Dear Aims Faculty and Staff:
I hope this message finds you and your family well and healthy. First of all, I want to thank you for your professionalism, creativity, and dedication during these past weeks. Thanks to you, I am very proud to say Aims did a remarkable job meeting student needs—and we’re looking forward to summer courses. As you are aware, federal, state, and local guidelines have evolved during this time of pandemic. Your patience and understanding allowed leadership throughout the College to proactively adjust, plan, and act in accordance with guidance.
In my April 22 Aims Re-Entry Planning message, I stated I would provide additional details on the structure, timeline, and guidelines for the beginning phases of re-entry to the College. Recent state and local guidance puts us in a position where we are ready to move forward with physical re-entry to our campuses following a phased approach to provide targeted services.
Initial Phases—Targeted Services
Beginning Monday, May 11, identified Phase 1 employees will start to return to their work areas. Phase 1 employees will be contacted by their supervisor regarding modified work schedules while we observe Governor Polis’ Safer at Home guidance for individuals, businesses, and institutions of higher education. Please read Employee Re-entry Guidelines for specific guidance on returning to and working on your campus.
Facilities and Operations employees are working this week cleaning, sanitizing, and preparing our campuses and workplaces for re-entry. I am grateful to these dedicated men and women who ensure the safety, security, and employ health precautions for our Aims community.
Some Students on Campuses
Some students who received an incomplete in their CTE spring classes will return to campuses as early as May 11. Instructors will contact students with modifications to instructional practices, dates, and times of classes. Students will follow the same re-entry practices, protocols, and guidelines as employees. Limited student services will be offered in the College Center only to students who do not have access to online or remote services offered through the College. These services include:
All hours for these services are 9:00-1:00 Mondays and 1:30-5:30 on Thursdays. Again, these service are available only to students who do not have access to online or remote services offered through the College.
New Practices and Protocols
You’ll notice various changes in the way our workplaces look as well as new practices and protocols. As each of us adjusts to these changes, please know we are here to support you. Our goal is to collaboratively ensure you feel safe and secure so together we can navigate the complexities as we phase back to provide targeted on-campus operations.
Here are some things we are implementing to help keep our campuses and workplaces safe and to support you:
Here are some practices and protocols all of us need to implement to help keep our campuses and workplaces safe:
As we receive additional guidance in the weeks ahead, I will keep you informed as we continue our phased re-entry plan.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation, and welcome back to campus.
Dr. Leah L. Bornstein