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Special Faculty Senate meeting - Shared screen with gallery view
Shristi Dhakal
46:09
Thats' me
Brian Fortney (he/his/him)
46:41
Brian Fortney filling in for Cindy Watson (Teach North Texas)
E. Bailey Sterling - GSC Rep
47:52
Hi there, I am Bailey Sterling, the new Representative from Graduate Student Council
Neal Smatresk
47:56
Hello everyone! Good to see you "back".
Jennifer Lane
48:06
Hello EVERYONE!
Jennifer Cowley
48:07
I will answer a few questions that came in - in advance of the meeting: 9. Faculty are needing support from CLEAR on the weekends, especially in the days before a new semester starts; can we get that? Mon - Friday 7am to 11pmNext two Saturdays: Saturday 7:30am - 6pmFor Canvas - https://clear.unt.edu/services/lms-support - We are available until 9pm M-TH and Saturdays 11-3
Jennifer Lane
48:11
Welcome back!
William Cherry
48:21
are we recording?
Scott Belshaw
48:43
Welcome All!!!
Jennifer Cowley
49:36
As it relates to the Canvas problems that are being experienced, we are updating this website as information becomes available. This is a national problem and the CLEAR team is working with Canvas to resolve ASAP: https://status.instructure.com/
Jacqueline Walker
52:05
Meeting is being recorded.
Tiffany Miller
56:40
I have a small question.
Jacqueline Walker
59:50
Senators if you have a question, please raise ZOOM hand if you can.
Jacqueline Walker
01:08:41
Please also feel free to ask questions in “chat.”
Jennifer Cowley
01:08:50
I have an update on the Canvas situation whenever you are ready for this in the agenda.
Erin O'Toole
01:24:57
Can the COVID-19 dashboard show a graph over time of active cases so we can see the progression of cases in the UNT community?
Jennifer Cowley
01:26:17
Erin - there will be prior week's postings in the near future. But the key is active cases aren't additive week to week as there may be crossover with a person being active in two weeks.
Jennifer Cowley
01:26:37
Here is the link to the COVID Dashboard: https://healthalerts.unt.edu/return/cases
Jennifer Lane
01:26:59
Thank you
Paul D. Hutchison
01:27:15
Any updates on UNT Athletics?
Neal Smatresk
01:28:54
I have to go in a bit...I can give a quick update on athletics
Paul D. Hutchison
01:30:14
Thank you!
Erin O'Toole
01:30:46
Is any testing being done of students living in the Greek houses?
Paul Hensel
01:33:50
I'm glad to hear that there is some thought of doing random testing of students in at least some situations. I would encourage us to do a lot more of this, since infected individuals can spread it for days before symptoms show up (if they ever do). For example, UT-Austin has said they plan to test 5000 people randomly each week, and Illinois (where my son is a sophomore) is requiring anybody who will be on campus to take two tests each week at free university test centers.
Neal Smatresk
01:34:35
We will test randomly looking for hot spots all fall. This will give us advance notice of any flare ups
Abraham Benavides
01:35:11
Can student groups meet off campus?
Neal Smatresk
01:35:18
Thanks for all you do....I wish you all a great and healthy start to the new year. I appreciate all you are doing to show how much UNT cares.
Neal Smatresk
01:35:24
Bye
Michael Sexton
01:37:03
Is the UNT Health Center working with us on testing?
James M. Martin
01:38:09
Any guidelines on how to advise faculty who are not medical professionals to perhaps *not* share their beliefs of what is or is not a risk for colleagues or students?
Sophie Morton
01:43:18
Thanks
Jacqueline Walker
01:43:21
Thank you, everyone.