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Fall 2020 Weekly Virtual Update Sessions to Conclude on Friday, Aug. 14
As Syracuse University prepares for the Fall 2020 semester, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation J. Michael Haynie has hosted “SU Safe Weekly Roundup,” a series of virtual update discussions for University community members with an syr.edu email address.
The hourlong Zoom sessions are Fridays from 1 to 2 p.m. ET and feature Haynie and other University leaders and subject matter experts speaking on issues such as public health, the student experience, teaching, learning and researching during a pandemic.
This week’s session, the last in the series, will focus on public health and safety protocols, the student experience, student behavior and expectations, and reopening to residential learning. Joining Haynie will be:
- Carrie Grogan Abbott, director of first-year and transfer programs;
- Joe Hernon, director of emergency management and business continuity;
- Chris Johnson, associate provost for academic affairs;
- Amanda Nicholson, interim deputy senior vice president, Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience;
- Ramesh Raina, interim vice president for research; and
- J. Cole Smith, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
The session can be accessed through this link using an syr.edu email account. Participation for this session is limited to 500 attendees. For those unable to participate live, the link to the video will be posted on Syracuse.edu/Fall2020 and on the University’s campus social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter.
The series seeks to provide clarity on the path forward to in-person instruction for the Fall 2020 semester; answer questions and address concerns of community members about returning to campus; and elicit feedback and suggestions.
The Zoom sessions are captioned and run in a “webinar” format. Attendees can ask questions via the Q&A function.
The recording of the Aug. 7 session is now online. It focused on resuming residential learning, public health and safety planning, and the student experience and featured Haynie, Hernon, Johnson, Raina and Smith, as well as Marianne Thomson, associate vice president and dean of students.
Please continue to read email updates and visit Syracuse.edu/Fall2020 for the latest news and information about the University’s Fall 2020 planning.