Doug Girod talking with students on the KU campus.

Chancellor's Weekly Update

Chancellor Girod is hosting weekly updates to discuss the latest happenings at KU.

The videos are shared with campus each week, usually on Wednesday.

Shared governance and creating an exceptional learning community

In this week’s episode, the Chancellor visits with Ani Kokobobo, university senate president, and Nicole Hodges Persley, vice provost for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, to discuss efforts to better define shared governance and articulate what it means to be an exceptional learning community.

Introducing Vice Chancellor Karla Leeper

In this week’s episode, Chancellor Girod visits with Karla Leeper, who recently joined KU as the university's vice chancellor for strategic communications and public affairs. The two discuss Karla's background, as well as challenges and opportunities related to communications at KU and across higher education.

An update on the Spencer Museum of Art

In this week’s episode, Chancellor Girod visits with Saralyn Reece Hardy, director of the Spencer Museum of Art, to discuss the latest happenings at the museum and the role of art in our academic community.

An update on Kansas Athletics

In this week’s episode, Chancellor Girod visits with Travis Goff, director of athletics, to discuss the latest from Kansas Athletics. Topics include conference realignment, the 11th and Mississippi development project, student-athlete support and the department's new strategic plan.

Military-affiliated students

In this week’s episode, Chancellor Girod visits with Mike Denning, director of the Office of Graduate Military Programs, to discuss military-affiliated students, the university's Military-Affiliated Student Center and Veterans Day activities at KU.

Rural health and the Frontiers grant

In this week’s episode, Dr. Akinlolu Ojo, executive dean of the School of Medicine, discusses the Kansas Center for Rural Health. He is joined by Dr. Mario Castro, vice chair for clinical and translational research in the Department of Internal Medicine, who discusses the Frontiers initiative.

University-based economic development

In this week’s episode, Chancellor Girod visits with Bonnie Lowe, president and CEO of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce to discuss university-based economic development and its benefits, the impact of KU events on local businesses, and projects like KU Innovation Park and The Crossing.

Fall enrollment trends

Chancellor Girod visits with Nick Stevens, interim vice provost for enrollment management, and Chris Gregory, chief marketing officer, to discuss highlights and trends related to this year's enrollment at KU.

Higher Learning Commission accreditation

Sept. 28, 2022 — Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer sits in for Chancellor Girod and visits with Jennifer Roberts, vice provost of academic affairs and graduate studies in Lawrence, and Michael Werle, dean of postdoctoral affairs and graduate studies at KU Medical Center, about Higher Learning Commission accreditation.

Alumni engagement

September 21, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Heath Peterson and Paige Freeman from the KU Alumni Association to talk about alumni engagement and how relationships with KU grads enhance the university. The trio also discuss this year's Homecoming activities.

The Dole Institute, civic engagement

September 13, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod visits Audrey Coleman, director of the Dole Institute of Politics, to discuss the institute's role on campus and throughout the community.

KU Endowment, philanthropy and higher ed

September 8, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Dan Martin, who was named the president of KU Endowment earlier this summer. The two leaders discuss the role of philanthropy in higher education and why donors are so passionate about KU.

An update on the Lied Center, economic development in Lawrence

August 31, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Derek Kwan, executive director of the Lied Center of Kansas, to discuss the Lied Center's mission and its special role in the community. The two leaders also discuss their work with the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and economic development in the region.

Strategic planning, HLC evaluation

August 24, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Barbara Bichelmeyer and Executive Vice Chancellor Robert Simari to discuss highlights on their respective campuses, including strategic planning and the university's HLC accreditation review process.

KU Cancer Center, welcoming students back to campus

August 17, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod chats with KU Cancer Center Director Roy Jensen about the center's new NCI designation. The Chancellor then visits with Vice Provosts Tammara Durham and Susan Klusmeier to discuss KU's efforts to welcome students back to campus and provide them the resources they need to succeed.

Summer review, fall preview

August 10, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod discusses highlights from the summer and looks ahead to the fall semester. Topics include the KU Cancer Center, state funding, KU employee salary increases, college athletics, the university's budget, enrollment, economic development efforts, and the Panasonic project in DeSoto.

A summary of the 2021-22 academic year

May 12, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod looks back on the academic year with a focus on campus operations, enrollment, finances, research, Kansas Athletics, and campus facilities.

The state budget, KU Innovation Park

May 4, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod discusses the state budget, new funding for KU Innovation Park, the KU Debate Team, a record year for Goldwater Scholarships, U.S. News rankings, and research award winners.

Hawk Week activities for new students

April 12, 2022 -- Provost Bichelmeyer discusses next fall’s Hawk Week events for incoming students. The Provost is joined by Ryan Edmonds, welcome program coordinator, and Jen Brockman, director of the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center.

Five-year financial plan for Lawrence

MARCH 15, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod visits with CFO Jeff DeWitt to discuss the university's five-year financial plan for the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. Topics include an overview of expenses, revenues and strategies to ensure KU's budget is sustainable and strategic.

Research awards, masks, cybersecurity

MARCH 9, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod provides an update on masks, the University Research Awards scheduled for April 5, and a recent campus visit from FBI Director Christopher Wray, who hosted a discussion about cybersecurity, higher education and training the next-generation workforce.

Kansas Center for Rural Health

FEB. 22, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Dr. Robert Moser, dean of the KU School of Medicine-Salina, to discuss the new Kansas Center for Rural Health. In addition, the Chancellor discusses the potential for a new KU healthcare campus in Wichita.

Legislature, rural health, dean search

FEB. 17, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod discusses: his visit with the Kansas Legislature; the new Kansas Center for Rural Health; a campus conversation on sexual assault and harassment; and the search for our next dean of the School of Architecture & Design.

"One Day. One KU" day of giving

FEB. 9, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod welcomes Kerry Glasgow, director of annual giving for KU Endowment, to discuss the university's 24-hour giving campaign, set for Thursday, Feb. 17.

KU's economic development strategy

FEB. 1, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod welcomes Dave Cook, vice chancellor for public affairs and economic development, to discuss the university’s economic development strategic plan.

Previewing the spring semester and Kansas Legislature

JAN. 26, 2022 -- In this week’s episode, Chancellor Girod previews initiatives for the spring semester and provides an update on the Kansas Legislature

Federal vaccine mandate, Sen. Bob Dole

DEC. 15, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod discusses the suspension of KU’s employee vaccine mandate due to a federal injunction, the passing of Sen. Bob Dole, 2021 enrollment, and the renewal of our Alzheimer's Disease Research Center's national designation.

Updates from the Office of Research

DEC. 7, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Vice Chancellor for Research Simon Atkinson to discuss KU’s efforts to grow the university’s research enterprise. Topics include the recently announced Racial Equity Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Awards.

Updates from KUIT, School of Music

DEC. 1, 2021 -- Dave Cook, vice chancellor for public affairs and economic development, joins guests from KUIT to discuss cybersecurity and the transition from Blackboard to Canvas. Additionally, School of Music Dean Bob Walzel provides an update on teaching, performances and community engagement.

A chat with Police Chief Nelson Mosley

NOV. 4, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod visits with KU Chief of Police Nelson Mosley, who joined the university earlier this semester. The two leaders discuss Chief Mosley's first few weeks on the job, his plans for KU Public Safety, and opportunities and challenges for KU in the area of public safety.

Student enrollment data and trends

OCT. 19, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Enrollment Management team members to discuss 2021 enrollment, which increased 0.2% over last year due largely to a 7.6% jump in first-time freshmen, an 11.6% increase in transfer students, gains in international students, and strong retention rates.

Sexual assault prevention and education

OCT. 5, 2021 -- The Chancellor discusses sexual assault prevention and education, as well as KU’s investigatory and sanctions process. Guests include Jen Brockman, director the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center, and Demetrius Peterson, director of the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX.

NSF visit, Research Rising, Bird Loomis

SEPT 28, 2021 -- In this week’s episode, Chancellor Girod provides a campus COVID-19 update and discusses new Police Chief Nelson Mosley, the recent visit by NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan, our Research Rising strategies and award deadlines, and the passing of Burdett Loomis.

Campus vandalism and Research Rising

SEPT. 13, 2021 -- In this week’s episode, Chancellor Girod discusses the vandalism of the “Native Hosts” art installation on campus and visits with Simon Atkinson to discuss the university’s Research Rising initiative.
 

Student vaccination and KUMC research

SEPT. 9, 2021 -- The Chancellor provides an update on KU's student vaccination efforts and visits with Robert Simari, executive vice chancellor of KU Medical Center, for an update on several specific research programs at KU Medical Center.
 

 

Student support services

SEPT 1, 2021 -- The Chancellor provides updates on student vaccination efforts, new health-related guidance for instructors, and NCAA conference realignment. Additionally, the Chancellor hosts Vice Provost for Student Affairs Jennifer Wamelink to discuss student support services.

Semester preview and new student support

AUG. 25, 2021 -- The Chancellor previews key initiatives for the fall semester, including health and safety, enrollment, vaccinations, the Jayhawks Rising strategic plan, and athletics. Additionally, the Chancellor welcomes Susan Klusmeier and Abby Coffin to discuss student services.

Student vaccination incentives

AUG. 17, 2021 -- Andrew Foster, the university's emergency management coordinator, drops by to discuss prizes and incentives available to vaccinated students. The incentives are available to students who have already been vaccinated or who get vaccinated on campus as they return for the fall semester.

KU's new indoor mask policy

AUG. 9, 2021 -- The Chancellor visits with Dr. Steve Stites, vice chancellor for clinical affairs at KU Medical Center and chief medical officer for KU Health System, to discuss the latest COVID-19 data and the university’s recently enacted indoor mask policy.

Lied Center updates, public health news

AUG. 4, 2021 -- The Chancellor visits with Derek Kwan, executive director of the Lied Center, to discuss how the Lied Center has managed the pandemic and the center's plan for the upcoming season. Additionally, the Chancellor discusses NCAA conference realignment and the latest related to masks and public health.

How KU drives economic development

JUNE 30, 2021 -- In this week’s episode, Dave Cook, vice chancellor for public affairs and economic development, joins LaVerne Epp, executive chairman of the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at KU, to discuss the university’s efforts to drive economic development and prosperity in Kansas.

Orientation for new students

JUNE 24, 2021 -- In this week’s episode, Chancellor Girod visits with Susan Klusmeier, vice provost for academic success, and Abby Coffin, executive director of the Centers for Orientation and Academic Advising Programs, about this summer's Orientation programs. They discuss changes to the program for this year, feedback from students and families, and how faculty and staff can support the effort.

Personal responsibility and masks

JUNE 9, 2021 -- In this week’s episode, Chancellor Girod discusses the university’s work to return to a full on-campus experience this fall. Specific topics include: admissions, recruitment and orientation; a turning point and shift in responsibility in pandemic response; and policy changes regarding masks.

Growing the research enterprise at KU

JUNE 2, 2021 -- In this week’s episode, Provost Bichelmeyer visits with Vice Chancellor for Research Simon Atkinson to discuss the latest in research at KU. Topics include the University Research Awards celebration, new internal funding opportunities, and improvements to research award management.

Kansas Athletics

MAY 19, 2021 -- In this week’s episode, Chancellor Girod visits with Travis Goff, director of athletics, to discuss his first few weeks with Kansas Athletics and the department’s future. Topics include KU football, a financial overview, and plans for hosting guests in Allen Fieldhouse and Memorial Stadium.

The Jayhawk Welcome Center

MAY 13, 2021 -- In this week's episode, Chancellor Girod discusses the Jayhawk Welcome Center, the new starting point for campus visits by prospective students and families. Guests include Heath Peterson, KU Alumni Association president, and Matt Melvin, vice provost for enrollment management.

Reflections on the academic year

MAY 6, 2021 -- In this week's episode, Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer reflect on the past year at KU and also discuss Commencement, fall enrollment, the Kansas Legislature, new Athletics Director Travis Goff and new Head Football Coach Lance Leipold.

Safety measures for research, travel

APRIL 28, 2021 -- In this week's episode, Chancellor Girod welcomes Simon Atkinson to discuss the latest in research at KU. Topics include: adjustments to safety measures for research; changes to travel restrictions; the University Research Awards; and Kristin Bowman-James being named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Academic success and student programs

APRIL 21, 2021 -- In this week's episode, Chancellor Girod welcomes Susan Klusmeier, vice provost for academic success, to discuss the latest in student programming and academic experience. Topics include KU's new tribal relations director, the KU Common Book, and the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Vaccine rollout

APRIL 14, 2021 -- In this week's episode, Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer visit with Andrew Foster, emergency management coordinator at KU, to discuss vaccine rollout on campus and in the surrounding communities.

Kudos for rankings, research, KU Debate

APRIL 8, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer discuss recent graduate rankings from U.S. News and World Report, KU's University Scholarly Achievement Award recipients, our latest Goldwater scholars, Commencement, and an outstanding performance by KU Debate in the national tournament.

International scholars and study abroad

APRIL 1, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Charlie Bankart, associate vice provost for international affairs, to discuss how the pandemic has impacted international students and scholars, international travel, study abroad, immigration and spring enrollment.

A chat with new CFO Jeff DeWitt

MARCH 24, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Jeff DeWitt, KU’s new chief financial officer, to discuss Jeff’s previous positions with Washington, D.C. and Phoenix, the reconfiguration of the university’s CFO position, fiscal challenges and opportunities due to COVID-19, and enrollment trends.

The one-year anniversary of COVID-19

MARCH 17, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer acknowledge the one-year anniversary of KU closing its campuses due to COVID-19 and reflect on KU's efforts to manage the pandemic for the past 12 months.

Budget planning and financial challenges

MARCH 10, 2021 -- In this week's episode, Chancellor Girod joins Provost Bichelmeyer and Jason Hornberger, vice provost for finance, to discuss budget planning for the upcoming year in the context of financial challenges on the Lawrence campus.

Vaccines, plans for the fall

MARCH 3, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod joins Emergency Management Coordinator Andrew Foster to discuss vaccine distribution in the region and how it affects the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. Additionally, Provost Bichelmeyer discusses our plans to return to in-person instruction and activity in the fall.

Budget challenges and donor support

FEBRUARY 24, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer discuss financial challenges due both to the pandemic and other fundamental changes to the higher education landscape. Specific topics include the hiring of new CFO Jeff DeWitt, student recruitment, post-pandemic online programming, employee compensation, and the role of Endowment.

Vaccines, public health bans

FEBRUARY 17, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod discusses the university's efforts to get the KU community included in the state and county's vaccine distribution plans, as well as KU's infrastructure to help deliver vaccines as they become available. Additionally, Provost Bichelmeyer discusses public health bans issued to members of five fraternities and the importance of remaining vigilant in our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Commencement, state budget

February 10, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod is joined by Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Joe Monaco to discuss plan for Commencement. Additionally, the Chancellor and Provost discuss the fall 2021 semester, vaccines, the state budget, and the Chancellor's testimony to the Legislature.

Campus entry testing, regional data

FEBRUARY 3, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod is joined by Chris Wilson to discuss KU's spring entry testing, the current campus environment, vaccine distribution and the latest positivity data in the region.

Watkins Health Services, student support

JANUARY 27, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod joins Jennifer Wamelink and Kory Barrett to discuss a new oversight model for Watkins Health Services. Additionally, the Chancellor and Provost discuss classroom attendance, academic integrity, and a new Regents policy intended to give universities budget flexibility.

Federal funding and policy affecting KU

JANUARY 20, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Jack Cline, associate vice chancellor for federal relations, to discuss COVID-19 relief funds and policy changes from the Biden administration that affect higher ed. Additionally, Chancellor and Provost discuss Gov Kelly’s budget recommendations for KU.

Regional trends, mandatory testing

JANUARY 14, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Emergency Management Coordinator Andrew Foster to discuss COVID-19 trends in the region, mandatory entry testing for the spring semester, and vaccine distribution. Additionally, the Provost discusses expectations for the spring semester.

Lessons learned, public safety, DEI

DECEMBER 16, 2020 -- The Chancellor and Provost discuss lessons learned from the fall semester and plans for the spring. Topics include: our CFO search; the reorganization of units related to public safety and budgeting; and the restructuring of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Campus museum outreach

DECEMBER 9, 2020 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Kris Krishtalka, director of the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, and Saralyn Reece Hardy, director of the Spencer Museum of Art, to discuss how their units are continuing outreach and research during the pandemic.

Endowment, KU Alumni Association

DECEMBER 2, 2020 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Dale Seuferling, president of the KU Endowment, and Heath Peterson, president and CEO of the KU Alumni Association, to discuss how their organizations have adapted to the pandemic to continue supporting KU's mission.

Campus operations during winter break

NOVEMBER 24, 2020 -- Chancellor Girod is joined by Mike Rounds and Callie Long from KU Operations to discuss campus operations during the winter break. Specific topics include building access, security and signage; classroom and common area configuration and cleaning; PPE access; medical-grade air filtration; and touchless technology.

Regional surge in COVID-19 positivity

NOVEMBER 18, 2020 -- The Chancellor and Provost are joined by Andrew Foster, emergency management coordinator for KU, and Dr. David Wild, vice president for performance improvement at The University of Kansas Health System, to discuss the regional surge in COVID-19 cases.

Housing, dining, student experience

NOVEMBER 11, 2020 -- Chancellor Girod is joined by four guests to discuss how KU is serving students both inside and outside the classroom during the pandemic. Guests include Jason Krone from Recreation Services, JJ O’Toole Curran from the Memorial Union, Sarah Waters from Student Housing, and Paige Freeman from the Office of First-Year Experience.

Continuing our research mission

NOVEMBER 6, 2020 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Vice Chancellor for Research Simon Atkinson, as well as Associate Vice Chancellors for Research Belinda Sturm and Kathleen Lynne Lane, to discuss efforts to keep the university’s research enterprise moving forward during the pandemic.

Spring preview, BTBC, Engineering Act

OCTOBER 28, 2020 -- Chancellor Girod looks ahead to the spring semester, with a focus on enrollment, COVID-19 testing, course adaptations, and the on-campus experience. The Chancellor and Provost also share updates on the Bioscience and Technology Business Center’s expansion and our efforts with lawmakers to renew the University Engineering Initiative Act.

Mental health during the pandemic

OCTOBER 21, 2020 -- In this week's episode, Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer visit with Alex Barajas, a psychologist with KU Counseling and Psychological Services, to discuss mental health issues and resources available to the community.

Library resources during the pandemic

October 14, 2020 -- Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer visit with Kevin Smith, dean of KU Libraries, to discuss how that unit is serving students and faculty this year.

Election Day and voting information

OCTOBER 7, 2020 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Jamie Shew, county clerk and county election officer, and Logan Stenseng, the Student Senate's government relations director, to discuss voting in the upcoming election. Specific topics include registration deadlines, methods to vote, polling locations, and resources for additional information about voting.

Updates from the Edwards Campus

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 -- In this week's episode, Provost Bichelmeyer visits with Stuart Day, dean of the Edwards Campus and the School of Professional Studies, to discuss the latest developments at the Edwards Campus.

An update on Kansas Athletics

SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 -- The Chancellor visits with Jeff Long, director of Kansas Athletics, to discuss how the pandemic has impacted Kansas Athletics, college athletics and individual student-athletes. The two leaders discuss student-athlete eligibility, KU's record-high student-athlete GPA, and gameday experience.

COVID-19 dashboards and data tools

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Chris Wilson and Dr. David Wild from The University of Kansas Health System to discuss KU's recently released dashboard and other data-sharing tools.

An update from three KU deans

SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 -- Chancellor Girod visits with three deans - Paige Fields, Ron Ragan, and Rick Ginsberg - to discuss planning, successes and challenges in their respective schools.

Testing protocols and practices

SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 -- The Chancellor and Provost are joined by Dr. Pavika Saripalli, chief of staff for Watkins Health Services, to answer questions about testing protocols. Topics include: the difference between quarantine and self-isolation; close contacts; and nasal swab tests versus saliva tests.

Student success, campus experience

August 27, 2020 -- The Chancellor and Provost are joined by Susan Klusmeier, vice provost for academic success, and Tammara Durham, vice provost for student affairs, to discuss academic success, Hawk Week and additional topics related to the student experience.

Masks, testing, public safety, DEI

AUGUST 19, 2020 -- The Chancellor and Provost discuss KU's new mask policy, mandatory testing for staff and students, and plans for football. Additionally, they discuss the new Task Force on Community Policing and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council.

PPE, testing, masks, responsibility

AUGUST 12, 2020 -- The Chancellor is joined by Mike Rounds, vice provost for operations, to discuss KU's efforts to reopen campus and prioritize health and safety. Mike discusses personal protective equipment, testing and contact tracing, sanitation, reconfiguration of spaces, masks, and personal responsibility.

Teaching and learning remotely

AUGUST 5, 2020 -- Provost Bichelmeyer is joined by Chris Brown, vice provost for faculty development, and Dea Greenhoot, director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, to discuss KU's efforts to provide high-quality learning opportunities this fall in hybrid, face-to-face and remote settings.

Growing KU's research enterprise

July 29, 2020 -- Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer are joined by Simon Atkinson, vice chancellor for research, to discuss the university's Research and Discovery design team and, more generally, efforts to enhance KU's research enterprise.

The Jayhawk Cloud and other IT resources

JULY 22, 2020 -- The Chancellor and Provost are joined by Mary Walsh, chief information officer, and Chris Gregory, senior director of strategic alignment & marketing, to discuss the Jayhawk Cloud and other KUIT resources.

Masks, testing, contact tracing

JULY 15, 2020 -- Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer discuss masks, testing and contact tracing, plans for students to self-isolate, and local hospital capacity.

Protect KU, PMAT, local health orders

JULY 8, 2020 -- Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer discuss the Protect KU plan and describe the role of the Pandemic Medical Advisory Team. Additionally, the two leaders discuss possible scenarios for the fall semester, as well as recent state and county orders regarding masks.

Protect KU and planning teams

JULY 1, 2020 -- The Chancellor is joined by Vice Provost for Operations Mike Rounds and Emergency Management Coordinator Andrew Foster to discuss the Protect KU plan -- which will serve as our roadmap for a thoughtful, science-based return to campus -- and two new planning teams to inform decision-making in the weeks ahead.

Fiscal recovery, salary reduction plan

JUNE 24, 2020 -- The Chancellor and Provost discuss fiscal recovery plans, including the temporary salary savings plan for employees making more than $50,000 per year. The Chancellor and Provost also discuss an AAU survey of student preferences for fall 2020, as well as updates on state and federal funding and how they impact our projected $120 million shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year.

VSIP, academic calendar, fall course design

JUNE 17, 2020 -- Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer discuss the university's recently announced VSIP program, changes to the fall academic calendar, contact tracing and technology, and expectations for instructors designing courses for the fall.

Fall semester challenges, DEI, social justice

JUNE 10, 2020 -- Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer discuss the challenges we face heading into the fall, as well as recent national and campus protests related to racism, inequality and injustice.