Texas State Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Work

Groups

1.Continuity of Education Work Group Charge:

To make recommendations about instructional delivery modes for summer session II and fall 2020, camps offered during summer session II, and other events held on Texas State campuses.

To explore alternatives for fall 2020, including delaying the start of the fall semester and modifying the current plan to begin with face-to-face.

To establish deadlines for making decisions.

Membership:

Dr. Vedaraman Sriraman (Chair), Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

Dr. Gene Bourgeois (Ex-officio), Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs

Dr. Margarita Arellano, Dean of Students, Student Affairs

Dr. Jenn Beck, Director, Retention Management and Planning

Mr. Herb Jones, Associate Director, Housing and Residential Life

Dr. Lyn Ledbetter, Professor, School of Music

Dr. Michael O’Malley, Dean, College of Education

Ms. Sandy Pantlik, Assistant Vice President, University Advancement

Mr. Ken Pierce, Vice President, Information Technology

Mr. Gary Ray, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management and Marketing

Dr. Chad Smith, Chair, Department of Sociology

Mr. Gavin Steiger, Director, Office of Disability Services

Mr. Jeremy Stolfa, Associate Athletics Director-Facilities and Operations, Department of Athletics

Dr. Debbie Thorne, Associate Provost, Academic Affairs

2.Health, Wellness, and Safety Work Group Charge:

To prepare a detailed plan for the university’s response in the likely event that students, faculty, and staff test positive in fall 2020 that allows the university to ensure the safety of the community while continuing to operate.

To develop prevention and contingency processes and procedures designed to ensure the health, wellness, and safety of our students and employees as students return to our campuses.

To develop a plan for marketing our health, wellness, and safety initiatives to students and their parents in a way that as students return to campus, they know that Texas State has their health, wellness, and safety in the forefront of its initiatives.

Membership:

Dr. Emilio Carranco (Chair), Director, Student Health Center

Mr. Raymond Loriaux (Ex-officio), Coordinator, Emergency Management

Dr. Margarita Arellano, Associate Vice President, Student Affairs/Dean of Students Dr. Barbara Breier, Vice President, University Advancement

Mr. Kyle Estes, Associate Director, Housing and Residential Life

Mr. Gordon S. Green, Director, Facilities Management Dr. Tom Grimes, Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Mr. Elias Martinez, Assistant Vice President, University Marketing

Ms. Wendy McCoy, Director, Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management Dr. Christy Nolan, Director, Department of Campus Recreation

Dr. Lisa Lloyd, Vice President, University Administration Dr. Lynne Reeder, Director, Counseling Center

Dr. Rodney Rohde, Associate Dean of Research, College of Health Professions Mr. John Root, Jr., Director, Auxiliary Services

Ms. Tracy Shoemake, Senior Associates Athletic Director-Internal Operations, Department of Athletics

Mr. Whitten Smart, Special Assistant to the Vice President, Information Technology Dr. Debbie Thorne, Associate Provost, Academic Affairs

3.Continuity of Housing Work Group Charge:

To address financial issues related to housing.

Membership:

Ms. Cristine Black (Chair), Assistant Vice President, Budgeting, Financial Planning, and Analysis

Mr. Eric Algoe, Vice President, Finance and Support Services

Dr. Mary Ellen Cavitt, Assistant Vice President, Academic Services

Mr. Bryan Dean, Associate Athletics Director-Business Operations, Department of Athletics Dr. Rosanne Proite, Director, Housing and Residential Life

Mr. John Root, Jr., Director, Auxiliary Services

4.Continuity of Research Work Group Charge:

To develop a plan for a phased resumption of research activities, including access to research laboratories, that incorporates relevant scientific and medical information regarding the COVID-19 crisis and places the health, wellness, and safety of the staff, students, and faculty as the highest priority.

This work group will work from the assumption that research laboratories are closed except for critical activities approved through the office of research and sponsored programs and until recommendations from this work group are vetted and approved by the President’s Cabinet.

Membership:

Dr. Walter Horton (Chair), Associate Vice President, Research and Federal Relations Mr. Raymond Loriaux (Ex-officio), Coordinator, Emergency Management

Dr. Mike Blanda, Assistant Vice President, Research and Federal Relations

Mr. Steve Frayser, Director, Science, Technology, and Advanced Research Park Dr. Denise Gobert, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

Dr. Andrea Golato, Dean, The Graduate College

Dr. Clay Green, Professor, Department of Biology

Mr. Mark Hughes, Associate Vice President, Technology Resources Dr. Hong-Gu Kang, Associate Professor, Department of Biology

Dr. Todd Jewell, Associate Dean for Research and International Programs, McCoy College of Business Administration

Dr. Jon Lasser, Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs, College of Education

Dr. Robert Mace, Interim Executive Director, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Dr. Joey Martin, Associate Dean, Fine Arts and Communication Ms. Kathy Martinez-Prather, Director, Texas School Safety Center

Dr. Tom Myers, Associate Dean for Shared Research Operations, College of Science and Engineering

Dr. Karen Meaney, Chair, Department of Health and Human Performance Dr. Michael Nava, Associate Dean for Student Services, University College Dr. Dan Perry, Assistant Vice President, University Advancement

Dr. Chris Rhodes, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Rodney Rohde, Associate Dean for Research, College of Health Professions Dr. Aimee Roundtree, Associate Dean for Research, College of Liberal Arts

Mr. Thomas Shewan, Associate Vice President, Facilities

Dr. Casey Smith, Manager, Shared Research Operations, College of Science and Engineering Dr. Donna Vandiver, Associate Dean for Research, College of Applied Arts

Dr. Melinda Villagran, Director, University Translational Health Research, College of Fine Arts and Communication

Dr. Paula Williamson, Associate Dean for Research, College of Science and Engineering

5.Faculty and Staff Morale Work Group Charge:

To monitor the morale of university employees (faculty and staff) as they deal with anxieties and uncertainties associated with major changes in their work environments.

To develop and execute surveys and focus groups designed to elicit information regarding state of employees' emotional and mental wellbeing.

To develop strategies for securing open lines of communication to the Cabinet and maintaining a healthy sense of community and shared sense of hardship among university employees.

To recommend reasonable strategies for helping faculty and staff cope with the changes.

Membership:

Dr. Angela Ausbrooks (Chair), Director, School of Social Work

Dr. Janet Bezner, Chair, Faculty Senate, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy Mr. Cesquinn Curtis, Assistant Vice President, University Advancement

Ms. Chandra Dorsey, Assistant Head Coach, Women's Basketball, Department of Athletics Dr. Noel Fuller, Chair, Staff Council

Dr. Candace Hastings, Director, Faculty Development

Dr. Jon Lasser, Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs, College of Education Dr. Lynn Reeder, Director, Counseling Center

Dr. Denise Smart, Dean, McCoy College of Business Administration Ms. Rose Trevino, Work Life Coordinator, Office of Human Resources

6.Continuity of Athletics Work Group Charge:

In coordination with the NCAA, Sun Belt Conference, federal, state, and local guidelines, make recommendations that allow for a phased approach to the resocialization of student- athletes and to hosting events in all athletic facilities.

Membership:

Mr. Travis Comer (co-chair), Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director – Development/Administration

Mr. Don Coryell (co-chair), Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director – External Operations Dr. Emilio Carranco, Director, Student Health Center

Mr. Chin-Hong Chua, Resident District Manager, Chartwells

Dr. Michelle Hamilton, NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) Mr. Jason Karlick, Head Athletics Healthcare Administrator

Dr. Lisa Lloyd, Vice President for University Administration Dr. Rosanne Proite, Director, Housing and Residential Life Mr. John Root, Jr., Director, Auxiliary Services

Ms. Tracy Shoemake, Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director - Internal Operations/SWA Ms. Kelsey Solis, Associate Athletics Director - Compliance

Mr. Jeremy Stolfa, Associate Athletics Director - Facilities and Operations Dr. Larry Teis, Director of Athletics

Two student-athletes

7.Continuity of Student Life Work Group Charge:

Though face-to-face classes are expected to resume in Summer II and Fall 2020, university operations will be different in light of the COVID-19 situation. The continuity of student life work group is charged with answering the following questions:

oWhat will student life look like on a day-to-day basis?

oHow do we engage students?

oHow do we continue to meet and sustain institutional goals around diversity, equity, and inclusion?

2)Evaluating the extra and co-curricular dimensions of the calendar for 2020-2021 and recommend calendar options for a healthy academic year and beyond.

3)Recommending innovative and fun ways to effectively and safely engage students through extra and co-curricular activities.

Note. The Continuity of Education work group is focused on curricular activities; and the Continuity of Intercollegiate Athletics work group is focused on athletic events and events utilizing athletic facilities.

Membership:

Dr. Mary Ellen Cavitt (Chair), Assistant Vice President, Academic Services

Dr. Sherri Benn, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion

Ms. Kristy Caldwell, Associate Director, Campus Recreation

Mr. Robert P. Dudolski, Assistant Dean of Students-Fraternity and Sorority Life, Dean of Students Office

Dr. Cynthia Gonzales, Associate Professor, School of Music

Ms. Tracy Goodman, Assistance Director, Conference Services,

Ms. LaTonya Henry, Supervisor, Round Rock Campus, Dean of Students Office Ms. Laura Krantz, Program Director, Student Publications

Mr. Ralph Leal, Associate Director, Career Services

Mr. Twister Marquiss, Senior Lecturer, University College

Mr. Ramces Luna, Coordinator, Leadership Institute, Dean of Students Office Ms. Sylvia Reyes, Assistant Director, Student Involvement, LBJ Student Center

Dr. Yasmine Beale-Rivaya, Professor, Department of World Languages and Literatures Mr. Eli Trenado, Assistant Director, Housing and Residential Life

Dr. Scott Walter, Senior Lecturer, Department of Biology

Ms. Holly Wise, Senior Lecturer, School of Journalism and Mass Communication Ms. Nicole Wesley, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance

Ms. Jennifer Wood, Assistant Director, Retention Management and Planning

Two representatives from the student body

8.Commencement Planning Work Group Charge:

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, university operations will be different including the way that we honor graduates through traditional commencement ceremonies. The Commencement Planning Work Group is charged with:

oRecommendations for implementing virtual commencement ceremonies for spring and summer 2020 graduates on August 6, 7, and 8, 2020.

oExploring the feasibility of adding one or more in-person “make-up” ceremonies later in the fall to accommodate spring and summer graduates who missed out on

an in-person experience this year.

oRecommending ways to manage future commencement ceremonies in light of COVID-19.

Membership:

Dr. Vedaraman Sriraman (Chair), Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Ms. Kristin McDaniel, Commencement Coordinator, Academic Affairs

Dr. Emilio Carranco, Director, Student Health Center

Dr. Andrea Golato, Dean, The Graduate College

Dr. Michael Supancic, Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice

Dr. Jennifer Jensen, Associate Professor, Department of Geography

Mr. Whitten Smart, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Information Technology

Mr. Elias Martinez, Assistant Vice President, University Marketing

Ms. Sandra Pantlik, Assistant Vice President, University Advancement

Mr. Lou Jimenez, University Registrar

Mr. Jesse Silva, Associate Director, Student Diversity and Inclusion

Ms. Holly Tipton, Academic Services Coordinator

Ms. Kaitlin Hopkins, Senior Lecturer, Department of Theatre and Dance

Six student representatives