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.
Classes resume next Tuesday. The College is sending an email to our students and families reminding them of reentry protocols and resources. Faculty and staff have their own set of to-do’s. Please do your best to stay informed and comply while also being patient and understanding as everybody gets back into rhythm.
WEEKLY TESTING ENCOURAGED IN ENGINEERING
Going to be on campus this semester? Make sure you get a COVID test. The College is encouraging anyone who comes onto campus at least one day a week to get tested weekly. A saliva testing site has been set up in Pierpont. It’s easy to schedule your test:
PRESIDENT & PROVOST LIVE BRIEFINGS RESUME
Tune in for the first weekly update of the semester from the President’s office Jan 15 from 1-2pm. Hear updates and information about campus conditions and responses to the U-M community. Be prepared to log into Zoom using U-M credentials. Captioning and ASL will be provided. If you require additional accommodations to participate, please contact Margie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-RELATED PAID TIME OFF PROGRAMS
As many of you know and have utilized, U-M was able to offer special time off for staff/faculty faced with dependent care needs due to the pandemic. Your unused COVID PTO is still available, and it’s expiration remains TBD (note access to COVID PTO is not available to new hires since June 7). Those who use all of their COVID PTO should consult their manager and Human Resources to design a plan that appropriately maximizes your options while following U-M guidelines.
MAIZE & BLUE CUPBOARD N. CAMPUS WINTER SCHEDULE
Last semester the Cupboard provided access to healthy, nutritious, and nourishing food, including pick-up dates on North Campus. The mobile food distribution program will be in the Duderstadt connector every other Wednesday from 2-4PM starting Jan 27.
EXTENDED REALITY PROJECT GRANTS
The mission of our Extended Reality (XR) Clinic is to develop high-quality XR learning tools that improve and enhance learning experiences for undergraduate engineering students. We offer grants to fund two-year projects for college faculty. Individual grants, up to $25,000 are available. Learn more and submit a proposal. Deadline: February 1, 2021.