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How will shared desks/offices be handled?

Dean’s Office staff have been meeting with supervisors in every department to find out about staff needs, and we are working with departments on a plan to spread people out as much as possible. We also may institute flex days for people who share a desk, or we may put in a divider between occupants of an office.

After several months of working from home, will staff be permitted to work remotely going forward?

This is something that Human Resources has been looking at. Visit their Flexible Work Arrangement page for more information. The school will also release guidance soon regarding ADA accommodations and work modifications. Stay tuned.

It seems that hybrid classes require a significant increase in the amount of time for each class. How much extra time should we expect?

It will vary by class. The first time a class is offered, It will take extra time to record lectures or design interactive exercises. Then these will be available for future use. There is a front-end investment of time, but you will create enduring materials that will be used in future years.

If an instructor wants to make a class online what is the process to do that?

SPHTM will have an in-person presence for classes. For fall 2020, there will be some one-time accommodations for online teaching with approval from the Dean’s Office. All classes will be offered at their meeting time for fall, even if online. As we go forward, the school will evaluate the role of online classes in our regular curriculum. At that point, the course will need approval from the curriculum committee.