Below you can learn how task forces at IUPUI helped develop plans for a safe and gradual return to campus for academic year 2020-21.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, IUPUI launched campus-wide planning efforts to prepare for the future.
Planning for COVID-19 provided administrators—at both the campus and unit levels—the information they needed to guide decisions, allocate resources, and plan for what may be a new "normal" for the campus. This included on-site instruction, online course delivery, or some combination of the two.
This inclusive process involved colleagues from across IUPUI, IUPUC, and IU Fort Wayne, selected for their strategic position and expertise. These colleagues were part of task forces to plan for our continued response to the pandemic.
Following are the five scenarios for the planning exercise:
- Scenario 1: Return to face-to-face teaching in the fall
- Scenario 2: Fall hybrid – face-to-face and online; spring face-to-face
- Scenario 3: Fall online and spring face-to-face
- Scenario 4: Fall face-to-face and back to online for spring
- Scenario 5: Entire academic year online
Twelve task forces, each representing a specific domain of responsibility, addressed several questions and outlined key issues, priorities, and unanswered questions for their particular area of responsibility. A Steering Committee coordinated activities across all task forces and synthesized, summarized, and prioritized task force reports for presentation to the chancellor.