NC State students, do your part: COVID-19 and your responsibilities
From Chancellor Woodson, Provost Arden and Interim Vice Chancellor for DASA Lisa Zapata: Our thanks to the many students who are doing all they can to Protect the Pack by wearing face coverings, keeping physically distant and adhering to our community standards. Unfortunately, over the past few days we’ve also witnessed far too many occasions where students are not taking measures to keep themselves or others safe from COVID-19. To ensure health and safety, the university must and will hold students accountable for behavior inconsistent with our COVID-19 rules and guidelines. Students not complying with NC State’s required community standards will be subject to referral to the Office of Student Conduct and disciplinary action.
From Provost Arden and VC Maimone: Campus Budget Scenario Update
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Arden and Vice Chancellor for Finance for Administration Maimone provide the campus community with an update on NC State’s budget planning and outlook. State support remains strong, enrollment for the fall remains solid and NC State's research enterprise is performing well. At this time, they do not anticipate campus-wide reductions to be necessary for the fall semester.
Racial Equity: Response to Student Feedback, Commitments and Action
From Chancellor Woodson: At this unique time in history, we are witnessing widespread and continuing attention to the devastating impacts of institutionalized racism across our country. I am pleased to share important updates and critical actions the university is taking in response to student demands and requests, as well as to affirm additional steps the university is taking now and in the fall to advance racial equity, diversity and inclusion at NC State.
From Provost Arden: Designation of Faculty, Graduate Teaching Assistants and Graduate Research Assistants with Mandatory On-site Status for COVID-19
To make coming on-site (NC State campus or other university facilities) easier, University Human Resources is working with the Office of Information Technology to designate all NC State faculty, including adjuncts, in the following categories as mandatory on-site: tenured faculty, tenure track faculty, professional track professorially-ranked faculty, and lecturers and senior lecturers. Teaching assistants and research assistants will also be designated as mandatory on-site in the same way.
3D Memo: Mandatory Two-Factor Authentication Enrollment for NC State Students
To improve cybersecurity, on Sept. 1, 2020, NC State will begin requiring students to use Google 2-Step Verification to log in to NC State G Suite and Duo Security to access other services, such as MyPack Portal, Moodle and REPORTER.
3D Memo: Important Update: COVID-19 Special Faculty and Staff Leave Provisions and Expanded Community Service Leave
The University of North Carolina System has revised its guidelines for COVID-19 paid administrative leave and community service programs. The new guidelines will go into effect August 1, 2020, and remain in effect until revised or rescinded.
3D Memo: COVID-19 Voluntary Shared Leave Bank
NC State is implementing a special COVID-19 voluntary shared leave program beginning August 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2020. The COVID-19 Voluntary Shared Leave Bank will allow NC State employees to voluntarily donate their leave time to other leave-earning NC State employees who have exhausted their accrued leave due to COVID-19-related qualifying events.
Supporting our International Students
International students are an essential and valued part of our NC State community. As a university, we are dedicated to doing all we can to ensure their educational pathway at NC State is not interrupted. NC State is planning to operate in a hybrid status in the fall, which meets Department of Homeland Security requirements. In addition, our Office of International Services, Graduate School and Enrollment Management teams are working hard to make certain international students have the opportunity to participate in the necessary in-person classwork to maintain their visa status and remain at NC State.
3D Memo: Important Updates: Special BOG Salary and Position Consultation Process and Exceptions to the Suspension of HR Actions
The North Carolina General Assembly recently passed House Bill 1096, and the governor subsequently signed the bill into law. Among its various provisions, HB 1096 repeals a statutory requirement for the Board of Governors to monitor certain university salary and position actions that met designated thresholds.
3D Memo: Update on COVID-19 Special Faculty and Staff Leave Provisions
The University of North Carolina System has established new guidelines for leave provisions related to COVID-19. The new guidelines take effect July 1, 2020.