Message from Provost Wente and Vice Chancellor Kopstain to community members with school-aged children
Jul. 10, 2020—The university fully recognizes the challenges that local school districts' plans for the fall pose for members of the Vanderbilt community with school-aged children and is committed to continuing to help faculty, staff, postdocs and students navigate the ever-changing impacts of the pandemic on daily life, write Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain in a message to the VU community.
Jul. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt Human Resources' Employee Learning and Engagement continues to host virtual workshops in August that provide training and resources for employees and leaders who are working remotely.
May. 6, 2020—Unless staff are required to be on campus at the explicit request of their manager, they should continue to work remotely beyond Friday, May 8. Due to the need to reduce the density of people and enable physical distancing on campus, remote work is likely to continue for the foreseeable future for most staff whose role and workload enables them to do so effectively.
Apr. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt is extending “stay at home” orders and authorizations for remote work until Friday, May 8, noting that it is possible the university's first phase of increased campus activity could begin as early as Monday, May 11.
Apr. 3, 2020—In response to current guidance from public health experts and in alignment with local, state and federal directives related to social distancing, university leadership has decided to extend our remote work period through April 30.
Mar. 23, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente offers thanks in a video message to the Vanderbilt community, and discusses how students, faculty and staff are harnessing creative and innovative solutions to continue their work and learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic in her latest "Open Mind" column.
Mar. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University is further reinforcing remote work protocols following the Safer at Home Order issued by the Nashville Metro Public Health Department on March 22. Remote work for faculty and staff will continue through April 11.
Mar. 20, 2020—Given the unpredictable nature of the ongoing national and local COVID-19 situation, Vanderbilt University leadership has decided that an additional two-week remote work period will be implemented. Remote work will continue through April 11.
Mar. 13, 2020—In order to protect the health and safety of the Vanderbilt community during the unprecedented public health challenge of COVID-19, the university is instituting an initial remote work period beginning Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27. Individual remote work decisions require approval by an employee's manager.