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Virtual University Updates

Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer continue to host virtual University Updates to keep the campus community informed of KU's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recordings of each session are provided below.

April 16, 2020 - 4:30 p.m.

Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer hosted their first virtual University Update on Thursday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m. They were joined by the following KU leaders, each of whom provided updates in their areas:

  • Andrew Foster – emergency management coordinator, KU
  • Dr. Rob Simari – executive vice chancellor, KU Medical Center
  • Dr. Steve Stites – vice chancellor for clinical affairs for KU Medical Center and senior vice president for clinical affairs for The University of Kansas Health System
  • Dr. Matthias Salathe – chair, department of internal medicine, KU School of Medicine; interim vice chancellor for research, KU Medical Center
  • Barbara Bichelmeyer – provost and executive vice chancellor, KU
  • Dave Cook – incoming vice chancellor for public affairs and economic development, KU

 

 

April 2, 2020 - 4:30 p.m.

Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer hosted their first virtual University Update on Thursday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m. They were joined by the following KU leaders, each of whom provided updates in their areas:

  • Andrew Foster – emergency mangement coordinator
  • Tammara Durham – vice provost for student affairs
  • Mike Rounds – vice provost for operations
  • Simon Atkinson – vice chancellor for research

 


Chancellor's Weekly COVID-19 Update

Chancellor Girod is hosting weekly Zoom updates to discuss how KU is managing the pandemic and working to reopen campus for the fall semester.

The discussions will be pre-recorded and shared with campus each Wednesday via email and on this page. Each update will be approximately 15 minutes and feature at least one guest.

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Campus Messages

Employees should wait until Aug. 17 to return to campus
Message from VP Rounds
August 4

Fall class schedule reset complete
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
August 3

Details on our $120 million fiscal year shortfall
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer and CFO Diane Goddard
July 23

How we are preparing for fall
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
July 21

International student status and course designations
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
July 7

Protect KU and you
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
July 2

Introducing the Protect KU plan and two new planning teams to inform Lawrence campus reopening
Message from Chancellor Girod
June 29

KU to implement temporary salary savings plan, additional measures to address budget shortfall
Message from Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer
June 19

Interim policy: Requirement to wear face covering
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
June 18

Provost shares guidance for instructors preparing fall courses
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
June 15

Chancellor, Provost share latest components of fall reopening plan
Message from Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer
June 15

New partnership to assist with updated protocol for accessing KU buildings
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
June 4

Retrieving work materials and belongings
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer and Vice Provost Rounds
May 29

Engaging together to design the future of KU
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
May 22

An update on Lawrence and Edwards financial challenges
Message from Chancellor Girod
May 21

Travel restrictions update
Message from Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer
May 20

4 points clarifying KU's effort to resume in-person activity
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
May 18

Re-issuing phase II of on-campus research with updated opening schedule
Message from Vice Chancellor Atkinson and Vice Provost Rounds
May 13

Positioning KU for the long haul
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
May 8

Reawakening KU research
Message from VC Atkinson
May 5

Restoring the KU community
Message from Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer
May 1

Update on graduate education
Message from Vice Provost Jennifer Roberts
May 1

Transition to remote learning: What we learned and tips for success
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
April 29

Applying for CARES Act Financial Support Due to COVID-19
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
April 29

Financial challenges and next steps for KU
Message from Chancellor Girod
April 27

University to distribute federal CARES Act support to students
Message from Chancellor Girod, Provost Bichelmeyer
April 23

Update to Grading and Withdrawal Options
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
April 21

Grading and Withdrawal Options
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
April 17

Summer youth programs and events to be canceled or moved online
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
April 17

Remote Lessons Learned and Help Moving Forward
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
April 16

Updated security best practices for Zoom users
Message from CIO Mary Walsh and VP Chris Brown
April 10

Federal legislation provides new “emergency leave” categories
Message from VP Mike Rounds
April 10

Guidance on hiring freeze
Message from Vice Provosts Mike Rounds and Chris Brown
April 10

Graduate education and COVID-19
Message from Vice Provost for Graduate Education Jennifer A. Roberts
April 3

Parking refunds
Message from Vice Provost Mike Rounds
April 3

Hiring freeze, changes to Commencement, travel restrictions
Message from Chancellor Girod, Provost Bichelmeyer
April 2

Chancellor, Provost to livestream University Update on April 2 (VIDEO)
Message from Chancellor Girod
April 1

Spring 2020 grading for Lawrence, Edwards
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
April 1

Changes to academic policies and procedures
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
March 30

Resources for reporting concerns
Message from Vice Provost Mike Rounds
March 27

How Jayhawks can help
Message from Alumni Association President Peterson and Endowment President Seuferling
March 26

New links for Town Hall Sessions + COVID-19 research funding
Message from Simon Atkinson, Vice Chancellor for Research
March 26

Virtual Town Hall sessions for research
Message from Simon Atkinson, Vice Chancellor for Research
March 24

Health order implications for Lawrence and Edwards
Message from Chancellor Girod, Provost Bichelmeyer, VC Cook
March 24

Resources for learning and life
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer, VP Durham
March 23

Suspension of non-essential research for Lawrence and Edwards
Message from Chancellor Girod, Provost Bichelmeyer, VC Atkinson
March 20

Building security
Message from Police Chief Keary
March 20

Maintaining community in a time of social distancing
Message from Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer
March 19

A note to the KU community
Message from Senate Presidents
March 19

Working remotely and managing stress
Message from Vice Provost Mike Rounds
March 19

Classes to remain online, campus to decrease in-person presence
Message from Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer
March 17

Financial policy changes for COVID-19
Message from VC for Research Simon Atkinson
March 17

Guidelines for travelers
Message from Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer
March 15

Health planning updates
Message from Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer
March 14

Health planning updates
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
March 13

Resources and support for moving classes online
Message from Faculty Development
March 13

Graduate education and COVID-19
Message from VP Jennifer Roberts
March 13

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on research
Message from Simon Atkinson, Vice Chancellor for Research
March 12

A very important message regarding COVID-19
Message from Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer
March 11

Health, wellness, preparation and Prevention
Message from Provost Bichelmeyer
March 6

Spring Break guidance
Message from Diana Malott
March 5

Update on Coronavirus
Message from Chancellor Girod
March 2

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

KU Endowment has establshed a COVID-19 Emergency Relief fund to enable Jayhawks to help other Jayhawks in need.

Rock Chalking From Home

We’re calling on KU faculty and staff to submit content showing off their remote workspaces or classrooms. In sharing your entries, we hope to showcase Jayhawks’ one-of-a-kind creativity and resilience through these difficult circumstances.

Send your submissions to socialmedia@ku.edu. Entries should include a visual and/or audio component: photos, video, a recorded soundbite — anything shareable on social media. If you plan to share the content on your own social media channels, we ask that you use the hashtag #RockChalkRemote.