Important Notes for Faculty

Some of the above options apply to staff more than faculty. The following suggestions should be considered to ensure the safety and work of faculty.

  1. Faculty members, whether teaching or not, should follow the Guidelines for Social Distancing & Hygiene when Returning to Work and should avoid returning to campus unless absolutely necessary to complete work, etc.
  2. Should a faculty member’s role require them to return to campus (i.e. department chairs, program directors, etc.), they should follow the Guidelines for Social Distancing & Hygiene When Returning to Work and attempt to rotate their return with other faculty members, if at all possible.
  3. Faculty members should continue to hold office hours virtually, rather than resume in-person meetings.
  4. Committee work should continue to be done virtually rather than in-person when possible, unless a space can be secured that provides for proper social distancing and risk mitigation measures.
  5. Academic departments should consider backup teaching options to account for illness and continuity of instructional program should an instructor become ill.
  6. Academic departments should follow the Guidelines for Social Distancing & Hygiene When Returning to Work and attempt to create a rotation schedule taking into consideration faculty roles and expectations, if at all possible.

Important Notes for Student Employees

Student employees function similarly to all other Elon employees. For spring semester, student employees continued utilizing pandemic leave through May 1 and continue remote work until May 20. For summer work, most student employees (besides essential workers such as Moseley desk, RAs, etc.) would return after all other employees (weeks 2-4) in phased model and dependent on budget decisions. Like all employees, student employees are expected to follow the Guidelines for Social Distancing & Hygiene and supervisors must ensure student employees are trained on and follow guidelines.