Updated April 6, 2020
Email Communications to Faculty
Below is an archive of communications that were sent to faculty and staff regarding services, university processes, and other important updates regarding the university response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You may also refer to the Faculty FAQ, which contains information from the email communications and from university departments in a topical format.
- Technology Resources for Online Learning (April 6, 2020)
- Web Conferencing Security Warning (April 1, 2020)
- New Alert Feature in Navigate (March 27, 2020)
- Emergency Funds for Students (March 25, 2020)
- Human Subject Research (March 24, 2020)
- Jabber Phone Application Update (March 23, 2020)
- From the Provost to the Faculty, re: Responding to Challenges (March 22, 2020)
- Preparing for Remote Advising (March 21, 2020)
- Information for Faculty on Disability Accommodations (March 20, 2020)
- Policy and Procedures for Purchasing and Payments During the Campus Shutdown (March 20, 2020)
- Helpful Tips From Office of IT (March 19, 2020)
- Academic Support for Students From a Distance (March 19, 2020)
- From the President, re. Latest Developments with the Spring Semester (March 17, 2020)
- Moving Online for the Rest of the Spring Semester - From President Ojakian (March 17, 2020)
- Update on COVID-19 from President Ojakian (March 16, 2020)
- Online Trainings for Faculty and Staff (March 16, 2020)
- From the Provost, re. Faculty and Staff on campus (March 15, 2020)
- CSCU System Office on telecommuting, self-quarantining and what to do if you think you have COVID-19 (March 13, 2020)
- From the President: A Message to Faculty and Staff (March 13, 2020)
- From the Executive Vice President, re. Off-Campus Equipment Loans (March 13, 2020)
- For the Faculty from the Provost re: Advising (March 13, 2020)
Visit COVID-19 Technology Resources to learn about:
- Remote collaboration tools, group chat software, online teaching, and more.
- Online teaching, Blackboard Learn 9, and Microsoft Teams
- Remote phone, voicemail, and VPN access
Faculty Resources for Supporting Students
SCSU Guide to Helping Students in Distress
The Office of the Dean of Students, the Counseling Office, and Student Conduct developed a quick reference guide for recognizing, responding to, and referring distressed students. You'll find the SCSU Guide to Helping Students in Distress here.
Student Basic Needs Resources
As we continue in the remote learning environment, faculty serve as direct contact with students. If a faculty member becomes aware of a student experiencing a struggle meeting basic needs, please visit this page for more information.
Coverage and Continuity of Operations
In the past when the State faced pandemic situations such as SARS, the Avian (bird) flu, swine flu, etc., the State planned for coverage and continuity of operations in the event of a catastrophic outbreak leading to staffing shortages. Consideration was given to potential impacts to critical functions and how they could continue to be performed by telecommuting when possible, or temporary personnel if necessary. See the guidance for state agencies offered in this memo from the state Office of Policy & Management and the Department of Administrative Services:
COVID 19-related personnel situations in state agencies (March 4, 2020)
Traveling Abroad or Out of State
If you are traveling abroad or out of state, we ask you to share some basic information with us so that we have the background knowledge we need to keep our campus safe and healthy for all.
Major Education Associations and Publications
There is some excellent work being produced by our partners and peers. Please see the following resources for more information on coronavirus and higher education.