Through the remarkable efforts of all of us at Purdue, we are currently in our 10th week of instruction for the fall semester. We have just a few more weeks to go before the Thanksgiving break. I urge all of you to continue to follow the practices we have in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep all of us safe. In talking with faculty, staff and students, I know there is some amount of weariness, but now is not the time to let our guard down.
We expect to be in the same mode of operations for the entire spring semester starting in January. For faculty, I urge you to try to include as much face-to-face instruction as you can. Student surveys conducted by the University show that our students value face-to-face instruction. The college remains in a strong position with our budget and we expect to hire faculty and staff to support the remarkable growth of the college.
Finally, as chair of Purdue’s United Way Campaign, I would like to remind you once again to donate before the November 11th deadline. You can donate at uwlafayette.org/purdue.