Status of Operations
The university plan is based on five guiding principles:
- Preserve the health and safety of K-State's 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 the 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.
K-State uses several indicators to understand how COVID-19 is affecting the university and local community. These indicators help determine if and when changes to the university’s operating status are necessary for the health and safety of the community, while continuing to advance the university’s mission. Data for each topic and indicator is collected and analyzed multiple times per week to provide updated information so leadership can make proactive decisions as quickly as possible.
Below is a closer look at the type of data that the university is collecting and reviewing.
Additional data sources
The university has consulted several additional sources and experts in the development and monitoring of key operational indicators, including:
- Johns Hopkins, COVID-19 Planning Guide and Self-Assessment for Higher Education
- Georgetown, COVIDLOCAL Metrics for Phased Reopening
- Georgetown, COVID Act Now
- Harvard, Global Pandemics Explained
- CDC Guidelines for Colleges, Univerities and Higher Learning
- EAB Expert Insight
- AEI Report: National Coronavirus response - A road map to reopening