From: Provost Office
Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2020
To: All faculty and staff

Dear Colleagues:

I want to start by acknowledging and thanking you for all your hard work and incredible dedication as we near our fall reopening. I know COVID-19 has presented us with a challenging few months, so I thank you for everything you are doing for our students, your departments, your colleagues and CSU, and I know you carry an especially heavy burden this week.

I also want to thank those of you who were able to attend Monday’s Preparing for Fall: Faculty Town Hall, and I encourage those of you who could not attend to view the recording of the session posted on the Provost’s website. More than 700 people attended the virtual session and one pressing need that rose to the top was for a brief In the Classroom – Teaching Checklist and a more detailed First Day of Classes FAQs to help guide you through our pandemic protocols, and to help ensure the health and wellness of you and our students.

These two documents (linked below) were informed by your feedback, and with input from your deans and our Teaching Continuity and Recovery Work Group:

We will continue to work with your colleges to assess needs and next steps to keep us moving forward against the challenges of this global pandemic. I wish you and your students the very best as we brave this next phase of our pandemic journey, and I will be thinking of you!

Sincerely,

Mary


Mary Pedersen
Provost and Executive Vice President