Working on Campus

Safety of our faculty, staff and students is paramount. As an educational institution, we also must support our students as they work to achieve their educational goals. For that reason, every office that directly works with students will need to be operational during regular business hours no later than August 3, 2020. These front-line offices include academic departments, colleges, and student service providers. 

Please take time to explore NMSU READY: A systemwide return-to-campus plan. This is a living document, informed by the plans from our colleges and service units, and it is filled with links to detailed protocols created by our knowledgeable professional and based on advice from experts from the CDC, NMDOH, and professional organizations

Our Phased Return to Campus 

We’re preparing for August in a phased approach to make sure all of our systems are fully functioning and ready to serve the needs of our students. Those return phases don’t follow a one-size-fits-all approach, because our departments and organizations are as diverse as the students we serve.  

Decisions about individual roles in our phased return will be made at the college and organizational level, with priority given to ensuring that all functions and departments that serve the needs of students are fully open and operational. In the when to come back to campus section of our plan, you can review details for faculty and staff readiness, research and ceativity, students, workspaces, as well as how we're using data to understand COVID-19 in our community.

Health, safety, and responsibility at NMSU

We are counting on all Aggies doing their part to reduce spread of COVID-19 in the NMSU community, and part of the role of NMSU leadership is to closely monitor daily reports from the New Mexico Department of Health, down to the level of ZIP codes, to understand the status of COVID-19 in the community.

We're also working to ensure we maintain flexibility if we need to respond to a surge in cases. Pedagogies such as hybrid teaching allow faculty to switch from face-to-face to online environment quickly. NMSU’s Alternative Work Arrangements policy facilitates telework and is supported by a decision tree for managers. Every department should review and revise continuity of operations plans to include plans for a return to telework.


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