March 11, 2020 - Message for Faculty Regarding COVID-19

From the Provost
March 11, 2020

Dear SSU Faculty,

As you saw in President Sakaki's message today, we are suspending face-to-face classes for tomorrow, Thursday, March 12, Friday, March 13, and Monday, March 23. If you teach a face-to-face class and were planning online activities (such as a quiz), those activities need to be suspended because all face-to-face classes are suspended.

This will give faculty who do not teach online currently the chance to prepare to teach classes remotely should the need arise.

We have many resources posted on our Faculty Center  website and also many workshops running to help faculty adopt to this new situation.

All online classes remain in session during this time. 

If you have any questions whatsoever, please consult with your chair, dean, the Faculty Center, Academic Programs, Faculty Affairs, or faculty leadership.

We are all here to support you during this unprecedented public health crisis.

Should the university have to make the decision to suspend face-to-face instruction for a longer period, we will notify you as soon as possible. 

Finally, I want to thank you for all you do to support our students and deliver high-quality, impactful instruction at SSU. I am proud to work with each and every one of you.


With sincere thanks,

Lisa Vollendorf, Provost