14/2020

Student request for fully online schedule expanding section

Requesting a fully online schedule for Fall 2020.

  • If you are immuno compromised or have another personal health related concern associated with higher COVID-19 risk, please contact UWL's' ACCESS center for advising and potential accommodations for Fall 2020.
  • If you would like to request a fully online schedule for Fall 2020 based on other COVID-19 related reasons - please complete this survey form.
    • The ability to provide a fully online schedule will depend on class availability, a student's major and the types of courses needed. Consequently, it is possible that UWL will be able to secure a student a full load (12-15 credits) that are fully online, but the courses may not be those in which the students is currently enrolled.
    • The earliest you will be contacted about the possibility of this option is July 20.

Last modified: 06/19/2020

Who informs decisions regarding Fall instruction expanding section New
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Public health parameters can change rapidly as we plan for Fall 2020 and during Fall 2020.  UWL's COVID-19 website provides the most up-to-date information.  UWL's COVID-19 response team makes recommendations to the COVID policy committee. Dr. Abby Deyo and Chief Allen Hill lead the COVID response team.

  • UW System's Plan Ahead Team is considering testing, tracking, separation, isolation, and protection and will be issuing general recommendations. 6-14-2020 recommendations.
  • UWL's COVID response team is informed by health guidelines from the CDC, WI state, and county health.

Last modified: 07/07/2020

Non-Instructional considerations expanding section New
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Student Affairs is working on the co-curriular aspects of students lives such as Residence Life, Athletics, Rec Sports, Student Orgs, and the like. The goal will be to provide as many normal collegiate experiences with proper health considerations.

Murphy Library - 

 

Last modified: 07/07/2020