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Office of the Dean — Announcements and Resources

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To reduce the number of emails faculty and staff in particular receive, the Office of the Dean has begun to compile announcements — as well as resources relevant to the college community, including graduate students and undergraduates — on this page. This effort is intended to supplement the Virginia Tech Ready site, which offers the university’s latest guidelines and remains the best source of information in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional Resources for Faculty and Staff

Virginia Tech has encapsulated its plan for the Fall 2020 semester in the Ready site, which includes a dashboard designed to convey a snapshot of campus health, as well as the university’s latest pandemic-related guidelines and updates. Some of the more relevant sections for faculty and staff include:

Instruction
The Ready site’s resources for instructional faculty section includes information on undergraduate and graduate students, course offerings, classroom distancing, and research protocols.

Resources for Employees

The For Employees section includes links to such resources as the Wellness Commitment, the Employee Checklist, testing guidelines, and the academic calendar.

Human Resources Information
To complement the Ready site, the Division of Human Resources offers Ready Resources for Employees, which provides information specific to faculty and staff, such as what employees need to know before returning to campus, telework guidelines, benefits, leave, and wellness.

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost offers a range of resources  for faculty members and other instructors, including graduate teaching assistants. Many of those resources are also available on the university’s Ready site.

Preparing for Teaching and Learning in Fall 2020
The Preparing for Teaching and Learning in Fall 2020 section offers information on course design.

Provost’s Messages to Faculty
The provost’s office is issuing two regular communications in the form of Provost’s Weekly Updates and Provost’s Messages, both of which are available at https://www.provost.vt.edu/#updates.

Resource Documents and Websites
The provost’s office has also collected links to Resource Documents and Resource Websites, both of which are available at https://www.provost.vt.edu/#resources.

Helping Students Who May Be Infected
Responses to frequently asked questions on working with students who may be infected with COVID-19 are gathered in Guidance for Department Heads: Faculty with COVID-19 Positive/Symptomatic Students.

University Research Resources
The university’s Ready site offers the latest information on Research Operations and Research PPE and Hygiene. In addition, the Research and Innovation website provides frequent updates to a number of resources, including:

  • COVID-19: Research Continuity Guidance. This webpage includes links to such resources as COVID-19 Research Projects, the Virginia Tech COVID-19 Rapid Response Seed Fund, and COVID-19 Research Opportunities.
  • Funding and Opportunities. This section of the university’s Research and Innovation website lists internal and external opportunities for research faculty, undergraduate research opportunities, and research training opportunities at Virginia Tech.

College Research Resources
The college website includes a Research section with links to Research Funding and Awards, Faculty Expert Advisories, Research Contacts, Research Stories, and other resources.

The college’s most recent research-related announcements include:

The Funding and Opportunities section of the university’s Research and Innovation website lists internal and external opportunities for research faculty, undergraduate research opportunities, and research training opportunities at Virginia Tech.

The college also maintains a Research Funding and Awards page. The college’s most recent research-related announcements include:

The college’s most recent administrative announcements include:

Additional Resources for Graduate Students

Virginia Tech has encapsulated its plan for the Fall 2020 semester in the Ready site, which includes a dashboard designed to convey a snapshot of campus health, as well as the university’s latest pandemic-related guidelines and updates. Some of the more relevant sections for graduate students include:

Instruction
The Ready site’s section on resources for instructional faculty — including graduate teaching assistants — provides information on students, course offerings, classroom distancing, and research protocols.

Graduate School Resources

The Graduate School Resources section of the Ready site includes links to such graduation education guidelines and remote assistantships information. The Graduate School website offers additional resources.

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost offers a range of resources for faculty members and other instructors, including graduate teaching assistants. Many of those resources are also available on the university’s Ready site.

Preparing for Teaching and Learning in Fall 2020
The Preparing for Teaching and Learning in Fall 2020 section offers information on course design.

Provost’s Messages to Faculty
The provost’s office is issuing two regular communications in the form of Provost’s Weekly Updates and Provost’s Messages, both of which are available at https://www.provost.vt.edu/#updates.

Resource Documents and Websites
The provost’s office has also collected links to Resource Documents and Resource Websites, both of which are available at https://www.provost.vt.edu/#resources.

Helping Students Who May Be Infected
Responses to frequently asked questions on working with students who may be infected with COVID-19 are gathered in Guidance for Department Heads: Faculty with COVID-19 Positive/Symptomatic Students.

University Research Resources
The university’s Research and Innovation website provides frequent updates to a number of resources, including:

  • COVID-19: Research Continuity Guidance. This webpage includes links to such resources as COVID-19 Research Projects, the Virginia Tech COVID-19 Rapid Response Seed Fund, and COVID-19 Research Opportunities.
  • Funding and Opportunities. This section of the university’s Research and Innovation website lists internal and external opportunities for research faculty, undergraduate research opportunities, and research training opportunities at Virginia Tech.

College Research Resources
The college website includes a Research section with links to Research Funding and Awards, Faculty Expert Advisories, Research Contacts, Research Stories, and other resources.

The college’s most recent announcements about financial opportunities that apply to graduate students include:

Additional Resources for Undergraduates

Virginia Tech has encapsulated its plan for the Fall 2020 semester in the Ready site, which includes a dashboard designed to convey a snapshot of campus health, as well as the university’s latest pandemic-related guidelines and updates. Two of the more relevant sections for undergraduates include:

For Students
The For Students section includes links to the Wellness Commitment, the Student Checklist, testing guidelines, the academic calendar, as well as the latest information on residence life and dining.

Remote Opportunities for Students
The Remote Opportunities for Students section offers guidance and suggestions for students who are not comfortable with in-person instruction.

The university’s Research and Innovation website provides frequent updates to a number of resources. In addition, the Office of Undergraduate Research offers a Virtual Undergraduate Research Information section.

The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences website includes a Research section with links to Research Stories, Faculty Expert Advisories, and other resources.

The college’s most recent research-related announcements that apply to undergraduates include: