Syllabus statements – Campus COVID-19 guidelines for instructors

AHS faculty and staff:

As many of you may already know, the Provost’s website has been updated with the latest guidance for instructors on COVID-19 safety measures and guidelines for the campus:

Please note two syllabus statements, in particular, that you may incorporate into your syllabi this year:

  • Face Masks: Masks covering both the mouth and nose must be worn at all times by all students, faculty, and staff while on campus and inside any building regardless of vaccination status.  If you do not wear a mask, you will be asked to leave the classroom and will not be allowed back in class unless or until you wear a mask. If you have forgotten your mask, you may pick one up from one of the student information desks on campus during the first two weeks of campus. Students who do not comply with the mask-wearing policy will be reported to the Dean of Students. Eating and drinking are not allowed in classrooms.
  • On-Campus Exams: This course will require students to be on campus for in-person exams on (add dates). If you are a student who is not coming to campus to attend classes, you will be required to adhere to the campus COVID-19 testing requirements and have a saliva test prior to coming to campus to take the exam. Saliva testing must be completed at UIC not earlier than 48 hours and not more than 72 hours ahead of the exam date, so that the test result is available (and negative) by the date of the examination. You must be prepared to present their UIC Daily Pass at the examination site.  Note that the Saliva Testing Badge AND the Healthcheck Badge must be “green” to sit for the examination. A process for validation of these badges prior to in-person exams is under development and will be communicated via an email announcement through our Blackboard course site as well as an announcement during class. All students are responsible for monitoring the Blackboard course announcements to ensure such messages do not get missed.

This week, CATE will be updating the CATE syllabus templates to reflect this approved text, removing COVID-related policy information from the previous year if it is no longer relevant.

Please feel free to share this information with your respective departments, ensuring this reaches both TT and NTT instructors as well as TAs.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Dr. Erin O’Leary at