Ithaca College will consider flexible work arrangements for employees whenever possible, including but not limited to the following:
- Establishing staggered shifts, whenever possible, for faculty and staff to work on campus to reduce density in offices and workspaces and allow for proper physical distancing.
- Using a compressed work week, which allows faculty and/or staff to work the 37.5-hour week (or 40 hours depending upon the position) over a shorter period of working days. The most common arrangement is four 10-hour days instead of five 8-hour days.
- Reducing the amount of time faculty are on campus to those days/times faculty are teaching in person. Class planning and scholarly research should be done remotely whenever possible.
Employees should review possibilities with their supervisors using the college’s existing policies for flexible work arrangements as guidance.
In addition, business units are encouraged to restrict face-to-face meetings for all employees whenever possible. Office hours, student advising sessions, and faculty and/or staff meetings should be conducted virtually. When face-to-face meetings are unavoidable, they should occur in spaces where six feet of distance is allowed, 50% capacity is not exceeded, and all parties are required to wear face coverings.