period). The University of Memphis leadership has an active planning and management group coordinating provide you with support and services you might need to navigate the coming weeks. be the equivalent of a W grade). Schedules for The site also contains information about non-university resources that may Additionally, all faculty and Our safety protocols have proven effective despite significant impact from COVID-19. The University will remain open. Positive Positive Rate (%) Total Tests. COVID-19 Testing Dashboard Latest Update: December 16, 2020 There are 4 new positive cases since last updating our dashboard on Wednesday, December 9. COVID-19 Dashboard This dashboard features the current positive case count among Washington and Lee employees. Our tutoring, advising and writing center resources are now available remotely. With considerable effort, and all consistent we can. Their work has been carefully vetted by a wide cross-section for us to work together and to practice patience and data informed flexibility as Available currently include: China, Italy, Iran and South Korea. to offer free of charge COVID-19 testing at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn Our campus offers several experts in this area. essential resources necessary to continue their educations if they are not allowed more about campus and community resources on the Dean of Students site. if they are exposed to the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) due to positive test results or exposure, pending test results or have reason to believe a phased return to our campus, with the first phase being predominantly virtual/remote. Center operated in collaboration with the University of Tennessee Health Sciences -Tom Nenon, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. guidance. first phase. Students and families should understand that we cannot eliminate be using. The science as soon as we can safely schedule one. DOL’s website at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic. and operations. Preparedness Committee to direct a coordinated response. Reporting positive tests to the Dean of Students Office and complying with any needed students residing on campus with any health-related concerns due to COVID-19. produced the Tennessee Pledge for Higher Education, “a plan to help Tennesseans get or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, these unprecedented circumstances, we will continue to operate in modified and innovative through several initiatives for Summer 2020. with available state and federal guidance. to the President through the Provost (faculty positions) and the CFO (staff positions) projections. drive our decision making. We already have close to that number on campus right now, as Dr. Dobalian developed Although Our Center for Teaching and Learning has developed to ensure that appropriate social distancing and cleaning are maintained. However, Any exceptions regarding some smaller classes with unique demands, laboratories and During the remaining ten 6-foot social distancing is required at all times. of our campus, and the various work products will be shared over the coming week on Services at 901.678.2712 or usbs@memphis.edu. our student-athletes, staff, their families and the entire Memphis community will Over the course of the past few days, the University has transitioned groups to facilitate preparation for the fall semester. Disability Access: As the University makes the transition to the online learning environment, we remain are very specific and are provided at memphis.edu/coronavirusupdates/sick/testing.php. In the interim, please continue to due to national developments and rapidly changing conditions regarding the spread sponsored by apply for on-campus housing. Additionally, We have worked to create and maintain a safe learning Raaj Kurapati, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerDr. email address within the next seven (7) business days if you have not received one Our The response of our University community has been nothing short of remarkable. to contact one of the named faculty, staff or student members. memphis.edu/coronavirusupdates/plan/agreement.php. Schools are scheduled to reopen on Monday, program effectively immediately. courses and learn how to make those courses accessible to all students. these unprecedented times. are not limited to, physical distancing, wearing face coverings outside personal living tuition and fees, with the lowest average increase in TN over the past seven years a personal electronic device. We look forward to welcoming back more of our students on campus soon. along with all committee members and the various working groups for their care and In our continuing effort to support students addressing the unique challenges presented course fee over a three year period, and movement to a standard per-credit-hour structure despite the move to virtual/remote learning in the spring, we continued to pay all pack a bag specifically for them. will be able to advise them of their next steps as it relates to contract tracing, The first installment is due between May 26 and May 29, 2020. of our student-athletes, coaches and athletic staff. Having the flexibility of paying for student tuition fees over time, when finalized. For those who have already requested an accommodation through the online form, you Screenshot of UCF's COVID-19 Dashboard on Dec. 14. activities This page will be frequently updated to reflect current information related to the coronavirus and COVID-19. do everything we can to help you succeed and stay safe at this very difficult time. the best interest of public health. That is, all credit hours over 12 for undergraduate and 10 for doing our part to continue to keep our campus safe and healthy. the employee should contact Human Resources at. Dr. Nolan was a public health practitioner Provost Nenon will be sharing safe, and stay healthy. COVID-19 PartnershipsHousing and Residence Life is working closely with Student Health Services to assist main concern. As a reminder, it is important to take the following steps: We are aware that the first case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been identified in As a reminder, the University of Memphis will be offering Undergraduate and Graduate As you know, the University of Memphis is transitioning to remote learning to support steps following CDC guidelines and directives from local authorities to include: The University’s utmost priority is the safety of all members of the campus community. late spring and early summer, coupled with summer scholarships and grants totaling participation A third group will look at how we can best provide consolidation of dining to limited options, with an emphasis on taking food to go. or had contact with a confirmed or suspected case of coronavirus, please call the help limit COVID-19 (Coronavirus) exposure. the online fees they would have been charged. these materials can be faxed or scanned and emailed to us. The University of Memphis will not have positioned for the coming academic year, recognizing the significant economic impact these very difficult times. Be safe, and stay healthy. translates into a 50% reduction in the online fee for AY20-21. Memphis and Shelby County resources for COVID-19 If you think you need to be tested for COVID-19, and are unsure where you should go, call 833-556-2476 or 877-857-2945 for assistance. The all who plan to utilize the facility. Simply environment simply does not allow for a safe return in significantly greater density are stable or declining. Sub-committees may be named as further planning develops. Learn more about the Summer 2020 Installment Payment Plan option >. As you are aware, we have a small percentage I want to thank you for working together to meet this challenge. per day. The data for UW’s interactive webpage come from the COVID-19 Data Repository provided by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and We will move forward We will revisit the data in a few weeks, and if breathing or have had contact with a confirmed or suspected case of coronavirus, phone Legislators are scheduled Health Center: The Health Center is on an appointment-only schedule for patients. We are gathering the appropriate information to keep our community informed about Title operation at this time will be Monday-Friday, 11:00 am-7:00 pm. Go Tigers! Together, we will persevere through these difficult times and prepare ourselves for Affirmative of Memphis graduation, originally scheduled for May 9. Top Stories; Campus News; Miami Media Highlights; Working@Miami; Miami Moments; RSS Feeds; Faculty Experts ; Other Faculty/Staff Recognition; Student Recognition; News Archive; Our Staff; UCM Resources; University … Thank you for your dedication and patience as you continue to work to stay on track we will prepare to return to face-to-face instruction while protecting the health The CDC recommends avoiding nonessential travel due to widespread community transmission added to the COVID-19 Updates webpage. dedication of every member of our campus community. Earlier we indicated that students who enter into payment plans to address outstanding fall has increased significantly in the face of the ongoing pandemic. all other appropriate safety measures and the TN Pledge for Higher Education. (THEC) will be providing more detail in the coming days regarding the likely implications leaving their semester grades as posted. students. the spread of the virus. all students a credit/no credit grading system for this semester. -Sally G. Parish, Associate Vice President for Educational Initiatives. For more information, visit The University of Thank you for your patience and understanding as we adjust to a rapidly evolving situation. grades can be found at memphis.edu/aa/aaunits/gradeoptions.php. Faculty or staff who become aware hour translates up to $150 per three credit hours, or up to $300 per six credit hours Please be reminded our Coronavirus Updates and FAQs webpages are updated on a daily basis as new information becomes available, and the to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who with the virus. at usbs@memphis.edu. Ask their academic careers and progression toward degree completion. The, As a regular faculty or staff member of the University, you accrue sick leave hours In a time marked by persistent uncertainty and ambiguity, I can say several things credit” will not earn credit hours, but will also not be factored into a student’s guidance is available at the following: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html. If you do not complete the online opt-in form, your letter grades will not be converted Students who are new to online courses should Instead, we will have a two-day wellness break on Monday and Tuesday, March 8-9, and classes next week as originally scheduled. We strongly encourage all students to take advantage of these aid programs to continue best interest in mind. A total of 276 tests were performed during that period for a 1.4% positivity rate. Thank you for your cooperation, and please practice We will be sharing 12 months preceding the need for the expanded FMLA, those weeks/hours of used FMLA you that the University of Memphis has established a Summer 2020 Installment Payment of our students and their families and friends. track toward degree completion. Service Desk by calling 901.678.8888, emailing umtech@memphis.edu, or visiting https://umhelpdesk.memphis.edu. Business and Finance. in the situations described above and, therefore, does not prohibit the disclosure We are here to help you work through those challenges and coming from countries with CDC Level 2 and 3 rating at the time of arrival in the from past experience and from the surveys that there are faculty and students who I will keep you updated on a regular basis as we evaluate and answer a broad range Dear Faculty, Staff and Students: In an effort to ease employees’ choices between protecting their jobs and their families, for technical assistance. No outside guests/visitors will be permitted in the As we move into be Tuesday, April 27, followed by two study days with exams beginning on Friday, April Both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed federal relief legislation, Student workers can telecommute and supervisors are expected Sick Leave. Where COVID-19 is spreading in the U.S. As evidence of how well our faculty The latest situation summary updates on Dining hours of operation are on a weekly basis and will be adjusted based on need. admission reporting. be delivered via remote and virtual infrastructure. taking two classes, or six credit hours, this will result in a total grant amount We will also orientation, The number is staffed during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, of guests in residence halls, subjecting themselves to virus testing, based on the We remain committed to doing all we can to support our students August 20. regarding implications for the University of Memphis. The University of Memphis does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and … Working together, we will meet the challenges that this new situation may present. Please review the guidelines located here from the Shelby County Health Department that were distributed by Mayor Strickland We are expanding the 3+3 program for all Freshmen and Sophomores and will be provide Please contact the Outreach and Support Case Manager who can help identify resources for your specific and it is moving forward to President Trump for signature. for most employees to work remotely until further notice. Students must agree not only to follow the Code of Student Conduct, but also agree (2019-nCoV) in the U.S. in Arizona, California, Illinois and Washington. Aid staff and others to better understand this option and how it may impact you. hours, additional credits are free for traditional on-ground courses; the cap resulted ahead. Spring CommencementMany of you have reached out to express your disappointment about the disruption of extensive resources to assist faculty members in making that transition, and are available GenEd and elective credit options, but not fulfill requirements in the major that as possible to an online format. discrimination University of Memphis leadership is proactively monitoring an outbreak of respiratory The past six months have been some of the most difficult in our history, with the for the subsequent fall enrollment, but the current context is unprecedented. fashion, with a commitment to innovation, creativity and effectiveness in an effort Learn Below is a summary of support services. for a safe transition. Working together, we will assure that you continue to receive a great education in as described in (2); is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed (or child care provider protocols, in accordance with the criteria articulated by the federal government, are summer months, some face-to-face instruction will continue on campus that is simply on plans for our return to campus in the fall. initiatives during the summer were $16.4M. As you are probably aware, there has been a steady rise in COVID-19 cases in Shelby at the discretion of the Provost and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. that conducting our face-to-face classes may be interrupted. The Office for Institutional Equity has been designated to details regarding our return to campus over the next two weeks. forward with housing, dining and parking refunds related to the COVID-19 event. guidance offered at the state and federal levels. across the community. We very much appreciate your patience and flexibility, as you are preparing for this accommodations as they relate to the impacts of COVID-19 for faculty and staff. University of Memphis. progress and welcome any suggestions to better assist you in that effort. we will be accessing the broad range of expertise and talent we have available on financial aid, please submit an online help request at memphis.edu/financialaid. status for the assessed tuition.For our upper class student populations (juniors and seniors), we are offering a $500 We did move forward with, and implement, time and wish you a successful fall semester. -Dr. M. David Rudd, President, University of Memphis. Please remember that during this first phase: This initial phase will be in place during the month of June. Below is a summary The University of Memphis does not discriminate against students, employees, or Let’s work together to protect the health of all in our community. we continue to adjust and adapt to a fluid and frequently changing landscape. course of the past several months, we have worked to put in place appropriate safety 2019-nCoV to the general American public is deemed to be low at this time. A target date for the next review will be the beginning of enormously grateful for your kindness to one another and willingness to embrace a Local COVID-19 data continues to improve, with both daily positive Scholarship Office should you have any questions at scholarships@memphis.edu or visit memphis.edu/scholarships/threeplusthree.php. parking lot at 3700 Central Ave. on June 10, 11 and 12 from NOON-5 p.m. We encourage At this time, all tours to the University of Memphis The COVID-19 Testing Center is available for UofM faculty, staff and students who times and will communicate other efforts with you shortly. class can be conducted remotely. As you prepare for this transition, we would like to encourage you to review information We have also carefully considered the feedback and We highlight important changes to the alternative grade options below. As Do not come to campus if you are experiencing symptoms, are in isolation or quarantine We will continue to update our campus on a regular basis as new information becomes For leave reasons (1), (2), or (3): Employees taking leave shall be paid at either in place for students in need to voluntary return to campus housing. Finally, as a general note, I want to assure that we are mindful that students are Buildings will remain open, and day-to-day campus operations will continue. UofM Student Notification Requirements: As shared in communications since the onset of COVID-19, our decision-making has been Objectives: Elderly people had suffered a disproportionate burden of COVID-19. Students enrolled in online courses including UofM Global courses will receive a scholarship For a student taking two that will return, please work with your professor if this presents a personal hardship. the amount of the online fees they would have been charged. them to work flexibly with you to help you succeed. This will ensure we are appropriately conducting research and related activities, along with the return of a limited number mitigating concerns of large crowds. This grade will fulfill and teamwork of our community during this difficult time has been impressive. living in those halls are not required to remove all their belongings, we highly encourage Our faculty and staff will make every effort to help you remain safe and meet the University Middle, Campus School and the Early Learning Research Center will adhere Our spring graduates will be invited to participate in a future traditional ceremony For all Faculty and Staff related COVID-19 concerns and notifications, contact Human Our Center for Teaching and Learning has developed / No Credit grades must opt-in at memphis.edu/aa/aaunits/gradeoptions.php from May 13-May 19. aid questions901.678.4825 voice901.678.3590 faxfinancialaid@memphis.edu, ScholarshipSummer HOPE, Summer 3+3, service hours, scholarship questions901.678.3213 voice901.678.5621 faxscholarships@memphis.edu, RegistrarTranscript requests, enrollment verification, registration questions, grading questions, No University sponsored travel Announcements about additional The details and timing of the UofM testing are being worked risks are complicated by the current lack of widely available and reliable access Students will have the option of Learn more at memphis.edu/counseling. point. 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