Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science

SCS Return to Campus

 


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Anyone returning to on-site work must first receive university approval. 

Anyone returning to campus for on-site work must follow the Minimum Requirements set by the university, which includes a Daily Self-Assessment. Guidelines for faculty, staff, and students to request approval are below. 

 

 

If you need additional supplies such as hand sanitizer, wipes, chalk or dry erase markers, contact CleanIt at 412.268.2910 or email cleanit@andrew.cmu.edu

If you are having trouble with any audio or video equipment in the room, contact Media Tech at 412-268-8855 (option 1) or email mediatech@cmu.edu

If you notice something is missing or wrong with the classroom furniture, call FMS at 412-268-2910 or email fixit@andrew.cmu.edu

 

If you need to arrange one-time access to your office or lab:

Please email the following information to the SCS Building Facilities team (with at least two days of notice):
        •  Name
        •  Date, time, and duration of visit  
        •  Building and room(s) you will visit                                                            
        •  Agreement to follow the Minimum Requirements

 

Campus Access for Research

Access to campus for research is being considered on a case-by-case basis, and will require submission of a Return to On-Site Work Plan, which is subject to approval by the dean and the Vice President for Research. 

If you or your team need to return to campus for research or educational purposes, please send mail to your Research Continuity Liaison and Philip Lehman with the following information to get started:

   •  Name(s)
   •  Description of research/work to be done
   •  Approximate length of time needed (e.g. hours/week, weeks/month)
   •  Building and room(s) you will visit
   •  Agreement to follow the Minimum Requirements

More information:

Return to Campus for Operations and Administration

Access to campus for administration and operations is being considered on a case-by-case basis, and will require submission of a Return to On-Site Work Plan, which is subject to approval by the dean and the Provost's office. 

If you need to return to campus for administrative or operational purposes, please contact your department head and cc Philip Lehman with the following information to get started: 
  
  
•  Name(s)
   •  Description of work to be done
   •  Approximate length of time needed (e.g. hours/week, weeks/month)
   •  Building and room(s) you will visit
   •  Agreement to follow the Minimum Requirements

Presently, all work – including events – that can be conducted remotely must continue to be conducted remotely. 



 

Campus Access for Education and Advising

If you are an instructor or TA for a hybrid course (a class with an in-person component), your on-campus permission will be handled by the registrar process.

If you are teaching a remote-only course and need to:
   • access campus to record your lectures from your office, or
   • if you are conducting 1:1 advising that must be done in person due to concerns for the student's well-being,

Please contact your department head and cc Philip Lehman with the following information to get started: 
  
  
•  Name
   •  Description of work to be done
   •  Approximate length of time needed (e.g. hours/week, weeks/month)
   •  Building and room(s) you will visit
   •  Agreement to follow the Minimum Requirements

Return to Campus for Students

For the most up-to-date university guidance, please visit CMU's Back to Campus page for Students, including details on the Hybrid Model.

A Tartan’s Responsibility outlines the expectations we have for all CMU students who will resume living, learning, working and interacting with our campus community, whether living on or off campus.

International students should check the Office of International Education (OIE) pages regularly for updated guidance.

PhD Students

PhD students in SCS wishing to return to their offices (not labs) on a regular basis (other than under Research Plans) should complete the request form here.
If you do not have an assigned office, please contact your department first. Requests will be submitted (generally bi-weekly) to your department for approval then added to the SCS Return Plan, if approved. Contacts for approval and questions:

CBD -- Nicole Stenger 
CSD - Deb Cavlovich, AnnMarie Zanger
HCII -- Jodi Forlizzi, Jeff Bigham
ISR -- Nick Frollini
LTI -- Mary Jo Bensasi
RI -- Jean Harpley, Debra Tobin
MLD -- Russ O'Lare

Once approved by departments, SCS will add that set to the Return Plan for SCS and approved students will be notified with copies of the plan.

Master's Students

Master's students in SCS wishing to return to campus should use this form to request access.
Please clearly complete the explanation on the form.  Please note: the MHCI, MSE and METALS programs are covered separately; please contact your program for details. For some of you this may be in addition to access allowed under Research Return Plans.

Contacts for approvals and questions:

MSCB -- Sam Mudrinich
MSAS -- Janet Garrand
MSCS -- Angy Malloy
MSML -- Dorothy Holland-Minkley
MHCI -- Nicole Willis, Jenn McPherson (separate plan)
METALS -- Michael Bett (separate plan)
MSIT-PE -- Nick Frollini/Stefan Hadricky
MSE -- Karen Fleischman (separate plan)
LTI programs -- Mary Jo Bensasi
RI programs -- BJ Fecich

Once you are approved (and receive an approval email) your department will provide you with information about the space that you may use on campus (including maximum occupancy during COVID) and a link to a shared calendar to use in scheduling the space, along with any additional department-specific rules.

What will the Return to Campus look like?

While following the university's phased approach for the return to on-site work and Return to Campus Principles, FMCS and the SCS Building Facilities team have been working hard to prepare campus and ensure the safety of all of our spaces, including deep cleaning, modification of spaces, improved HVAC and protective barriers, and the addition of signage across campus.

See below for some photos of what SCS spaces look like after modification. More photos will be added as our spaces are updated.

Visit CMU's Preparing Campus webpage for the most up-to-date information on campus preparations.
                                                                


SCS Back to campus team

The SCS Back to Campus team is working to prepare SCS staff, faculty and students to gradually return to our physical facilities.  The group's activities will include discussion of conditions, priorities, and implementation. If you have suggestions or questions about returning campus, please contact your representative.

Mary Jo Bensasi, LTI                                                                
Jessica Colnago, PhD Students                                             
Colleen Everett, CSD                                                         
Philip Lehman, Research
Jian Ma, CBD
Tom Pope, ISR
Carolyn Rose, HCII & SCS Council
Walt Schearer, Dean's Office & Computing
Paul Stockhausen, Facilities
Deb Tobin, RI
Kelly Widmaier, MLD

 

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