Framework for Reawakening K-State

The Executive Reawakening Team has developed a university reopening plan to keep K-State communities safe in the wake of COVID-19. The plan is a phased approach with universitywide criteria that aligns with national and local requirements and guidance. Each department and unit submitted specific operational area plans to account for individual differences across the university.

Current Status

Reopening Phase 3: Effective June 8

Guiding Principles

  • Preserve the health and safety of our university community and our host communities.
  • Maintain and deliver our land-grant mission through teaching, research and extension/outreach.
  • Preserve and maintain university operations necessary to support mission-critical activities during reduced operations status.
  • Preserve financial capacity of the university to deliver mission-critical activities for the long-term fiscal health of the university.
  • Honor K-State's unique culture. Students, faculty and staff are at the heart of this university.

Reawakening Framework Summary

Phased approach with criteria

  • Phased approach for resuming normal operations.
  • Universitywide criteria for resuming operations.

Operational area plans

  • Operational areas develop their own plans for resuming operations that address the universitywide criteria.
  • The Executive Reawakening Group provides a universitywide criteria checklist for the operational areas.

Plan development and approval

Colleges

  • Departments create one consolidated plan to address reawakening their area and incorporating the universitywide criteria  
  • Consolidated departmental plans are submitted to the dean or vice president.
  • Dean's office consolidates department plans into one college plan. Dean's office reviews the consolidated plan and approves it.
  • Dean's office submits consolidated plan to Provost's Office for review
  • Provost's Office submits a consolidated plan to the AVP, university risk and compliance officer.
  • Plan implementation may begin no earlier than seven days after the AVP, university risk and compliance officer receives the plans and emails the dean’s office. 
    • This allows university logistical requirements to be addressed. During this period, the plan will be shared with K-State police, Environmental Health and Safety, and Division of Facilities.

Administrative units

  • Administrative units create one consolidated plan to address reawakening its area and incorporating the universitywide criteria  
  • Consolidated departmental plans are submitted to the vice president.
  • Vice president's office consolidates department plans into one unit plan. Vice presidents review the consolidated plan and approve.
  • Vice presidents submit their consolidated plans to the AVP, university risk and compliance officer.
  • Plan implementation may begin no earlier than seven days after the AVP, university risk and compliance officer receives the plans and emails the vice president’s office. 
    • This allows university logistical requirements to be addressed. During this period, the plan will be shared with K-State police, Environmental Health and Safety, and Division of Facilities.

Operational areas

  • Research
  • Teaching on campus
  • Offices — Administrative and Academic
  • Student life — housing and dining, K-State Union, etc.
  • Child care — Center for Child Development and Stone House
  • Facilities and safety — Environmental Health and Safety, K-State Police Department and Administrative Support Center 
  • Athletics and marching band
  • Events — summer programs, McCain, etc.
  • K-State Research and Extension
  • Libraries — Hale, college/department