August 18, 2021  |  News & Events, Timely Announcements

NOTE: This message was sent to Deans, Associate Deans & Department Chairs on August 17, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

As we prepare for the start of the Fall 2021 semester, we know there are many questions arising among our instructors and academic support staff about navigating the semester with Covid. Attached you will find an Instructor FAQ that provides answers to many questions we’ve been fielding this month. Also, please find attached the suggested Covid Course Syllabus statements, both short and long versions depending on instructor preference.

The FAQs are particularly relevant to our instructors teaching in-person classes. However, we think all instructors and academic support staff will benefit, since many of you may hear questions from students or colleagues. We’ve tried to keep the document brief while providing detailed information, instructions, and important links for you and your students.

Please spend time with this document. We hope the information and recommended actions will help you and your students prepare for the semester. We understand that your class or circumstance may have unique considerations not addressed in this document. Should that be the case, please contact your Dean or Adam Jussel in the Dean of Students Office.

Please forward these documents to your instructors and academic support staff.

As always, I’m grateful for everyone’s commitment and flexibility in preparing for this new academic year. And, I know that your compassion, caring, and flexibility with our students will demonstrate the values of the UWM Panther community.

Take care,


Johannes Britz
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs