UMaine and UMM updates

Advisory groups leading fall planning, April 27

University of Maine System Chancellor Dan Malloy’s April 27 message included information about two advisory groups essential to helping UMS campuses plan to resume safe and as-normal-as-possible operations in the fall. The Fall 2020 Safe Return Planning Committee is co-led by Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Robert Placido and Chief General Services Officer Chip Gavin, Members represent each university’s […]

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UMS-IT additional Zoom security updates, April 6

US:IT has been working closely with Zoom on recommendations to provide the most secure web conferencing environment possible.  Changes will be implemented to help secure your Zoom sessions against the practice of “Zoombombing,” such as password protection of online meeting rooms by default. They have provided instructions to prevent Zoombombing.

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UMS-IT Zoom security update, April 2

With the increased need for remote instruction and telecommuting over the past weeks, Zoom has become an essential and indispensable tool for many of us — not just here in the University of Maine System, but worldwide. This increased attention has brought with it increased scrutiny and concern around the security and privacy practices of […]

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HR update on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, April 1

Information on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act For UMS employees, we recognize that during the current COVID-19 pandemic receiving the most accurate and up-to-date human resources information possible is of utmost importance. In compliance with Federal guidelines, we are providing the very latest information about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, (FFCRA), that took […]

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UMM undergraduate programs pass/fail protocols, March 25

These are extraordinary times for our faculty, staff, and students. As we work to transition to new course delivery formats, living conditions and health uncertainties, the faculty and staff intend to extend the greatest possible consideration for students. The purpose of extending the timeline to choose a pass/fail grade is to provide a choice for […]

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UMPD update, March 21

To help minimize the impact and possible spread of COVID-19, the University of Maine Police Department is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of its officers and communications personnel. Please see the following message from UMPD Police Chief Roland LaCroix. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding. UMaine COVID-19 updates are online. […]

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AFUM update, March 20

AFUM has been engaged in collaborative work with the University of Maine System to best respond to the unprecedented challenges caused by the pandemic. A PDF of this update is available.

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Informal virtual town hall led by President Ferrini-Mundy, March 19

President Joan Ferrini-Mundy led an informal virtual town hall March 19. In the live broadcast, she reviewed information updates related to teaching and research at the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias during the coronavirus pandemic. She also answered questions received in recent days. Joining President Ferrini-Mundy were Interim Provost Faye Gilbert, […]

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UMaine undergraduate programs pass/fail protocols, March 18

Extension of timelines — Spring 2020 These are extraordinary times for our faculty, staff, and students. As we work to transition to new course delivery formats, living conditions, and health uncertainties, the faculty and staff intend to extend the greatest possible consideration for students. The purpose of extending the timeline to choose a Pass/Fail grade […]

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