Look for an email in your inbox tonight! In case you miss it, the content is below:
Hello Fellow Instructors,
You may have seen emails from President Montgomery or Provost Bott, and we just wanted to make sure you have clear the current information and expectations regarding the rest of this semester and Summer I.
So as of now there are a few things you should know.
First of all the Credit/No Credit option for students has been extended to May 15th, after an initial extension to April 3rd.
Regarding Summer I: All classes will be done via distance education. Of course all contractual requirements and guidelines will continue as normal but for now the university’s move to distance learning has continued.
Related to our distance requirement WMUx is seeking “Faculty Champions,” instructors who are experienced with online classes and who can help to train their colleagues and move them through the course-development process. Those interested should fill out the attached form (bit.ly/3dIfgMV), and those selected are set to receive a stipend equivalent to teaching a Summer I course.
As well, WMU will be forming a Joint Instructional Advisory Committee to guide this transition process. This committee will be set to include the above mentioned Faculty Champions, as well as representatives from the leadership of AAUP, PIO, and TAU, and the faculty senate.
We hope that you are all staying healthy, and that this situation has been going as smoothly as possible for you all. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or issues, PIO is here for you still through this chaos.