Added August 1, 2020
The Covid-19 Pandemic has ramifications for all UPI members. UPI members have been very active in following the rapidly evolving science of the Covid-19 pandemic. This has included having UPI members serve on the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) Reopening Committee. In order to better assist UPI members, a new section is being added to the UPI website for Covid-19 related Information and Resources. Included here is the (Recommended) Best Practices for Safely Reopening Institutes of Higher Education that was prepared by Dr. William Mils, Dr. Gabriel Guzman and Dr. Sheila Simons and released by UPI in a press briefing on July 23.
Faculty Home Work
Remote work is proving difficult for many professors, given the circumstances and despite some early predictions to the contrary. What institutions are doing and can start doing to ease the pressure.The good news for faculty members is that colleges and universities appear to be listening to these reality checks about working from home.