Dear graduate assistants and GA supervisors,

During this challenging time we want you to know that we're here to assist and support you in any way possible. To this end, we have created a new webpage with helpful information and guidance regarding temporary accommodations and practices to help address GA concerns, clarify issues, and carry us through this challenging time. Together, we can work through this, grow from the experience, and strengthen our graduate community by supporting one another. We will be updating this webpage frequently to keep you informed of new developments and to share additional resources.

Also, please find below an email with important information for those of you teaching your own courses or working as a teaching assistant. Please avail yourself of all university resources to support your pivot into online instruction; the same services and support offered to faculty are available to teaching GAs and PTIs, too. Finally, please remember that we have computers, workstations, and teleconferencing capabilities for graduate students in the Lied Graduate Commons and the Professional Development Academy Commons on the 2nd floor of the new University Gateway building.

UNLV campus remains open for operations. Labs and offices are open and accessible. So, students working as Research Assistants or as Professional Development GAs in offices and units around campus may continue to work. We encourage all GA supervisors to work with your GAs to accommodate special circumstances, provide alternate work as needed, allow GAs time off if they are unwell, and support remote work if necessary, possible, and appropriate to do so.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via email at, by phone at 702-895-3320, or in person during standard office hours, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. We're here to help!

Please take care, be well, and stay healthy and safe.

All the best,
Kathryn Hausbeck Korgan
Dean, Graduate College
Dear Faculty, Teaching Staff, and Academic Leaders,

As noted in the message from President Marta Meana, UNLV will transition to remote/virtual instruction beginning Monday, March 23. It is likely that we will continue with these new modes of instruction through the end of the spring semester. As you prepare for the transition ahead, please observe the following guidelines.

Faculty and other teaching staff must inform students how instruction will continue for each course before March 23. Instructors who need additional time to prepare for the transition may opt to cancel class sessions on March 23 and March 24, but this information should be communicated to students in advance. In accordance with published policy, faculty should communicate with students through each student’s UNLV Rebelmail account.

Remote instruction may be conducted through WebCampus/Canvas, Cisco Webex meetings, recorded lectures, email, telephone conversations, and other methods of communication. Resources and support are available through the Faculty Center, Information Technology (“Teaching & Working Remotely”), and Online Education.

An email and special webpage outlining alternative plans, deadlines, and GA information will go out later today from the Graduate College to support the graduate community's unique needs.

Labs, clinical experiences, internships, practicums, and related experiences for undergraduate instruction should be translated into other types of learning. Any exceptions must be approved by the applicable college/school dean. Although we recognize that the current situation is challenging, it is also an opportunity for creativity in assignments, demonstrations, and testing. The UNLV School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, and School of Nursing will operate under procedures established by their respective deans.

Students who are registered with the Disability Resource Center may receive assistance by calling (702) 895-0866 or sending an email to

You can visit for updated information about the virus as well as the latest guidance and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of State. Please rely on information that links directly from this site, and be aware that other sources may not reflect the most current and accurate information.

We recognize that instructors are being asked to do substantial work in a short time, under unprecedented circumstances. Your dedication to student learning and success is appreciated by the administration, the Nevada System of Higher Education, and most importantly, our students.

We will continue to provide additional guidance and support as it becomes available.

Warm wishes,

Chris L. Heavey, Ph.D.
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost
UNLV is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504 institution. All qualified applicants to the Graduate College, and admitted students, will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or covered US veteran status.

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