Town Hall for Faculty and Staff This Friday
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Please join us for a virtual town hall at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 through Microsoft Teams. President Heather Wilson, Provost John Wiebe and Recovery Task Force Chair Steve Crites will answer questions and discuss plans for the fall semester, including our four strategies to continue educating students and advancing discovery of public value in the presence of disease:
- We will allow people to study and work remotely when they can. Seventy-five percent of our sections will be fully remote, 20% will be hybrid and 5% will be fully face-to-face.
- We will build a collective UTEP commitment to use best health practices all the time. We cover our faces. We stay 6 feet apart. We wash our hands frequently. We stay home if we are sick. Miners take care of Miners.
- We will make the campus a very safe place to be for those who cannot work or study remotely. We will have enhanced cleaning of every building every day, and sometimes several times a day. Classrooms have been reconfigured. Dormitories will only house one person in each room. Every classroom will have wipes to clean down your workspace before class starts. We will ask everyone to complete an online health screening each day before coming to campus.
- We will have a proactive UTEP COVID-19 testing program to identify those who are sick and don’t know it.
To make the town hall efficient so we can get to as many of your questions as possible, we ask you to submit your questions in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit them no later than noon Thursday, Aug. 13.
To join the town hall on Friday, click this link. If you are not able to join us at that time, we will record the event and share a link via email after the fact.
We look forward to sharing information with you and answering your questions from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday.