All Boise State departments and units requesting to bring faculty and staff back to campus this summer and fall can now access the planning tools needed for approval.
On Monday, Boise State University’s Reintegration Committee added these tools to the Campus Reintegration Guide.
Boise State is excited to welcome students back to campus this fall to a future-facing blend of in person, online, hybrid courses and experiential learning.
As the committee stated Friday in an email to campus: “Our central goals are to bring our community back to campus, to keep campus open, and to keep everyone healthy. Our students want to be here to experience the vibrant environment at Boise State, and we want to ensure that they can stay on track to reach their academic goals and meaningfully connect to each other and their faculty. Our staff and faculty have expressed a strong commitment to continuing their important work in engagement with one another and our students.”
University departments and units may begin preparing Departmental Reintegration Plans based on the guidelines in the Campus Reintegration Guide
University departments and units may begin preparing Departmental Reintegration Plans based on the guidelines in the Public Health webpage, the Return to Work Matrix and any statutory, regulatory, contractual or industry-specific requirements applicable to the department. Once completed, academic department chairs will submit their plans to the provost; administrative units will submit their plans to their VP. Once approved, plans will be forwarded to the Reintegration Committee, which will make any necessary adjustments, designate a time for the department to return, and then send the approved plan back to the originating department and dean or VP.
The workflow will occur through an automated process. Priority for review and approval will be given to departments whose presence on campus is necessary to prepare for the start of fall semester. This process will be spread out over several months to ensure that the university does not overburden the local healthcare system’s testing capacity or strain the university’s supply of disinfectants and personal protective equipment.