The UVM community believes in the transforming power of education. Together we'll find new ways to innovate and support UVM students.
In order to keep the entire community safe, all employees are encouraged to telework. UVM supervisors are encouraged to be flexible — these are unprecendented times, calling for creativity in order to maintain normal business practices. Some resources to support you:
- Working remotely checklist
- MS Teams is the preferred platform for holding meetings, chatting, sharing files and more
- UVM File Transfer
Teaching Remotely and Supporting Students
UVM's classes will be offered remotely for the remainder of the semester. We know that faculty and students alike may struggle with this transition, and we appreciate understanding and flexibility as we begin this new way of teaching.
- The Center for Teaching and Learning is the hub for remote teaching strategies and support. The CTL shares strategies for using university-supported applications (Blackboard, MS Teams) and detailed how-to documentation for several other instructional technologies. Their events page offers opportunities for gathering remotely for assistance and support.
- Guide for working remotely
- For your students: Student Resources for Remote Instruction
- CTL’s private Facebook Group
- Tips on teaching writing remotely
- Student Accessibility Services is available to help you ensure that your online instruction is accessible
- Support for teaching with Blackboard
- Information - Blackboard for Instructors
- Get help: CTL support is now offered via email, telephone, and video conference via Teams. Submit a ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (802) 656-1155.
- UVM Libraries - Call (802) 656-2023, e-mail or chat with a UVM librarian. Curbside pick-up available for academic materials
Practice Self-Care and Stay Connected
We know, easier said than done. But UVM's Employee Wellness continues to offer these ways to take care of yourself, and we're always thinking of ways to keep you in touch with our campus experts.
- Group training classes online — Campus Rec facilities are closed, but they plan to keep the Employee Wellness strong by offering free, online group training classes that you can stream from home through ZOOM. Can't make the live event? They will post classes on YouTube. Employee Wellness Facebook group for class updates
- UVM Mindfulness free guided meditation
- How to create an ergonomic workstation while working and teaching from home. Also included are great stretches and exercises for this new way of working.
Ways to stay connected
- UVM's flagship social media channels are constantly sharing new and relevant information, and units on campus that maintain their own channels are doing the same. Social media directory.
- Fleming Museum collection online
- Fleming From Home offers videos from current and archived exhibitions and programs
- UVM Libraries offers free and reliable medical resources to support clinical care in the age of COVID-19
- ScholarWorks@UVM brings together the University's research under one umbrella to preserve and provide access to things like historic botanical research, occasional papers on Vermont policy, student dissertations and theses and more.
- UVM Libraries' Center for Digital Initiatives makes unique digital collections available to researchers around the world. Includes: Historical photographs, papers, maps, film and audio recordings, UVM archival materials and more.
"What are my responsibilities in creating and managing telework arrangements?" "How should I teach my courses remotely?" Frequently Asked Questions.
We've compiled a fairly exhaustive list of Frequently Asked Questions, including the latest Human Resources concerns and the most recent information about topics such as grading and research protocols. We hope you'll check the FAQ often as it's updated daily.
Tips for Coping as a Parent
UVM Pediatrician Dr. First offers some advice for parents and families.
Also for employees working with children at home:
- UVM Extension offers community resources from the QuaranTeen Science Cafes through 4-H to Gardening during COVID-19
Ways to Give Back
- City of Burlington: Want to volunteer? Need to volunteer? Here are some volunteer opportunities.
- United Way: Volunteering and COVID-19 fund
- State of Vermont: Ways to help Vermonters
- Red Cross: Give blood
Disclaimer: We are sharing opportunities and needs in the State of Vermont. The University of Vermont has not vetted or researched these opportunities, and cannot warrant or recommend one opportunity over another. It is your sole responsibility to thoroughly evaluate any volunteer organization or opportunity before engaging. Please keep yourself and your community safe by practicing social distancing and follow the guidelines.