COVID-19 Information for Faculty/Staff

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ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION

With the health and safety of students, faculty and staff at the forefront of all preparations, CSUN will continue virtual instruction through the Summer Term, which began May 26. All faculty, staff and students should plan on primarily virtual instruction and operations continuing through the Fall 2020 semester. To maintain momentum to degree completion and maximize the student learning experience, virtual offerings will be supplemented with a limited number of face-to-face undergraduate and graduate courses and labs with physical distancing and hygiene measures in place. We call our plan CSUN as One because whether learning and working on-campus or virtually, CSUN remains a united university dedicated to transformative educational opportunity. You can learn more at the CSUN as One website, which serves as the hub for CSUN's Fall 2020 plans.

Should faculty and other academic personnel ask students returning to class following an illness to provide documentation or physician’s note?
Instructors are strongly discouraged from requiring medical or legal documentation from a student for any absences. Requiring such documentation places burdens on all parties involved. Because we are in the middle of the cold and flu season, many students may be absent due to illness.

EMPLOYEE LEAVE OPTIONS

FAQs addressing updated information about Employee Leave Options, including details and eligibility for COVID Paid Administrative Leave, Federal Families First Coronavirus Act and the Non-Telecommuting Workers Leave.

EMPLOYEES AGE 65 OR OLDER AND/OR WHO HAVE A HIGH RISK MEDICAL CONDITION

FAQs specific to any CSUN employees who are age 65 or older and/or have a high risk medical condition.

EMPLOYEES WORKING ON CAMPUS

FAQs for CSUN employees who continue to provide necessary and critical functions on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The IT Zoom support page includes quick instructions on how to get started with Zoom. Visit one of Faculty Development’s instructional designer-led live sessions on Strategies for Teaching Through Disruption listed on their events page. And visit the IT Workshop Calendar for additional offerings. Canvas support is also available.

In addition, for faculty, the Information Keep Teaching webpage and the Faculty Development Teaching Through Disruption page provide helpful resources. Information Technology also developed additional tools for students to Keep Learning and staff to Keep Working. There are also options for Internet Connectivity for Users Who Do Not Have It.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

As a CSUN employee, when you or your family members (your dependents and permanent household members) need helpful guidance, problem assessment, short-term counseling, and/or referral to local resources, your LifeMatters@CSUN program (administered by Empathia Pacific, Inc.) is available on a live basis, 24 hours a day/7 days a week. LifeMatters also has resources that include but are not limited to tips for preparedness at home as well as how to talk with your children about the Coronavirus. You can find more information at the following link: LifeMatters@CSUN (password: Matadors).

PARKING

Parking Services suspended automatic payroll deduction for on camps permit parking effective May, 2020. Employees who wish to purchase a parking permit and participate in payroll deduction must complete a new authorization form. For updated parking information including parking permit rates, visit here.

PAYCHECK INFORMATION & W-2 FORMS

Effective immediately the State Controller’s Office has made paycheck stubs and W2s available online. Please view Human Resources webpage for directions to access your personal data.

Additionally, HR will notify any employee who is receiving a live pay warrant (check) with instructions on how to have the check mailed.

RESOURCES FOR YOUR STUDENTS

FAQs about disability resources and advising.

STUDENT ASSISTANTS/WORK STUDY STUDENTS

All employees, including student employees, who can work from home should continue to do so for Summer and Fall 2020. We understand campus student employment serves not only as a chance for professional development, but also provides financial support toward school, housing, and day-to-day expenses.

For hiring departments - In consideration of the Hiring Chill, for student employment in the Fall, approvals are only needed if headcounts are exceeding summer approvals. Meaning if you already have approval for student summer work – you do not need approval for Fall again.

TELECOMMUTING / WORKING REMOTELY

FAQs with tips and information about telecommuting.

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION

FAQs about virtual instruction.