Return to Better 2021
Our Return to Better Task Force is taking steps to make that happen - not to return to ‘normal,’ but to return to better, applying all the lessons we have learned and continue to learn through the experience of the pandemic.
Total: Total number of cases (Active and Recovered) among Students, Faculty, and Staff, both on and off campus, since tracking began in summer 2020.
Active: Positive cases not yet recovered.
Recovered: Able to resume normal activities.
Fall 2020 COVID Dashboard
Task Force Fall 2020
A work group charged with shaping the return to campus this fall. We remain committed to on-campus, in-person living and learning at Edgewood College, beginning with welcoming our newest students on Sunday, August 16, 2020.
Interim V.P. of Academic Affairs, Co-Chair
Athletics Director & Head Baseball Coach
Director of Information Technology
V.P. Business & Finance/CFO
V.P. for Student Development/Dean of Students
Executive Assistant to the President
Michelle F. Kelley
Associate V.P. for Dominican Life and Mission
Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Manager
Director of Residence Life
Director of Security & Transportation
Associate Director of Athletics/SWA
V.P. for Enrollment Management
Director of Strategic Communications
Interim V.P. for Institutional Advancement
Student, Faculty, and Staff Pledge 2020-21
Preventing the spread
In order to do everything we can to keep all of our community as safe as possible, the Edgewood College community will adhere to a number of safety protocols during the 2020-2021 Academic Year as a way of minimizing risk of the spread of COVID-19. These protocols are based on guidelines provided by Public Health Madison Dane County.
As a member of this Community, I will…
- Wash my hands properly and regularly.
- Cover any coughs or sneezes.
- Comply with posted Public Health Madison Dane County requirements.
- Wear a mask covering my nose and mouth while in indoor spaces.
- Maintain social distancing.
- Assist in the use of disinfectant wipes to clean shared public workspaces prior to use.
- Take reasonable precautions to avoid contracting COVID-19 both on- and off-campus.
- Avoid public places and minimize interpersonal contacts if I have been exposed or have any symptoms of any illness.
- Report any potential exposure or symptoms to the College and follow any instructions to seek medical care or to quarantine.
- Agree to be tested for COVID-19, as prescribed by health care professionals. Agree to be cooperative and flexible as we work together to support one another and give our community the best balance of learning and safety.
These pages are a resource for students, parents, and our entire community.
Fall 2020 Update – Perseverance, and the Spring Semester Calendar
Oct 29, 2020, 4:24 PM
Dear Students and Colleagues –
There is a quote, attributed to British politician Walter Elliot, that goes “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” I think that’s fitting for where we find ourselves this semester. We continue our shared work, managing challenges and setbacks one after the other.
Students, faculty, and staff have done a remarkable job, but it has not been easy. We adjusted the Fall semester calendar to limit days off, based on the best information we had at the time that decision needed to be made. I’ve heard your feedback on this semester, and have asked a team to assess the best way forward for the Spring semester. Based on that assessment, we will not make any changes to the Spring Semester 2021 as it is scheduled. If you take this as a positive announcement, then let’s call that a ‘short race we’ve won.’ Your stepping up and following the protocols we have in place this semester played an important part in reaching that decision. We may need to adjust those protocols based on circumstances in the Spring (if folks travel, etc.) but we’ll go with what we know: The Spring 2021 semester proceeds as scheduled—with spring break and Easter recess—and we will continue our practice of in-person classes with remote options for both students and faculty, based on their circumstance. College is hard (as it should be) and we all need breaks to keep us on a path to reach our goals.
Election is upon us. If you’ve been on campus you’ve perhaps noticed a steady stream of voters making their way to the Predolin Commons for early voting. That process ends Friday October 30. On Tuesday, November 3, the Oscar Rennebohm Library will serve as a polling place for Ward 65. I’d like to point out two resources if you have questions about registering to vote, and where to vote. First, myvote.wi.gov is an excellent way to check the status of your own voter registration. Next, our Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement has done an excellent job of sharing information and coordinating our community’s participation in this critical civic duty. If you have a question about registering to vote, how to vote, where to vote, etc., email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will assist. It is NOT too late to register to vote and to cast a ballot. National Stress Awareness Day is in April, but I think we’re all experiencing plenty of it right now. There is a great deal of stress surrounding this general election – many are feeling it, and if you are you are not alone. I am aware that our ALANA and LGBTQ+ colleagues may be feeling the stress of the upcoming election particularly acutely. To you I say the Edgewood College community is stronger because you are part of it. We will stand with you and support you through this election. And we reaffirm our commitment to respectful dialog and disagreement across ideological divides. Those who cannot cast a vote can still participate in the dialog. Please get informed and make your voice heard.
I have served as President at Edgewood College for five months now. I have to admit it feels longer than that. But what gets me up every day – what inspires me to persevere – is you, our community. I am grateful for each of you. Let’s win the short races each day, and support each other. Wear your mask, wash your hands, maintain physical distance, and tighten your social circles.
Let’s keep it up, and let’s do it for each other.
Cor ad cor loquitur.
-Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D.