The College of Engineering’s weekly update aims to provide transparent and frequent information about how the College is operating, adapting and caring for its community. Updated information can always be found at the College’s COVID website. Questions and feedback can be submitted here.
Hopefully you’ve had the chance to join President Schlissel’s new weekly Zoom updates. Providing context and specifics around pandemic protocol has been part of the focus – we’re synthesizing that here for the Michigan Engineering community.
WHAT TO DO IF AN INDIVIDUAL TESTS POSITIVE
Cases of COVID-19 have and will continue to occur with individuals in Engineering, however, we have had no known community spread. This is because of our collective responsibility to care for each other – following prevention protocols and promptly notifying those who can help. If you become aware of a positive case please follow these steps.
- If they have visited a College building, please notify your Department Chair and Unit Administrator, or your Unit Director. They will work with College leadership to:
- Inform EHS
- Connect with potentially affected individuals
- Determine building safety
- Students should:
- Faculty and staff should:
This instructor guide also explains what happens when a student is diagnosed with COVID-19 or identified as a close contact. Provided by U-M’s Campus Blueprint.
U-M’S COMMUNITY SAMPLING & TRACKING COMES TO N. CAMPUS
This free, opt-in, voluntary saliva testing program for those on the Ann Arbor campus plays a critical role in our understanding of how the virus is impacting our campus community and how to respond.
FINAL REMINDER: FUNDING FOR CONVERTING W21 COURSES TO HYBRID TEACHING
Faculty who need funding to convert their W21 courses to new formats may apply for up to approximately $5000. Support will be prioritized for ENGR100 sections, capstone design courses, and lab courses. Funds can be used for a wide array of activities including hiring student temps to develop online modules as well as purchasing lab kits, equipment, or other supplies. Funding cannot be used for additional salary for faculty. To apply for a grant, please prepare a 1 page proposal and submit via this link by October 19, 2020.
SLIDES TO REMIND STUDENTS OF HELPFUL RESOURCES
We’re all feeling information fatigue. Students perhaps most of all. Please consider putting these simple slides in your Canvas lecture material.
- Where to find a printer.
- How to reserve study space.
- How to reserve a CAEN computer.
- What to do if they get sick.
TIPS FOR VIRTUAL COURSE DELIVERY
One of the most important considerations is determining what content should be delivered synchronously versus asynchronously. By incorporating the strengths of both methods, it is possible to manage course workloads while incorporating learner engagement. Read this post from the Nexus Faculty Resources Blog to learn about the benefits, use cases, and considerations of incorporating pre-recorded lectures into your course — including alleviating schedule constraints.