SIU Today - October 15, 2020
“Cultivating Connections: One Conversation at a Time” is both the theme and the goal of the university’s 2020 Diversity Week celebration, set for Oct. 19-24.
Due to the ongoing challenges associated with COVID-19, the university will once again offer undergraduate students the option of requesting a “pass/no-pass” grade for courses taken in fall 2020. Graduate students will have the option of selecting a “satisfactory/unsatisfactory” grade.
The SIU Ethics Office would like remind all university employees and appointees about the importance of individuals complying with the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, especially during a time when passions are high and many are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to a recent rash of fraud penetrating state unemployment systems, all faculty and staff are urged to watch for any unusual mail from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and, if necessary, take steps to protect your identity and accounts.
‘Diversity and Inclusion Monthly’ is available
The October issue of “Diversity and Inclusion Monthly” is available from the Office of Associate Chancellor for Diversity. This month’s issue includes information on the university’s MEDPREP program, the fall 2020 Diversity Training schedule, registration information for “Reducing Bias and Increasing Diversity Training” and a discussion with Lolita L. Mack, president of the university’s Black Alumni Group.