The university is “accelerating” transition to a virtual campus, except for the staff who still have to turn up physically
The university has “paused” all teaching, learning, assessment and examinations. Students are asked not to attend as of midnight. Classes start on-line Monday. And staff are asked to work from home, starting today.
However, Vice Chancellor Duncan Maskell tells the Uni Melbourne community, “we are moving to a new way of operating, we are not closing the university.” Essential services supporting online teaching, research, business functions, essential buildings, grounds maintenance, IT and security services will be “maintained”. And, “in line with the state government’s advice, childcare services are an essential service and will continue to operate.”