As our University progresses through the phases of reopening, how we approach our research, scholarship, and creative activities requires careful consideration. The health and welfare of our students, faculty, staff, and community is paramount.
To assist our scholars through this process, a taskforce of faculty, staff, and students has created the UNCG Guide to Ramping Up, Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities.
This guide will help you develop Ramp-Up Reentry Plans for scholarly activities you would like to resume or launch before our campus returns to normal operations.
Ramp-Up Reentry Plans must be reviewed and approved before these activities may begin.
The Guide to Ramping Up is a dynamic document, so check back for updates regularly. We will also continue to host other important resources for our scholars below.
Communications with sponsors. Prior to contacting any external sponsor regarding changes to submissions, funded projects, reports, etc., PIs should first contact their OSP specialist for proposals and project pending awards, and both your OSP and C&G specialist for funded projects.
If you receive updates from your sponsor regarding a funded project, please forward them to your OSP and C&G specialists and OSP Director Valera Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
Institution- and Agency-Specific Guidance. For the most up-to-date listing of official sponsor guidance, please see Institutional and Agency Responses to COVID-19 from the Council on Government Relations and COGR's FAQs and Resources on COVID-19's Impact to Federal Awards. This site contains links to both federal and non-federal sponsors.
Seating, common pathways, and service areas will be reconfigured to accommodate social distancing.
To reduce the number of groups using the library, library instruction will be virtual, group seating will be spread out, and total seating will be reduced by approximately 50%. Room reservations will not be available.
Requests for COVID-19-related supplies, including PPE, should be submitted through your department. From there, the requests will be routed to a centralized system developed by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety.
With an exception for a relatively small population on campus who will frequently touch common materials (e.g., mail services), gloves will be considered lab-specific PPE and should be procured by the lab or their department.
Before returning to campus, personnel are asked to complete the following UNCG COVID-19 Safety Course through the Department of Environmental Health and Safety: https://uncg.instructure.com/enroll/7PM6XP.
Across the University, undergraduates and graduate students are involved in sponsored research and scholarship. The safety, physical and mental health, and welfare of our students is paramount. We are committed to maintaining their financial support, ensuring learning outcomes through scholarly activity, and supporting the continuity of student projects.
Student involvement in research, scholarship, and creative activities must be documented in Ramp-Up Reentry Plans.
We are an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. To support their members, NCFDD has curated a list of resources specifically for the current climate. Set up your account with NCFDD to access those resources.