COVID 19: Academic Continuity

The information on this page is for deans, department chairs, faculty, and those who work in support of course delivery and academic affairs. Sections include Academic Protocols and Forms, Resources for Online Teaching, and Academic Affairs Town Halls. Additional information for students and other UD stakeholders, as well as information on topics including student life and COVID-19 testing, can be found on UD’s Coronavirus website.

Academic Protocols and Forms 

    • Instructional Protocols for Academic Units | Summer 2021 (login required)
    • Protocols for Study Groups
    • Course Adjustment Request – Health and Safety Protocols Only
    • Field Placements and Internships Requests
      • Sponsoring faculty members should review student placements and ensure each student completes the Students Rights and Responsibilities document for clinical or non-clinical placement. The faculty member should retain a copy for their records.
    • Field Trip Requests (Instructors Only)
      • The procedures in these documents are based upon current public health guidance and are subject to change. They represent the University’s best attempt to allow for meaningful instructional in-person classroom experiences while keeping the health and safety of all UD community members paramount. To be clear: these are not recommendations; they are rules.
    • Faculty Accommodations
      • Faculty are to work with their department chairs with regard to in-person versus online teaching. Department chairs have been directed to accommodate faculty requests regarding teaching schedule and the modality of instruction both for health concerns and ongoing caregiver needs. No faculty members will be required to teach in person if they prefer not to. Some faculty members may wish to register a medical condition with the Office of Disability Support Services using the standard form and process. The ADA form is necessary when (1) there is a dispute between the faculty member and the department chair and/or (2) the faculty member elects to use the form at the outset (mainly for privacy reasons).

Requests for On-Campus Reopenings and Academic Activities

For information on which process to follow, email UD-Provost@udel.edu.

Resources for Online Teaching

 

Academic Affairs Town Halls and materials

The Provost’s Office began a series of Academic Affairs Town Halls beginning June 26, 2020. Please view the recordings and see the transcripts for each individual town hall for detailed information.

Spring 2021 Town Halls

  • Updates on Academic Operations for Spring 2021 – Moderated by Deputy Provost Lynn Okagaki joined by Dr. Tim Dowling, Director, Student Health Services; José Riera, Vice President for Student Life; Charlie Riordan, Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Innovation; Matt Kinservik, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs; and Amanda Steele-Middleton, University Registrar.

Fall 2020 Town Halls

  • Updates on Academic Operations and Planning for Spring 2021 – Moderated by Deputy Provost Lynn Okagaki joined by Dr. Tim Dowling, Director, Student Health Services; Charlie Riordan, Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Innovation; and Adam Cantley, Dean of Students.
  • Updates on Academic Operations and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Moderated by Matt Kinservik, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, joined by José Luis Riera, Vice President for Student Life, Alison Parker, Richards Professor and Chair, History; Ted Davis, Professor, Political Science & International Relations; Lynnette Overby, Professor, Theater; and Michael Vaughan. Interim Vice Provost for Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Promoting Student Success through Distance Learning – Moderated by Matt Kinservik, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. Department chairs, associate chairs, and undergraduate program directors are especially encouraged to attend.
  • Updates on Academic Operations and Student Support Services – Moderated by Matt Kinservik, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, joined by Dawn Berk, Director, Mathematical Sciences Learning Laboratory; Brad Wolgast, Director, Center for Counseling and Student Development; Avron Abraham, Faculty Director, Center for Academic Success and University Studies; and Jennifer Follett, Director, Writing Center.

Recordings and presentations of Town Halls pertaining to Summer 2020 and preparations for Fall 2020 can be found on the Provost Town Halls and Events channel on UD Capture. (login required) A  PDF with the running list of questions and updated answers related to Academic Affairs as addressed in the Town Halls from July 10-September 18 is available at this link. Faculty/staff login is required.