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Guiding Principles

  • Safety, health, and security of our students, staff, and faculty is non-negotiable
  • Safeguarding the operational continuity and protecting the core mission of the university — excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and research
  • Assuring student success – and limiting the impact on progress toward degree completion
  • Limiting the effect of the pandemic on faculty, students, and staff involved in research and scholarship - especially faculty on tenure clock, and those funded by externally sponsored research
  • Protecting the financial solvency and viability of the University – its everyone’s business
  • Continuing to use business automation and IT to define the “future of work and workplace”
  • Assuring decisions are based on facts and are data-driven, where possible, not based on emotion
  • Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion across the University must be a touchstone