Coronavirus Information for Faculty

Page last updated on August 31, 2020

Throughout the fall semester, we will be adding assorted messages to assist faculty in delivery of their courses. The most recently posted messages are from the Library and the Center for Teaching – use the Library status link or the Center for Teaching message to faculty link to read these recent updates.

Other items to note:

ReFocus Online Workshops – review what was offered over the summer, see the work that was done.

In looking back at this program, I’ll borrow the words of Center for Teaching Director Victoria Russell: “it’s hard to know what to say, other than THANK YOU…

  • for making space for community when connections can feel frayed and frazzled
  • for honestly sharing your challenges and being open to ideas shared by colleagues
  • for reimagining what ‘great teaching and learning’ looks like while maintaining the spirit and heart of a UMW education.”

Summer session 2020 was based entirely on distance education formats.

The summer session ended on July 23. I appreciate everyone’s support, positivity, and cooperation as we worked to ensure the safety and well-being of our campus community. You might be interested in knowing that summer session enrollment (credit hours) increased by 26.5% over the results of the prior summer. That’s one excellent outcome achieved thanks to everyone’s dedicated efforts that enabled us to make a successful pivot to a fully online summer session.

Nina Mikhalevsky, Provost

Important Messages and Updates

Follow the University’s messages about Coronavirus

Provost’s messages to faculty

Digital Learning Support messages to faculty

Center for Teaching messages to faculty

Library status messages to faculty

Updated calendar of dates for the spring 2020 semester


Academic Services updates and Grading Scale Messages (regarding the spring 2020 grading scale options)

Guidance & Responses to Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs last updated on April 6, 2020

Individual Student Research and Projects Internships – General Information College of Education Internships and Practica Community Engaged/Service Learning Courses
Natural sciences individual research policy Office Hours Student and faculty one-on-one meetings on campus Academic Advising
In-person tests on campus Guidance for those without home computer and/or internet access General education declaration deadlines Individual course withdrawal dates
Field Trips Remote academic resources and supports for students Online Library resources for students and faculty Important news for students about deadlines, grades, etc.
Suggestions from the Center for Teaching Getting Support from Digital Learning Support Digital Knowledge Center – help for students  Overview of Digital Tools Available
 GRADING SCALE for Spring & Summer 2020 Sample message to advisees about grading scale options Grading Instructions and Student Scenarios  Academic Integrity Workshops