St. Kate’s is making every effort to ensure as safe and healthy an environment as possible for faculty, staff, and students and, as such, is taking a conservative approach to bringing faculty and staff back to campus while delivering the best experience possible for students. In accordance with our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan and MDH recommendations, faculty and staff will be on campus in a limited capacity to support students and maintain operations.
Remote Work Guidelines
Faculty and staff will continue working on campus in a limited capacity. The majority of employees will continue to work remotely through the end of spring semester.
Remote work arrangements will vary by department, require supervisor approval, and should take into account the following:
- Remote staff are expected to have established work hours and be online and available during those times. Flexibility may be needed to accommodate specific employee needs (e.g., child care). Faculty should plan designated office hours to meet with students virtually.
- Supervisors and department chairs should create a master list of contact information for staff working remotely so that team members can be in contact with each other.
- In the event that remote employees need to come to campus during this time, they are required to follow all policies and procedures.
- Professional staff must continue to meet department goals, productivity levels, and work responsibilities.
IT has implemented enhancements to support faculty, staff, and students during this time, and a variety of assets are available for checkout to assist with instructing or taking a course. Equipment and support should be requested through the Coronavirus Technology Request Form. Ongoing updates and information can be found by visiting ServiceNow from the Faculty and Staff page on the website.