COVID-19

GSSW Faculty & Staff Resources

In response to COVID-19, GSSW's objectives are to follow public health science; ensure continuity of learning and work as much as possible; and support the health and well-being of our community members.  Please continue to reference DU's Coronavirus website for university-wide updates from the Chancellor and utilize this page to track specific information pertaining to our GSSW community. This page will also house the latest emails from GSSW leadership.

Craig Hall

Return to Campus Checklist

We are taking many precautions to prioritize the safety for all in our community. Depending on your return status, please complete the checklist below and reference the Testing and Quarantine Protocols for faculty and staff for additional information. 

  • (Appointed Faculty) Return Status: Returning to Campus for the Fall Quarter

    If you are returning to campus for the fall quarter to either teach on campus and/or work in your office and/or take courses on campus, please follow the steps below before the start of the quarter: 

    1. Due by 8/28/20. Login into Pioneer Web and click, "Identify campus return date," in the top left. From there, fill out the form in its entirety.
        a. If you are currently in the Denver Metro Area, DU will provide COVID-19 testing. Select, "I would like to be assigned a testing date and time in the Denver metro area via DU during my pre-arrival 14-day window." 
        b. If you are not located in the Denver Metro Area OR if you prefer to utilize another testing site, you need to complete a molecular test for the virus that causes COVID-19 and submit your test results. As noted in the DU protocols, returning to campus will depend on the results of this test.  
    2. You must quarantine for 14 days prior to your return to campus date and log your symptoms every single day during the quarantine. If you are traveling from a restricted travel state, you must isolate for 10 days in Colorado before coming to campus.  
    3. Due by 9/10/20. Complete the mandatory Pathway Back to Campus Canvas course. Your return to campus will be prohibited unless you complete this course. 
    4. Once you complete these steps, your DU ID card will be authorized for entry into Craig Hall and the Research and Evaluation Center (REC). You must swipe your DU ID card every time you enter and leave the buildings. It is critically important that you follow this procedure. 
    5. Due by 9/14/20. Whether you are teaching in fall quarter or not, all DU faculty, including all series, adjuncts, and graduate assistants, must complete a mandatory one-hour Faculty Institute for Inclusive Teaching (FIIT) training between Monday, August 24th and Monday, September 14th, which is the first day of classes. This expectation was communicated in the August 5 email by the Provost regarding plans to support inclusive teaching.
         a. This class will be automatically populated for you in Canvas on Monday, August 24.
         b. There are 8 modules in the training. For each module faculty are expected to: 
           · complete a pre-assessment (Likert-style) question, 
           · based on your interest, choose one topic in each module for which you complete a reflection prompt, and
           · complete the post assessment (Likert-style) question. Once this is done for each module, you will receive a badge, and the next module will open.
         c. Once you have completed all 8 modules, the required 1-hour training will be complete.
         d. As recognition, upon completing the required training, you will receive unlimited access to the “Tiny Guides” embedded in the course. 
         e. Because this is self-paced, you could easily spend much longer than an hour, however, the course is designed for you to complete the basic requirements in one hour. Plan on spending about 7.5 minutes per module.
          f. Should you want to dig deeper, fully explore ALL topics, and complete ALL reflection prompts, you will earn an Inclusive Teaching Certificate.
          gWhether or not you are teaching fall term, you are expected to complete the one-hour training, which can also apply to student mentoring and to creating an inclusive workplace more broadly.
       

    Read the full email from Dean Amanda Moore McBride

  • (Appointed Faculty) Return Status: Fully Remote During the Fall Quarter

    If you plan to be fully remote during the fall quarter, please follow the steps below before the start of term:  

    1. Due 8/28/20. Login into Pioneer Web and click, "Identify the campus return date," in the top left. From there, check "I am not returning in-person for fall term" and hit submit. 
    2. Due 8/28/20. Following completion of the “Identify the campus return date,” visit the COVID accommodations page within Pioneer Web. You may follow this link to directly login, or otherwise, you can access the COVID accommodations page from the “employee” task list within Pioneer Web. You will complete a short form there regarding your remote work.
        a. If you have an ADA accommodation, follow the link at the top of the page and complete the form.
        b. If you have a COVID accommodation, complete the short form.
        c. If you have an informal agreement with your supervisor regarding your remote work, click that option and complete the short form; the form will route to your supervisor for them to indicate agreement.
    3. Due 9/10/20. Complete the mandatory Pathway Back to Campus Canvas course. This course is required of all faculty, staff, and doctoral students, regardless of whether you will be on campus or plan to be fully remote, and must be completed by September 10, 2020. No exceptions.
    4. Due 9/14/20. Whether you are teaching in fall quarter or not, all DU faculty, including all series, adjuncts, and graduate assistants, must complete a mandatory one-hour Faculty Institute for Inclusive Teaching (FIIT) training between Monday, August 24th and Monday, September 14th, which is the first day of classes. This expectation was communicated in the August 5 email by the Provost regarding plans to support inclusive teaching.
        a. This class will be automatically populated for you in Canvas on Monday, August 24.
        b. There are 8 modules in the training. For each module faculty are expected to: 
         · complete a pre-assessment (Likert-style) question, 
         · based on your interest, choose one topic in each module for which you complete a reflection prompt, and 
         · complete the post assessment (Likert-style) question. Once this is done for each module, you will receive a badge, and the next module will open.
        c. Once you have completed all 8 modules, the required 1-hour training will be complete.
        d. As recognition, upon completing the required training, you will receive unlimited access to the Tiny Guides embedded in the course. 
        e. Because this is self-paced, you could easily spend much longer than an hour, however, the course is designed for you to complete the basic requirements in one hour. Plan on spending about 7.5 minutes per module.
        f. Should you want to dig deeper, fully explore ALL topics, and complete ALL reflection prompts, you will earn an Inclusive Teaching Certificate.
        g. Whether or not you are teaching fall term, you are expected to complete the one-hour training, which can also apply to student mentoring and to creating an inclusive workplace more broadly. No exceptions.


    Read the full email from Dean Amanda Moore McBride

  • (Adjunct Faculty) Return Status: Returning to Campus for the Fall Quarter

    If you are returning to campus for the fall quarter to either teach on campus and/or work in your office and/or take courses on campus, please follow the steps below before the start of the quarter: 

    1. Due by 8/28/20. Login into Pioneer Web and click, "Identify campus return date," in the top left. From there, fill out the form in its entirety.
         a. If you are currently in the Denver Metro Area, DU will provide COVID-19 testing. Select, "I would like to be assigned a testing date and time in the Denver metro area via DU during my pre-arrival 14-day window." 
         b. If you are not located in the Denver Metro Area OR if you prefer to utilize another testing site, you need to complete a molecular test for the virus that causes COVID-19 and submit your test results. As noted in the DU protocols, returning to campus will depend on the results of this test. 
    2. You must quarantine for 14 days prior to your return to campus date and log your symptoms every single day during the quarantine. If you are traveling from a restricted travel state, you must isolate for 10 days in Colorado before coming to campus. 
    3. Due by 9/10/20. Complete the mandatory Pathway Back to Campus Canvas course. Your return to campus will be prohibited unless you complete this course.
    4. Once you complete these steps, your DU ID card will be authorized for entry into Craig Hall and the Research and Evaluation Center (REC). You must swipe your DU ID card every time you enter and leave the buildings. It is critically important that you follow this procedure.
    5. Due by 9/14/20. If you are teaching in fall quarter, all DU faculty, including all series, adjuncts, and graduate assistants, must complete a mandatory one-hour Faculty Institute for Inclusive Teaching (FIIT) training between Monday, August 24th and Monday, September 14th, which is the first day of classes. This expectation was communicated in the August 5 email by the Provost regarding plans to support inclusive teaching.
         a. This class will be automatically populated for you in Canvas on Monday, August 24.
         b. There are 8 modules in the training. For each module faculty are expected to: 
             · complete a pre-assessment (Likert-style) question, 
             · based on your interest, choose one topic in each module for which you complete a reflection prompt, and 
             · complete the post assessment (Likert-style) question. Once this is done for each module, you will receive a badge, and the next module will open.
         c. Once you have completed all 8 modules, the required 1-hour training will be complete.
         d. As recognition, upon completing the required training, you will receive unlimited access to the “Tiny Guides” embedded in the course. 
         e. Because this is self-paced, you could easily spend much longer than an hour, however, the course is designed for you to complete the basic requirements in one hour. Plan on spending about 7.5 minutes per module.
         f. Should you want to dig deeper, fully explore ALL topics, and complete ALL reflection prompts, you will earn an Inclusive Teaching Certificate.
      g. Whether or not you are teaching fall term, you are expected to complete the one-hour training, which can also apply to student mentoring and to creating an inclusive workplace more broadly.

     

    Read the full email from Dean Amanda Moore McBride

  • (Adjunct Faculty) Return Status: Fully Remote During the Fall Quarter

    If you plan to be fully remote during the fall quarter, please follow the steps below before the start of term:  

    1. Due 8/28/20. Login into Pioneer Web and click, "Identify the campus return date," in the top left. From there, check "I am not returning in-person for fall term" and hit submit. 
    2. Due 8/28/20. Following completion of the “Identify the campus return date,” visit the COVID accommodations page within Pioneer Web. You may follow this link to directly login, or otherwise, you can access the COVID accommodations page from the “employee” task list within Pioneer Web. You will complete a short form there regarding your remote work.
         a. If you have an ADA accommodation, follow the link at the top of the page and complete the form.
         b.If you have a COVID accommodation, complete the short form.
         c. If you have an informal agreement with your supervisor regarding your remote work, click that option and complete the short form; the form will route to your supervisor for them to indicate agreement.
    3. Due 9/10/20. Complete the mandatory Pathway Back to Campus Canvas course. This course is required of all faculty, staff, and doctoral students, regardless of whether you will be on campus or plan to be fully remote, and must be completed by September 10, 2020. No exceptions.
    4. Due 9/14/20. If you are teaching in fall quarter, all DU faculty, including all series, adjuncts, and graduate assistants, must complete a mandatory one-hour Faculty Institute for Inclusive Teaching (FIIT) training between Monday, August 24th and Monday, September 14th, which is the first day of classes. This expectation was communicated in the August 5 email by the Provost regarding plans to support inclusive teaching.
         a. This class will be automatically populated for you in Canvas on Monday, August 24.
         b. There are 8 modules in the training. For each module faculty are expected to: 
          · complete a pre-assessment (Likert-style) question, 
          · based on your interest, choose one topic in each module for which you complete a reflection prompt, and 
          · complete the post assessment (Likert-style) question. Once this is done for each module, you will receive a badge, and the next module will open.
          c. Once you have completed all 8 modules, the required 1-hour training will be complete.
         d. As recognition, upon completing the required training, you will receive unlimited access to the Tiny Guides embedded in the course. 
         e. Because this is self-paced, you could easily spend much longer than an hour, however, the course is designed for you to complete the basic requirements in one hour. Plan on spending about 7.5 minutes per module.
         f. Should you want to dig deeper, fully explore ALL topics, and complete ALL reflection prompts, you will earn an Inclusive Teaching Certificate.

     

    Read the full email from Dean Amanda Moore McBride

  • (Doctoral Students) Return Status: Returning to Campus for the Fall Quarter

    If you are returning to campus for the fall quarter to either teach on campus and/or work in your office and/or take courses on campus, please follow the steps below before the start of the quarter: 

    1. Due by 8/28/20. Login into Pioneer Web and click, "Identify campus return date," in the top left. From there, fill out the form in its entirety.
        a. If you are currently in the Denver Metro Area, DU will provide COVID-19 testing. Select, "I would like to be assigned a testing date and time in the Denver metro area via DU during my pre-arrival 14-day window." 
        b. If you are not located in the Denver Metro Area OR if you prefer to utilize another testing site, you need to complete a molecular test for the virus that causes COVID-19 and submit your test results. As noted in the DU protocols, returning to campus will depend on the results of this test.  
    2. You must quarantine for 14 days prior to your return to campus date and log your symptoms every single day during the quarantine. If you are traveling from a restricted travel state, you must isolate for 10 days in Colorado before coming to campus.  
    3. Due by 9/10/20. Complete the mandatory Pathway Back to Campus Canvas course. Your return to campus will be prohibited unless you complete this course. 
    4. Once you complete these steps, your DU ID card will be authorized for entry into Craig Hall and the Research and Evaluation Center (REC). You must swipe your DU ID card every time you enter and leave the buildings. It is critically important that you follow this procedure. 
    5. Due by 9/14/20. Whether you are teaching in fall quarter or not, all DU faculty, including all series, adjuncts, and graduate assistants, must complete a mandatory one-hour Faculty Institute for Inclusive Teaching (FIIT) training between Monday, August 24th and Monday, September 14th, which is the first day of classes. This expectation was communicated in the August 5 email by the Provost regarding plans to support inclusive teaching.
         a. This class will be automatically populated for you in Canvas on Monday, August 24.
         b. There are 8 modules in the training. For each module faculty are expected to: 
           · complete a pre-assessment (Likert-style) question, 
           · based on your interest, choose one topic in each module for which you complete a reflection prompt, and
           · complete the post assessment (Likert-style) question. Once this is done for each module, you will receive a badge, and the next module will open.
         c. Once you have completed all 8 modules, the required 1-hour training will be complete.
         d. As recognition, upon completing the required training, you will receive unlimited access to the “Tiny Guides” embedded in the course. 
         e. Because this is self-paced, you could easily spend much longer than an hour, however, the course is designed for you to complete the basic requirements in one hour. Plan on spending about 7.5 minutes per module.
          f. Should you want to dig deeper, fully explore ALL topics, and complete ALL reflection prompts, you will earn an Inclusive Teaching Certificate.
          gWhether or not you are teaching fall term, you are expected to complete the one-hour training, which can also apply to student mentoring and to creating an inclusive workplace more broadly.

     

    Read the full email from Dean Amanda Moore McBride

  • (Doctoral Students) Return Status: Fully Remote During the Fall Quarter

    If you plan to be fully remote during the fall quarter, please follow the steps below before the start of term:  

    1. Due 8/28/20. Login into Pioneer Web and click, "Identify the campus return date," in the top left. From there, check "I am not returning in-person for fall term" and hit submit. 
    2. Due 8/28/20. Following completion of the “Identify the campus return date,” visit the COVID accommodations page within Pioneer Web. You may follow this link to directly login, or otherwise, you can access the COVID accommodations page from the “employee” task list within Pioneer Web. You will complete a short form there regarding your remote work.
        a. If you have an ADA accommodation, follow the link at the top of the page and complete the form.
        b. If you have a COVID accommodation, complete the short form.
        c. If you have an informal agreement with your supervisor regarding your remote work, click that option and complete the short form; the form will route to your supervisor for them to indicate agreement.
    3. Due 9/10/20. Complete the mandatory Pathway Back to Campus Canvas course. This course is required of all faculty, staff, and doctoral students, regardless of whether you will be on campus or plan to be fully remote, and must be completed by September 10, 2020. No exceptions.
    4. Due 9/14/20. Whether you are teaching in fall quarter or not, all DU faculty, including all series, adjuncts, and graduate assistants, must complete a mandatory one-hour Faculty Institute for Inclusive Teaching (FIIT) training between Monday, August 24th and Monday, September 14th, which is the first day of classes. This expectation was communicated in the August 5 email by the Provost regarding plans to support inclusive teaching.
        a. This class will be automatically populated for you in Canvas on Monday, August 24.
        b. There are 8 modules in the training. For each module faculty are expected to: 
         · complete a pre-assessment (Likert-style) question, 
         · based on your interest, choose one topic in each module for which you complete a reflection prompt, and 
         · complete the post assessment (Likert-style) question. Once this is done for each module, you will receive a badge, and the next module will open.
        c. Once you have completed all 8 modules, the required 1-hour training will be complete.
        d. As recognition, upon completing the required training, you will receive unlimited access to the Tiny Guides embedded in the course. 
        e. Because this is self-paced, you could easily spend much longer than an hour, however, the course is designed for you to complete the basic requirements in one hour. Plan on spending about 7.5 minutes per module.
        f. Should you want to dig deeper, fully explore ALL topics, and complete ALL reflection prompts, you will earn an Inclusive Teaching Certificate.
        g. Whether or not you are teaching fall term, you are expected to complete the one-hour training, which can also apply to student mentoring and to creating an inclusive workplace more broadly. No exceptions.

     

    Read the full email from Dean Amanda Moore McBride

  • (Staff) Return Status: Fully Remote During the Fall Quarter

    If you are returning to campus for the fall quarter to work in your office and/or take courses on campus, please follow the steps below before the start of the quarter: 

    1. Due by 8/28/20. Login into Pioneer Web and click, "Identify campus return date," in the top left. From there, fill out the form in its entirety.
         a. If you are currently in the Denver Metro Area, DU will provide COVID-19 testing. Select, "I would like to be assigned a testing date and time in the Denver metro area via DU during my pre-arrival 14-day window." 
         b. If you are not located in the Denver Metro Area OR if you prefer to utilize another testing site, you need to complete a molecular test for the virus that causes COVID-19 and submit your test results. As noted in the DU protocols, returning to campus will depend on the results of this test. 
    2. You must quarantine for 14 days prior to your return to campus date and log your symptoms every single day during the quarantine. If you are traveling from a restricted travel state, you must isolate for 10 days in Colorado before coming to campus. 
    3. Due by 9/10/20. Complete the mandatory Pathway Back to Campus Canvas course. Your return to campus will be prohibited unless you complete this course.
    4. Once you complete these steps, your DU ID card will be authorized for entry into Craig Hall and the Research and Evaluation Center (REC). You must swipe your DU ID card every time you enter and leave the buildings. It is critically important that you follow this procedure.

     

    Read the full email from Dean Amanda Moore McBride

  • (Staff) Return Status: Fully Remote During the Fall Quarter

    If you plan to be fully remote during the fall quarter, please follow the steps below before the start of term:  

    1. Due 8/28/20. Login into Pioneer Web and click, "Identify the campus return date," in the top left. From there, check "I am not returning in-person for fall term" and hit submit. 
    2. Due 8/28/20. Following completion of the “Identify the campus return date,” visit the COVID accommodations page within Pioneer Web. You may follow this link to directly login, or otherwise, you can access the COVID accommodations page from the “employee” task list within Pioneer Web. You will complete a short form there regarding your remote work.
         a. If you have an ADA accommodation, follow the link at the top of the page and complete the form.
         b. If you have a COVID accommodation, complete the short form.
         c. If you have an informal agreement with your supervisor regarding your remote work, click that option and complete the short form; the form will route to your supervisor for them to indicate agreement.
    3. Due 9/10/20. Complete the mandatory Pathway Back to Campus Canvas course. This course is required of all faculty, staff, and doctoral students, regardless of whether you will be on campus or plan to be fully remote, and must be completed by September 10, 2020. No exceptions.

     

    Read the full email from Dean Amanda Moore McBride

Read the Latest Emails about Building Access: 

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Technology & Working Remotely

  • Zoom

    Please ensure Zoom is downloaded on your laptop or other work-related device that you can use from home. 

    DU has a Zoom portal. Users can log in and download the client for a computer. If you download the mobile client on an Apple or Google device or as a standalone app, and are given choices on signing into Zoom, click the option for SSO and enter udenver.zoom.us as the domain.

    Canvas containers are now ready for spring quarter faculty to set Zoom rooms for ‘live’ class sessions. View instructions

  • File Back-Up

    If you work between an on-campus computer and one from home, please make sure to back up all work files daily to GSSW operational Shares (R:\ drive) or alternatively, only save to the Office365 Onedrive. This will promote remote access to your work regardless of where you might be.

  • Microsoft Teams

    Please explore the use of the chat feature in Office365 for communicating with your teams. This could facilitate real-time communications between staff and faculty who are in multiple locations. Office365 has a feature called Teams which allows you to join an existing team or create your own team. Microsoft Teams is available through the web, through the standalone Teams client for computers or through standalone Teams app for mobile devices. Log in with your DU email address and password. 

  • Technology Support

    Reach out to the University of Denver Helpdesk at 303-871-4700 or submit an online request. You can call or text the GSSW Technology support line at 303-900-2805. This line goes directly to voicemail and is checked by Ryan Garrett’s team from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Depending on the issue, you may not get a callback until the next business day.

  • Work Study

    Please read the latest email update from the Office of Student Employment (updated March 31).

    Our work-study and other student workers depend on their work with us for their livelihood. If you host a student worker, please develop work for them to do remotely. If you do not have work for them to do, please let the GSSW Academic Affairs team know by email GSSWAcademicAffairs@du.edu, so that we can link the students with projects that various departments have for them.
     
    If you do not currently have a work-study or student worker but you have work that could be done remotely, please request this support through GSSWAcademicAffairs@du.edu or the routine Faculty Support Survey. We are building a repository of projects.
     

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Teaching & Research

The latest information about campus closures and online instruction can be found on DU's Coronavirus website. All classes will be held in an online format through spring quarter. 

Read the Latest Email from Associate Dean Leslie Hasche:

Read the Latest Email from Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development Jennifer Bellamy:

Read the Latest Email from Denver Campus MSW Program Director Kate Ross: 

  • Curriculum Design

    Tips and templates for providing asynchronous content in a flipped learning environment in canvas will be shared in a forthcoming email and on the Faculty Portfolio. For the next week, Akio Corroll, the GSSW Senior Instructional Designer will be dedicated to these tasks, and available for potential consultations after that. You may also find general resources on DU’s Office of Teaching and Learning. 

  • Virtual Office Hours & Support

    Academic Affairs and Program Directors are offering weekly, Zoom office hours to help faculty with preparing for online classes within their Canvas Containers, with general online teaching supports, or with content specific areas. Academic Affairs is able to coordinate requests for student employees to assist with finding content to include for asynchronous class learning, if needed.   

    To request faculty support, please email GSSWAcademicAffairs@du.edu, as this email will coordinate your requests amongst the MSW Program Directors and Associate Dean Leslie Hasche. You may also use any of the following Weekly Virtual “Drop-In” Office Hours (All times are MST): 

    Zoom Office Hours Location: https://udenver.zoom.us/j/95670606520

    Summer Quarter: July 15-August 26

  • Technology Support

    DU’s Information & Technology is working to embed Zoom within Canvas for ease of scheduling Zoom class sessions and sharing of class-specific Zoom recordings. Please wait for instructions from GSSW on how to enable Zoom in your Spring Course Canvas Container. Additionally, Kaltura and Media supports will be encouraged for recording of student presentations and group work.  If courses were developed for MSW@Denver, the videos from those courses will also be available for use in Canvas.  

    The GSSW Technology Team will be ready to help answer questions about Spring Quarter classes on March 17th. Until then, they are prioritizing support for the Winter Quarter classes.  You may reach the GSSW Technology Team at 303-900-2805. When you leave a message, please be sure to leave your name, the SOWK #### for your course, and indicate if you are calling about Winter or Spring Quarter.  

  • Research

    If you have research planned in the field, e.g., data collection, between now and June 30, please complete this brief survey, so that we can support you. Please reach out directly to Professor Jennifer Bellamy, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, if you have any questions.

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Student Support

All student email communication is logged and tracked on the COVID-19 Updates tab on the GSSW Student Resource Portal. 

  • Student questions about courses should be directed to their instructor and/or Professor Kate Ross, Denver Campus Program Director
  • Student questions about field should be directed to their GSSW Field Liaison
  • MSW@Denver Students in the placement process should contact their Placement Specialist
  • Student questions about health and wellness should refer to the University of Denver Resources
  • Virtual drop-in hours for the Academic Affairs, Field, Registrar, and Student Services teams are posted on the GSSW Student Resource Portal

Additionally, the Margaret Page Student Emergency Fund provides financial assistance to our students. This fund provides support for GSSW students' imminent needs, including food assistance, rent and utility expenses, and medical expenses. 

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Field Education

The Graduate School of Social Work is providing the option for either in-person or virtual placements for students. In-person placements must follow all local, state, and federal health and safety guidelines. Students may select which placement option they want, and options are contingent on agency availability. Should public health recommendations change, GSSW will update requirements and restrictions accordingly. 

Read the latest emails from Assistant Dean Aneesha Bharwani

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Learn more about community support, resources for children and more on our COVID-19 Wellness and Resources page.

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