The Return to Work Guide addresses the three phases of reopening the College.
In Phase 2, offices open with limited capacity. Working from the office begins in a staggered approach. Each division determines a schedule that works for their building capacity and job duties. This phase is voluntary to return to the campus and offices.
Employees who have been identified as essential by their Divisional VP are able to volunteer to return back to work during Phase 2.Back To Top
The Reopening Task Force regularly monitors recommendations issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the White House COVID-19 task force, and state and local guidelines.
The CDC has published guidelines that are specific to higher education institutions. These guidelines provide recommendations for institutions based on the level of COVID-19 transmission within the local community.Back To Top
The Academic Affairs Contingency Overview addresses requests from faculty to teach remotely. Faculty can work with Dr. Art Vanden Houten on specific requests that include a hybrid model of teaching some classes in person and some classes online.
Any member of the faculty (full-time or adjunct) concerned about returning to campus because of the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g., health, age) must submit a request to teach remotely for the Fall semester to the Office of Academic Affairs no later than June 30th.
Requests will be reviewed by Academic Affairs and Human Resources and faculty notified of approval by July 10th.Back To Top
The Division of Academic Affairs will be sending additional information to faculty on how to submit a request to teach remotely.Back To Top
The task force responsible for the Academic Affairs Contingency Plan considered many options during the development of the plan. The final plan is in line with recommendations from the CDC and is consistent with the plans of state institutions and other ICUF institutions.Back To Top
The Director of Risk Management is creating a master document of building plans. This will include how hallways, stairwells and elevators will be utilized in all campus buildings.Back To Top
The College will identify a select number of classrooms that will be outfitted with technology for hybrid class models.Back To Top
Employees will be paid through the self-isolation process and will not have to utilize their Paid Time Off benefit. Employees will need to inform their supervisors immediately if they need to go into self-isolation.
The employee should work with their supervisor and Divisional Vice President to determine if the employee can work from home during the self-isolation time. If an employee is sick, then we expect the employee to focus on their health and communicate to their supervisor that they are not able to work.Back To Top
If employees are unable to come to work, due to their schools/daycares being closed and other arrangements cannot be made, then the employee will not have to utilize their Paid Time Off benefit. Employees will need to inform their supervisors immediately regarding the schools/daycare closure dates.
Impacted employees should work with their supervisor and Divisional Vice President to determine if the employee can work from home during the designated school/daycare closure time.Back To Top
The Vice-President of each Division will be responsible for identifying positions that meet the requirements of being able to “work from home.” To work from home, supervisors need to ensure that the employee’s job responsibilities can be performed from a remote location. Supervisors should work with IT Security to determine if their employee has the proper secure college or self-owned equipment and access to perform their jobs.Back To Top