Student Town Hall (November 2020)

Thank you to everyone who tuned in for the November 17 Student Town Hall. Check out these sections for specific updates. INTRODUCTIONS 0:19 Welcome from CSUN President Joshua Padilla 0:50 Welcome message and updates from President Keith E. Whitfield 4:15 Welcome from Provost Chris Heavey 6:36 Welcome from Vice President for Student Affairs Juanita Fain 9:10 Financial Aid updates from Associate Vice President for Enrollment & Student Services Steve McKellips 11:35 Housing updates from Assistant Vice President for Student Services Richard Clark (including cleaning procedures, residence halls cases, flu shots, move out updates) 14:12 A message from Dr. Mary Whitehead and programming updates for Student Diversity and Social Justice 16:05 COVID in Nevada updates from Dr. Brian Labus ACADEMICS AND ONLINE INSTRUCTION 17:50 - 37:30 Leaders answer questions regarding academics and online instruction (including Improving online instruction, Computer labs/space for online courses/virtual instruction, facilities hours, tutoring, in-person labs, study abroad) 17:57 S/U grading update UNLV'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 37:40- 48:34 UNLV's response to COVID-19 (including campus case updates, mask requirements, COVID-19 vaccines, spring semester instruction, surveillance testing) 38:13 Commencement ceremonies FEES, FINANCIAL AID, AND ACCOMMODATIONS 48:40 - 1:09:52 Fees, Financial Aid, and Accommodations (including distance education fees and student facilities fees, tuition waiver for students of local Nevada tribes, graduate student financial aid, student organization meetings, CSUN fee distribution, university budgets) 48:44 Distance education fees and student facilities fees 56:20 Financial aid for students/families who are experiencing hardship due to the pandemic 58:48 Graduate College Dean Kate Korgan on graduate student financial aid CAMPUS SAFETY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE 1:10:00 - 1:20:00 Campus Safety and Social Justice (including support for non-traditional students, updates on the school mascot, campus safety) 1:14:37 Mascot updates 1:17:08 Vice President of Public Safety Services Adam Garcia on campus safety CLOSING REMARKS 1:20:30 Closing remarks from President Whitfield RESOURCES ▪️ Student Help Form: ▪️ Coronavirus website: ▪️ Special circumstances appeal form for financial aid: ▪️ Student Self Service portal: PANELISTS The following panelists participated in the Town Hall: ▪️ Richard Clark, Assistant Vice President for Student Services ▪️ Jamie Davidson, Associate Vice President for Wellness ▪️ Juanita Fain, Vice President for Student Affairs ▪️ Adam Garcia, Vice President of Public Safety Services and Director of University Police Services Southern Command ▪️ Chris Heavey, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost ▪️ Kate Korgan, Dean, Graduate College ▪️ Brian Labus, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health ▪️ Steve McKellips, Associate Vice President for Enrollment & Student Services ▪️ Joshua Padilla, President, CSUN ▪️ Laurel Pritchard, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education ▪️ Nicole Thomas, Secretary, GPSA ▪️ Renee' Watson, Associate Vice President for Campus Life ▪️ Keith Whitfield, President ▪️ Mary Whitehead, Director for Student Diversity & Social Justice