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Ohio University to provide remote work to student employees

Published: March 18, 2020 Author: Staff reports

As we continue to navigate the evolving global pandemic, Ohio University is committed to supporting our students and easing the stress of the transition to what is our current reality. 

With that in mind, today we are announcing a commitment to provide remote work opportunities to all of our student employees who have been previously employed (Spring, 2020) in university positions but who are not currently working. Ohio University employs several thousand students in a variety of important roles. We are committed to working with our students to engage them in meaningful work to help the University continue to thrive.

In addition, graduate student stipends will continue without interruption through the end of the semester.   

The University has asked each department that employs students to contact those employees that are not currently engaged in meaningful work. The students’ supervisor will share remote work options as well as the method to track hours. These work options will include but are not limited to skill building related to their current campus role as well as student professional and personal development opportunities. In some cases, students may be offered opportunities to join online work teams that will be developed shortly to support moving all of our operations online at Ohio University.

This decision follows our move to remote and online instruction for the remainder of the semester as well as the closure of many campus facilities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, on March 16, we began transitioning most full-time faculty and staff to remote work environments and made a commitment to move all meetings to virtual technology in order to reduce the density of personnel on our campuses, reducing personal contact and minimizing risk of transmission of COVID-19 infection. Our commitment to student workers is in line with our efforts to ensure the safety of all employees.

For more information about changes in student activities such as clinicals, practicums and internships, visit the frequently asked questions section of our coronavirus website: ohio.edu/coronavirus.

Our community is strong and we will navigate these uncertain times together. Ohio University is committed to supporting our students and ensuring you have the best experience possible.