As an early spring snowstorm continued to affect Northeast Wisconsin, UW-Green Bay Chancellor Thomas Harden emailed a reminder to all faculty and staff this morning (Wednesday, March 23) regarding the University’s winter storm policies.
The formal policy is archived on the homepage of the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, at http://www.uwgb.edu/provost/policies/storm.asp
Here is the text of Chancellor Harden’s message to faculty and staff:
Today’s storm is making travel conditions difficult across Northeastern Wisconsin.
I want to assure you all that University leadership is closely monitoring both current conditions and weather forecasts for later in the day. Public Safety and our Facilities division are providing frequent updates. They’re telling us that good progress is being made in clearing roads, lots and paths on campus. City buses are running. And UW-Green Bay Public Safety is staying in touch with city traffic officials who report nearly all main streets are plowed and passable.
I do want to remind everyone that our winter storm policy makes clear that while there is a general expectation that campus remains open — and I’m told many employees have indeed managed to make it in this morning — it also acknowledges that travel conditions vary widely from locality to locality. We know that some of our students, faculty, and staff may be unable to travel safely to campus. Our winter storm policy affirms that individuals should use their own judgment. Faculty members are reminded to inform their classes of any cancellation plans. Classified staff, academic staff, and limited employees may also use their judgment and elect to use vacation or other leave if they can’t make it in.
Thomas K. Harden