Faculty Input Requested about Fall Term Reopening

Dear Colleague,

We are writing to encourage you to participate in an anonymous 15-minute survey to gather opinions about the university’s plans to open for in-person, on-campus instruction in fall term. Currently, no one has a good idea of the range of views that exist on campus, and that puts us all in a weaker position in identifying concerns across different groups of people. Collecting this information will allow us to prepare to address the range of opinions and concerns people have and better advocate for safe fall plans. We hope that you will consider joining us in this important effort.

SURVEY: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0dlhPwHH61Ih72R

All of the unions on campus—United Academics, SEIU, and the GTTF—are participating in this effort, and the survey has questions specific to students, staff, and faculty. Everyone participating in this surveying project is committed to getting input from as large and as diverse of a population across the UO as possible. The only way we can do that is by getting participation from people like you. Because this is an effort targeted at the UO, we ask that you don’t share the survey outside of the UO community.

This is an independent surveying effort, outside of the UO central administration, organized by Professor Melissa Graboyes with the support of United Academics. Participation is entirely voluntary and all viewpoints are welcome. Responses are anonymous and no personal information such as email address, name, IP address, or geo-location is being collected. The results will be publicly shared no later than June 15. The project has been reviewed and determined to be Exempt by the UO’s Institutional Review Board. Questions can be directed to: graboyes@uoregon.edu and more information about the survey is available at: https://www.coronaviruschronicles.com/uo-survey

Thank you for your participation, 

UA Executive Council