Return-to-Better

Return to Better 2021

We are committed to a return to classes on campus and in-person when the 2021-‘22 academic year gets underway.

Our students expect to engage with our outstanding faculty and with one another – both in and out of the classroom – and they expect to do that in-person, in one of the best college towns in America – Madison.  That's why we are committed to teaching and learning in classrooms, and in-person, this fall.

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.

 

Active cases
includes faculty/staff and students, both on and off campus
Recovered
includes faculty/staff and students, both on and off campus
Total
includes faculty/staff and students, both on and off campus
Last updated 4/20/2021

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

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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.

Members:

Andrew Manion
President, Co-Chair

Margaret Noreuil
Interim V.P. of Academic Affairs, Co-Chair

Al Brisack
Athletics Director & Head Baseball Coach

Frank Byrne
Trustee

Dawn Crim
Trustee

Patrick Gumieny
Director of Information Technology

Michael Guns
V.P. Business & Finance/CFO

Heather Harbach
V.P. for Student Development/Dean of Students

Cristie Jacobs
Executive Assistant to the President

Lucy Keane
Trustee

Michelle F. Kelley
Registrar

Mary Klink
Associate V.P. for Dominican Life and Mission

Scott Lanphear
Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Manager

Willie Larkin
Diversity Officer

Claire Mand
Director of Residence Life

Michael Metcalf
Director of Security & Transportation

Suann Saltzberry
Associate Director of Athletics/SWA

Amber Schultz
V.P. for Enrollment Management

Ed Taylor
Director of Strategic Communications

Katie Vesperman
Interim V.P. for Institutional Advancement

Dave Wittwer
Trustee

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.

Covid-19 Updates

These pages are a resource for students, parents, and our entire community.

 

Fall 2020 Update – We Made It

Dear Students and Colleagues – 

This is it, the last day of finals week. We made it. I talked quite a bit about gratitude at Thanksgiving this year, and that feeling is still with me. I am deeply grateful for the perseverance demonstrated by the students, faculty, and staff of this community. You worked together, did what needed to be done, and today I hope you feel like you’ve accomplished something that is both awesome and meaningful. Well done all!

Now it’s time to take a break. Remember that for the spring semester, we’ll follow the academic calendar as scheduled, which means spring break in March and Easter break in April. And we’ve just announced our intention to hold Commencement, as scheduled, in May 2021. Time will tell if that comes to pass, and a lot of things outside of our control need to go “right.” But I have every confidence – as evidenced by this semester we’ve just experienced – that as a community we will do what it takes to put ourselves in a place to celebrate our graduates in-person in May. We’ll still be masked-up in January, and we’ll still offer remote options for our in-person classes, but I hope you agree that even as we’re in the darkest days of the calendar, there is light ahead.

Tonight marks the second night of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights in the Jewish tradition. A blessing that is said on the first night thanks the Creator for keeping us alive, sustaining us, and bringing us to this season. Gratitude. Christmas is now two weeks away, and with it the joy of celebrating Christ’s birth, and a new beginning. My wish for you all – regardless of your faith tradition or spiritual alignment – is for the light and peace of the season now upon us to give you rest and sustenance. 

Be well, and be safe. Wear your mask. 

Cor ad cor loquitur.

-Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D.
President