News for Instructors

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Implications of provincial shutdown measures on research

Update for faculty and graduate students

The Government of Ontario has announced a province-wide shutdown effective 12:01 am Saturday, December 26th, 2020. This will impact Waterloo Region, and is expected to be in place for a minimum of 28 days. This critical measure, to limit the transmission of COVID-19 in our region and across the province, directly impacts the University of Waterloo campus.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Protocol for individual disclosures of COVID-19

Update for employees

This message updates the guidance issued on April 7, 2020 (and updated on September 2, 2020) concerning the actions you can take if someone tells you that that they believe they are suffering from COVID-19.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Reminder: Face coverings are now required on campus

Update for employees and graduate students

Earlier this week, the requirement to wear a face covering in common indoor spaces on campus took effect. 

If you are approved to return to campus, you must wear a face covering in common areas of university buildings. 

After listening to feedback from the campus community and discussing further with medical consultants, we have made some changes to our guidance on face coverings.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Fall 2020 midterm and final exam scheduling principles

Update for instructors

In most cases, Online/Remote Exams will be scheduled with an instructor-determined duration to be completed by students within a 24-hour window.

Some Online/Remote Exams may be scheduled at specific times (Instructors may choose to have 2-3 definite start times to satisfy time zones, over a 24-hour period that students can choose from, with 2-3 exam versions to encourage academic integrity)

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Engineering update: Some updates on S2020 and F2020 for instructors

Update for instructors in the Faculty of Engineering

Feedback on S2020 term:  From my perspective, so far the term is going remarkably smoothly, considering we had only weeks to prepare for our first fully online term.  EngSoc had their first council meeting recently.  I thought their feedback is worth sharing with everyone.