information will be shared with departments where individuals may be qualified to
Hire LCC instructors or other community subject matter experts.
Recruit existing faculty members in your department (using the guidance provided
on engaging represented and unrepresented faculty above). Please note with this
option, departments will need to estimate the overload FTE that these assignments
will generate. More information on the calculation of overload will be available
Note: Additional guidance will be provided if hiring an individual is the selected coping
Finals and Grading Strategies
For a strike occurring on or after finals week, departments should have a plan in place for
covering finals and grading that is performed by GTFs.
Consider whether the final exam can be reformatted so that it can be graded easily
(e.g., Scantron or multiple-choice). Please note that the reformatted final exams
should have an equal level of rigor as originally planned.
To provide proctor coverage for exams, please use the teaching function strategies
Provide students with the following options:
Forgo the final and take the grade they had going into the final
Take the final, but receive an “X” (missing grade) until such time that the
finals can be graded
Administrative and Research Function Strategies
Consider the following coverage strategies for administrative and research functions
performed by GTFs or GRFs. These strategies are not in order of priority.
Use current staff to cover the functions (e.g. reassignment, increasing FTE when
applicable). Duties performed above and beyond the normal
Use alternative methods to offer services (e.g. via email or web postings to serve
Postpone or reschedule events or tasks
Reduce or suspend services
Hire temporary workers
Notes for Graduate Research Fellows (GRFs):
PIs with concerns about meeting the specific aims of their sponsored activity
should work closely with Sponsored Project Administrators in Sponsored Project
Units should review all grants to determine how a possible strike may impact grant
PIs should contact Moira Kiltie in the Office of the Vice President for Research and
Innovation at firstname.lastname@example.org should additional questions arise.