COVID-19 Update

Remote opportunities

This quarter is obviously going to be a little different than what we are used to. We are all new to working remotely so it will take a little time for us to work out any bugs. Mark and I would like to reiterate some of the expectations we have when you are working for the OER unit. We also welcome any questions you may have about this new process.

Expectations for remote work

  1. You will continue to work during the hours scheduled on the calendar. When you have hours scheduled we expect you to be working just like we did in the library.
  2. When you are working, please remember to sign in and out of EmpCenter. Whether working remotely or on campus, EmpCenter must be used at the beginning and end of each shift. If used as is expected, EmpCenter should record all times. Manual entries are flagged for review as they should not occur.
  3. Please be on Slack and available via email and Zoom at all times when you are working. This way we can communicate with each other easily. At the start of each shift, please update your Slack status to indicate your hours for the day. Do not update the status in advance, and please set the status to clear at the end of the shift or day. The status should be updated to reflect times you are on break or lunch.
  4. If your availability or class schedule changes, please resubmit the availability spreadsheet to Mark.
  5. If you work schedule changes for a short period, (i.e., you need meet with a TA or have a medical issue), please let Mark know via Slack or email.

Work will be assigned via Asana as before.

  1. When you complete a task in Asana, please mark it a complete.
  2. Break larger tasks down into smaller ones you can check off as you go. If you need help with this reach out to Mark or Stefanie. Asana has a subtasks feature that works well for this. Ideally, you will create subtasks to ensure that a larger project has an update for each shift.
  3. For days you work remotely, please update your private board tracking at the end of each shift for that day. Updating via the Calendar view is best as you do not need to populate the due date. If you have been working on a project in Asana and have been creating subtasks as you go, you can simply enter the project name for the daily update on the private board.
  4. If you have any questions about a task or subtask, please ask. Mark and I are on Slack and available via email and Zoom.

We know this feels like a lot of things to remember but we do need to know when you are/are not working. Please let us know if you have any questions about these expectations or want more training on Asana or Zoom.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Stefanie and Mark



Share This Book