March 4, 2022  |  News & Events, Timely Announcements

Dear Colleagues,

As we prepare for the changes to UWM’s masking guidelines, we know there are many questions arising among our instructors and academic support staff. Linked you will find an Instructor and Academic Support Staff FAQ created to address questions arising from the changes to masking policy, which takes effect March 19, 2022.

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 kept the document brief while providing additional links for you and your students.

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, associate dean, department chair or supervisor.

As always, I’m grateful for everyone’s commitment and flexibility as we learn to live with COVID-19 and fulfill our education mission. 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


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