Faculty & Instructors

*Important Message: Faculty, Instructors, Postdocs, and Staff are on the roadmap for regular testing. More info coming soon. 


Faculty Resources

COVID-19 Guidance for Academics


Report Campus COVID-19 Case


Remote Instructional Resources

Getting Started

Teach Anywhere

UCI’s comprehensive site of tutorials and technology for remote instruction, including:

School-Specific Recommendations

Additional Resources

Department-Specific Guidance

Zoom Resources

Zoom allows you to meet with up to 300 people with video and voice and allows participants to share what they see on their computer with others.

Sign up for Zoom and click the Sign-in button and login with your UCINetID and password.

remote instruction task force

The School of Physical Sciences has assembled a task force of our most adept remote instructors to provide recommendations on best practices for effective remote teaching. Please check back here for recommendations and feel free to contact committee members if you have questions.

Mathieu Morlighem
Julie Ferguson


Philip Collins
Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Kimberly D. Edwards
Professor of Teaching and Vice Chair
Department of Chemistry

Amanda J. Holton
Associate Professor of Teaching
Department of Chemistry

Zhiqin Lu
Professor and Vice Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Department of Mathematics

Stephen Mang
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Department of Chemistry

Roberto Pelayo
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Department of Mathematics

Laura Tucker
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Department of Physics & Astronomy

David Van Vranken
Professor and Associate Dean
Department of Chemistry and School of Physical Sciences

Don Williams
Director of Student Affairs
UCI School of Physical Sciences

General Messages and Policies

Public Health Tiers and Spring Quarter

March 16, 2021 - As COVID-19 cases continue to drop and vaccinations increase, Orange County has moved from the most restrictive purple tier into the red tier. This is great news and we are encouraged that these developments will help support the COVID-19 recovery and the gradual reopening of society and UCI. Read more.

Employee virus testing begins

January 4, 2021 - Starting today, UCI is offering voluntary asymptomatic COVID testing for all onsite campus employees.

Assoc. Dean Penner Message on Updated School COVID-19 Policy

December 16, 2020 - The new SoPS Committee on COVID met for the first time Monday, Dec. 14, to discuss issues for the School relating to the pandemic. I write to share an update on our COVID case policy, and to provide related information, read updates here.

New Family Support Resources Available

November 5, 2020 - In an effort to continue to assist our employees during this unique and unprecedented period of time, UCI has launched families.uci.edu, a new central webpage to help connect UCI families to dependent and elder care resources. Read more.

COVID-19 Testing for Staff, Faculty and Postdocs 

October 5, 2020 - Staff, Faculty, Instructors and Postdocs are on the roadmap for regular testing. More info coming soon. 

CA Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education 

October 5, 2020 - California released updated guidance for institutions of Higher Education. We are currently in “red tier,” but you can track our progress here.

UCI Contact Tracing Program - Executive Directive

September 30, 2020 - UCI has entered into an agreement with the Orange County Health Care Agency to authorize UCI to conduct contact tracing specific to the UCI community. Campus leadership has supported this effort by issuing an executive directive. Read more.

Flu Shots Available on Campus

September, 23, 2020 - UCI employees and their covered dependents who have UCI Health coverage can obtain a flu vaccination at the UCI Health drive-up testing site at Campus Parking Lot 70 located at 4600 Health Science Road, Irvine, at the corner of Bison and California. You may schedule an appointment through MyChart. The hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday through Friday.

2020-21 Flu Vaccination Now Mandatory for All UCI Employees

September 21, 2020
To support the health and well-being of UC students, faculty and staff, as well as our local communities, the University of California, in consultation with UC Health leadership, has issued a systemwide executive order requiring all members of the UC community to receive an influenza immunization before Nov. 1, 2020. Read more.

Assoc. Dean Penner Message on Laboratory Addendum to UCI's COVID-19 Infection Protocol

September 2, 2020
The UCI campus has a COVID-19 infection protocol described here.  This protocol does not provide guidance relating to the operation of shared spaces of laboratories and offices occupied by research personnel.  The following is the approved procedure to be followed in such instances. Read more.


Campus COVID-19 Resources

COVID information and guidance can be found by calling the UCI Coronavirus Response Center at (949) 824-9918, by emailing covid19@uci.edu, and at the following information hubs:

Students should report positive or suspected cases through the Student Health Center or by calling (949) 824-5304


Report Campus COVID-19 Case