Returning to Campus

Returning to Campus

The School of Education is adopting a 3-month plan to return to campus.

EXPLORE YOUR WORKSPACE

Plan to work in your office at least one day in June or early July. The goal is to check on your technology, evaluate your needs, and/or have a day to acclimate to being in the office.

As you check out your space, it may help you to fill out this Workspace Checklist. Once you've checked everything over, please complete the Workspace Report linked below. This will allow ETS adequate time to address any issues uncovered. This step is especially important if you have not been in your office since March of 2020 or if you suspect you may be in need of assistance or new equipment. With equipment delays still a real issue, if you do suspect you’ll need new equipment, we encourage you to schedule your “explore day” in June, rather than early July.

Workspace Report


VACCINES

Schedule Your Vaccine

As you have heard, the University will be requiring all faculty, staff and students to be fully vaccinated by August 15 or when you return to campus after August 1, whichever is earlier.

If you have not already scheduled or received your vaccine, please do so now.

Schedule your vaccine

More information about the vaccine requirement, including criteria for any medical or religious exemptions, can be found on the IU COVID-19 vaccine page.

Report Your Vaccine

If you have received your vaccine, please report it.

Report your vaccine


HYBRID WORK

Staff Members Wishing to Explore Hybrid Work

It’s clear from the survey responses that staff as well as supervisors are interested in exploring some form of hybrid work going forward. Hybrid work can be defined as working both on campus but having a day or so where the individual works from home. As an academic unit, we will want to ensure that we have staff on campus to help us fulfill our mission and to provide for a vibrant campus experience for our students. We do not anticipate any broad or full time remote work for the majority of our school, however, it’s clear that some flexibility may be of interest to many in our community. If staff or supervisors are interested in exploring whether hybrid work is an option for you or your unit, I invite you to attend the following sessions this month to learn more. Please register for your session below.

Staff Sessions: Exploring Hybrid Work

Individual sessions can also be arranged by contacting Donna Stevens to schedule a time.

Supervisor Sessions: Exploring Hybrid Work

Individual sessions can also be arranged by contacting Donna Stevens to schedule a time.

Staff interested in hybrid work will want to discuss the option with their supervisor in June. Formal applications for hybrid work will be available in July.  Note that a hybrid schedule may not be available for all positions. If you are interested or have questions, you are encouraged to attend one of the sessions above to learn more.


HELPFUL RESOURCES


TRAININGS, WEBINARS AND SUPPORT

We’ll be experiencing another big transition in August when we’ll be transitioning back to campus. We have collected a number of resources to help you with this transition. Here are a few links to explore this month. There are several programs in the month of June, so be sure to check the link and register.

Return to campus resources

PREPARE TO RETURN EQUIPMENT

Take stock of what IU equipment/materials you have at home (chairs, computers, monitors, etc.) and make a plan to return them to campus.

Cart Reservations: August 2 – August 9

You may reserve a cart for a half hour to move equipment between 8 am – 5 pm. At your reserved time, park in front of the School of Education building (on Rose) and put on your hazard lights. The cart will be available in front of the building. When you are finished, please return the cart to the front of the building and move your car to a parking garage.

ETS Support Appointments: August 2 – 20

You may reserve a 30-minute appointment between 8 am – 12 pm or between 1 – 5 pm. Please plan to be in your office during your reservation time.

Cart reservation / ETS support appointment


HYBRID WORK APPLICATIONS AND SUPERVISOR WORK PLANS

Staff interested in hybrid work will need to formally apply for consideration. Please first discuss this request with your supervisor, and the review the School of Education Remote Work Guidance document.

Supervisors who support a hybrid work model will need to also complete a work plan for each employee (linked below).

You may used this Hybrid/Remote Work Plan Template when creating the expectations for your staff members. Please upload this work plan and share it with your employees.

Applications and work plans should be submitted by July 15, or at least 14 days in advance of the desired start date. Final approvals will come later in July.

Remote Work Arrangement

Supervisor Work Plan


TRAININGS/RESOURCES

Continue to take advantage of trainings and resources to help you get ready. 

Return to campus resources


SIGN UP FOR WELCOME BACK WEDNESDAYS!

The school will be providing a boxed lunch and music on the lawn (weather permitting) either Wednesday, August 4 or Wednesday, August 11. Join your colleagues and enjoy reconnecting on the day of your choosing.

Register now

Please register by Wednesday, July 21.

TRANSITION TO THE OFFICE

Starting August 2nd please plan to work part of your week in the office, and part of your week at home, to transition to campus. If you are ready, you are also welcome to fully transition back to campus during this first week.


BACK TO CAMPUS

Plan to return to your office full time starting August 9th!

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JOIN US FOR WELCOME BACK WEDNESDAYS!

The school will be providing a boxed lunch and music on the lawn (weather permitting) either Wednesday, August 4 or Wednesday, August 11. Join your colleagues and enjoy reconnecting on the day of your choosing.


MINDFUL MEDITATION/CHAIR YOGA

Transitions can be stressful, so let’s take some time to relax! Join us for a Mindful Meditation/Chair Yoga session, Tuesday, August 10, at 11am via Zoom.

Register now


RECONNECT WITH CAMPUS

Return to Campus Resources

University Resources

Parking Options

A new daily garage validation will be available for employees who choose not to purchase a permit. Daily access can be purchased to park in one of the five gated garages on campus: Henderson, Atwater, the upper level of East, Fee Lane and the new Luddy Center AI garage slated to open this fall. Validations will be added to your CrimsonCard upon purchase, and the card will be swiped at the gate for entry/exit. Sales are limited to 10 purchases per month, and validations will be $5 per day.

Trainings and Webinars