- We write to share the latest update that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the university budget. While we are pleased to announce this cessation of temporary salary reductions, it is important to note that short-term budget challenges remain.
- ...Universities lie at the dynamic center of our democracy. We are a community of diverse people, perspectives and ideas. College campuses are marketplaces of open discourse, an environment where we are confronted with experiences, biases and perspectives different from our own. How we listen to, learn from and question opposing viewpoints is perhaps the most important skill educators can impart.
- We are entering a crucial phase in our ongoing battle against the spread of COVID-19 on our campus. We will continue taking care of ourselves and one another by staying focused and continuing our collective efforts.
Dear University of Maryland Faculty and Staff,
Today, I write to you with an update to the previously announced budget mitigation plans aimed at lessening the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our university. Upon a review of the temporary salary reduction portion of the mitigation measures, we are implementing a revision to exclude any portion of salary supported by sponsored awards.
- We kindly ask that faculty make it easier for students to perform their civic duty by being flexible with students regarding attendance, due dates and avoiding major assignments on November 3 2020.