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Tips and tricks for spring semester teaching

Welcome back. Hope your first week of classes got off to a good start, or as good as it can be.


Emergency script for instructors

Dear instructors, As we prepare for the spring semester to get underway on Tuesday, we are writing to provide some reminders regarding spring 2021 syllabi and classroom policies.


We are looking forward to your return in January

I hope you are enjoying your Winter Break and that this time provides an opportunity to decompress after a semester of such hard work. The College of Arts & Sciences faculty will be here for you in mid-January, excited for the start of classes.


Caring for yourself during the winter break

The following communication was sent to Honors Carolina students on Nov. 20 from Mitch Prinstein, John Van Seters Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and assistant dean of Honors Carolina.


Teaching strategies for a successful spring semester

Dear teaching colleagues, I hope you are able to refresh and rejuvenate during this Winter Break, and that you can spend some quality time with family and loved ones.


Important information about return-to-campus testing for students in the College of Arts & Sciences

I hope that you are enjoying your winter break and having a restful time wherever you are.


Tips for Optimizing your Spring Experience at Carolina

Now that Spring 2021 Course Registration has commenced, we encourage you to consider the following tips to optimize your Spring Experience at Carolina:


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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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College of Arts & Sciences, Academic Year 2020-21, Purpose and Priorities in a Time of COVID

This is a living document and will be updated as needed. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, the fallout of which has been devastating to public health, the job market and food security. The worldwide resort to a “full stop” on all but essential businesses and subsequent challenges of reopening reveal the magnitude of the threat. The … Continued


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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

Download this checklist, including a plan for your group’s updated policies here: CAS- Lab plan template (last updated May 28, 2020).  Inventories Have each member of your group returning to campus complete Environment Health and Safety training (https://ehs.unc.edu/) for complying with COVID-19-related policy. Confirm your PPE supply and, for PIs in Chemistry, Biology, and APS, work with your departmental coordinator … Continued