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Faculty and Staff Resources

New Campus Access Guidelines for January

Pellissippi State is instituting a new guidance for campus access that will go into effect Thursday, Dec. 24, in accordance with the governor’s executive order from Monday to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

From Dec. 24 until Jan. 4, no employees or students, except Campus Police, will be allowed on any campus. From Jan. 4 until Jan. 19, only essential employees will be permitted access to campus buildings. If you can work from home, you are asked to do so.  

If you need to pick up things from your office to start the semester working from home, please wait until Jan. 4 to do so. If you foresee a need for technical resources to do your work, please let your supervisor know. Your supervisor will then email the HelpDesk to make arrangements. 

Classes, which begin Jan. 19, will meet online the first two weeks. Students should check Brightspace before the semester starts to get further details about their classes from their professors. 

Please remember to self-report any instances of COVID-19 exposure, illness or symptoms while on break for the holiday and after returning to work in January. It is important to the safety of our colleagues and our students. You can find the form at the top of the College’s home page.  

Thank you for helping us keep Pellissippi State a safe place to work and learn.  


Campus Access & Screening

All persons who wish to enter a building on any Pellissippi State campus will need to document their visit and respond to COVID-19 screening questions prior to entering the building. This must be done each day that a person comes to campus.

Employee & Students Daily Campus Access & Screening Form


Return to Campus Safely Training

All Pellissippi State employees who are returning to campus must complete a new COVID-19 training module.

The Return to Campus Safely training should be completed before you return to campus. Employees who already are working from campus should complete the training as soon as possible. 

The Return to Campus Safely training explains how the novel coronavirus is spread and offers actions you can take to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. The training also covers Pellissippi State’s COVID-19 screening and self-reporting processes, as well as the College’s requirements to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus, such as wearing masks. 

The training, which will be available at, only needs to be completed once. Each employee will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course, and your training record in Banner will be updated.


Mail and Shipping and Receiving Services

Facilities will continue Mail and Shipping and Receiving services on our Hardin Valley Campus. 


How to Work Remotely

We have many tools for communication and collaboration as well as ways to access your files remotely.

Getting Started: Teach Remotely
Preparing to Work Remotely
Preparing to Manage a Remote Team


Tips From the Library

Our library staff has shared these LinkedIn learning resources as well. Just log in to the LinkedIn Learning database with your Pellissippi State email and password when prompted.

Tutorials for Successful Resilience & Remote Work

Building Resilience
Working Remotely
Managing Virtual Teams
Time Management: Working from Home
Cultivating Mental Agility

Tutorials for Online Teaching

Learning to Teach Online
Learning How to Increase Learner Engagement
Teaching Online Synchronous Classes
Teaching with Technology
Teacher Tech Tips

There is also a new free learning path called Remote Working: Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success. This can be shared with friends and family who do not have access to our subscription resources! "Whether you’re new to remote work or not, and whether you’re leading a team or part of a team involving distributed team members. Discover how to be productive and stay connected when working from home or other remote environments. Learn how to effectively work remotely. Gain tips for adjusting to changes in your work environment. Explore virtual communication tools for staying connected.

The database also contains many short videos and full-length courses that could benefit your course curriculum.


Employee Benefits

Coronavirus COVID-19 Benefits Update


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Self-Reporting COVID-19 Exposure/Illness/Symptoms

For students:

For employees:
Human Resources

Technical questions: