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Fall 2021 Teaching Information Session - Shared screen with speaker view
John Ehiri
17:06
Great! Many thanks.
Dawn Hunziker
17:16
Auto-Transcript is available as well
Nina Bates
18:33
PAC: https://provost.arizona.edu/content/pac
Dawn Hunziker
20:31
PAC: https://provost.arizona.edu/content/pac
Nina Bates
24:56
Face covering guidelines: https://covid19.arizona.edu/face-coverings
Dawn Hunziker
25:41
Covid-19 site for daily updates: http://www.covid19.arizona.edu
Nina Bates
25:52
UA COVID-19 website: https://covid19.arizona.edu/
Katie Hughes
26:07
Will masks be required in instructor offices?
Dawn Hunziker
26:10
Upload your vaccination cards at https://health.arizona.edu/covid-19-vaccine-document-upload
Elaine Romero (She/her/Ella)
26:14
Will you provide us with recommended mask guidance and where to obtain?
Victoria Ligon
26:30
If a vaccinated person has a household members who contracts COVID, how long should a vaccinated person quarantine. I'm thinking specifically of teaching faculty who might have a child who tests positive for COVID. When can the faculty member return to the classroom? Does masking alleviate the risk of transmission enough that the faculty member could continue teaching in person, even with a covid positive household member?
Ravishankar Palanivelu
26:41
What is the enforcement mechanism of mask mandate at the UA?
Tina Deemer
26:53
Face coverings guidelines: https://covid19.arizona.edu/face-coverings
Tina Deemer
27:14
We will be discussing the mask mandate enforcement in a later slide
Laura Tabili
27:46
How is our current situation safer than it was last semester? Why are we returning to in-person teaching amid a surge?
Laura Tabili
28:28
How are the President and Regents pushing back against legislature's prohibition of a vaccine mandate?
Nina Bates
28:31
Information on self quarantine: https://covid19.arizona.edu/self-quarantine
Dawn Hunziker
28:50
Find testing sites on the UA COVID-19 website: https://covid19.arizona.edu/
Meg Cota
29:28
Is there a number to call in the evenings (late night classes) if you need disinfectant, hand sanitizer, etc.?
Nina Bates
30:03
Information on Positive Case Protocol https://hr.arizona.edu/content/covid-19-positive-case-notification-protocol
Karin Nolan
30:07
Pres. Robbins said today that most classes will remain to be available via Zoom/streaming/recordings in case students can't attend. If we as faculty need to quarantine, are we still allowed to teach remotely for that time period?
Nina Bates
30:48
If a student refuses to wear a mask in a classroom or other designated space when reminded, they should be asked to leave the space. We ask faculty and instructors to submit an online Incident Report Referral Form to the Dean of Students Office.
Tina Deemer
30:59
You can report classroom issues to 621-3852
Nina Bates
31:03
Online reporting form: https://arizona-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report/index.php/pid649204?
Andrew Cohen
31:19
Is this presentation ppt being automatically sent to all UA faculty?
Dawn Hunziker
31:45
The webinar Recording, the Q&A , and any presentation materials will be available after the webinar at https://provost.arizona.edu/content/pac
Rivka Fidel
32:09
do you have a link to sample syllabus language?
Tina Deemer
32:36
I believe revised recommended language will be coming out soon.
Kathleen Kahle
32:42
Can we get a word document that has all of the links people are including in this chat in one place?
SUZANNE DELANEY
32:58
Have students been surveyed to see whether they plan to mask up during class? Do we have a sense of percentage of students who plan to wear masks?
Tina Deemer
33:15
We are gathering information in FAQs; most information is linked through the covid19.arizona.edu site
Dawn Hunziker
33:19
@Kathleen - you can save the chat by select the 3 dots in the chat message area and choosing save chat
Paul Ivey
33:55
I am scheduled with 50 students in a classroom with 48 seats, no chance of social distancing, and no fresh air circulation whatsoever. What am I to do?
Tina Deemer
34:07
I am not aware of student surveying around mask usage. However, what we are seeing with events and other things going on right now is very promising.
Nina Bates
34:27
Provost's message on Friday, July 13 regarding updates for the fall semester: https://view.comms.arizona.edu/?qs=513d993dd3c3fd88bc4b5515229a0f1494ff016289c1745516eeaea428828c4529dd8ae697efcea87854d7937a0583b18716ff03a24c4fed43bad5162d896f7e32e2db367f9f40c38585f552ce88c9f8
Tina Deemer
34:39
Ventilation in classrooms has been evaluated. Chris Kopach will be discussing this.
Dawn Hunziker
34:50
Academic Instruction Resources are regularly updated online: https://provost.arizona.edu/content/academic-instruction-resources
Cac Dao
36:02
Updated additions to recommended syllabus language: https://teachingmodels.arizona.edu/ under Instructor Resources for Fall 2021.
Dawn Hunziker
36:06
International Student Services has provided updates on Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Immigration Guidance https://global.arizona.edu/iss/announcements#fall2021
Kate Ellingson, UA Epidemiology
36:25
@ Victoria Ligon re quarantine if you have a sick child at home. I'm pasting the official CDC guidance below, which recommends testing 3-5d after exposure and wearing a mask in public indoor settings for 14 d. In reality, exposure to a COVID+ child at home may be extended and require staying at home (will be addressed later)CDC's updated guidelines: fully vaccinated people who have come into close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
Steve Kortenkamp
36:47
Is the new FERPA training Covid related?
Dawn Hunziker
36:54
Centrally Scheduled classroom layouts: https://ctsrooms.arizona.edu 
Tina Deemer
37:09
New FERPA training is not related to Covid
Dawn Hunziker
37:50
520 621 3852 is now a one-stop helpline for reporting any central classroom problem or issue
Steve Kortenkamp
39:05
Is that a number to call for disruptions? (maskless students who won’t leave?)
Tina Deemer
39:13
@Steve, no.
Tina Deemer
39:48
The classroom services number is for ROOM issues. For student issues, they should be handled in a way similar to other Code of Conduct issues.
Emma Blake
40:17
Can you post that number for Code of Conduct issues, please?
Tina Deemer
40:29
If someone refuses to leave a classroom when asked, and is being belligerent, the mechanism for that is to contact Campus Police
Alex Underwood
41:26
emma blake
Tina Deemer
41:46
Student Code of Conduct process: https://deanofstudents.arizona.edu/student-rights-responsibilities/faculty-code-conduct-resources
Cac Dao
42:28
520-621-3000 Facilities “Germ Busters”
Liesl Folks
42:32
All - please avoid putting information about COVID mitigations into your syllabus, as they might need to change before the end of semester, and we don’t want to have to update all syllabi. Please instead keep pointing to the main webpage (https://covid19.arizona.edu/) and make clear that you expect students to continue to adhere to the campus policies and guidance in your classroom.
Alex Underwood
42:32
^^thanks Tina; sorry Emma was looking or the same link.
Laura Tabili
42:49
I appreciate the extra cleaning, but can your team see that the banisters in the stairwells are not sticky and dirty? They seem to be chronically overlooked.
Nina Bates
43:06
Facilities Management C-19 Cleaning Process: https://www.fm.arizona.edu/#/news-article/256
Maritza Marquez
44:23
Wearing gloves will help as well as carry your own sanitizer..after touching a public area
Heng Du
44:28
I regularly have students work in small groups during class in before Covid. Is this still a good idea, or should students try to maintain distance within the classroom?
Tina Deemer
44:54
There will not be space for more distancing in the classrooms more than about 3 feet
Rivka Fidel
45:18
Do students actually need to stay 3ft apart at all times?
Tina Deemer
45:25
The collaborative classrooms are being reset into their typical collaborative layouts.
Rivka Fidel
45:36
(should 3 ft spacing be enforced, is what I'm asking)
Tina Deemer
45:40
@Rivka, no.
Rivka Fidel
45:45
thanks
Tina Deemer
45:47
That won’t be practical.
Laura Tabili
45:59
I generally use a towel from the ladies' room to handle banisters: That's how I know they are so dirty.
Emma Blake
46:09
So just to clarify, from the Code of Conduct page, for an 'immediate threat' which presumably would be the case if a maskless student won't leave, we must call 911?
Jeannie Lee
46:14
Is cleaning process same for Phoenix campus?
Steve Kortenkamp
46:41
@Emma, I think we need more time spent on this situation, that slide went really quick
Paloma Beamer (she/her(s))
46:51
Hand washing and hand sanitizer are preferred to wearing gloves. I often put hand sanitizer on after washing my hands because it can have a residual effect (kill viruses I come in contact with after using). Gloves should only be used when you are contacting objects handled by others and don’t have the ability to do hand hygiene between contacts such as a cashier.
Emma Blake
46:58
@Steve: agreed.
Tina Deemer
47:05
If you call 911 from a campus phone, it will go to UAPD. You can also call 621-UAPD. But this would be for students who are being disruptive.
Tina Deemer
47:31
If someone is not wearing a mask, but is being cooperative, we don’t need to escalate in this way.
Tina Deemer
48:08
@Steve and Emma, we may want to have a separate session on Code of Conduct issues.
Maia Ingram
48:36
Would you consider more testing sites to make it more convenient for students? Student union is not close for those of us in health sciences
Margaret Shafer
49:01
It would be helpful to have the University have a rule, rather thank a suggestion, so say no food in classrooms, so that masks don't come down during eating.
Nina Bates
49:08
@Maia, we offer testing in other locations as well: https://covid19.arizona.edu/covid19-testing/locations
Tina Deemer
49:13
I am under the impression that testing locations may be expended depending on demand.
Andrew Cohen
49:28
So "disruptive" in this context means that the student refuses to leave the classroom while unmasked, regardless of what they are saying or doing?
Tina Deemer
49:39
No food in classrooms is a rule, but it is rarely enforced.
Nina Bates
49:53
If a student refuses to wear a mask in a classroom or other designated space when reminded, they should be asked to leave the space. We ask faculty and instructors to submit an online Incident Report Referral Form to the Dean of Students Office.
Tina Deemer
49:59
I think you need to make the call on whether something is
Kate Ellingson, UA Epidemiology
50:03
@Maia, the North Rec location is convenient to UAHS.
Tina Deemer
50:04
“Disruptive”
Nina Bates
50:14
Please submit the face covering compliance report here: https://arizona-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report/index.php/pid843794?
Katie Hughes
50:37
Can we have those signs for our offices?
Tina Deemer
51:04
@Katie, I believe the departmental spaces will be handled through the building managers.
Nina Bates
51:06
@Katie, please contact your Building Manager about signs
Margaret Shafer
51:09
Thank you. It will be helpful to remind students to before classes.
Maritza Marquez
51:48
You can have a power point about that
Maritza Marquez
51:55
The first day of classes
Tina Deemer
52:34
We are working on a powerpoint slide deck for instructors to share with students. It’s almost done.
Steve Kortenkamp
53:03
Masks have become politically charged, that changes the dynamic on simple showing a ppt about masks and asking for compliance.
Tina Deemer
53:47
@Steve, understood.
Shelley Staples
53:59
Areb
Shelley Staples
54:21
Are you saying teachers should not open windows in classrooms?
Tina Deemer
55:09
We’ve been told that opening windows will interfere with the ventilation systems.
Sandra Durazo
55:51
So it seems that you are checking only classrooms, are your checking office spaces that are being shared?
Paloma Beamer (she/her(s))
58:14
Facilities has a list of all the spaces they have assessed. CO2 monitors can be borrowed to see how much build up of exhaled air is in specific spaces. Building managers can help connect you.
Brent Marinan
58:31
As there is a wide variation in mask quality, is there a mandatory type/brand of mask being required/provided?
Tina Deemer
58:40
@Brent, no
Tina Deemer
58:56
There is mask guidance available, though.
Maia Ingram
59:17
Could the UA provide N95 masks rather than cloth masks?
Laura Gronewold
59:34
Can we ask students to leave if they are wearing a gaiter or bandana vs a mask?
Maia Ingram
01:00:12
How do we respond to a student who is concerned about coming to class because of an auto immune condition.
Tina Deemer
01:00:14
There will be paper masks in the classrooms. You can ask them to wear one of those if what they are wearing is not properly covering their face
Maritza Marquez
01:00:33
Tina could you share the mask guidelines please
Tina Deemer
01:00:34
Students with an auto-immune condition should contact DRC
Nina Bates
01:01:10
CDC guidelines on face coverings: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html
Maritza Marquez
01:01:15
Thank you
Lori Schultz (she/her/hers)
01:01:21
N95s require a lengthy evaluation & fit process: https://research.arizona.edu/compliance/RLSS/respiratory-protection-program
Kim Marchesseault
01:01:33
I came in late so I may have missed this, but will there be recommended language for syllabi regarding the mask policy?
Tina Deemer
01:01:57
Mask info: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html
Dawn Hunziker
01:02:18
https://drc.arizona.edu, drc-info@arizona.edu
Maia Ingram
01:02:48
what if these students are concerned about being in person
Dawn Hunziker
01:02:56
View face coverings and accessibility considerations at https://drc.arizona.edu/covid/face-coverings-accessibility
Tina Deemer
01:03:06
We are working on revised recommended syllabus language; however, the Provost asks that we point to the covid19.arizona.edu site for the most updated information, rather than putting language on the syllabus directly.
Dawn Hunziker
01:03:20
@Maia - I believe Diane just answered your question?
Dawn Hunziker
01:03:46
Research: https://research.arizona.edu/
Paloma Beamer (she/her(s))
01:04:02
If you would feel more comfortable with a more protective mask, you may consider a KN95 or KF94. The FDA maintains a list of ones that are under a EUA. https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-emergency-use-authorizations-medical-devices/personal-protective-equipment-euas
Rivka Fidel
01:04:14
I found syllabus language at https://provost.arizona.edu/news/2021/07/updates-class-absence-practice-and-recommended-syllabus-language-July2021...are we not supposed to use it?
Nina Bates
01:04:14
Research Restart Plan: https://research.arizona.edu/covid19/research-restart
Maritza Marquez
01:04:52
Can I wear as a double mask a shield?
Arin Haverland
01:04:57
In today’s discussion we are discussing the Fall21 term, I have changes that need to be made for Sprin22 such as an incorrect time - is a change such as this for Spring - okay to request at this time given that that is not yet available for registration?
Maritza Marquez
01:05:11
So one mask and as a second layer the shield
Dawn Hunziker
01:05:17
New research systems: https://research.arizona.edu/announcements/rollout-new-conflict-interest-human-subjects-protection-program-and-research
Tina Deemer
01:05:35
Schedule changes can be made for spring, yes.
Dawn Hunziker
01:05:44
Instructor FAQ https://covid19.arizona.edu/instructor-faq
Alex Underwood
01:05:46
@Arin - yes - your department can make a request for a change for SP22 sections through the RCS section form process.
Steve Kortenkamp
01:05:54
I was hoping we would spend a lot more time on the mask mandate, giving some ideas for conversations we can have that first week of class, etc.
Paloma Beamer (she/her(s))
01:06:09
Be careful with double masks. Both should fit well and some should not be combined. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/effective-masks.html
Arin Haverland
01:06:15
@Alex, thank you
Ryan Gutenkunst
01:06:28
Based on uploaded vaccine cards, what is the lower bound on vaccination rate among undergraduate students?
Nina Bates
01:06:32
https://covid19.arizona.edu/instructor-faq
Phoebe Wadsworth
01:06:46
Is this updated power point being send to those in attendance.
Paloma Beamer (she/her(s))
01:06:49
Face shields do not replace a mask, but can be combined with a mask if you want additional protection
Dawn Hunziker
01:06:51
Recording and Slides https://provost.arizona.edu/content/pac
Maritza Marquez
01:07:24
Thank you paloma
David Killick
01:07:31
The instructions provided on unmaksed students are not consistent. Earlier in this presentation Diane said that we should not allow unmasked students in class - later in the presentation we were told that those who say that they have medical reasons for not wearing a mask should not be challenged. How do we reconcile these contradictoryinstrunctions?
Nina Bates
01:07:45
https://covid19.arizona.edu/
SUZANNE DELANEY
01:07:46
It worries me that students are totally absent in all these conversations. We have no idea the percent who are even planning to mask. Anecdotally, some faculty have we are hearing from students who are planning to not wear masks at all (as we’ve seen with ASU Young Republicans protest) https://www.azcentral.com/picture-gallery/news/local/arizona-education/2021/08/13/asu-young-republicans-hold-anti-mask-protest/8129290002/Also, I am terribly uncomfortable calling police into my classroom as they may be traumatic for many students.
Andrew Cohen
01:08:14
Can we put in our syllabus simply that because the classroom does not allow for social distancing that masks are required in that space?
Tina Deemer
01:08:53
@Andrew, I would avoid saying “classroom does not allow for social distancing”, and just lean in on the signage in the rooms.
Tina Deemer
01:09:24
The reason I say this is that if you don’t have a lot of people there, students may argue about that.
Donna Jurich
01:09:36
Can you please make the chat available with all the other materials?
Tina Deemer
01:10:01
To be clear, I am NOT suggesting calling police if someone isn’t wearing a mask. There are many steps to take prior to that one.
Dawn Hunziker
01:10:12
@Donna - the chat will be part of the recording. You can also save the chat by selecting the 3 dots and choosing "Save chat"
Nina Bates
01:10:35
BookStores mask distribution: https://shop.arizona.edu/mask_distribution/
Donna Jurich
01:10:42
A session on Code of Conduct would be good - and the attendance policy.
Tina Deemer
01:10:54
I agree. I will follow up with Kendal.
Jacqueline Maximillian
01:11:56
I might have missed this, will the mask be available in the classroom or other parts of the university?
Dawn Hunziker
01:12:29
According the Chris, there is a box of masks at teacher stations in classrooms
Dawn Hunziker
01:14:20
If someone says the can't wear a mask for health/disability-related reasons, please refer them to the DRC. We will work with you as the instructor and the student.
Lisa Elfring | she/her
01:14:46
Kendal Washington-White reported that there were very few conflicts over masks in classrooms during the last academic year.
Ravishankar Palanivelu
01:15:16
What if the student will not comply even after spoken to inside or outside the class?
Dawn Hunziker
01:15:41
please file a “Face Covering Compliance” report to the Dean of Students
Dawn Hunziker
01:15:51
https://arizona-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report/index.php/pid593220?
Nina Bates
01:16:03
here is the link to report: https://arizona-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report/index.php/pid474211?
Andrew Cohen
01:16:23
What kinds of accomodations does DRC envision for allowing someone with a mask aversion? Will they ultimately tell us potentially that the student can be in the room without any kind of masking?
Ravishankar Palanivelu
01:16:26
Ok but when to file the report? it is going to take me away the class time.
Daniela Triadan
01:16:46
Is the DRC going to be open and see people in person?
Ravishankar Palanivelu
01:17:25
Them not complying and when to call the police is the grey area and is not clear what will be an effective way to address this situation
Cheryl Muller
01:18:11
DRC will be open and will have staff in the office.
David Killick
01:19:05
Filing a Code of Conduct complaint is not a solution for large classes, since we won’t know the names of individual students
Tina Deemer
01:19:13
Behavioral issues in the classroom are certainly not cut and dried. I would agree that calling UAPD would be a last resort in general.
Liudmila Klimanova
01:20:09
What is the recommended protocol for a situation when a student who has attended your in-person class for a few weeks tests positive? Are other students in the same class expected to quarantine themselves?
Kasi Kiehlbaugh
01:20:12
Strongly endorse KF-94 masks
Tina Deemer
01:20:12
@David, I would ask what you would do in a situation where a student was being very disruptive. This would be no different.
Jean McLain
01:20:15
Paloma, how about only a face shield? Is that okay?
Cheryl Muller
01:20:26
@andrew If a student indicates an "aversion" that is different from an individual with a disability or medical condititon. We would work with the faculty/student for a possible alternative. When a mask is required, DRC will not say it is okay for a student to be in class without a mask.
Ravishankar Palanivelu
01:20:37
Once mask is on, what about voice not being audible to students? Are there mics in each classroom that will sync with the in house audio system?
Allison Lee
01:20:39
Paloma, could you please share some of the challenges you faced last semester when teaching in person wearing a mask? For example, was it hot? Did you use a mic? Did you lecture less than otherwise? Thank you.
Laura Gronewold
01:20:42
Paloma — recommended brand for KN94?
Tina Deemer
01:21:12
@Ravishankar, the larger rooms have mics
Donna Jurich
01:21:46
As in K-12 students, will we have a threshold for quarantining a full class - i.e. 4 students in class have tested positive?
Tina Deemer
01:21:49
In larger rooms, mics will definitely be necessary with masks.
Laura Gronewold
01:21:53
Paloma — what size of KN94 do you wear?
Lisa Elfring | she/her
01:21:54
@Ravi: Small classrooms do not have microphones, but larger ones do. Voices through masks are audible in small rooms and microphones pick up voices through masks quite well.
Ravishankar Palanivelu
01:22:00
Ok thank you; anyone with experience in smaller rooms that with mask it is not resulted in hearing issues?
Kevin Lin
01:22:01
For rooms that do not currently have mikes, can we request one? I’m under the impression that UITS does not like us bringing our own equipment and changing settings.
Ravishankar Palanivelu
01:22:18
Ok thank you Lisa
Lisa Elfring | she/her
01:22:27
@Kevin, smaller rooms do not have the infrastructure to accommodate microphone systems
Laura Tabili
01:22:58
How is our current situation safer than it was last semester? Why are we returning to in-person teaching amid a surge?How are the President and Regents pushing back against legislature's prohibition of a vaccine mandate?
Tina Deemer
01:22:59
@Kevin, I would suggest contacting CTS at 621-3852 and ask for a classroom demo, to try out equipment and see what’s possible.
Paloma Beamer (she/her(s))
01:23:40
I did not fine any issues when teaching in person while wearing a mask. In large rooms you should be ok with a mic.
Ryan Gutenkunst
01:23:47
To judge our risk as instructors… Based on uploaded vaccine cards, what is the lower bound on vaccination rates among undergraduate students?
Nina Bates
01:24:34
As of 8/11/21, 25,317 students, employees, and DCCs have uploaded their vaccine document to Campus Health.
Laura Tabili
01:24:39
We have public health experts who could answer my first question.
Ravishankar Palanivelu
01:25:40
Would it be prudent to regularly test at the beginning and end of the weeks we are teaching, to keep a consistent tab on this issue and reduce assumptions and anxiety?
Tina Deemer
01:25:56
Regular testing for EVER
Tina Deemer
01:26:02
Everyone would be prudent
Debra Wood
01:26:06
In the briefing this morning, will instructors have to record the class for those students not coming to class? Is this something that will be required. Or just that the information must be available to students.
Cheryl Muller
01:26:45
There was a questions earlier regarding a statement made by President Robbins at this morning's briefing that all classes will be recorded so students can access recordings. Anyone know if this is true? This would be good for us to know at DRC as we talk with students with concerns. Thanks!
Tina Deemer
01:26:48
@Debra, you need to make material available to students
Katie O'Brien
01:26:50
Could you please answer Liudmila’s question- “What is the recommended protocol for a situation when a student who has attended your in-person class for a few weeks tests positive? Are other students in the same class expected to quarantine themselves?” Also what do we do about attendance grades and students who test positive when our class is in person?
Nina Bates
01:27:18
Here is the protocol for students who test positive: https://covid19.arizona.edu/test-trace-treat/positive-case-protocol
Nina Bates
01:28:04
Fill out the Instructor Reporting Form (IRF) which provides a mechanism for instructors who are teaching IN-PERSON to report knowledge of COVID-19 cases in your classes. Students are not required to tell faculty when they have a positive test, but often they choose to do so. In order to track potential clusters of cases, public health investigates when there are 2 or more cases in a 2-week time period in the same location. This form allows instructors to report cases to SAFER, a group working directly with Pima County Health Department, and get information from trained epidemiologists on campus.
Ryan Gutenkunst
01:28:24
So with 16,000 employees, 36,000 undergrads, and 10,000 graduate students… Our lower bound on vaccination rate is 40%…. Somewhat disappointing. I was hoping we would be significantly higher than general Arizona population. (Although I understand this is only a lower bound…)
Nina Bates
01:29:22
@Ryan It is really important to keep in mind that the VX upload is not a perfect correlation to vaccination rates as we suspect many more people are vaccinated than have completed their VX upload.
Lisa Elfring | she/her
01:29:27
@Katie, as to the later questions: Even when there is not a pandemic, it is prudent to have a grading scheme where students can drop a certain number of “attendance days” without penalty. That removes the incentive to attend class while sick.
Nina Bates
01:29:42
We will continue to promote the vaccine upload process through campus-wide messaging and signage, in addition to an exciting incentive campaign and expanded STAR Rewards program.
Dawn Hunziker
01:30:06
In case you're interested, the tie (knot) and tuck option to make disposable masks fit better instructions can viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzTAZDsNBe0
Dawn Hunziker
01:30:45
Please don't forget the importance of the Covid Watch App too
Ryan Gutenkunst
01:32:21
@Nina I agree and share your hopes. If only we were allowed to collect that data systematically… 🤨
Nina Bates
01:33:14
SAFER info: https://health.arizona.edu/SAFER
SUZANNE DELANEY
01:33:28
There was a questions earlier regarding a statement made by President Robbins at this morning's briefing that all classes will be recorded so students can access recordings. Anyone know if this is true?
Daniela Triadan
01:33:29
If several people are positive in my class, at what point will the class have to suspend in person meetings?
Donna Jurich
01:34:19
Thank you for recognizing not all courses are lectures.
Lisa Elfring | she/her
01:34:31
@Suzanne—the material should be available to students if they miss class, which could include recordings, powerpoint slides, etc.
Laura Tabili
01:35:05
Should you tell your class without mentioning the person's name?
Dawn Hunziker
01:35:14
Note: there is a time limit on Zoom recordings... https://it.arizona.edu/documentation/recording-retention-zoom-and-panopto#:~:text=The%20University's%20Zoom%20recording%20retention%20duration%20is%20set%20at%20130%20days.
Nina Bates
01:35:36
Please encourage others to use the COVID watch that helps with exposure tracing: https://covid19.arizona.edu/covidwatch
Lisa Elfring | she/her
01:35:46
@Laura, the contract tracers will let you know if/when you should notify your students.
Tina Deemer
01:36:11
@Laura, I would say no. Keep reminding them: Vax, mask, test, report, Covid Watch app, cooperate with contract tracers
Ravishankar Palanivelu
01:37:33
Will every classroom have a contact tracer?
Ravishankar Palanivelu
01:37:42
Sorry if this was mentioned previously
Dawn Hunziker
01:37:50
Contact tracers work across the University
Tina Deemer
01:37:55
When a student reports a positive test, contact tracers begin working
Lisa Elfring | she/her
01:37:58
Ravi, contact tracing will be activated when a positive case is reported.
Tina Deemer
01:38:03
When a person tests positive
Ravishankar Palanivelu
01:38:09
Ok got it, thank you
Tina Deemer
01:38:25
Go to the SAFER link for more info on contact tracing
Nina Bates
01:38:42
https://health.arizona.edu/SAFER
Emma Blake
01:39:10
So a student tests positive, tells us, we don't tell the class and we can expect the contract tracers to inform everyone in the class before it meets again 48 hours later?
Lisa Elfring | she/her
01:39:34
Emma, the contact tracers will decide whether or not the class needs to be notified
Iliana Reyes
01:40:16
Thank you Paloma, Diana, Tina, Alex, and the whole PAC team for all your work for and on behalf of the Wildcat Community!
Tina Deemer
01:40:19
“Close contacts” will be notified.
Emma Blake
01:40:45
The contract tracers will need to move very efficiently indeed.
Tina Deemer
01:40:54
@Emma, agree
Angela Kaczowka
01:41:12
If a student tells my TA that they have tested positive, can they tell me? Or do our TAs need to know how to report positive student cases?
Robert Schon
01:41:15
What if we are living with an exposed person who is isolating but has not tested positive?
Malavika Jinka
01:41:56
Sorry if this has been addressed earlier. Do TAs have any role to play in contact tracing?
Tina Deemer
01:42:00
@Angela, the TA can also file the instructor report
Robert Schon
01:43:55
Thank you PAC team for an informative session. I appreciate your Herculean efforts to keep us all safe.
Kristina Currans
01:44:00
The COVID watch app requires a newer iOS version. For older phones, it's not always possible to add that or the updated iOS (limited space for the iOS). This requires people to buy a new phone, which may be prohibitively expensive. Is there an alternative?
Dawn Hunziker
01:45:41
Mask and Disability access: If a student indicates an "aversion" that is different from an individual with a disability or medical condition. We would work with the faculty/student for a possible alternative. When a mask is required, DRC will not say it is okay for a student to be in class without a mask.
Tina Deemer
01:46:14
I already said this, but in case it got buried…you can always remind students (daily, even) that they should test regularly, because they are in a lot of classes with a lot of people. They should just make this a habit, as should we.
Ryan Kashanipour
01:47:04
It is great that this session is being held for us, as faculty. Things are developing fast and changing, clearly. Thank you for your efforts. However, I do wonder about how students are learning about these changes. Are we expecting them to just read the Covid website? How are they learning about the expectations, resources, and responsibilities?
Tina Deemer
01:47:30
@Ryan, there are other groups working on student communication.
Tina Deemer
01:47:45
However, I would say that as instructors you can have a big impact.
Ryan Kashanipour
01:48:34
@Tina Thank you
Chris Kopach
01:48:50
ICS Public Info Officer Holly Jensen is sharing info to parents, dorms and students. Along with Greek Life.
Nina Bates
01:49:25
We will also have the PPT version
Nina Bates
01:51:37
Recording and slides will be available here: https://provost.arizona.edu/content/pac
Daniela Triadan
01:51:55
Thank you very much for all the incredible work you do under such extremely difficult circumstances!
Barbara Mills
01:51:59
Thank you everyone - great session!
Jenny Hoit
01:52:00
Thank you all for your incredibly hard work!
Amy Kimme Hea
01:52:07
Thanks to all of you for your hard work!
Ryan Gutenkunst
01:52:10
Thanks all!
Ravishankar Palanivelu
01:52:15
Thank you all for the great information and work.
Jean McClelland
01:52:15
Thank you all on task force!
Malavika Jinka
01:52:16
Thank you!
Laura Tabili
01:52:16
Thank you!
SUZANNE DELANEY
01:52:16
Thank you so much for all of your hard work!
Melanie Bell
01:52:17
Thank you all!
Kevin Lin
01:52:18
Thanks everyone for all your work!
Maia Ingram
01:52:19
thank you for holding this event
Jerel Slaughter
01:52:21
Thanks everyone!
Nadia Alvarez Mexia
01:52:22
Thank you!
Adam Lazarewicz
01:52:30
Thanks to all!
Robert Sims
01:52:32
Thank you!
Meg Cota
01:52:37
Many thanks!
Katharine Drake
01:52:43
Thanks
Kaoru Hayashi
01:52:51
Thank you!
Debra Wood
01:52:59
Thanks
Isela Gonzales-Cook
01:53:07
Thank you for the informative session.
Stacey Nseir
01:53:12
Thank you. Very informative!
Allison Lee
01:54:01
Thank you all!