Leadership Town Hall: Midterm Check in for Students and Families | University of Denver (2020)

>> OUR ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR, SHE IS GOING TO TALK ABOUT DU PROTOCOLS AND HOW THEY RELATE TO THE CITY OF DENVER, AND WE WORK CLOSELY WITH THEM TO ENSURE THAT, OF COURSE, OUR FACULTY, SUBSTITUTES AND STAFF AS WELL AS THE SURROUNDING MEMBERS ARE SAFE AND HEALTHY. AND THEN FINALLY, WE’LL LEAVE PLENTY OF TIME FOR Q AND A ALL OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS WILL BE HELPING US ANSWER QUESTIONS LIVE. WE ALSO HAVE A TEAM BEHIND THE SCENES THAT WILL BE ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS THROUGH THE Q&A, AND WE DO INVITE YOU TO USE THE Q&A TO SEND YOUR MESSAGES FORWARD TO US ALRIGHT. SO LET ME TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW THINGS ARE GOING ON CAMPUS, AND I COULDN’T BE MORE PROUD OF HOW THINGS ARE REALLY WORKING OUT EXTRAORDINARILY WELL. WITH THE FIRST ASPECT, I WANT TO EXPRESS SOME GREAT GRATITUDE TO ESPECIALLY OUR STUDENTS WE KEEP THAT AT THE VERY TOP OF OUR LIST OF PRIORITIES WHEN WE’RE MAKING DECISIONS FOR ONE, THAT’S RIGHT NEXT TO IT, OF COURSE IS THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE HAVING AND I HOPE THAT THROUGH THE COURSE OF TODAY’S Q&A YOU LEARN MORE ABOUT THAT EQUIPMENT. COVID IS NOT EQUITABLE OF HOW IT TREATS EVERYONE IS ANOTHER PRINCIPAL OF THAT WE BRING TO OUR DECISIONMAKING PROCESS AS WELL ALL OF THIS OF COURSE THE ENVIRONMENT THAT WE FIND OURSELVES IN DOES TAKE >> I THOUGHT I’D SHARE NOW JUST SOME LESSONS

LEARNED HAD THAT WE’VE TAKEN AWAY. WHILE I’M PROUD OF WHERE WE ARE, EVERYONE KNOWS THAT IT’S NOT PERFECT AND SO SOME LESSONS THAT WE’VE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY IS THAT WE HAVE ALWAYS MADE SURE THAT WE COULD DO MORE ABOUT COMMUNICATING WITH OUR STUDENTS ESPECIALLY, WHEN WE’RE REQUESTING FOCUSED TESTING. THIS IS A PROCESS THAT WE’VE LEARNED OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST FIVE WEEKS THERE HAVE BEEN POCKETS OF SOME INDICATIONS WHERE WE WANTED TO DO SOME MORE TESTING AND HOW WE WENT ABOUT THAT, GIVING THEM ENOUGH TIME, THOSE WERE SOME THINGS THAT WE TOOK AWAY FROM THAT, BETTER COMMUNICATION FROM OUR STUDENTS. SO THAT’S ONE LESSON A SECOND LESSON WAS TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN A STUDENT IS TESTED POSITIVE AND THEY DO GO INTO ISOLATION OR THEY’VE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE AND THEY HAVE TO GO INTO QUARANTINE THAT WE MAKE THIS PROCESS AS COMFORTABLE AS POSSIBLE FOR THEM BECAUSE IT IS ALREADY A SITUATION THAT CREATES ANXIETY AMONG OUR STUDENTS. WE’VE LEARNED AND LEARNED ABOUT WHAT WE CAN DO BETTER TO MAKE SURE THAT EXPERIENCE OUR STUDENTS EITHER IN ISOLATION OR IN QUARANTINE IS THE BEST POSSIBLE AND THE THIRD LESSON LEARNED, I THINK, IS REALLY HELPING TO SET HIGH STANDARDS FOR BEHAVIOR, EXPECTATIONS BUT ALSO PROVIDING OUTLETS FOR IMPORTANT SOCIAL INTERACTIONS AND WE’VE HEARD A LOT FROM PARENTS AND THAT HAS HELPED US PROVIDE EVEN MORE ACTIVITIES AND I’M SURE YOU’LL HEAR FROM VICE CHANCELLOR ADAMS ABOUT SOME OF THOSE ACTIVITIES THOSE ARE LESSONS LEARNED, AND THERE HAVE BEEN LOTS OF SESSIONS. AND WE HAVE INCREASED THOSE SOCIAL INTERACTIONS, AND NOW DR. ADAMS IS ACTUALLY SENDING OUT MESSAGES ON A WEEKLY BASIS TO HELP STUDENTS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOME OF THOSE ACTIVITIES. HE SENT ONE LAST FRIDAY THAT GAVE NOT ONLY ACTIVITIES ON CAMPUS BUT SAFE ACTIVITIES TO DO IN THE CITY OF DENVER OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH NATIONAL JEWISH HEALTH, WHICH IS OUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IN RESPONDING TO COVID HAS BEEN EXTRAORDINARILY HELPFUL. THEY ARE GIVING US ADVICE ON PROTOCOLS AND HOW WE GO ABOUT QUARANTINE ISOLATION EXPERIENCES AS WELL THE CITY OF DENVER IS OUR PARTNER IN THIS WE’RE WORKING HARD WITH DENVER AND THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE QUICK AND RESPONSIVE TO ANY OUTBREAKS OF THE VIRUS THAT MIGHT BE OCCURRING WORKING BOTH WITH THE CITY AS WELL AS THE STATE ON THAT. WE’RE HAPPY THAT THAT IS MOVING ALONG VERY NICELY OUR FACULTY HAVE ALREADY MENTIONED HOW GRATEFUL I AM FOR THEIR WILLINGNESS TO PROVIDE FLEXIBLE OPTIONS. THIS IS HARD FOR THEM TO BALANCE BOTH AN ONLINE COURSE AND A FACE-TO-FACE COURSE SIMULTANEOUSLY. THAT’S WHAT WE CALL HIGH FLEX AND THEY ARE DOING A WONDERFUL JOB AT LEARNING AND MAKING ADJUSTMENTS AS THEY GO CONTRACT TRACING: THERE’S TWO FEATURES THAT HAVE PROVEN TO BE VERY SUCCESSFUL IN HELPING US MANAGE THE VIRUS IN MANY RESPECTS, AND ONE IS TESTING AND ONE IS ON OUR CONTACT TRACING WE HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL AT GETTING THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY TO DOWNLOAD OUR CONTACT TRACING APP. THAT’S CALLED EVER BRIDGE. WE HAVE A 70% COMPLIANCE WITH OUR COMMUNITY, WHICH IS PHENOMENAL. THAT IS THE KIND OF PARTICIPATION THAT WE NEED TO SEE IT FULLY REAP ITS BENEFITS, IF YOU WILL WE HAVE MANUAL CONTACT TRACING TO PEOPLE ARE CALLING PEOPLE ON THE PHONE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE REACH OUT TO THOSE THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO A POSITIVE CASE AND THIS IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO A VERY LARGE TEAM THAT SARAH RUNS, AND THAT IS OUR QUICK RESPONSIVENESS. WHEN WE GET THE SLIGHTEST INDICATION THAT THERE MAY BE SOME CASES EMERGING WE HAVE NOW I’M IMPLEMENTED A WASTEWATER DIAGNOSIS SO THE WASTEWATER ACTUALLY GIVES US QUITE A

BIT OF A HEADS UP OF A POSSIBLE POSITIVE CASE WHETHER IT’S IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS OR ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS AND WE ACT QUICKLY. THEN TO DECIDE WHETHER ADDITIONAL TESTING IS NECESSARY ON THAT A BIG SUCCESS OF THE UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN THAT RESPONSIVENESS. SO I HOPE THIS GIVES YOU A LITTLE BIT OF A SENSE OF WHERE WE ARE TODAY. I’M VERY POSITIVE I’M SO GRATEFUL YOU ARE JOINING US, AND NOW I’M GOING TO ASK PROVOST MARY CLARK TO GIVE US AN INDICATION OF WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE FUTURE >> VERY GOOD AND I’M GLAD TO DO SO. HELLO, EVERYONE AND BUILDING FROM ALL THAT WE’VE LEARNED FROM THE FALL QUARTER WE’VE BEEN THINKING AHEAD TO THE WINTER AND SPRING QUARTER, OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES ARE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF YOUR STUDENTS AND THE QUALITY OF THEIR ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE, THEIR CO-CURRICULAR EXPERIENCE WE’RE MINDFUL THAT STUDENTS RELISH BEING CHALLENGED IN THE CLASSROOM, AND THEY ALSO RELISH THE SOCIAL CONNECTIONS WITH THEIR PEERS AND FACULTY AND STAFF ON CAMPUS. AND WE’RE LOOKING TO BALANCE ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT INTERESTS I THINK SOME OF THE LESSONS THAT WE LEARNED FROM THE FALL THAT WE PLAN TO IMPLEMENT MOVING FORWARD INCLUDES THE IMPORTANCE OF A SEQUENCED RETURN TO CAMPUS WE’RE LOOKING AT SEQUENCING THE RETURN TO CAMPUS IN ORDER TO REDUCE THAT PARTICULAR EXPERIENCE WE’RE LOOKING AT THE IMPORTANCE OF QUARANTINING STUDENTS AND TESTING AS THE CHANCELLOR HIGHLIGHTED. WE THINK IT’S AGGRESSIVE TESTING THAT HAS ENABLED US TO BE SO SUCCESSFUL AS COMPARED WITH MANY OF OUR PEERS. SO WE’LL CONTINUE TO DO THAT, BUT I MENTION THAT BY WAY TO SAY THAT WE’RE FOCUSED ON HEALTH AND SAFETY FIRST AND THEN ALSO THE QUALITY OF THE EXPERIENCE THAT YOUR STUDENTS WILL ENJOY BOTH IN THE CLASSROOM AND WELL AS THE AND WE DO ANTICIPATE A RETURN IN JANUARY AND WANT TO BE CLEAR ABOUT THAT I’D WELCOME YOUR FURTHER QUESTIONS WHEN WE GET TO THAT TIME, BUT RIGHT NOW I’D LIKE TO TURN IT TO STEPHANIE, WHICH IS OUR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS HEAD SO THANK YOU STEPHANIE >> I’M HAPPY TO BE HERE AND SHARE AND CHANCELLOR ASKED ME TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR GOVERNMENT PARTNERS INCLUDING THE CITY OF DENVER AS WELL AS THE STATE OF COLORADO AND I’M HAPPY TO SAY THROUGH THIS COVID EXPERIENCE WE’VE HAD A ROBUST RELATIONSHIP AND EXPERIENCE WITH THEM BOTH BACK IN MARCH, THE STATE OF COLORADO ISSUED OUR FIRST STAY AT HOME ORDER, AND WE HERE WERE RESPONSIVE TO THE ORDER AND ACTED QUICKLY TO GET ALL OF OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF HOME SAFELY BY SENDING THEM HOME AND ABIDING BY THAT PARTICULAR ORDER THE SECOND ORDER THAT CAME OUT IN APRIL, THE SAFE AT HOME ORDER THAT REMAINS IN EFFECT TODAY ALLOWED FOR ACTIVITIES TO OPEN UP A LITTLE BIT, BUT CERTAINLY CONTINUES TO DEMAND THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING A MASK BE SUBSCRIBED TO AND ENGAGING IN HYGIENE PRACTICES, AND WE’VE BEEN PAYING HEFTY ATTENTION TO ON BEHALF OF EVERYONE ON OUR CAMPUS OUR PROTECT OUR NEIGHBORS ORDER IS THE ONE IN WHICH THE GOVERNOR IS IN RIGHT NOW AND THE STATE IS IN RIGHT NOW, AND THAT WAS EFFECTIVE OCTOBER THE 5TH AND IT PROVIDES FOR BROADER OPENINGS OF THE ECONOMY, IF YOU WILL, BUT STILL REQUIRES THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER AND OTHERS PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF THEIR ABILITY TO TEST IN A ROBUST WAY WE’LL HAVE TO BE PAYING ATTENTION TO THINGS LIKE WHEN WE DO HAVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS TEST POSITIVE, WHAT ARE WE DOING IN RESPONSE TO THAT? WE’VE HEARD RESPONSE ABOUT THINGS WE’VE DONE IN TERMS OF QUARANTINING AND HAVING FOLKS SEPARATE FROM OTHERS ON CAMPUS. I’M SURE WE’LL SPEAK MORE ABOUT THAT LATER THEN WE HAVE TO DEMONSTRATE THAT WE DO HAVE THOSE RELATIONSHIPS WITH PUBLIC HEALTH PARTNERS AND PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM THAT

IS RESPONSIBLE FOR COVID-19 RELATED MATTERS. AND WE’VE DONE THAT IN A ROBUST WAY AND I’M PROUD THE GOVERNOR ON OCTOBER THE 9TH EXTENDED THE MANDATORY EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT REQUIRES EVERYONE TO WEAR A FASK MASK WHEN THEY ARE OUTSIDE. THIS PROVIDES FOR SAFETY FOR OUR UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY. WE’VE DONE A LOT ACROSS THE CAMPUS TO REMIND ALL OF OUR CAMPUS COMMUNITY THE IMPORTANCE OF WEARING A MASK THERE’S SIGNAGE ALL OVER THIS CAMPUS AND ADJACENT TO THE CAMPUS, AND WE’VE PROVIDED SIGNAGE THAT SPEAKS TO DU DOING ITS PART TO DO THESE THINGS, TO WEAR YOUR MASK, TO SOCIAL DISTANCE AND BE AWARE OF THE HYGIENE THINGS THAT ARE REQUIRED BY THE STATE AND LOCAL ORDERS ON SEPTEMBER THE 24TH, THE CITY OF DENVER REQUIRES US TO DO THINGS THAT, QUITE FRANKLY, DU HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN LIKE NOTICING THE PUBLIC OF HEALTH IN DENVER OF CASES AND INCREASE OUR FACEMASK REQUIREMENTS AND DO THINGS RELATED TO ATHLETES IN OUR ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT. AND WE’RE PROUD TO SAY THAT OUR ROBUST ACTIONS IN RESPONSE TO THESE THINGS CONTINUE, AND WE’LL CONTINUE TO PARTNER WITH BOTH THE CITY OF DENVER AND THE STATE OF COLORADO TO BE SUBSCRIPT TO THE STATE ORDERS >> THANK YOU, STEPHANIE NOW, WE’RE GOING TO GET TO Q&A, AND THEY’VE BEEN QUEUEING UP IN THE Q&A. AND I’M GOING TO START WITH ONE THAT’S AT THE TOP OF THE LIST HERE BECAUSE I THINK IT’S ON THE MINDS OF SEVERAL PEOPLE I’M GOING TO INVITE THOMAS WALKER TO COME ON BECAUSE HE IS IN YOUR DIVISION, AND HE LEADS HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE TO TALK ABOUT MOVING OUT AT THE END OF THE QUARTER. THOMAS, WOULD YOU HOP ON AND SHARE WHAT THEY NEED TO KNOW IN TERMS OF DO THEY HAVE TO MOVE THEIR STUFF OUT? WHAT DO THEY HAVE TO DO AT THE END OF THE QUARTER? >> SURE. THANKS, CHANCELLOR HAEFNER AT THE MOMENT, THE HOPE IS THAT WE WILL NOT REQUIRE FOLKS TO MOVE EVERYTHING OUT. AS A LOT OF THE STUFF WE’RE DOING WE HAVE TO ADJUST TO THE CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES, AND WE’VE PROVIDED EARLIER IN THE YEAR THE POSSIBILITY THAT FIRST YEAR STUDENTS MOVE EVERYTHING OUT. AND I HOPE TO HAVE A DEFINITIVE ANSWER IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS WE REALIZE THIS IS AN INCONVENIENCE AND WE’RE TRYING TO AVOID IT AND WE’LL WATCH FOR THE FINAL WORD ON THAT AND IF YOU ASK ME THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FIRST YEAR HALLS AND OTHERS, THAT’S PRIMARILY. AND WE DON’T HAVE A WAY TO FEED THEM OR A WAY TO FEED THEMSELVES AND THE UPPER CLASS HALLS THAT HAVE KITCHENS IN THEIR APARTMENTS THAT’S THE QUICK AND DIRTY VERSION, AND I’LL KEEP WATCHING FOR OTHER QUESTIONS IN THE Q&A >> I THINK ONE OF THE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS WAS DO THEY HAVE TO MOVE THEIR STUFF OUT IF THEY ARE ASKED TO LEAVE THE DORM AT THAT POINT IN TIME? IS THAT STILL UP IN THE AIR? >> YES THAT WAS A POSSIBILITY. IF WE DO HARDER CLOSE, WE DON’T THINK WE’RE COMING BACK FOR THE QUARTER, WE DON’T KNOW THAT YET. THAT HAD BEEN A POSSIBILITY BUT AT THE MOMENT THE HOPE IS WE WON’T HAVE TO ASK THAT. THEY CAN LEAVE WHATEVER THEY DON’T NEED TO ACCESS OVER THE BREAK, BUT IN THE NEXT WEEKS, WE’LL HAVE A FINAL ANSWER ON THAT AND COMMUNICATE THAT OUT >> GREAT AND EVERYONE AROUND THIS GRID IS MAKING ASSUMPTION THAT WE’RE GOING TO BE OPEN BACK IN THE WINTER QUARTER SO THE NEXT QUESTION IS FOR TODD DIRECTLY THE QUESTION IS, WHAT ARE THE POSSIBILITIES FOR SOCIAL ACTIVITIES INTERACTION FOR STUDENTS OUTSIDE, ESPECIALLY FIRST YEAR STUDENTS THAT NEED TO BUILD COMMUNITY AND FRIENDSHIPS? THE WRITER GOES ONTO SAY MULTIPLE UNIVERSITIES ARE HOSTING EVENTS THAT MUST BE SIGNED UP FOR THAT ARE SOCIALLY DISTANCED, MOVIES, DODGEBALL AND

MOVIE PITS ETCETERA, CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT AND THAT SPACE? AND YOU ARE MUTED >> THANK YOU, CHANCELLOR HEFNER AND THOMAS, FOR THE GOOD WORK BEING DONE IN RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION AS WELL. WE HAVE A NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS THAT ARE HAPPENING MUCH LIKE YOU DETAILED AND SOME OF THEM MORE INFORMAL AND SOME OF THEM MORE FORMAL THAT MIGHT REQUIRE SOME FORM OF REGISTRATION OR SIGNUP WE’VE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE THAT THE WEATHER HAS COOPERATED THIS FALL THAT ADVANTAGING OUTDOOR SPACES HAS BEEN A BIG PART OF WHAT WE’VE DONE, WHERE WE’VE HAD SMALL GATHERINGS, TEN OR FEWER STUDENTS, AND THEN I JUST CAME FROM A LARGER SPONSORED ACTIVITIES THAT PROBABLY HAD CLOSE TO 50 SOCIALLY DISTANCED SPACED COVERINGS AND THE LIKE THAT ARE OCCURRING ON A REGULAR BASIS DAILY WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO LAUNCH CRIMSON CONNECT, WHICH IS A PLATFORM FOR STUDENT GROUPS AND STUDENTS TO CONNECT AROUND ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND THAT WAS PLANNED IN ADVANCE OF COVID BUT DURING COVID HAS BEEN A VERY IMPORTANT WAY FOR STUDENTS TO KNOW WHAT’S AVAILABLE ON EACH DAY TO GET REMINDERS BUT ALSO THE PLATFORM IN WHICH STUDENTS CAN SIGNUP FOR EVENT AND GET THOSE APPROVED AS YOU MENTIONED, CHANCELLOR, I’VE SENT OUT TO STUDENTS IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS A VARIETY OF EVENTS AND THERE’S BEEN FORMAL EVENTS, SOME OF THEM DONE VIRTUALLY, GIVEN THE SIZE OF THEM MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE AND THAT WAS OFTEN AT THE REQUEST OF THE STUDENT GROUP AND IN A NUMBER OF CASES WE’VE DONE IN-PERSON EVENTS ON CAMPUS AND IN NEARBY AREAS AND THOSE HAVE ALSO OCCURRED I THINK WHAT’S IMPORTANT IS THAT WE’VE PARTNERED A LOT WITH ATHLETICS AND RECREATION TO USE SPACE THAT’S PERHAPS HAVEN’T ALWAYS BEEN USED BY STUDENTS AS REGULARLY TO OPEN UP THOSE VENUES TO MAKE SURE STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO PLACES FOR FUN WE’VE DONE A LOT OF POPUP EVENTS WHERE THERE’S BEEN BIG-GAMES ON THE QUAD WHERE PEOPLE CAN PLAY WITH FACULTY AND STAFF AND THOSE HAVE WORKED QUITE WELL THEN WITH DINING WE’RE SEEING STUDENTS FREQUENTLY CHOOSE TO TAKE THEIR MEALS OUTSIDE AND TO SIT WITH OTHERS, AND SO THAT’S BEEN VERY GOOD WE DID A VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION FAIR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AFTER STUDENTS WERE BACK AND STUDENT LEADERS WERE IN PLACE AND THAT ATTRACTED OVER ONE THOUSAND STUDENT AND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AND WE SAW REALLY GOOD CONNECTIONS BEING MADE THERE AND NOW STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS ARE BEGINNING TO PLAN AND DO EVENTS YET HERE IN OCTOBER AND EVEN SOME PLANNED FOR NOVEMBER IT’S BEEN ROBUST. WE’VE LEARNED SOME THINGS ALONG THE WAY. WE’RE TRYING TO USE EVERY AVAILABLE SPACE. SOME OF IT INSIDE, A LOT OF IT OUTSIDE AND YOU HEARD STEPHANIE MENTION AREA BUSINESSES WHERE WE KNOW STUDENTS MAY FREQUENT FOR A MEAL OR ACTIVITY, AND TO THAT, THE UNIVERSITY HAS WORKED TO OUTREACH TO THOSE BUSINESSES, SHARE SOME OF WHAT WE’RE DOING IN THE HOPE THAT HELPS THEM PROVIDE SAFE AND HEALTHY OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS TOO ALL OF THAT IS GOING ON, AND THEN I SHOULD OFFER FOR STUDENTS WHO LIVE ON CAMPUS, THEIR RESIDENT ADVISORS, THEIR RAS AND RESIDENT DIRECTORS ARE SCHEDULING AND DOING A LOT OF PROGRAMMING, SOME OF IT IN LARGER GROUPS BUT A LOT IN SMALLER GROUPS BY POD OR FLOOR AND INDIVIDUAL INTERACTIONS. THOSE HAVE BEEN ONGOING >> GREAT. WHILE I’VE GOT YOU, TODD, THERE’S A QUESTION ABOUT, WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR ATHLETICS AND RECREATION IN THE WINTER QUARTER? MAYBE YOU AND I CAN TAG TEAM THAT ONE WHY DON’T YOU START >> SO, I THINK WE’RE LEARNING AS WE GO ALONG IN WHAT ATHLETICS WILL HAVE AND I KNOW THE DIRECTOR IS NOT HERE AND MAYBE CHANCELLOR, YOU CAN TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE IS. AND OBVIOUSLY, THE RITCHIE CENTER IS AVAILABLE, AND WE’VE HAD THAT OPEN AND IT’S GETTING QUITE A BIT OF USE SOME OF THE OUTDOOR SPACES, DEPENDING ON THE DAY, MAY BE AVAILABLE AND THEN AGAIN MAY NOT BE AND WE’VE TALKED ABOUT CONFIGURING INDOOR SPACES TO ALLOW FOR SOME ACTIVITY PROBABLY WITH SIGNUP BECAUSE IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE KNOW WHEN PEOPLE ARE COMING, WHO IS COMING AND ALSO HAVE SOME SPACE IN BETWEEN THERE TO GET

EQUIPMENT OR FACILITIES APPROPRIATELY CLEANED FOR WHO MIGHT BE COMING NEXT ALL OF THAT IS UNDERWAY, AND RIGHT NOW WE’RE JUST ATTEMPTING TO USE EVERY AVAILABLE SPACE PRIMARILY OUTDOORS, BUT SOME OF THAT WILL SHIFT WHEN WE OPEN SOME INDOOR SPACES THAT WE CAN ACCESS WHEN THE WEATHER STARTS TO TURN >> GREAT AND I CAN GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF AN UPDATE IN TERMS OF THE ACTUAL ATHLETICS AND THE COMPETITION. WE ARE BEGINNING TO GET GREATER CLARITY FROM THE CONFERENCES AND OF COURSE NCAA. WE HAVE OUR FALL SPORTS WHICH WERE POSTPONED UNTIL THE SPRING, AND SO THE SUMMIT LEAGUE IS THE CONFERENCE THAT KIND OF GOVERNS THEIR ACTIVITIES THEY ARE WORKING NOW ON PLANS TO HAVE SPRING COMPETITION STARTING IN LATE JANUARY THROUGH FEBRUARY AND MARCH AND WE’LL HAVE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SOCCER, VOLLEYBALL, THOSE ARE THE SPORTS THAT WE’LL LIKELY HAVE ALONG WITH GOLF AND TENNIS IT MIGHT BE CHILLIER THAN USUAL FALL SPORTS BUT IT WILL BE GREAT TO SEE THE STUDENT ATHLETES OUT THERE HOCKEY IS LIKELY TO START LATE NOVEMBER PLAY DECEMBER THERE ARE WONDERFUL PLANS OF KIND OF AN EXTENDED TOURNAMENT IN DECEMBER WHERE IT WILL BE PROTOCOL SAFE, IF YOU WILL WE’LL PUT THE TEAMS ALL TOGETHER IN A LOCATION PROBABLY EITHER IN NORTH DAKOTA OR IN KANSAS CITY THAT WILL BE QUITE SAFE FOR THE PLAYERS TO HAVE SEVERAL GAMES GYMNASTICS STARTS IN JANUARY, AND WE’RE ON TRACK FOR THAT. PARTICIPATION WILL BE LIMITED. PROTOCOLS WILL ALLOW US AT THIS POINT IN TIME TO HAVE THE NUMBER BE RELATIVE TO THE SIZE OF THE VENUE THAT WE’LL HAVE. SO WE’LL KNOW MORE ABOUT HOW WE’RE GOING TO MANAGE THOSE AS WELL BUT I DO EXPECT THAT BASKETBALL, HOCKEY, GYMNASTICS WILL BE OUR WINTER SPORTS THAT WILL PROVIDE A LOT OF GOOD ENTERTAINMENT FOR OUR STUDENTS ALONG THE WAY OKAY, LET’S TURN BACK TO THE PLANS FOR WINTER QUARTER. THIS IS FOR MARY CLARK. THERE’S A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS THAT I THOUGHT I’D THROW AT YOU. IF YOU COULD ELABORATE A LITTLE BIT MORE ON PLANS FOR WINTER QUARTER. IN PARTICULAR, WILL DU HAVE A SPRING BREAK AND WHAT WILL BE THE REOPENING? WILL STUDENTS HAVE TO QUARANTINE BEFORE COMING BACK FROM FALL BREAK? >> GOOD QUESTION THESE ARE ALL THE QUESTIONS THAT WE’RE TRYING TO NAIL DOWN CURRENTLY. I’LL BE CANDID. WE’RE WORKING WITH OUR FACULTY AND STAFF AND EXPERTS ON CAMPUS TO THINK THROUGH HOW BEST TO BRING OUR STUDENTS BACK TO CAMPUS IN A HEALTHY AND SAFE MANNER THAT ALSO PROMOTES THE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, AND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES THAT I MENTIONED BEFORE WE’RE LOOKING AT A SEQUENCED RETURN TO CAMPUS OVER A PERIOD OF SEVERAL DAYS POTENTIALLY STARTING AROUND JANUARY 3RD AND MOVING FORWARD FROM THERE ALL OF THIS IS UNDER DISCUSSION, BUT TO GIVE YOU A SENSE OF SOME OF THE FACTORS WE’RE CONSIDERING, WE’RE THINKING THAT QUARANTINING BEFORE CLASSES START IS LIKELY THE OPTIMAL ANSWER BUT AGAIN, THIS IS UNDER DISCUSSION WE WILL HAVE A ROBUST PROGRAM OF TESTING HERE ON CAMPUS. I THINK WE DID NINE THOUSAND TESTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS RETURNING TO CAMPUS BACK IN EARLY SEPTEMBER AND WE ANTICIPATE SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES AGAIN, WE WOULD INVOLVE STUDENTS AS WELL AS FACULTY AND STAFF IN THESE TESTING PROTOCOLS TO PROMOTE OUR CONFIDENCE IN THE WELL-BEING OF OUR COMMUNITY WITH REGARD TO SPRING BREAK, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE’RE IN ACTIVE CONVERSATION ABOUT. WE’RE MINDFUL THAT MANY UNIVERSITIES HAVE CANCELLED THEIR SPRING BREAKS, BUT WE’RE ALSO MINDFUL MOST OF THESE UNIVERSITIES ARE SEMESTER BASED WHILE WE’RE QUARTER BASED SO WE HAVE THE WINTER QUARTER, TEN WEEKS OF INSTRUCTION, TYPICALLY FOLLOWED BY A SPRING BREAK AND THEN FOLLOWED BY A SPRING QUARTER, ANOTHER TEN WEEKS OF INSTRUCTION. WE NEED TO TAKE MANY FACTORS INTO ACCOUNT, NOT THE LEAST OF, WHICH IS THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL

WELL-BEING OF OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS. SO WE WILL BE BACK WITH YOU WITH MORE SPECIFICS BUT WANTED TO GIVE YOU A SENSE OF ALL THE CONSIDERATIONS THAT WE’RE LOOKING AT I DID SEE A QUESTION RELATED TO THIS IN THE CHAT AS TO WHAT INSTRUCTIONAL MODALITIES WE’RE OFFERING THIS WINTER AND SPRING. IN OTHER WORDS, HOW WILL THE CLASSES BE PRESENTED? WHAT WE’RE ANTICIPATING IS A VERY SIMILAR DISTRIBUTION OF CLASSES IN THE WINTER AND SPRING AS WE HAVE IN THE FALL WHAT WE FOUND IS THAT IT WAS A FAIRLY NEAT DISTRIBUTION BETWEEN THE IN PERSON, THE ONLINE AND THEN WHAT WE CALL HYBRID. THE IN PERSON, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO INCORPORATE REMOTE STUDENTS INTO THE IN-PERSON CLASSROOM THROUGH A MECHANISM CALLED, HIGH FLEX. AND I ANTICIPATE WE WOULD BE CONTINUING TO DO THAT COME THE WINTER AND THE SPRING QUARTERS, BUT YOUR STUDENTS WILL STILL HAVE CHOICES AS TO HOW THEY WISH TO PURSUE THEIR CURRICULA AND I WELCOME ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT >> THANK YOU, MARY. I’M GOING TO ASK MICHAEL TO COME ON THE SCREEN. THERE’S A QUESTION AND TODD MAY ALSO WANT TO CHIME IN HERE THERE’S A QUESTION ABOUT HELPING STUDENTS COPE WITH THE CHALLENGES OF QUARANTINE AND ISOLATION, AND I’M JUST WONDERING IF WE COULD JUST SAY A FEW THINGS ON HOW WE’RE HANDLING QUARANTINE AND ISOLATION AND HOW WE’RE MAKING SURE THAT THE STUDENTS ARE SUPPORTED BOTH, OF COURSE, THROUGH FOOD AND A LITTLE BIT OF OUTDOOR RECREATION BUT ALSO THAT VERY IMPORTANT MENTAL HEALTH COMPONENT AS WELL >> THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION, CHANCELLOR ONE THING THAT WE — LESSON LEARNED DURING THIS PROCESS, QUARANTINE IN PARTICULAR HAS BEEN CHALLENGING FOR STUDENTS IN THAT THEY ARE IN THAT WAITING PERIOD, THEY ARE WAITING FOR TEST RESULTS TO COME BACK AND THEIR ROUTINES HAVE BEEN CHANGED IT’S BEEN IMPORTANT FOR US TO CONNECT THEM SOCIALLY, TO CONNECT THEM WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES SO THAT THEY CAN FEEL THAT WHILE THEY ARE IN THIS MOMENT OF WAITING TO FIND OUT IF, YOU KNOW, FOR THEIR TESTS TO COME BACK, THAT THEY HAVE CONNECTIONS TO EACH OTHER. SO THE COUNSELING CENTER HAS DONE A GROUP FOR STUDENTS IN THAT SPACE TO WANT TO CONNECT WITH OTHER STUDENTS. WE OFFER ROBUST COUNSELING SERVICES, AND MOST OF THOSE ARE VIRTUAL, BUT WE ALSO DO OFFER IN PERSON FOR THOSE FOLKS THAT NEED THAT LEVEL OF SUPPORT WHILE FOLKS ARE IN QUARANTINE THE HOME RAS HAVE BEEN REACHING OUT TO THOSE FOLKS IN ISOLATION TO GIVE THEM THAT SOCIAL CONNECTION, AND EACH OF THE STUDENTS IS GIVEN A CASE MANAGER TO ENSURE THAT THEIR NEEDS ARE BEING MET IN ADDITION TO THE CONTACT TRACERS GIVING THEM RESOURCES AS WELL AS THE COUNSELING CENTER REACHING OUT TO LET FOLKS KNOW WE’RE HERE THIS IS A CARING COMMUNITY THAT LOOKS AFTER ONE ANOTHER. WE WANT STUDENTS TO FEEL THAT PARTICULARLY WHEN THEY ARE IN THESE VULNERABLE POSITIONS >> YES I JUST MIGHT ADD ONE THING AND THAT IS THAT WE HAVE BEGUN WORKING WITH SARAH AND HER GREAT TEAM TO ASSESS STUDENTS AS THEY ARE IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE, AND PARTICULARLY, AS THEY ARE COMING OUT, WERE THERE THINGS ABOUT THAT EXPERIENCE THAT WERE PARTICULARLY GOOD? WHILE IT WAS UNSETTLING, WERE THERE GAPS IN THINGS? AFTER A FEW WEEKS WE STOOD UP THAT ASSESSMENT, AND WE ARE STARTING TO GATHER THAT DATA AND THAT WILL BE IMPORTANT AS WE MOVE FORWARD IN HOW WE CAN CONTINUE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS AS WE GO INTO ISOLATION OR QUARANTINE. AND YOU MENTIONED ISOLATION, AND MICHAEL CAN TALK ABOUT THIS, BUT FROM AN ISOLATION STANDPOINT THEY CAN HAVE CONNECTIONS WITHIN ISOLATION BECAUSE OF COURSE EVERYONE IS POSITIVE THAT IS NOT THE CASE IN QUARANTINE WHICH SOMETIMES MAKES QUARANTINE A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT. SO IN WORKING WITH MICHAEL AND OTHERS, BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME FOR STUDENTS TO GET SOME OUTDOOR RECREATION IN SMALL POCKETS IN ORDER TO GET A LITTLE VITAMIN D, BUT ALSO TO HAVE SOME CONNECTION

OUTSIDE EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO MEET INDIVIDUALLY WITH A STUDENT WE’VE LEARNED SOME THINGS IN THE FIRST FEW WEEKS, AND THAT HAS BEEN HELPFUL. I THINK OUR ASSESSMENT WILL ONLY HELP US DO THIS BETTER AS WE MOVE FORWARD >> THANK YOU, TODD STAY ON THE LINE HERE FOR US BECAUSE THERE’S SOME QUESTIONS ON DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS THAT I THINK THE AUDIENCE IS PRETTY INTERESTED IN, IN PARTICULAR. YOU KNOW, WHY DON’T YOU WALK THE AUDIENCE THROUGH WHAT WE DO ONCE WE KNOW THAT PERHAPS THERE WAS SOME BEHAVIOR THAT DIDN’T FOLLOW PROTOCOLS, AND SARAH, YOU MAY WANT TO CHIME IN TOO ON THIS. TAG TEAM WITH TODD. LET’S WALK THE AUDIENCE THROUGH WHAT WE DO ALONG THE WAY SO THEY ARE FULLY INFORMED >> SURE AND THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION OF COURSE, EVERY SITUATION CAN BE DIFFERENT, BUT IF WE UNDERSTAND THAT STUDENTS, FOR INSTANCE, GATHERED IN NUMBERS BEYOND WHAT WE WOULD ALLOW FOR AN UNAUTHORIZED EVENT, WE WILL FOLLOW UP AND REALLY WE’LL TAKE TWO ACTIONS I THINK FIRST AND FOREMOST, WE WILL, AS WE KNOW ABOUT THAT, ISSUE LOCATION RESTRICTIONS FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO WERE INVOLVED AND WHAT THAT DOES FOR US, IF A STUDENT LIVES ON CAMPUS, ASKS THAT OTHER AND GOING AND HAVING A TEST, WHICH WE WOULD REQUEST THAT THEY DO, UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT THEY GET THE RESULTS OF THAT TEST THAT THEY WILL QUARANTINE IN PLACE, IF YOU WILL, AND WILL STAY IN THEIR LOCATION IF THEY ARE OFF CAMPUS AND EVERYBODY WOULD DO THEIR CLASSES EVEN IF THEY HAD SOME IN PERSON WOULD DO THOSE REMOTELY. IF THEY ARE OFF CAMPUS THAT THEY STAY OFF CAMPUS PENDING THE RESULTS OF A TEST BEFORE THEY WOULD BE ALLOWED AND HAVE THAT LOCATION RESTRICTION LIFTED TO COME BACK ONTO PROTEST THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THAT INDIVIDUAL AND GIVEN THE NATURE OF COVID AND THE CHANCE FOR SPREAD WASN’T TO KNOW UPFRONT IF WE HAVE ANY ISSUE THAT COULD LEND ITSELF TO SPREAD THE OTHER THING THEY’LL DO DEPENDING ON WHETHER AN ORGANIZATION WAS INVOLVED, INDIVIDUALS OR IT COULD BE BOTH IS THAT WE’LL HAVE FOLLOW-UP THROUGH OUR STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES PROCESS INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS WOULD OCCUR WITH SOMEBODY FROM OUR STUDENTS RIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITIES AREA OR EDUCATION AREA ACTING AS CONDUCT OFFICERS TO FOLLOW-UP ON THE CASE AND CLOSEOUT WHATEVER WE MAY NEED TO WHETHER THAT’S FOR THE GROUP OR FOR THE INDIVIDUAL I’LL INVITE SARAH, IF SHE HAS SOME OTHER THINGS PARTICULARLY THAT RELATES TO THE TESTING COMPONENT THAT WE PUT IN PLACE AS A KEY PART OF THE TESTING RESTRICTION >> SURE. I’M HAPPY TO JOIN IN THE CONVERSATION THE WAY WE HAVE APPROACHED IT FOR BOTH STUDENTS IN QUARANTINE AND STUDENT IN LOCATION IS TO HAVE STUDENTS TO TEST RIGHT AWAY. STUDENTS ARE IN SOCIAL GROUPS SO IF THEY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED OR HAVE BEEN IN A SITUATION WITH MULTIPLE OTHER STUDENTS, WE NEED TO KNOW RIGHT AWAY IF THEY ARE POSITIVE BECAUSE IF THEY WERE POSITIVE THEY WERE IN A COMPROMISED SITUATION AND MAY HAVE TRANSFERRED THAT VIRUS TO OTHERS. ONCE WE HAVE THAT TEST, WHATEVER DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS FOLLOW. FOR EXAMPLE, THE IDEA BEHIND TESTING IS WE NEED TO KNOW BEFORE STUDENTS ARE RELEASED FROM RESTRICTION WHETHER THEY ARE POSITIVE AND MAY HAVE TRANSMITTED THE VIRUS TO OTHERS IN THE GROUP IN THAT UNSAFE SETTING >> SARAH, STAY ON THE LINE HERE I THINK THERE’S AN INTERESTING QUESTION IN THE Q&A. SOMEONE IS ASKING, IS THERE A PATTERN AS TO HOW STUDENTS ARE CATCHING THE VIRUS THAT WE’RE NOTICING HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER? YOU’VE GOT REALLY GREAT DATA AND OBSERVATIONS. WHY DON’T YOU SHARE THAT WITH THE GROUP? >> PEOPLE POTENTIALLY CATCHING THE VIRUS, WHERE DO WE SEE POCKETS? WE LOOK AT A NUMBER OF THINGS, WHERE PEOPLE ARE PHYSICALLY LOCATED? WHAT TYPE OF LIVING ARRANGEMENT? WHAT TYPE OF SHARED BATHROOM SPACE? WHAT IS THE LAYOUT OF THAT PARTICULAR RESIDENCE HALL? WHERE ARE THEY IN CLASS? WE LOOK FOR PATTERNS IN CLASSROOMS. WE LOOK FOR MEMBERSHIP IN DIFFERENT TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS WE

LOOK AT YEAR, UNIT, MAJOR, EVERY TIME WE GET A POSITIVE SO THAT IF WE DETECT A PATTERN WE’RE ABLE TO AGGRESSIVELY GO FORWARD WITH IT I WOULD SAY THE MOST CONSISTENT PATTERN THAT WE’VE SEEN TRACKING THAT DATA HAS TO DO WITH CONGREGATE LIVING. THIS VIRUS IS VERY LIKELY TO BE TRANSFERRED WHEN PEOPLE COHABITATE. JUST LIKE A COMMON COLD, IT RUNS THROUGH HOUSEHOLD: THAT REALLY IS WHERE THE ACTION IS AT. WE SEE THAT BOTH ON AND OFF CAMPUS, BOTH OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIAL YOU CAN SEE IT RUN THROUGH A HOUSE OR APARTMENT THAT HAS A LOT OF ROOMMATES AND THE BEST THING STUDENTS CAN DO TO RESTRICT THIS HAPPENING IS TO RESTRICT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH WHOM THEY HAVE CLOSE CONTACT SO IDENTIFYING A POD, HAVE INDIVIDUALS IN THAT LESS THAN SIX FEET LESS THAN CLOSE CONTACT WITH, WITH OR WITHOUT A MASK IT’S THE SAME IN TERMS OF HOW THE CITY SEES IT AND TRYING TO KEEP THE NUMBER OF THOSE PEOPLE DOWN AND THE RECOMMENDATION IS UNDER TEN BUT FOUR WOULD BE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING THE VIRUS THAN TEN SO JUST LIKE YOU WOULD IN A FAMILY THOSE ARE OUR TOP RECOMMENDATIONS. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS HAVE CAME UP IN THE QUESTIONS INDIVIDUALS IN A SINGLE CAN HAVE ANOTHER PERSON FROM A SINGLE IN THE ROOM SO SOMEONE IS ASKING CAN THEY HAVE A SOCIAL POD UP TO FOUR? THE SINGLES ARE SMALL ROOMS AND THAT’S WHY WE CAN’T GO UP TO FOUR IN THE ROOM BUT INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN A SINGLE ARE WELCOME TO INDIVIDUAL A SINGLES POD THAT THEY ARE IN CLOSE CONTACT AND TRY TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH THOSE FOLKS AND LESS WITH OTHER AND THAT’S SOMETHING YOU CAN DO CAN YOU EVER QUARANTINE IN YOUR OWN ROOM IF YOU HAVE A PRIVATE ROOM? IF YOU HAVE A PRIVATE ROOM WITH A PRIVATE BATHROOM WITH THE ABILITY TO HAVE A FRIDGE AND MICROWAVE THEN YES, BUT YOU HAVE TO HAVE YOUR ABILITY TO YOUR OWN FOOD AND SLEEPING SPACE AND BATHROOM AND FOOD OR ELSE YOU CAN’T QUARANTINE ALONE. AND THAT’S WHY WE HAVE SO MANY SPACES RESERVED AROUND CAMPUS AND AROUND THE DENVER AREA TO SUPPORT STUDENTS >> CHANCELLOR, IF I COULD ADD A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT I THOUGHT CAME UP WHEN SARAH WAS GIVING REALLY IMPORTANT ANSWERS THERE IN TALKING ABOUT LOCATION RESTRICTION, IF A STUDENT IS ON LOCATION RESTRICTION HOW LONG DOES THAT LAST? AND OF COURSE, IT DEPENDS ON WHEN THEY CAN HAVE A TEST AND RECEIVE THE NEGATIVE RESULT, BUT ASSUMING THEY CAN GO WITHIN THE DAY AND GET TESTED, GENERALLY SPEAKING AND IT’S NOT ALTOGETHER — YOU KNOW, WE RELY ON OUR PARTNERSHIPS FOR THIS IN DOING THE TESTING, BUT GENERALLY, WITHIN A DAY WE’LL HAVE THE RESULT. IF THEY HAVE A TEST LOCATION, RESTRICTIONS CAN LAST TWO TO THREE DAYS AT THE OUTSET BUT IT COULD BE LONGER THE OTHER THING IS IF A STUDENT LIVES ON CAMPUS AND HAS LOCATION RESTRICTIONS DURING THAT TIME WE’LL DELIVER MEALS. EVERYTHING, OTHER THAN GOING FOR THAT TEST, WILL GET BROUGHT TO THEM, THREE MEALS THAT WILL COME EACH DAY TO A STUDENT FROM OUR DINING SERVICES. THAT WAS A QUESTION I SAW POP UP AS WELL >> TERRIFIC. SO HERE’S A QUESTION THIS IS BACK TO PROVOST CLARK. MARY, THERE’S A QUESTION. WILL THERE BE AN OPTION FOR PASS OR NO PASS FOR ANY CLASSES THIS FALL, WINTER AND SPRING DUE TO THE UNIQUE CLASS ARRANGEMENT? >> SO THAT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN DETERMINED AT THIS TIME. RIGHT NOW WE’RE MOVING FORWARD WITH OUR REGULAR GRADING SCHEME. AS CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE, WE MAY NEED TO CONSIDER THIS. I KNOW THERE’S SOME UNDERSTANDING THAT GRADUATE STUDENTS ARE SITUATED DIFFERENTLY THAN UNDERGRADUATE AT ANY RATE, WE’RE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE REGULAR GRADING SCHEME, BUT THERE MAY BE CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCES THAT WOULD SUPPORT A MOVE TO THE PASS, NO PASS I WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HAVING THE MICROPHONE TO ADDRESS ONE OF THE QUESTIONS I SAW IN THE CHAT ABOUT INSTRUCTIONAL MODALITIES AND PROVIDING FEEDBACK ABOUT THE EFFICACY OF THEM

I WOULD STRONGLY ENCOURAGE TO THE STUDENT WHO POSED THE QUESTION, I WOULD STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO SHARE FEEDBACK WITH THE CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OR THE DIRECTOR OF THE PROGRAM IN WHICH THIS PARTICULAR COURSE WAS OFFERED OR ALTERNATIVELY TO SHARE FEEDBACK WITH YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR OR EVEN WITH THE DEAN’S OFFICE OF WHICH THE UNIT WAS OFFERED WE WELCOME YOUR FEEDBACK. AT THE OUTSET, WE’VE LEARNED FOR THE FALL QUARTER, FOR THE WINTER AND SPRING PLANNING AND LIKEWISE, WE’RE LEARNING FROM THE EFFICACY OF THESE INSTRUCTIONAL MODALITIES AND THE FEEDBACK FROM THE STUDENTS AND INCORPORATING THAT IN REALTIME. SO PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO PROVIDE YOUR FEEDBACK >> THANK YOU, MARY THERE’S A QUESTION HERE THAT I THINK STEMS FROM THE ORIGINAL QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER TO MOVE OUT AT THE END OF THE FALL QUARTER HERE WE’VE GOT FAMILIES THAT ARE ON THE COAST COORDINATING THAT IS QUITE CHALLENGING FOR THEM. THEY WANT TO KNOW MORE DETAILS ABOUT MOVING OUT THEIR FIRST YEAR SON’S THINGS OUT, HOW DIFFICULT THAT WILL BE IN THE EVENT AND I THINK, THOMAS, WE WANT TO CLARIFY WITH THE AUDIENCE THAT THE INTENT IS THAT WE WOULD HAVE PEOPLE KEEP THEIR MATERIALS AND THEIR DORM STUFF IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS BUT IN THIS RARE EVENT, I THINK WE WANT TO JUST ASSURE THAT THAT THE UNIVERSITY WILL DEVELOP PLANS ON HOW STORAGE MAY BE FACILITATED OF THAT NATURE >> TODD OR THOMAS, EITHER ONE OF YOU MAY WANT TO TAKE THAT QUESTION >> SURE. WE ACTUALLY GOT THAT QUESTION IN THE Q&A. THE INTENTION IS TO DO THAT, AND IF WE HAVE TO MOVE TO A PLACE WHERE WE’RE NOT ABLE TO HAVE FOLKS STAY WE’LL PROVIDE OPTIONS FOR SHIPPING AND MOVING AND ALL OF THOSE OPTIONS >> I THINK THE ONLY OTHER THING THAT I WOULD SAY AND SOME PARENTS HAVE ALREADY REACHED OUT TO US ABOUT THIS. JUST AS A REMINDER, IT’S A LITTLE BIT OF A LONGER WINTER RECESS THAN TYPICAL, SO WHILE STUDENTS MAY HAVE BROUGHT LESS WITH THEM ON THE FRONT END, GIVEN WHAT WE HAD ASKED, AND I THINK MOST PEOPLE SUBSCRIBED TO THAT. WE DO KNOW THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE GONE LONGER MAYBE TRAVELING TO SOME DIFFERENT PLACE, AND IT MAY REQUIRE THEM TO TAKE MORE JUST AS A REMINDER, IT WILL BE A SLIGHTLY LONGER BREAK IN THAT STUDENTS BE PREPARED TO TAKE WITH THEM WHAT THEY NEED BECAUSE ONCE WE LOCK UP THOSE ROOMS THE INTENT WOULD NOT BE TO GO BACK IN AND GATHER MATERIALS FOR ANYBODY SO TAKING WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THE PERIOD, AND WE DO PLAN TO BE HERE FOR THE WINTER. AND OUR HOPE IS THAT EVERYTHING CAN REMAIN KNOWING THAT PEOPLE WILL WANT TO PACK ACCORDINGLY FOR THE BREAK >> SURE, THANK YOU, TODD QUESTION HERE AND I THINK IT’S FOR REGULAR SPRING, BUT THERE’S A QUESTION HERE FROM PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS ABOUT GRADUATING STUDENTS. AND WHAT IS THE PLAN FOR GRADUATION? WILL WE BE ABLE TO ATTEND SOMETHING FACE-TO-FACE OR ARE WE ALREADY PLANNING A VIRTUAL CEREMONY? MARY AND I CAN ANSWER THAT ONE. IT’S SAFE TO SAY WE’RE NOT PLANNING A VIRTUAL CEREMONY AT THIS POINT IN TIME. WHERE WE LEFT OFF OUR COMMENCEMENTS IS THE FOLLOWING: WE DID DECIDE TO POSTPONE THE COMMENCEMENT FOR THE CLASS THAT GRADUATED IN 2020. THAT WOULD BE JUNE OR IN AUGUST OF 2020. AND WE ANNOUNCED, AT THAT POINT IN TIME, THAT WE WOULD HAVE A FACE-TO-FACE CEREMONY FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE ABLE TO ATTEND IN THE SPRING OF 2021. THAT IS STILL OUR INTENTION OUR INTENTION IS ALSO TO HAVE A CEREMONY FOR THOSE WHO WILL BE GRADUATING IN 2021 ANYWAY AS WELL. SO WE’LL HAVE TWO CEREMONIES IS THE CURRENT PLAN. IT WILL, OF COURSE, COMPLETELY DEPEND ON THE PROTOCOLS THAT ARE IN PLACE AND THE HEALTH AND SAFETY THAT WE CAN DELIVER AT THE TIME IT IS MY HOPE AND PROVOST CLARK’S HOPE THAT WE’LL BE ABLE TO CELEBRATE THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF YOUR STUDENTS IN FACE-TO-FACE REALTIME IN JUNE 2021 >> NO, THAT WAS QUITE COMPREHENSIVE, AND I’M

HAPPY TO ADDRESS ANY FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS >> PROVOST AND I HAD THE DELIGHTFUL OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE OUR PICTURES TAKEN WITH A NUMBER OF GRADUATING SENIORS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS IN AUGUST AFTER THEY GRADUATED AT THE END OF THE SUMMER AS WELL AS INTERIM PROVOST CORINNE AND MYSELF BACK IN JUNE. THAT WAS DELIGHTFUL WE HAVE TIME FOR A COUPLE MORE QUESTIONS AND I’M GOING TO PICK SOME FROM THE Q&A HERE. LET’S SEE THERE’S A QUESTION ABOUT AIRLINES AND SHUTTING A NUMBER OF FLIGHTS MAKING IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR THE STUDENTS TO GET BACK HOME AND BACK TO DENVER AND THERE WAS ANOTHER QUESTION ABOUT MAKING SURE THAT WE CONSULT WITH PARENTS ON OUR TESTING BEFORE STUDENTS LEAVE FOR HOME AT THE END OF THE FALL QUARTER BECAUSE THANKSGIVING IS A TIME FOR MULTI GENERATION CELEBRATIONS AND WE WANT EVERYONE TO BE HEALTHY AND SAFE FOR THOSE AS WELL SARAH, TALK TO US ABOUT HOW WE MIGHT GATHER MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TESTING BEFORE THEY LEAVE FOR HOME >> THAT WAS A GREAT SUGGESTION AND NOT ONE THAT I’D ACTUALLY HEARD BEFORE IN THE Q&A. WITH THE PARENT WHO RAISED IT, WE WENT BACK AND FORTH A LITTLE BIT AND DECIDED IT WOULD MAKE SENSE TO POLL BOTH STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE VOLUME WOULD BE AND WORK WITH NATIONAL JEWISH TO MAKE SURE WE CAN MEET THAT DEMAND I WAS NOT EXPECTING HIGH VOLUME A COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE WE LEAVE AND WE WOULD HAVE CAPACITY TO MEET INCREASED AMOUNT BASED ON PEOPLE’S BASELINE BEHAVIOR SO I THINK THAT’S SOMETHING WE CAN DO, AND WE’LL GET A HANDLE ON THE NUMBERS SO WE CAN PLAN ACCORDINGLY >> HOW WILL THE QUARTER PLAY OUT IN TERMS OF FINALS AND WHEN THEY CAN START TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR STUDENTS TO COME HOME. I THINK THE LAST DAY OF CLASSES IS THE 20TH OF NOVEMBER >> THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. THERE’S A GRACE PERIOD OVER THE HOLIDAY SO FOLKS CAN ENJOY THEMSELVES AND ALSO PREPARE FOR EXAMS, AND FINAL ASSESSMENTS WOULD FOLLOW, I BELIEVE, STARTING NOVEMBER 30TH SOMEONE ASKED IN THE CHAT WHETHER ALL FINAL ASSESSMENTS ARE THE FORMS OF EXAMS AND THE ANSWER IS NO IT’S FOR THE FACULTY MEMBER TO DETERMINE HOW BEST TO ASSESS THE LEARNING OUTCOMES WHICH IS TO SAY DID THE STUDENTS MASTER THE MATERIAL AND SKILLS INTENDED TO BE GAINED THROUGH THAT COURSE THESE ASSESSMENTS CAN BE DONE THROUGH EXAMS BUT ALSO CAN BE DONE THROUGH FINAL PROJECTS AND THROUGH FINAL PAPERS, AND I IMAGINE YOUR STUDENTS WILL SEE A DISTRIBUTION OF THESE TYPES OF ASSESSMENTS >> TERRIFIC. THANK YOU I THINK THE LAST TWO QUESTIONS I’M GOING TO ASK TODD ADAMS TO SIGN-IN AND TAKE A WHACK AT HERE HERE’S THE ONE QUESTION THEY HAVE A STUDENT WHO WAS SUBJECT TO LOCATION RESTRICTION BUT THE MEAL ISSUE SEEMED HIGHLY UNRESOLVED TO THEM. HE SAID THAT THEY HAD TO BE ORDERED IN ADVANCE AND HE DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO DO THAT EXACTLY. THERE WERE A LOT OF TAKE OUTS, FOR EXAMPLE CAN A MEAL DELIVERY BE ABLE TO LOCATION RESTRICTION? TODD, DO YOU WANT TO JUST TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE PROCESS OF FOOD DURING THESE RESTRICTIONS >> SURE. SO ONCE WE KNOW THAT A LOCATION RESTRICTION IS IN PLACE, THEN WE’RE IN TOUCH WITH THE STUDENT ABOUT THE ORDERING OF THEIR MEALS. WE DON’T JUST DROP OF ANY MEAL. WE CERTAINLY GIVE STUDENTS AGENCY AND CHOICE GIVEN DIETARY NEEDS AND RESTRICTIONS SO THAT THEY CAN CHOOSE WE SOMETIMES HAVE STUDENTS THAT GO ON A LOCATION RESTRICTION AT A TIME WHEN IT MIGHT BE AFTER WE HAVE DELIVERED MEALS FOR THE DAY AND BEFORE THEY HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO EAT SO IN A COUPLE OF OCCASIONS WE’VE HAD TO WORK SORT OF IN TANDEM WITH THE STUDENT TO GET SOMETHING DELIVERED IN AN OFF CYCLE ONCE WE GET THEM ON THE CYCLE THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO CHOOSE FOR DELIVERY WHAT GETS DELIVERED TO THEM. I KNOW EARLY ON, AND I WILL SAY EARLY ON IN THE FIRST COUPLE OF WEEKS, I THINK WE WERE KIND OF BUILDING

CAPACITY AND WORKING WITH OUR COLLEAGUES AND DINING SERVICES TO DO SO SO WE HAD DEPENDING ON WHERE THE LOCATION WAS, A FEW MORE CHALLENGES, IT’S SOMETHING FROM OUR STANDPOINT WE’VE HAD TO IMPROVE, AND WE DIDN’T DO AS WELL AS WE WOULD HAVE WANTED IN SOME CASES EARLY ON I THINK IN THIS LAST WEEK OR TWO, WE’VE SEEN THAT SHIFT AT LEAST BASED ON THE FEEDBACK THAT WE’VE GOTTEN SO THAT’S BEEN IMPORTANT BUT WE HAVE SOMEBODY THAT’S WORKING ALMOST IN FULL TIME NATURE TO COORDINATE THE LOGISTICS AND PULL IN IF WE NEED TO OTHER DINING FACILITY FOLKS AND STUDENT OUTREACH AND SUPPORT, SOMEBODY THAT’S REALLY IN A POSITION TO SEE ALL OF THIS AND MAKE SURE THAT THE STUDENT DURING THE TIME WHETHER IT’S A LOCATION RESTRICTION OR EVEN AS A RESULT OF LOCATION RESTRICTION HAS TO TRANSFER, TO TRANSFER INTO QUARANTINE THAT WE CAN MANAGE THAT KNOWING THAT IT’S DISRUPTIVE PARTICULARLY IF IT WASN’T EXPECTED IT’S SOMETHING WE’RE WORKING ON, AND I THINK WE’VE GOTTEN QUITE A BIT BETTER AT IT AND I’M HAPPY TO TALK WITH A PARENT INDIVIDUALLY, AND YOU CAN CERTAINLY REACH OUT TO ME ABOUT THAT AS IT RELATES TO A UNIQUE NEED OR SITUATION >> FANTASTIC. TODD, THANK YOU WE’RE AT THE END OF OUR HOUR HERE. WE’RE GOING TO CALL IT TO A CLOSE ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER, WE HOPE THAT THIS TOWN HALL FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES WAS BENEFICIAL. THAT WE ANSWERED MANY OF YOUR QUESTIONS, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, THAT WE GAVE YOU AN ASSURANCE THAT THE UNIVERSITY IS WORKING SO, SO HARD TO MAKE SURE THAT NUMBER ONE YOUR STUDENT IS HEALTHY AND SAFE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER AND NUMBER TWO, THAT THEY ARE HAVING A GOOD EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY IN A FACE-TO-FACE MANNER WHERE THEY GET TO CONNECT WITH FACULTY AS WELL AS THEIR FELLOW STUDENTS. AS I SAID AT THE BEGINNING, IT TAKES A VERY LARGE TEAM OF INDIVIDUALS WORKING ACROSS A BIG UNIVERSITY OF FACULTY AND STAFF TO REALLY MAKE THIS WORK. AND THEY HAVE RISEN TO THAT CHALLENGE, AND I COULDN’T BE PROUDER OF THE WORK THAT EVERYONE IS DOING TO MAKE THIS REALLY GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR STUDENTS THIS IS BEING RECORDED SO YOU WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE ACCESS TO THIS TOWN HALL MEETING, AND WE’LL MAKE SURE THE INFORMATION OF WHERE YOU GET THE RECORDING IS AVAILABLE TO YOU AS WELL I WANT TO JUST THANK EVERYONE AGAIN FOR SHOWING UP AND PARTICIPATING I WANT TO THANK THE PANELISTS AND THE OFF VIDEO PANELISTS AS WELL FOR ANSWERING MANY OF THE QUESTIONS IN THE Q&A. BUT I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK THE PARENTS AND THE FAMILIES FOR SHOWING UP TODAY AND TRUSTING THEIR EDUCATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER WITH THAT, I THANK EVERYONE AND WE WISH YOU A VERY GOOD DAY. THANKS FOR JOINING US, EVERYONE