Return to Campus Plan
Jul. 16, 2020—The University Working Group on Schools and Childcare has announced that the new Vanderbilt caregivers online forums launched this week for VU community members to connect and exchange ideas and resources regarding child care solutions and arrangements beyond Vanderbilt’s campus.
Jul. 15, 2020—Medical and public health experts from Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center will host two virtual town halls focused on the medical aspects of COVID-19 on Saturday, July 18. They will address the latest understanding of the virus, best practices and the science behind public health protocols designed to slow the spread, as well as the university’s plans for testing and contact tracing. The town hall for faculty and staff will take place from noon to 1 p.m. The town hall for student and families will take place from 2 to 3 p.m.
Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: Center for Teaching partners with iDesign for instructional design support
Jul. 15, 2020—The Center for Teaching has partnered with instructional design firm iDesign to provide faculty with additional instructional design support as preparations continue for online and hybrid teaching this fall. Beginning Friday, July 24, Vanderbilt faculty will receive access to a hub of resources to support online teaching and course design, a la carte access to instructional design support services and troubleshooting, and templates for use within Vanderbilt’s learning management system.
Jul. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt has launched the ANCHOR DOWN. STEP UP. campaign, as the university continues to take action to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and to prepare for the start of the fall semester.
Jul. 6, 2020—Vanderbilt faculty are encouraged to visit the Faculty Q&A page, which includes answers to questions asked by faculty at recent Return to Campus town halls. The page continues to be updated regularly.
Jul. 6, 2020—In a message to university faculty, Faculty Senate Chair Catherine McTamaney, Faculty Senate Vice Chair Ben Harris and Provost Susan R. Wente provide additional clarity and address concerns regarding faculty members' safe return to campus and how they will teach classes this fall.
Jul. 2, 2020—The university remains in phase 2 of its Vanderbilt Return to Campus Plan as the city of Nashville reverted to phase 2 of its Roadmap to Reopening Nashville Plan with modifications late last week. Vanderbilt moved to Phase 2 of its Return to Campus Plan on June 8.
Jun. 29, 2020—Being a biomedical scientist has served Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente well as she’s led the university through “a rapid succession of significant decisions” since the first reports of COVID-19.
Jun. 22, 2020—While Nashville will enter the third phase of its Roadmap for Reopening beginning Monday, June 22, Vanderbilt University will continue to follow its own Return to Campus Plan, which is currently in Vanderbilt Phase 2.
Jun. 17, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain will host a virtual town hall for staff on Monday, June 22, at 11:30 a.m. to discuss the university’s Return to Campus Plan. A second town hall for faculty is planned for Wednesday, June 24, at 11 a.m.
Jun. 16, 2020—All incoming and current Vanderbilt students and their families are invited to learn more about the university’s Return to Campus Plan at a virtual town hall tomorrow. The live session will take place on Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m.
Jun. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt University will begin transitioning to Phase 2 of its Return to Campus Plan on Monday, June 8. The major change that will occur during Vanderbilt's Phase 2 includes on-campus research ramp up to no more than 50 percent capacity. Those who conduct research activities will receive follow-up information with details on Monday.