Supporting principles

Plans must be flexible and rooted in the following principles:

  • The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and community is paramount.
    Intentional efforts to exercise personal and collective responsibility are critical to overcoming this crisis. It is only through thoughtful actions that we will account for the health of ourselves and each other. Each decision we make should be in the best interest of public health.
  • Preserve a positive student experience.
    Faculty and staff are critical partners in student success and ensuring an exceptional student experience—from The Bearcat Promise, to CPS Strong, to Co-op 2.0—our determination to preserve student belonging, satisfaction and success, regardless of our ability to see and physically touch each other, remains.
  • Maintain UC’s standard of excellence.
    The University of Cincinnati has an accomplished history as a world-class research university. Our commitment to deliver exemplary instruction and student opportunity will remain no matter the modality, be it in a physical classroom or online.
  • Continuity of teaching, learning, research, and administrative functions.
    Obstacles and challenges do not present themselves at predictable times. We must retain the ability to maximize efficiency and productivity in teaching, learning, co-curricular student development, research and administrative functions within a variety of external and internal conditions.