News for Environment instructors

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Environment update: Tips and information for planning the remainder of winter term

Update for instructors in the Faculty of Environment

I’m writing to provide further information for you as you navigate these extraordinary circumstances in your courses (grad or undergrad).
 
Please see the attached message from David DeVidi and Jeff Casello that provides additional guidance on several items pertaining to your planning the rest of W2020 term.  This message addresses several topics that you’ve been asking about, especially related to AccessAbility and your technology needs in order to “Keep Teaching.” For convenience, I have also pasted the message below (after my signature), though note that web links have been lost there.  I am forwarding to faculty and advisors; I ask Chairs to forward to other key people who may not receive it (e.g., sessionals).

Monday, March 16, 2020

Environment update: Recent guidelines update

Update for instructors in the Faculty of Environment

Things are moving rapidly as the university continues to respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation. I wanted to highlight a few aspects of the recent guidelines for graduate studies.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Environment update: Grad/undergrad courses in the faculty of environment

Update for instructors in the Faculty of Environment

In view of the most recent university update regarding COVID-19 (see https://uwaterloo.ca/coronavirus/), instructors will understandably be considering how students can complete sufficient course work and how final grades will be determined this term. I acknowledge that we are all experiencing increased stress during this time, and the pause over the next week is intended to provide you with an opportunity to determine how to proceed within your course(s). UG Associate Deans have conferred to make some recommendations aimed to assist instructors and those who administer courses and course grades.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Environment update: Expanding on updates

Update for employees in the Faculty of Environment

The year 2020 is shaping up to be a bit more challenging than we had anticipated. By now, you will have seen the most recent memo (1:38 pm this afternoon) from the President’s Office regarding steps being taken to ensure both safety and business continuity because of the coronavirus. 

Friday, March 13, 2020

Environment update: Course grade recommendations

Update for instructors in the Faculty of Environment

Things are moving rapidly as the university continues to respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation. I wanted to highlight a few aspects of the recent guidelines for graduate studies.