2021  Administrative Messagerss

  • February 26, 2021

    Update on campuswide anti-racist efforts and recent reports of racist acts on campus

    Over the past few weeks, there have been reported incidents of racist and harmful behavior, particularly the continued defacing of Black Lives Matter posters in Sinsheimer Labs and instances of racist “Zoom bombing” in remote classes and community events.

  • February 25, 2021

    Detailed update on fall planning

    We write to follow up last week’s message with more details on our planning process for fall quarter instruction.

  • February 17, 2021

    Preliminary update on fall planning

    Last month the Office of the President shared a message that all UC campuses planned to return to primarily in-person instruction in the fall and that early decision-making has given us a long planning runway to prepare and incorporate feedback.

  • February 05, 2021

    COVID-19 information forum planned for Feb. 12

    UC Santa Cruz will hold its next COVID-19 information forum from 9:30–11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12.

  • February 03, 2021

    Sad news regarding former Chancellor Robert Stevens

    It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of former UC Santa Cruz Chancellor Robert B. Stevens, a British born legal scholar who led our campus in the difficult days after 1989’s Loma Prieta earthquake. He died at his home in Oxford, England, on Jan. 30, at the age of 87.

  • January 29, 2021

    Pruebas de COVID-19 para toda la facultad y el personal

    El programa de pruebas de COVID-19 en el campus amplió su capacidad a fin de continuar ofreciendo pruebas de COVID-19 a los empleados (personal y facultad), así Uds. trabajen dentro o fuera del campus principal o en sitios auxiliares.

  • January 29, 2021

    COVID-19 testing for all faculty and staff

    The campus COVID-19 testing program has expanded its capacity so that we can continue to offer COVID-19 tests to employees (staff and faculty), whether you work on or off the main campus or at ancillary locations.

  • January 28, 2021

    Update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

    Last week, I shared an update on the COVID-19 vaccine that included information on the updated Interim COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees. As the UC system continues its vaccine roll-out and the state adapts its distribution approach, I provide the following updated information. Additional information is available on the Student Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.

  • January 26, 2021

    California lifts Limited Stay at Home Order; Santa Cruz County remains in purple tier

    The Limited Stay-at-Home Order announced in December has been lifted. The California Department of Public Health lifted the order Monday, stating that counties will now return to the guidelines and restrictions outlined in the color-coded tier system of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

  • January 25, 2021

    Upcoming storm, Santa Cruz County evacuations, and support services

    A powerful winter storm is expected to hit Santa Cruz County on Tuesday and extend into Thursday, with up to eight inches of rain forecast in some parts of the Santa Cruz Mountains. For that reason, Santa Cruz County and Cal Fire have issued an evacuation order for some local areas due to the risk of flooding and debris flows.

  • January 25, 2021

    Pathways To Retirement Program Launched

    I’m pleased to announce the launch of the Pathways to Retirement program for Senate faculty.

  • January 22, 2021

    UCSC Zoom Live Transcription

    We are excited to share that the option for live transcription is now available through your UCSC Zoom account. The Zoom host can decide to enable this feature for each Zoom session.

  • January 22, 2021

    Updated COVID-19 vaccine policy for personnel and certain trainees

    In follow up to last week’s update, we write to share that the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) has released an UPDATED interim COVID-19 vaccination policy.

  • January 19, 2021

    Support resources during fires, power outages

    Many of us have been anxious today as Cal Fire battles several wildfires in our region. The devastation caused by last summer’s fires remains on our minds. Though the campus is not threatened, we are continuing to monitor the situation and will share more information with our campus community as appropriate.

  • January 19, 2021

    High-wind advisory

    The National Weather Service has issued a High-Wind Warning for the Santa Cruz area until 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. The wind advisory is expected to result in the potential for winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40-50 mph

  • January 14, 2021

    COVID-19 campus case rates and vaccination planning

    This message includes some key updates about our current case rate and operating status, our asymptomatic testing program, and our vaccine rollout.

  • January 11, 2021

    Planning for fall quarter

    Earlier today, University of California President Michael Drake announced that all 10 campuses are planning for a return to primarily in-person instruction for fall 2021. This information will be helpful to us all as we begin planning for the coming academic year.

  • January 07, 2021

    Campus LRDP: A blueprint for our future

    Our campus sustains a clear vision for its future, and a vital part of that roadmap is our draft 2021 UC Santa Cruz Long Range Development Plan, released earlier today.

  • January 06, 2021

    Support in this time of political unrest

    I am appalled by the reckless behavior of the rioters in our nation’s capital and the stoking of the flames of racism and mistrust in our democratic processes. This has been an unprecedented time in the civic life of our nation.