Return to Residential Education; Process for Requesting Workplace Adjustment for Fall 2020

Residential education is core to the mission of Boston University and to the experience of both our undergraduate and graduate students. Our long-standing commitment to residential education and the in-person engagement of faculty, students, and staff is a fundamental characteristic of our University. The pivot to remote teaching that we undertook in March of this year was a necessary short-term response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and, thanks to your hard work, it enabled our students to successfully complete the spring semester and remain on track to complete their degrees. The pivot also established a new set of capacities – most significantly the capacity to conduct some elements of our academic programs through remote technologies.

This memo provides detailed information on the following topics:

  • Why a return to campus is important for all of us at Boston University
  • Results of the recent faculty survey, which informed decision-making
  • Safety measures underway to help ensure everyone’s health and wellbeing
  • Process and form for faculty to request a workplace adjustment, due June 25

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