3D Memo: Programs that Involve the Participation of Minors
In order to protect the minors that participate in NC State online programs and activities, REG 01.25.18 has been updated to include online programming with minors in the same manner as in-person programs and activities. Effective January 1, 2021, all online programs and activities offered to minors that require a registration process are governed by this regulation and must fulfill the requirements as outlined.
From Provost Arden and VC Maimone: COVID-19 update – Campus programming
Following Gov. Roy Cooper’s recent announcement of Executive Order No. 169, Restrictions to Protect Lives During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Phase 3, updated guidance is available for campus programming, effective immediately.
From Provost Arden: Spring 2021 Course Scheduling
In this memo, Provost Arden announces to instructors of record that for spring 2021, students who return to campus will be allowed to remain on-campus throughout the spring semester, and that courses that begin in a face-to-face or hybrid mode will be allowed to continue with that delivery method throughout the semester.
From Chancellor Woodson, Provost Arden and VC Maimone: Budget Update – University Auxiliary Services
Each of NC State’s auxiliary units has implemented operational expense reduction plans to help address COVID-19 related revenue shortfalls. Auxiliary units have worked diligently to consolidate services; reduce hours; close facilities; enact hiring, travel and spending freezes; renegotiate service contracts; and, where possible, transition from in-person services to alternative online services. Unfortunately, due to the sharp decrease in revenue, some of our auxiliary units, in addition to operational reductions, must move forward to implement personnel actions.
3D Memo: Important Update: Community Service Leave and Child Care and Work-Life Balance Resources
To help employees deal with the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of State Human Resources assembled a task force of HR experts to create a resource guide for parents. That guide covers many topics, including where to find child care, leave options, flexible scheduling and a change to a community service leave policy.
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.