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Community Information

For the latest campus operations, resource and safety information, please click on the links below.

Cardinal Flight Plan

Resources for learning online here

UIW COVID-19 Community Updates and Operations Information

Illness Reporting Form

Remember to complete the Cardinal Daily Health Check when visiting campus

Using the Cardinal Daily Health Check

To keep the Cardinal Community safe and help reduce the chance of COVID-19 spread we have implemented a new self-screening tool for the UIW community. This web-based tool, the Cardinal Daily Health Check, must be completed by all employees, students, and guests before they visit any UIW location. The Cardinal Daily Health Check, should be completed EVERY TIME an individual visits any UIW location. Watch the video below or click here for instructions (PDF).

Cardinal Daily Health Check

Teaching

Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

Our UIW spring academic calendar will remain unchanged, with most classes beginning as scheduled on Monday, January 11. The health professions programs will begin classes on Monday, January 4.

Holidays, Spring Break and Finals

Our Spring calendar will continue to celebrate all scheduled holidays as published by the Registrar and Human Resources, including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday and Fiesta (pending city planning).

The President’s Cabinet recognizes the importance of taking a break – and being able to look forward to that break – so we will keep Spring Break as scheduled.

Finals week will remain as scheduled, May 3-7.

Faculty Training and Remote Learning Instruction

Instructional Technology has been hard at work providing faculty a variety of workshops and other tools for online course delivery. They have provided more than 2,000 one-on-on consultations to faculty as well as weekly Saturday webinars. In addition to these opportunities, the University has developed a variety of web resources for faculty including:

UIW faculty have engaged in extensive training to share best practices in remote learning.

Sections with remote learning will keep their section sizes. Small sections provide for more individualized attention, increased participation, and better communication between the instructor and students.

Plans for Summer and Fall 2021

Plans for Summer 2021 will be shared near the end of the spring semester. Plans for Fall 2021 will be shared mid-summer. 


Working

Student Employees and Work Study Employees

UIW Bookstore with Cashier Shield

UIW is currently in the "Minimal to Moderate" or "Yellow" warning indicator, which means offices have begun to reopen in a phased approach and essential personnel are continuing on-campus work. Departments and offices that have hired student employees to begin work in the near future should not have the student employees work on campus unless they are determined to be essential personnel (i.e., residence life). Student workers may work remotely; however, supervisors are responsible for ensuring the remote work agreement and the student confidentiality statement in the student employment handbook are completed.

COVID-19 Leave Policy

View the Pandemic Policy for Vacation and Sick Leave.

Keeping Your Area Safe

Employees may deny entry to their workspace to visitors without face masks. As members of the UIW community, we have a shared responsibility to ensure the safety of our coworkers and students. One way we protect one another is by following the safety precautions outlined in the COVID-19 Return to Campus Requirements and Expectations Policy. The policy requires face masks to be worn in common areas, instructional spaces, classrooms and labs. Disposable face masks can be requested through Purchasing.

Cleaning and disinfecting has been increased in response to the pandemic. In addition, employees should frequently sanitize shared office equipment, including photocopy machines, fax machines, and scanners, among other items, and employees should frequently sanitize touch points and high touch surfaces within office suites or departments, including break rooms and other shared spaces. Disinfecting wipes can be requested through Purchasing. For additional cleaning requests, contact Facilities Management.

Safety barriers have been installed in public areas. Additional requests may be submitted to Facilities Management.

Telecommuting and Remote Work

Additional information about returning to work, vulnerable individuals, and accommodations can be found in the UIW Return to Work Guidelines.

Safe Teaching

Like all UIW employees, faculty will wear safe face masks when on campus. Faculty must have a mask on when students approach them, whether in class or in their office.

Faculty will follow all UIW employee guidelines for safe practices on site, and they will instruct students about general safe guidelines for everyone on campus, and specific safe practice in their particular class. Additional classroom guidelines for instructors will be finalized soon.

The University will provide face masks for those who arrive without theirs, and materials for wiping down individual spaces before and after class. The University will ensure thorough cleaning of classrooms at least once each day.

Faculty should direct their material requests through their deans.

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