Fall 2023 Covid Information
As the University continues to move forward from the pandemic, the COVID self-reporting form for students, faculty, and staff has been removed from the website. If a student has tested positive for COVID, they should follow the current CDC guidelines – Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19.
Students should contact their faculty members on how to stay current in the class and make up work that has been missed. If a student has complications due to COVID, the student should contact the Dean of Students office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone at 812-464-1862. As with other serious medical issues, the Dean of Students office may send a faculty notice to alert instructors to the absence. The student is required to work with the instructor to make up any missed work.
The Dean of Students Office encourages students to contact their faculty members directly regarding their absences and other related issues at their earliest convenience. In emergency situations where students are unable to contact faculty members, or when students may not feel comfortable disclosing personal information to their faculty members, the Dean of Students Office (DOSO) may send a brief email (faculty notice) to faculty members notifying them that the student has contacted the Dean of Students Office and is being connected to the appropriate on and/or off-campus resources. The email will not provide the specifics of the situation, although the student is free to provide faculty with details. To have an email sent to faculty, students should contact the Dean of Students Office in person in University Center East room 1256, by phone at 812-464-1862, or via email at email@example.com.
Students will be required to meet with the Dean of Students or their designee; however, in some circumstances when the student is not available, such as because of hospitalization, a Faculty Notice can be requested by telephone or email if the student is unable to come to the office in person. Emergency situations might include serious illness or hospitalization, a serious accident, or a death in the family. Emergency situations do not include brief absences where a student is able to reach out to their faculty members about missed classes, assignments, quizzes, exams, etc. The student will be copied on a Faculty Notice email, so they have a copy for their records. Faculty notices are intended to be informational and should not replace direct communication between students and their faculty members.
August 22, 2023