Faculty Resources

Last updated: Saturday, March 21, 2020

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Instructional Continuity

For guidance on the instructional continuity, please visit the Center for Teaching and Learning website devoted specifically to instructional continuity. The faculty support page includes information on how to move your courses online including ideas for updating your syllabus, distributing course materials, discussions, testing, and so forth. In addition, you’ll find best practices for using D2L and helpful information on how best to communicate and support your students.

Research Continuity

For guidance on research continuity, please visit the Office of Research and Innovation website pages devoted specifically to research continuity. General guidance and FAQs are provided to address changes in access to research and scholarship resources and facilities, research-related travel, internal and external funding questions, and guidance for ramping down laboratory work. 

Graduate School

For all Graduate School information, please visit the Graduate School website. You’ll find information on graduate, teaching and research assistantships, dissertation and thesis defenses, forms, deadlines and a variety of services offered.

Human Resources

FAQs for employees and managers on remote work policies, direct deposit, timekeeping and managing remote employees.

Employee Wellness - Coping with the Covid-19 pandemic

Policies and Procedures

Building Access

Information about all campus building access can be found on the main Covid-19 website; see Campus Buildings Access. Faculty, staff and graduate assistant, teaching assistants and research assistants will have MUID card access to their “home” building 24/7 and any additional buildings they currently have 24/7 access to. 

Committee Meetings

Check with the committee chairperson for the most up-to-date information about upcoming committee meetings.

Course evaluations

Given Marquette University’s decision to move all courses online as a result of COVID-19, Provost Ah Yun has decided to suspend MOCES student course evaluations for spring term 2020. Students will be given an opportunity to provide feedback about course experiences, however that feedback will not be tied to individual course instructors.

Department / College Meetings

Check with your department chair or associate dean for the most current information about upcoming department and college meetings.

Grading Scale

modifications to the existing grading policy including a pass/not pass grading option. The complete grading policy is available in the bulletin


Nonessential hiring activities are temporarily paused and only positions that must be filled immediately due to operational continuity or that are targeted to be filled for the summer or fall 2020 semesters will be posted during this time.

Merit Increases

Merit increases scheduled to take effect in 2020-21 have been paused.

Student Advising

Advising for Summer 2020 as well as Fall 2020 is underway. Faculty should contact their department chairs or other college/school administrator with specific advising questions. For faculty advising undergraduate students, please note the Engaging Social Systems and Values 2 requirement will be waived for all students who entered Marquette in the fall of 2018 and the fall of 2019.


All university travel has been suspended through June 30, 2020.

Promotion and Tenure

Dossier Preparation

Dossier preparers should continue to collect information necessary for promotion and tenure dossiers, following university guidelines. As you do so, please be sure to consider the timing of your requests recognizing the many challenges faculty and students are currently facing.

Promotion and Tenure Calendar Deadlines for 2020-21

Due dates associated with promotion and tenure cases for 2020-21 have been finalized and posted.

Clock Extensions for Pre-tenured Faculty

As announced in a letter from the provost to faculty on April 7, 2020 and subsequently in Marquette Today, all pre-tenured faculty will have their tenure clocks automatically extended one year. In addition, 1st and 2nd year faculty will receive an automatic one-year extension to their mandatory third-year review. Faculty are not required to extend their third-year review and/or their timebound year. These options, and the flexibility they provide, are available and may be invoked at the sole discretion of the faculty member.

Use of Spring 2020 Student Course Evaluations (MOCES) in Promotion and Tenure Decisions

Provost AhYun has suspended MOCES student course evaluations for spring term 2020 and as such they will not be used in promotion and tenure decisions. The Office of Institutional Research and Analysis will create a survey that will be administered to both students and faculty to learn more about the transition to remote instruction, however, the instruments will not be tied to specific courses.