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Return To Campus Plan

Lipscomb University's comprehensive plan to return to campus.

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COVID-19 Update

Lipscomb University Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 update and response.

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Employee Information

As every new day brings changes and additional guidelines recommended by local, state and national authorities and experts, we will share the latest information pertaining to employees over the next few weeks here and in the updates section of this site.

Below is additional information that may be helpful to employees for the next several weeks. We will continue to add information and resources. Some of this is information that you already have, and some are additions or changes. This page is not updated frequently and contains information from the spring and summer 2020. Please visit the Return to Campus webpage for current updates and information. 

Operating Schedule

Fall semester classes began Aug. 24. The university is currently operating on normal business hours while following COVID protocols.

Remote Work Resources

Remote work resources document

Employee remote work guidelines and FAQs (Human Resources)

Tools for working remotely (Information Technology)

Lipscomb's Center for Teaching and Learning

Center for Teaching and Learning Reminders

Travel Restrictions

As travel restrictions are changing often, please check the latest guidelines here

Employee Email Updates

November 16: Remote learning following Thanksgiving break, Post-Thanksgiving campus housing plan, Expanded employee cohorting option beginning Thanksgiving week, Follow basic COVID protocols, Preparing for the holidays, Spring calendar

October 28: All Bisons Care Reminder, Bison Break, Event Guidelines, Flu Shot Reminder, Academic Advising, Countdown to Thanksgiving

August 24: Welcome Back and Reminders: Links to Aug. 20 Faculty/Staff Meetings, Virtual Meeting Information, Campus Visitors, Faculty/Staff Dining Options, Replenishing Supplies, Clarified Mask Policy, Video Resources 

August 13: Personal Commitment to Personal Responsibility and Follow Up to August 11 Faculty & Staff Meeting

August 4: All Bisons Care Plan and Weekly COVID-19 Dashboard Established

July 30: All Bisons Care plan

July 29: COVID-19 Personal and Familial Health Concerns Accommodations (from Human Resources)

July 29: Stage IV of Employee Return to Campus to begin Aug. 3 with all employees returning to campus (with limited remote work continuing in some approved formats)

June 16: Return to Campus Plan information, Staged return to campus work details, protocols and procedures. Attached Employee FAQs document.

April 22: Remote Work Continues Until Further Notice, Summer Camps and Other Activities, Virtual Baccalaureate and Commencement

April 10: Redeployed Work Information, IT Help Desk Information, Lipscomb News

April 2: Updated Campus Access Policy, Opportunity to Retrieve Items from Office THIS Saturday, Post Office Open THIS Saturday, Temporary Workroom Available and Other Important Information

April 1: Continuation of Remote Work Schedule through April 24, Limited Campus Access, Identifying Additional Personnel Needs, Clinic Reminders

March 27: Remote workweek March 30-April 3, Limiting Campus Access, Post Office Reminder

March 23: CTL Reminders for Faculty

March 23: Note from the President: Our work in extraordinary times

March 23: Limiting Campus Access March 25, Online/Phone Benefit Plan Resources, Post Office Service and Other Important Updates

March 22: New Nashville and Tennessee COVID-19 Orders, Remote workweek and reporting requirement for on-campus visits March 23-27

March 18: University Faculty; CTL Resources

March 18: University classes to be offered online for remainder of semester 

March 16: Institution Remote Work Week March 23-27 and Domestic Travel Policy Restrictions 

March 16: HR Remote Working Policies March 23-27, 2020

March 15 : Academy; COVID-19 Reporting and Sick Policy and Updated Travel Policy

March 14: University Operating Schedule and Revised Travel Policy

March 12: Spring Break Extended for Undergraduates 

March 11: University Professional Development Day, Spring Break Reminders and COVID-19 Sick Policy

March 10: Human Resources Update and Plan Benefits

March 5: Initial COVID-19 Update and Institution Response 


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