Faculty and Staff

As we gear up for a new academic year at Kennesaw State, our highest priority is the health, safety and well-being of our entire campus community. We have worked diligently over the past several months to prepare our campuses for the safe return of our entire community. you and our students. We have created this website to address your questions and to provide the most up-to-date information. As you know, this is a fluid situation so we expect to update this site often. Please know, however, that we remain committed to taking all necessary steps and precautions to provide the safest environment possible.

Health and Safety

All University System of Georgia institutions require faculty, staff, students and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities. Face coverings will be worn in addition to and not as a substitute for social distancing. Face coverings aren’t required in one’s own residence hall unit or suite, when alone in an enclosed office or study room or in campus outdoor settings where social distancing requirements are met. Anyone not using a face covering in areas where use is required, will be asked to wear one, will be provided as best as possible with a disposal mask, or must leave the area. Repeated refusal to comply with the requirements may result in disciplinary action through the applicable conduct code for faculty, staff or students.

Reasonable accommodations may be made for those who are unable to wear a face covering for documented health reasons.

Cleaning and Sanitation 

Enhanced cleaning protocols have been developed in accordance with CDC guidelines. Building Services will disinfect common and high-touch areas in classrooms, 2-3 times per day. In between classes, students and faculty will be provided with EPA approved disinfecting wipes for use in wiping down personal areas and workstations. In addition, signage will be posted to remind students/faculty to clean their desks/work areas and use proper cleaning techniques.  

Our facilities team has developed a plan to provide regular cleaning and disinfecting around our campuses.  

Teaching Support

The Provost has appointed a Professional Development Task Force that is comprised of one faculty lead from each academic college and representatives from UITS, DLI, CETL and Academic Affairs. This group is coordinating professional development opportunities across campus and identifying needs and resources to augment training for online learning. Workshop opportunities can be found at https://techenhancedlearning.kennesaw.edu/index.php. Instructional Designers in DLI (https://dli.kennesaw.edu/) are available to consult with individuals and departments to identify the best way to structure specific disciplinary courses and achieve excellent learning outcomes using the blended learning model. CETL also is providing one-on-one consultation.  

It's important that every instructor prepopulate D2L with course materials and prepare a contingency syllabus that is entirely online in the event a shift is required because of the pandemic. If such a transition becomes necessary, it’s unlikely we will suspend classes, so advance planning is a necessity.