Numerous individuals in departments across campus helped the university transition its spring semester courses online in little more than a week. Staff in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and information technology services aided instructors to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Iowa State employees will have 80 hours of additional sick time off available for coronavirus-related absences and the option to use the Family and Medical Leave Act to receive partially paid leave to cover for their children’s closed schools or child care providers.
The board also approved ISU requests regarding the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, parking rates, student housing rates, a new P&S compensation structure, honorary degrees and a new B.S. in environmental engineering.
Elements of June orientation for first-time students will be conducted online. So, to provide extra time for students to connect on campus, ISU will add an optional "Week of Welcome" to students' August move-in.
To address challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, key actions are a one-year pay reduction for coaches and certain staff and a price freeze on all tickets.
Forward-thinking preparations help ISU Dining quickly shift from serving thousands of daily meals in multiple venues to providing personalized pickup service for about 500 students living in residence halls.
A few tips and tricks for employees now working from home.
A campuswide effort to inventory personal protective equipment in labs available to share with local health workers has drawn more than 170 would-be donations.
Collaboration on campus and beyond connected a distillery in northern Iowa with the College of Veterinary Medicine, providing the college's hospitals, diagnostic lab and other facilities with a replenished supply of difficult-to-find hand sanitizer.
The unprecedented response to the COVID-19 pandemic evolves rapidly. Each week as needed, Inside Iowa State will recap how coronavirus is affecting the university and share relevant resources for employees.
Students and employees with a Net-ID can use Wi-Fi service near Jack Trice Stadium through a partnership between IT services and the athletics department.