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Dates Announced on Availability of Final Grade Rosters for UCF Faculty

From Dr. Michael D. Johnson, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dear Colleagues: Final grade rosters for this semester will be available to faculty members from noon on Tuesday, April 28, through noon on Saturday, May 2. As you know, the university recently provided students with the option of being graded on an…

UCF Offers Optional Tenure Clock Extension Due to Coronavirus Circumstances

From Dr. Jana L. Jasinski, Pegasus Professor and Vice Provost for Faculty Excellence Due to the unique circumstances of COVID-19 and the many challenges our faculty are facing during this time, UCF is providing the opportunity for tenure-earning faculty to extend their tenure-earning period by one year.  All presently employed tenure-earning faculty who will apply…

“S/U” Grade Option Update: Student Withdrawal Deadline Moved to April 20

From Dr. Michael D. Johnson, UCF Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Yesterday, UCF announced a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading option that students can choose for their classes. This decision was made after consultation with deans and faculty members because we understand the added stress the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on our students. To give…

What Faculty Need to Know About UCF’s New Student “S/U” Grade Option

From Dr. Michael D. Johnson, UCF Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs All of us care deeply about our students’ well-being and success. Juggling education, jobs and job loss, family responsibilities, and concerns about the future has become a struggle for many of our students. To alleviate student stress, and after consultation with…

Coronavirus Update: Remote Learning Extended Through Summer A, C and D

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rapidly evolve. UCF will move to remote instruction effective through the spring semester, under official direction from the Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System. Additionally, UCF will continue with remote instruction through the Summer A, C and D semesters, which all start on Monday,…

Coronavirus Update: Remote Learning Extended Through Spring Semester

Last updated at 4:27 p.m. on March 17, 2020. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rapidly evolve. While no cases have been reported at the university, UCF will move to remote instruction effective through the spring semester, to minimize health and safety risks to the UCF community. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to…

Guidance For UCF Faculty On Moving Courses Online By Wednesday, March 18

From Dr. Michael D. Johnson, UCF Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Colleagues: The Board of Governors, to minimize health risks from COVID-19, has directed state universities to move courses to remote delivery and advise students not to return to campus following spring break. Today, UCF advised students to remain away from campus…

Coronavirus Updates from UCF

Last updated at 4 p.m. on March 11, 2020.  The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rapidly evolve. While no cases have been reported at the university, UCF will move to remote instruction effective Monday, March 16, to minimize health and safety risks to the UCF community, especially as students and faculty prepare to return from…

UCF Courses and Coronavirus: Steps for Faculty to Take Now

From Interim Provost Michael Johnson & Faculty Senate Chair William Self Dear Colleagues: UCF continues to prepare for potential impacts on our courses from the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Now is the time to make the necessary plans for your courses in case of widespread illness or even the need to move all classes fully…

For UCF Faculty: Consider How Coronavirus Could Affect Your Research

From Elizabeth Klonoff, Vice President for Research and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies Colleagues: The news is flooded with updates about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and we want to assure you we are continuing to monitor the situation. For the latest information and instructions visit UCF’s website dedicated to this issue.…

To UCF Faculty on Coronavirus: Be Safe and Think Ahead

From Interim Provost Michael D. Johnson Dear Faculty Colleagues: All of us are following the rapidly evolving news about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Although we hope that UCF will continue running as normal, the university is committed to being prepared. We must consider the possibility of students, staff, and faculty falling ill or being…

Coronavirus Awareness and Guidance

UCF is joining the Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in monitoring the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, for which cases have been confirmed in the U.S. following an outbreak in China. While no cases have been reported at UCF or in Florida, we have initiated communication, coordination and planning using updated…