In the spirit of community safety, anyone who lives or works at the Marin campus needs to complete the daily health self-assessment in the Redlands mobile app. The following people need to complete the self-assessment on a daily basis whether or not they are on campus that day:
-Faculty/Staff who are coming to campus to work (even if it's just to pick up mail once a week)
-Faculty/Staff who live on campus (regardless if they are not coming in to their office)
-Students who live on campus
-Students who live off campus but come to campus to visit Holy Grounds, Computer Lab, etc.
If you have any questions please reach out to Chandra Ramirez. Thank you so much for helping to keep our campus safe for all!
If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 and you are living on the Marin campus or accessing the Marin facilities, please fill out the following form: COVID-19 Reporting Form.
Please refer to these steps if you are experiencing symptoms or are concerned you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19: What To Do If You Feel Sick
The University is monitoring and responding to the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other agencies. We would like to keep you up-to-date on our latest policies and prevention measures with this Marin Campus FAQ. For the University-wide FAQ, please click here.
Given the state of the pandemic in California at this time, SFTS must begin the next semester/session with remote teaching and learning. We will continue offering classes remotely until state and county guidance indicates we can pivot and bring students back to our classrooms, at which point we will begin the process of reintroducing in-person and hybrid experiences with all necessary safety protocols. Students who are planning to move into housing on the Marin Campus may continue to do so, and study remotely for the time being.
Although It will be necessary for all classes to begin the semester online, we are poised to move quickly to hybrid format. As soon as it is safe to do so, we anticipate a number of courses will be making such a change. Given SFTS' small population, large (outdoor and indoor) spaces and the nature of its student housing (separate units as opposed to dormitory style residence halls) we are a bit more nimble than some other Institutions when It comes to making such an adjustment. Meanwhile, no matter the modality in which they are teaching—online, in-person, or hybrid—SFTS professors are working hard to offer an engaging and personalized education. Faculty members remain committed to developing meaningful connections within and outside of classes.
Since March 2020, faculty have researched and participated in numerous workshops on the best practices for online teaching and learning. We have steadily built up skills and resources to strengthen the online teaching and learning experience. Also, the University has had the opportunity to invest in enhanced technology to help ensure students have a high-quality experience. This includes upgrading on-campus classrooms such as Scott 101 and Geneva 100 that faculty can use to provide instruction using fast, stable internet connections, as well as ensuring technology assistants are available to help if connection or software difficulties arise.
If you are a student who has unmet needs related to the technology required to support virtual learning, please reach out to email@example.com. Options include short-term loans of laptops and portable “hot-spot” wi-fi devices.
Remote services will continue Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Course Reserves: All course reserves will be online in Moodle, and we can scan materials that are in the library. Click here: https://www.gtu.edu/library/get-help/course-reserves
Curbside Pickup: Available in Berkeley or San Anselmo. Click here: https://www.gtu.edu/library/remote-materials-pick
Scanning Requests: We can scan items that are in the library, such as periodicals, reference items, language exams, archival materials, or book chapters. Click here: https://www.gtu.edu/library/get-help/library-scanning-services
Suggest a Purchase: https://forms.gle/qVfc5pyjSnHCH2vCA
Extended due dates: We have extended all due dates, but the book drops at both libraries are open if you would like to return materials. Please login to your library account to see these changes in due dates.
Full access for special students: Some categories of people (like auditors) only had in-library access to materials like ebooks. We have now extended access to anyone sitting in on classes. If you have students in these categories, and they don’t know how to login, please have them email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Resources! Including: ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global Database, Project Muse Premier Collection, Sage Premier All Access eJournals, Oxford Reference Collections, Oxford Bibliography of Biblical Studies, LGBTQ+ Source, Digitalia Hispanica, ArtStor, and more. Explore the online resources available to you: https://www.gtu.edu/library/resources
The Interim Chaplain for this semester is Allie Utley, assisted by Pastoral Care Associate Lucas Walker. More information on the services that the Chaplain’s office offers can be found here: Spiritual and Pastoral Care. These services include pastoral care and referrals for mental health services including vouchers for care at the Interfaith Counseling Center, which is offering its services remotely at this time.
The Marin campus plans to reopen gradually when conditions allow. However, for the time being, doors to buildings remain locked. On campus, masks must be worn, including in common areas such as Holy Grounds and the Computer Lab even when no one else is present—and social distancing protocols are in place at all times.
Mail on the Marin campus is collected twice per week by Su Hanson and distributed to Marin mailboxes, or, if intended for Redlands, forwarded to the Redlands campus. Please schedule any UPS, FedEx, Amazon, DHL or other package deliveries to come to your home address. No one will be available on a regular basis to receive or distribute packages sent to the Marin campus.
The University’s administration teams are covering all essential business services with staffing plans utilizing social distancing protocols.
The Human Resources Department remains open and fully functional, although with a significantly reduced physical staff presence in the office at any one time. All HR staff are actively reviewing their email and voicemails and returning messages. If you would like to meet with a member of the HR team, please reach out directly to determine how best to meet. The entire department is set up to conduct transactions remotely relying heavily on Webex. The HR team is working with the University’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to identify additional resources available to our employees, free of charge, during these uncertain times.
Building Maintenance and Custodial Services
Custodial Service will service only those areas on campus that are occupied. For Building Maintenance, please submit work requests as normal as staff will be monitoring the work order system. For any facilities emergencies, please contact Public Safety at 909-748-8888. Facilities Management staff will remain on call for emergency situations.
For academic and general questions, please contact the Dean’s Office at 415-451-2859 or email Jana_Childers@redlands.edu
For questions about residential housing or students with health needs, please contact Stephanie LaMonaca, at 415-451-2824 or Stephanie_LaMonaca@redlands.edu, or Dean Hansen, at 415-686-2388 or Dean_Hansen@redlands.edu