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Miami donates protective gear to area health care facilities
Area health care workers benefitted from donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) collected across Miami University’s Oxford and Regionals campuses last week.
Philip Smith on replication rate numbers for COVID-19
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Senate News, March 30, 2020
A meeting of University Senate was held on March 30, 2020 via WebEx. Provost Osborne provided a COVID-19 and campus update. Bill Knight, Director of the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness presented information regarding potential changes to the academic program review process. Qihou Zhou, Chair and Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, introduced the proposed Robotics Engineering major. Paul Flaspohler, Associate Professor of Psychology and Process Coordinator for the sunsetting of the Family Science major, reported his findings. Likewise, Patrick Dowling, Chair and Professor of Mathematics and Process Coordinator for the creation of an Entrepreneurship department, reported his findings. Jeffrey Wanko, Associate Provost, briefly introduced proposed additional questions for the end of the semester course evaluations for the Spring 2020 semester.
3-30-20 Message to Community
The provost shared thoughts on shared governance during the crisis and topics included: Topics: 1) Leadership transitions at MUDEC, 2) Credit/no credit guidance available; students can opt-in starting Wednesday, 3) Update on commencement from President Crawford and 4) Reminder to submit Provost questions by Wednesday
3-28-20 Message to Community
Topics in this message include: 1) New dean of the College of Engineering and Computing, 2) New dean of Graduate School and Interim Vice President for Research & Innovation, 3) Goldwater Scholars, 4) Donations to Students in Need, and 5) Send in your questions for the Provost
3-26-20 Message to Community
Topics for today included: 1) Maintaining privacy in COVID-19 times, 2) Donate to the Emergency Needs Fund, 3) Big Blue Button access ends 3/30, 4) Are we continuing with Boldly Creative while we face budget challenges? and 5) What the daily Provost staff daily check-in looks like
Digital Learning Environment Committee announces changes affecting Canvas Conferences and BigBlueButton starting March 30, 2020
On Monday, March 30, 2020, Canvas Conferences using BigBlueButton will no longer be available for video conferencing due to factors including new budget, support services, and platform stability implications. Existing BigBlueButton recordings will remain available for 14 days after the recording date.
Stacey Lowery Bretz named ACE Fellow
Stacey Lowery Bretz, University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, has been named an ACE Fellow by the American Council on Education (ACE).
3-25-20 Message to Community
Notice that Governor issued a stay-at-home order for the state for the next two weeks. Essential staff are expected to report as scheduled. All others remain in remote work status. Those working remotely are expected to maintain normal business hours. All classes are being delivered remotely. There are no on-campus classes. Faculty are urged to teach from home if possible.