Information for Faculty

Important Resources for Faculty

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine?

New York is using a phased approach to the distribution of vaccines. The state entered Phase 1b of vaccinations on January 11, 2021 and is prioritizing vaccinations for certain groups within eligible Phase 1b groups. If the state is able to secure an increased vaccine allocation from the federal government, vaccine distribution will be adjusted accordingly and this entry will be updated. For more information and to check and see if you are eligible, please visit the New York state vaccine information website. For information about New York City's vaccine distribution, please go here.
 
Currently eligible (as of 1/12):
  • ​Higher education faculty who are teaching in person (or who will once the semester starts)
  • Educators and staff at the P-12 level (including student teachers) - this includes staff/faculty and student teachers at the College’s Early Childhood Center.
  • All individuals who are 65 years or older
  • Individuals who are immunocompromised
  • All healthcare workers
With the exception of the above bullets, higher education faculty and staff will be included in Phase 1b, but not immediately. These groups are being considered “essential workers” not “education workers” by the state and additional categories of essential workers will continue to be added to the Phase 1b eligibility over the coming weeks. To check eligibility and to make a vaccination appointment, please complete this form (please note that this form will be updated as additional groups of people are added to the eligibility list). Individuals can also call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).  
 
Prior to receiving the vaccination, individuals must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form and bring with them proof of eligibility to the vaccination site. This may include an employee ID card, a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, or a pay stub. As a reminder, the College has published COVID-19 related guidance for spring 2021, which is available here.

I am planning on teaching online.  What kind of technology support will the College provide?

Faculty who require technology support to enable distance learning should contact the Provost’s Office. The College has enhanced its offerings for learning platforms and is providing ongoing training for faculty this summer. The College will also provide faculty with loaner laptops and other hardware on a case-by-case basis.

I have underlying health conditions that make me more vulnerable to COVID-19 complications.  What are my options for the fall?

Faculty who are at higher risk for complications due to COVID-19 infection, or who live with someone at greater risk, are encouraged to contact the Provost’s Office and the office of Human Resources to request an accommodation, including the ability to work away from campus this semester.

What types of policies will be in place for faculty who work on campus this fall?

All faculty/staff who work on campus this fall will be required to adhere to policies and procedures in the Faculty/Staff Spring 2021 Return to Campus Guide. These guidelines and policies promote the physical well-being of the entire campus community.

All faculty and staff who are returning to work on campus this spring must submit an acknowledgment of having received and reviewed this guide.