Fall 2021 Semester Recovery Framework

September 2, 2021

GUIDING PRINCPLES
  • The safety of members of the University community is paramount. UMB will rely upon reputable information from public health subject matter experts and utilize various data sources to guide health and safety decisions. We expect, for the foreseeable future, that UMB will have to take public health precautions such as face covering requirements in public places and physical distancing practices, even as vaccination becomes more prevalent. Safety guidance may vary based upon vaccination status.
  • UMB’s core values, vision, and mission — to improve the human condition and serve the public good of Maryland and society at-large through education, research, clinical care, and service — will inform strategic decision-making. Ensuring issues pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion will be a priority throughout the decision-making process at all levels.
  • UMB’s commitment to shared governance participation will continue to be honored during the recovery planning process.
  • UMB is a family-friendly university, and we encourage supervisors and colleagues to consider the impact of K-12 school reopenings, child care arrangements, and family caregiver issues upon their return to campus, within reason based upon current guidelines.
  • UMB will coordinate, to the extent practical and feasible, recovery with the University System of Maryland (USM).