Being sensitive to faculty responses on resuming on-campus work: Opinion

July 2, 2021
University administration will need to be sensitive to faculty responses about resuming work on campus, writes Rachel Gallardo. The author explains that many faculty do not want to be on campus due to concerns about COVID-19 variants, and that many have become accustomed to isolating from others and wearing masks. Gallardo says that though many human resources departments are writing post-COVID-19 policies, requiring faculty to be on campus for a certain amount of time when they can complete duties from home would be poorly received. Instead, the author encourages department leaders to listen to their members’ perspectives, offer assistance to those who are facing challenges, and to be open about the struggles they may have returning to campus. Times Higher Ed (Account Required) (Editorial)