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Policies, procedures and recovery plans

Policies and procedures

In alignment with Gov. Steve Sisolak’s direction regarding the Roadmap to Recovery for Nevada, the University is adopting the following policies and procedures to adhere with State of Nevada regulations, beginning on May 29 and continuing until further notice.

Plan for recovery

The University has updated the Plan for Recovery to reflect current University operations and instruction for the classes in the second term of summer.

Guidance for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases

Get information about what steps to take if a student or employee is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19.

Update on Fall 2020 class instruction modes

As we prepare for the Fall 2020 semester, the University of Nevada, Reno will be adjusting some course delivery methods to full or partial online delivery. This is for the health of our Wolf Pack community in alignment with federal, state, and local social distancing requirements and recommendations.

The process of entering these changes has begun in MyNevada/PeopleSoft and students and instructors will see these changes under class schedules and enrollments. Due to the scope of the project, it will take several days to complete, so please be patient.

Once this process is complete, the Request for Remote Instruction form will be available for students wishing to take all of their classes remotely due to extenuating circumstances. Although efforts will be made to limit additional changes, these instruction modes are still subject to change as situations develop.

For questions, please email the University Registrar at hturk@unr.edu.

New instruction modes and what they mean

AR - Alternative Remote

Course originally scheduled to be delivered in-person, but moved to entirely online due to social distancing and capacity limitations. These courses will not include the $34 per credit online fee.

AH - Alternative HyFlex

Course originally scheduled to be delivered in-person, but will have attendance adjustments so students will alternate in-person and remote participation. Students will receive communication directly from their instructors with specifics. Fully remotely participation by students can be accommodated for those with extenuating circumstances.

AP - Alternative In-Person

Course conducted with in-person instruction required, but with alternating attendance. Some portion of instruction delivered online. Fully remote participation by students cannot be accommodated.

Online course delivery

Teaching & Learning Technologies is committed to providing support to faculty as they work to deliver their courses online. For those of you that already leverage WebCampus, this may not mean too much additional work. For those who might be new to WebCampus, know that resources are available to assist you.

Instructional resources

There are several options for how you could quickly transition the face-to-face aspects of your course. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages. Be ready to modify the ways you convey content, but also how you facilitate communication and engagement with your students.

Online instruction FAQ

These are some of the frequently asked questions we have received so far related to online/remote delivery mode for all face-to-face courses.

Zoom

Zoom is a web conferencing tool that can be used for live class sessions, presentations by guest lecturers, instructor office hours, or interactions between students and peers.

Research continuity

Guided by Nevada’s Roadmap to Recovery and the University’s Planning for the Return of the Pack, research and laboratories defined as essential, critical or time-sensitive began resumption of operations as of May 18, 2020. Research, scholarly and creative activities that can be conducted remotely continue to do so.

Human Resources information

Alternative operations

Get the latest information from Human Resources regarding the University's alternative operations, remote workforce support and information regarding procedures for the safe return of employees, faculty and researchers to campus.

Internal procedures information (Knowledge Base)

If you have a NetID, please visit the Knowledge Base, the University’s source of record, for information about internal procedures, including announcements, articles, forms, and more. NetID login required.

Required COVID-19 training

All employees

All employees are required to complete the General COVID-19 Training for University Personnel, with subject-specific modules appropriate for their group. 

Supervisors

Supervisors are required to complete the online Supervisor's Training for COVID-19.

Research/creative activities

Individuals working in shared spaces for research and creative activities must also complete COVID-19 Training for Research Labs and Creative Activities.

Health certification forms

Prior to returning to campus, all employees must complete appropriate reentry forms. These forms only need to be completed one time and supervisors can verify the completion of the form in Workday.

Campus Certification form

All employees are required to complete the Reentry to Campus Certification Form (COVID).

Medical practitioners form

Medical practitioners seeing patients must complete the COVID-19 Certification Form for Student Health, School of Medicine, clinical practitioners and University health staff.