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This page contains information for College of Arts & Sciences researchers.

 

From Dean Rhodes: We are committed to an on-campus experience (fall 2021)

I am firmly committed to you, our students, having the essentials of a residential experience this semester, which will include your having the vast majority of your classes conducted in-person. We know that the on-campus experience is critical, not just for learning but for mental health and well-being.


Guidance from the Dean’s Office on handling instructor exposure to COVID-19 (fall 2021)

We have created the attached flowchart to aid you in your decision-making. Please distribute it to your faculty and instructors.


Flowchart for handling cases of instructor exposure to COVID (fall 2021)

The following flowchart is intended to assist faculty and department chairs on how to handle instructor exposure to COVID.


Welcome to the start of the fall 2021 semester

Tomorrow is our First Day of Classes, and the transformation of our campus this past week has been remarkable, with students and parents milling around Polk Place, maps (or phone apps) in hand, browsing the T-shirt selection at the Student Stores or making their way to their residence halls, suitcases in tow. The energy is palpable.


Classroom Guidance for Fall 2021

College of Arts & Sciences classroom guidance for instructors (fall 2021)


Tips for a Successful Return to Campus (fall 2021)

Undergraduate students: Prior to the Spring 2021 semester, we sent you a message detailing ways to optimize your spring experience at Carolina. With the fall semester approaching and our community returning to campus, many of you will be in Chapel Hill for the first time. Here are some tips to help you with the transition.


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Research leads the way

Last spring, the coronavirus pandemic disrupted everything. UNC Research helped chart a course to the new normal.



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Reopening Research in the College of Arts & Sciences

On Monday, June 1, 2020, we will reopen our research spaces in the College of Arts & Sciences and they will operate under a new three-layer COVID-19 policy.


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PPE pickup instructions for research spaces in other departments

These instructions are for acquiring masks and cleaning/disinfecting supplies for research labs and spaces, not for instructional or other departmental use. The immediate goal is to supply the requirements of research spaces as they reopen. Supplies for other phases of reopening will be handled in future announcements.


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PPE pickup instructions for APS-Chemistry-Biology

These instructions are for acquiring masks and cleaning/disinfecting supplies for research labs and spaces, not for instructional or other departmental use. The immediate goal is to supply the requirements of research spaces as they reopen. Supplies for other phases of reopening will be handled in future announcements.


Checklist for Resuming Research Operations

View or download a checklist of returning to operations, as well as a plan for your group’s updated policies.