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Research Guidance for Post Thanksgiving Holiday

Guidance for Post Thanksgiving Holiday: Undergraduate and Graduate Student Researchers

Undergraduate Researchers

After Thanksgiving break, the modality for all undergraduate courses will be remote, thus we encourage faculty supervisors to transition undergraduate lab and studio-based on campus workers to remote work, if at all possible. It is to be expected that there will be some exceptions based on what is best for the student’s research and scholarship plans, however the expectation is that exceptions will be rare.

Graduate Research Assistants

The Research Office position is to maintain research post-break at the same level as during the semester. We believe that the majority of on-site GRA's are probably exclusively working on their dissertation research and that the change in course modality makes little difference for them.

In most cases it is anticipated that graduate research assistants will continue to perform their duties as they have been doing throughout the semester. They should check with their research advisor as to specifics with respect to continued progress toward degree and fulfillment of grant-funded assistantship expectations.

In both cases, returning student researchers and scholars will be subject to COVID testing upon return to campus. Names of returning student researchers and their 800 numbers should be forwarded to the College’s Associate Dean for Research so that return COVID testing can be scheduled. Those students returning from out of state are also subject to a 5-day waiting period before returning to campus.