Dean hosts zoom meeting to instruct faculty on mandatory in-person teaching policy

The Greeks had a word for this:

Sent on behalf of Harry Wonham, Divisional Dean for Humanities:

Dear Colleagues,

I have arranged with the Teaching Engagement Program to offer a Fall Teaching Overview for Humanities faculty Monday, September 20, 10:30am-12:00pm. Zoom link:

I’ll host the session, which we’ll record for colleagues with conflicting commitments.

This will be a chance, particularly for faculty teaching face-to-face courses, to come together to learn essential information, use the chat to log questions and share ideas, and draw on the support resources that are here to help us and our students.

We’ll highlight:
University COVID-19 policies related to classrooms and teaching;
Academic Council policies and guidance;
Technology-aided teaching support;
Practical strategies for enacting flexibility and teaching and learning masked;
Ideas for supporting student wellbeing and success—with the help of the Office of the Dean of Students, Counseling Services, and UESS.
Please let TEP and me know if you plan to join us:

Harry Wonham

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5 Responses to Dean hosts zoom meeting to instruct faculty on mandatory in-person teaching policy

  1. Observer says:

    The meeting is online only after a LOT of pressure on the part of the union, God bless ’em. The union’s point being that we’re already risking a lot by offering in-person classes, and so at least the university could let us attend meetings online. I actually prefer these things online; the chat function of online meetings is a bonus over in-person meetings. However, the “Summit for Academic Leaders” (aka Mandatory Meeting For Long-Suffering Department Heads) is still required and in-person, so it’s not as if the administration really cares all that much about shielding faculty when possible.

  2. honest Uncle Bernie says:

    at least better than places like Iowa and Georgia with no vaccine or mask mandates, gag rules, etc.

    the actual case rates in Lane County and Oregon not very reassuring, however. Depending on how things go, we may not be any safer than Iowa, Georgia, etc.

    It will be interesting to see how Johnson Hall operates when we “reopen.” Will it be nearly empty? With the doors locked, as they were last time I had business there?

    • anon and on and on says:

      Our building opened Monday after being gated since we had our protocols approved last year. Nobody notified our staff (the building manager is in our office) beforehand of the change, though we did expect it to come at some point because we have some classrooms. So I suspect most buildings are now open for normal hours again. If JH remains locked up when all else is open, that will speak even more loudly.

  3. not enough fingers and toes says:

    hey UOM, have you noticed that the count of comments isn’t working right? More comments than are actually indicated.

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