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Virtual Town Halls: Research and Creative Achievement under COVID-19

June 23, 2020: Virtual Town Hall #4 – Transition to Stage 1 RCA Mode 

Slides:
    • Slides are available here (requires UMBC login)
Agenda:
    • Welcome Remarks – Philip Rous
    • Transition to Stage 1 Research & Creative Achievement (RCA) Mode – Karl V. Steiner
    • COVID-19 Training in Blackboard – Don Engel
    • Campus Signage and Access to PPE – Michael Pound
    • Fall Opening and Return to Work – Antonio Moreira
    • Q&A Panel – Dean Drake, Moderator

May 29, 2020: Virtual Town Hall #3 – Relaunching RCA at UMBC

Slides:
    • Slides are available here (requires UMBC login)
Agenda:
    • Welcome Remarks – Philip Rous
    • Framework for Relaunching RCA at UMBC – Karl V. Steiner
    • Update on RCA Survey Questionnaire – Karl V. Steiner
    • Next Steps for Reopening On-Campus Laboratories and Studios – Panel
      • Preminda Jacob, Erin Lavik, Chuck Bieberich, Karuna Joshi
    • Feedback from May 28 Graduate Student Town Hall – Janet Rutledge
    • Support for Conducting RCA under Remote Conditions – Don Engel
    • Q&A Panel – Dean Drake, Moderator

May 8, 2020: Virtual Town Hall #2 – Relaunching RCA at UMBC

Slides:
    • Slides are available here (requires UMBC login)
Agenda:
    • Welcome Remarks – Philip Rous
    • Relaunching Research & Creative Achievement (RCA) at UMBC
      • Karl V. Steiner, Preminda Jacob, Erin Lavik, Chuck Bieberich, Karuna Joshi
    • Impact on Postdocs and Graduate Students – Janet Rutledge
    • Update for Undergraduate RCA Students – April Householder
    • COVID-19-related Funding Opportunities – Don Engel
    • Prevention and Safety – Lucy Wilson
    • International Student Issues – David Di Maria
    • Q&A Panel – Dean Drake, Moderator

April 17, 2020: Virtual Town Hall #1 – RCA under COVID-19 at UMBC

Slides:
    • Slides are available here (requires UMBC login)
Agenda:
    • Welcome Remarks – Freeman Hrabowski
    • UMBC Research Maintenance Mode: Status and Update – Karl V. Steiner
      • UMBC Research Financial Update for FY20
      • Recent Faculty Success and Looking Ahead
    • Sponsor Guidance related to COVID-19 – Dean Drake
    • Funding Landscape in Response to COVID-19 – Don Engel
    • Internal Resources – Stan Jackson
    • Considerations for Re-opening Research and Studio Facilities – Karl V. Steiner
    • Q&A Panel – Karl V. Steiner, Moderator