We know COVID-19 continues to disrupt learning, research, teaching, service, and work as usual for our entire community. We are sending this survey to learn about students’ experiences during COVID-19 so we can continue to be responsive to needs during the pandemic and the continuation of online learning and telework.
In response to the previous COVID-19 survey issued last June, we have implemented a variety of initiatives over the last eight months. We have enhanced student resources and services available online, offered instructional support, and created protocols and policies to begin on-site learning and operations and in support of the continuation of many virtual learning experiences. We have communicated regularly through town halls, face-to-face events, the UMB COVID-19 website, and many cross-functional task forces. Schools, departments, and the UMB Recovery Task Force have issued regular communications via many platforms, including e-newsletters, websites, and in some cases, videos.
Your feedback will inform our continued response to the pandemic and will help us to best support you and your learning. Your participation in this survey is voluntary. You may stop taking the survey at any time or choose not to answer particular questions. You may also go back and change your responses. The survey should take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Your responses are anonymous. The survey is being administered by the Office of the Provost/Academic Affairs for UMB and we will summarize data in aggregate. Information that might identify you (e.g., email address, identifying information from the computer on which you take the survey) will not be retained during data collection or viewed in connection with your survey results. At the end of the survey, you can enter a drawing to win either Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones or Apple AirPods Pro.
Because the survey is anonymous, please contact UMB Student Affairs, your school’s Student Affairs Deans Office, the Student Counseling Center, or another appropriate office on campus regarding any specific questions or concerns, or to access resources/services. The Student Counseling Center offers many helpful resources, counseling, workshops, crisis support, and a daily drop-in service held every business day. 
Thank you for your time.
Roger J. Ward, JD, MSL, MPA
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President
Dean, Graduate School
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