UMaine and UMM updates

CARES Act Required Website Posting Information (UMM) — Update #4

University of Maine at Machias CARES Act Funding Under Section 18004(a)(1) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 50% for Student Aid Follow-up Report #4 Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203084 Award Amount:  $146,778 Report Period:  04/28/2020 thru 09/30/2020 Report Date: 10/09/2020 Source and Purpose of Funds The University of Maine at Machias received […]

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CARES Act Required Website Posting Information (UMaine) – Update #4

University of Maine CARES Act Funding Under Section 18004(a)(1) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 50% for Student Aid Follow-up Report #4 Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203082 Award Amount:  $3,801,847 Report Period:  04/28/2020 thru 09/30/2020 Report Date: 10/09/2020 Source and Purpose of Funds The University of Maine (“UMaine”) received the above award […]

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CARES Act Required Website Posting Information (UMM) — Update #3

University of Maine at Machias CARES Act Funding Under Section 18004(a)(1) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 50% for Student Aid Follow-up Report #3 Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203084 Award Amount:  $146,778 Report Period:  04/28/2020 thru 08/26/2020 Report Date: 08/26/2020 Source and Purpose of Funds The University of Maine at Machias received […]

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CARES Act Required Website Posting Information (UMaine) – Update #3

University of Maine CARES Act Funding Under Section 18004(a)(1) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 50% for Student Aid Follow-up Report #3 Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203082 Award Amount:  $3,801,847 Report Period:  04/28/2020 thru 08/25/2020 Report Date: 08/25/2020 Source and Purpose of Funds The University of Maine (“UMaine”) received the above award […]

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CARES Act Required Website Posting Information (UMM) — Update #2

University of Maine at Machias CARES Act Funding Under Section 18004(a)(1) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 50% for Student Aid Follow-up Report #2 Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203084 Award Amount:  $146,778 Report Period:  04/28/2020 thru 07/09/2020 Report Date: 07/09/2020 Source and Purpose of Funds The University of Maine at Machias received […]

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CARES Act Required Website Posting Information (UMaine) – Update #2

University of Maine CARES Act Funding Under Section 18004(a)(1) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 50% for Student Aid Follow-up Report #2 Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203082 Award Amount:  $3,801,847 Report Period:  04/28/2020 thru 07/09/2020 Report Date: 07/09/2020 Source and Purpose of Funds The University of Maine (“UMaine”) received the above award […]

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CARES Act Required Website Posting Information (UMM)

University of Maine at Machias CARES Act Funding Under Section 18004(a)(1) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 50% for Student Aid 30-Day Report Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203084 Award Amount:  $146,778 Report Period:  04/28/2020 thru 05/27/2020 Report Date: 05/27/2020 Source and Purpose of Funds The University of Maine at Machias received the […]

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CARES Act Required Website Posting Information (UMaine)

University of Maine CARES Act Funding Under Section 18004(a)(1) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 50% for Student Aid 30-Day Report Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203082 Award Amount:  $3,801,847 Report Period:  04/28/2020 thru 05/28/2020 Report Date: 05/28/2020 Source and Purpose of Funds The University of Maine (“UMaine”) received the above award from […]

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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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HR update on remote work and sick leave guidance, March 17

As noted in Chancellor Malloy’s message, UMS continues to monitor CDC, state, and federal guidance relative to the COVID-19 response, and we continue to seek to protect the health and safety of employees while meeting essential functions that our campuses provide to students and the State of Maine.   The following is an update to any […]

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UMaine/UMM community update, March 16

To all in our University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities: With the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation affecting all of us, I want to take this opportunity to thank our students, faculty and staff, and all in our communities for your understanding, flexibility and responsiveness. We are facing an unprecedented public health […]

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Human Resources update, March 15

With the closure of some of K–12 schools, preschools and daycares, we understand that some of our employees will need to stay at home to care for their dependents. We ask that you work with your supervisor to determine if you can conduct your work at home, adjust your work schedule or take vacation time — or a […]

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UMaine/UMM coronavirus response frequently asked questions, March 12

Please see the dedicated Frequently Asked Questions page for the most up to date information. We understand that the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic is necessitating constant decisions and revisions of plans as we seek to ensure that our community is safe, and that we do our important part in averting the spread of this […]

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CDC on preventing COVID-19 spread in communities, March 2, 2020

The latest information on preventing COVID-19 spread in communities is on the United States Centers for Disease and Prevention website. CDC videos also are available online. If you must travel: Avoid contact with sick people. Discuss travel to affected areas with your health care provider. Older adults and travelers with underlying health issues may be at risk for […]

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Community update: 2019 Novel coronavirus, Jan. 22, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in close to 300 confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan, with additional cases being identified in a growing […]

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