[Art-instructors] FW: A Message from the CFA Dean

Stephanie James sljames at fsu.edu
Mon Mar 16 11:23:13 EDT 2020

Message from the Dean!

Stephanie James
Chair, Department of Art
College of Fine Arts
Florida State University
Tel: (850) 644-8254
Email: sljames at fsu.edu

From: Shelby Heitmuller <sheitmuller at fsu.edu> on behalf of James Frazier <jfrazier at fsu.edu>
Date: Monday, March 16, 2020 at 10:47 AM
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Subject: A Message from the CFA Dean

Dear Members of the College of Fine Arts Community (students, faculty and staff):

Until now, I have intentionally refrained from sending mass messages about our response to COVID-19 (the coronavirus). The intent has been to rely on the University’s communications as the most accurate and most up-to-date resources. To that continued end, please be diligent in reading messages coming from various offices of the institution. They provide important information for us collectively and information for different groups within our population.

Courses of action have been changing, becoming more refined, as each day passes. A University workgroup was established to consider how best to support unique programs like those offered in the CFA, to address issues such as access to studio art spaces, rehearsals, dance technique classes, etc. A preliminary set of parameters was established and specifics for individual areas are being further discussed and decided by chairs and directors in consultation with my office and upper administration.

As you know, classes will go online as of March 23. For two-weeks following Spring Break, we are developing alternative modes of content delivery to substitute where possible for in-person classes.  The designated two-week period after Spring Break for shifting to online course delivery is to allow time for those who travel for the break to self-isolate or self-quarantine, to reduce risk of spreading the virus upon returning to campus. During this period, the University is not closed. Every effort is being made to continue normal operations of the institution. Any exceptions for specialized content will be communicated by individual departments.

Effective immediately, the Carnaghi Arts Building (CAB) will be closed to students except those who are graduating and preparing for BFA and Thesis exhibitions and those students who work in Theatre Tech as part of their Graduate Assistantships.

In anticipation of questions, I want to share with you some notes that I have culled from meetings and copied from other messages from key offices around campus. These notes are as follows:

Up-to-date Information. A new official website was created (fsu.edu/coronavirus<https://news.fsu.edu/tag/coronavirus/>) which aggregates all the university’s coronavirus information, messaging, and instructions. This page is frequently updated and includes the latest official news on FSU’s response to the coronavirus and a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)<https://news.fsu.edu/coronavirus-frequently-asked-questions/>.

Travel Restrictions. Restrictions to travel have been made for faculty, students and administrators traveling on University business and restrictions on guests coming into the University. The intention is to distance and isolate, to help prevent the spread the virus.

Refer to the website and FAQs link provided earlier for specifics. Those who travel to areas of concern, international or domestic, are expected to self-isolate for two-weeks upon return or to self-quarantine if they’ve been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed or believed to have contracted coronavirus.
Faculty/Staff. University Human Resources is keeping a log of those faculty and staff who have traveled or will travel this week to an affected area (again internationally or domestically) and plan on self-isolating. HR is also keeping track of those faculty and staff who need to telecommute because they or a family member they live with is at high-risk. Faculty are directed to contact Rebecca Peterson and staff/OPS should reach out to Tracey.

Thesis and dissertations. The Graduate School has reviewed the defense policy for Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation/Treatise students and is offering guidelines for conducting “virtual defenses” in the coming weeks.

Undergraduate Academics. Guidelines have been outlined to provide consistent service to our students as well as clear guidance to those involved in academic advising and advising-related interactions with students. Efforts are being made by advisors to help ensure that students register in a timely manner, including the following:

  *   All advising offices will remain open during the two-weeks following Spring Break.  The current plan is that residence halls will remain open during this period as well, and students who remain on campus (or in the Tallahassee area) during Spring Break will have the opportunity to remain on campus during the period of online instruction.

  *   Advising offices are preparing to provide advising remotely through Zoom or other electronic means.

  *   Students who remain on campus (or in the Tallahassee area), are expected to have the option of face-to-face advising during the online instruction period.

Clearly, we are making our efforts to contend with the situation as best we can. Day-by-day new issues arise. We ask as your continued patience and flexibility as we move forward, with student health and well-being in the forefronts of our minds and actions taken. And remember, washing your hands with soap and water, overall good hygiene and practicing social distance are highly effective in helping to prevent the spread of the virus.  Please be advised this weekend the Center for Disease Control (https://www.cdc.gov/) began recommending avoiding gatherings of 50 or more people.

Be vigilant and be well.


Dr. James Frazier, Dean (preferred personal pronoun he/him)
Florida State University
College of Fine Arts
P.O. Box 3061170
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1170
Phone: 804.644.5244

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