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The committee should begin by identifying and formulating recommendations about the criteria to be used in making the determination about how and when to re-activate the campus for teaching (see, for example, the guidelines being developed at state, local, and national levels).
They should next identify a range of options for re-activating the campus for teaching this fall, e.g.,
- full re-activation in late August;
- delaying re-activation by one or two months;
- phased re-activation with students arriving in waves;
- re-activation only for a subset of students (e.g., seniors and/or graduate and professional students, with other undergraduates online until the spring);
- and so on. Note that there are variations within each of these to consider, for example, if we had a delayed start, would we get rid of the winter break and run classes through January? Or are there other academic calendar changes that should be considered (e.g. shortened semester with minimal breaks to avoid/prevent travel
The committee should then use the identified criteria and options to frame answers to the questions below, as well as any other questions that they determine are significant. They should make recommendations to the president, noting both the advantages and disadvantages of each option, not later than June 15. They should also provide intermediate updates to the cabinet every other week.
Questions to be addressed by the subcommittees.
Federal Guidelines for reopening.