Total: Total number of cases (Active and Recovered) among Students, Faculty, and Staff since tracking began.
Active: Positive cases not yet recovered.
Recovered: Able to resume normal activities.
* Numbers include students on and off campus
These pages are a resource for students, parents, and our entire community.
Update for Fall 2020 - Remote vs. Online
Jul 23, 2020, 4:00 PM
Dear Students and Colleagues –
We are less than a month away from the first day of classes, and activity on campus reflects that fact. We continue to prepare classrooms, labs, and common areas to welcome students back to campus. Life will be different than last fall, for sure. There are challenges and changes, but we are facing them together. I am confident we will continue to support each other, and our commitment to each other will keep us all moving forward, as our students pursue their academic goals and next steps.
And we know there are questions. Students, you received an email on Wednesday, July 22 (yesterday) from Heather Harbach, V.P. for Student Development/Dean of Students, inviting you to participate in a series of webinars. Those are coming up next week:
6:00 - 7:00 pm, Monday, July 27, 2020
Noon-1:00 pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2020
4:00 – 5:00 pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Students - Send your questions ahead for any of these sessions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students and their families are invited to attend – even if you’ve already participated in a webinar as a new, incoming student. I plan to attend these as well, as my schedule allows.
One of the things that we are challenged by during this pandemic is how to be really clear in our communications. It has come to my attention recently that there may be some misunderstanding of what we mean when we say “remote” learning or teaching. This word is not the same as “online” learning or teaching. For us, “remote” means that there is a class taking place on campus at a particular time, and some people are experiencing it from a distance. (As opposed to online, which means that there is no physical location for the class.) When we say that a student is participating in the class remotely, it means that the student is part of the class, involved in the discussion, witnessing what is happening as it happens through the use of technology.
We will be on campus, and in-person this fall – as we committed to in the spring. Students and faculty will have the flexibility to join classes remotely depending on their individual circumstances. As part of making this format successful, we’ve created a new work-study position for our students. It’s so new students can’t apply for it yet. These work-study students will assist in handling the day-to-day management of technology in a blended classroom; monitoring whose hands are raised, pointing the camera where it needs to be pointed, etc. You’ll have more information on that in a few short weeks, in plenty of time to apply if that role fits your schedule.
Cor ad cor loquitur.
-Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D.
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.
Athletics Director & Head Baseball Coach
Director of Information Technology
V.P. for Student Development/Dean of Students
Executive Assistant to the President
Associate V.P. for Dominican Life and Mission
Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Manager
Director of Residence Life
Director of Security & Transportation
V.P. for Enrollment Management
Director of Strategic Communications
Students, 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.