Remote Learning and Remote Working Reminders

Dear Bradley Employees,

After Thanksgiving, our students will transition to 100% remote learning, and most will return to their permanent residences. We have received several questions about work schedules since our students will be gone. We want to remind you Bradley will NOT be closed. While our students won’t be here for class, many campus operations will continue.

Fall 2020

Staff

You should continue working as you have been this semester. If you are working on campus, you will continue to do so through Dec. 23, 2020. If you have been working remotely you may continue to do so through that date. Please connect with your supervisor if your duties have changed or you have questions.

Faculty

You are welcome to come to campus to conduct your virtual classes, remote office hours, etc. if you wish.

Spring 2021

We recently announced preliminary plans for the spring semester. Since classes will begin a week later in January, report dates for most employees will be pushed back one week as well, providing some of you with an extended winter break. Staff will return to work Jan. 11, and the faculty report date is Jan. 18. Essential personnel will be required to report for work on their regularly scheduled date. Faculty members who are scheduled to teach January interim or in our traditional graduate online programs (nursing, counseling, education) prior to Jan. 27 will also need to report at their usual time.

The CDC and Restore Illinois plan recommend maximizing physical distance by encouraging remote work, whenever possible. This will help make our community safer by lowering the number of people on campus. If you are a staff member and have been working remotely this fall, please check with your supervisor to ensure there is no change in your responsibilities and you can continue performing your duties remotely. If you have been on campus but would like to transition to a remote schedule, you must consult your supervisor to determine if it’s suitable for you.

Faculty were asked to declare their intent for in-person or remote teaching in October, so those course schedules have been published and those schedules are set.

We are closely following the local and state health department guidelines, including the recent recommendations from the state and we will modify our approach if necessary.

Thank you for all you have done this semester. We appreciate you and your dedication to Bradley. We couldn’t have finished the semester on campus as planned if it wasn’t for you. We have a few weeks left before we wrap up the semester so let’s continue to be healthy and support each other. We can do this!

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