Email from President Barker to Clemson faculty on Thursday night football games


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Dear Clemson:

As you know, Clemson will host a Thursday night football game on November 14, 2013, as part of our commitment to the Atlantic Coast Conference and its television contract with ESPN. This is the first Thursday night home game we have hosted since 2002.

For many years we avoided Thursday night home games because of the challenges it presents to academic and university operations. However, we do have an obligation to support the ACC’s television contract, from which we benefit. Earlier this semester, I appointed a team of faculty, staff and student leaders to work with athletics and administrative groups to advise on strategies to minimize impact, and I have received their recommendations.

To manage the logistical challenges and minimize inconvenience to students, classes and labs scheduled after 12:15 p.m. on the main campus shall be deferred and accommodated in an alternative fashion such as rescheduling the class, teaching online or adjusting assignments. Facilities will be available on Saturday, Nov. 16, to provide a fallback date for rescheduling classes or labs. However, the final decision regarding the means of accommodation shall be up to the individual faculty members.

Administrative offices on the main campus will close at noon. Staff – with a few exceptions (such as those needed to provide game support or other critical services) -- will be expected to take 3.5 hours of accrued annual leave or take the day as their optional holiday. We would like to be able to provide staff with more flexible options, but it is important that we treat all staff equitably and comply with federal and state labor and personnel regulations.

Cars will need to be relocated to designated spaces by 1 p.m. Thursday, November 14, to avoid towing. Students will be encouraged to move their cars by midnight Wednesday, and additional shuttles will be provided to assist them.

Plans are in development for managing parking, transit and other operations that may be impacted. More information will be available at the beginning of the semester, but we wanted to give faculty and staff as much advance notice as possible to provide time to accommodate these changes.

Sincerely,

--Jim Barker

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Football Update: Email from President Barker to Clemson faculty on Thursday night football games
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TigerFanClint
Re: Football Update: Email from President Barker to Clemson faculty on Thursday night football games
allorangeallthetime52®
What an ####...
soccerkrzy®
Re: What an ####...
whatweeatin®
If the business is closed and you aren't allowed to work
IPTAY FAMILY
Have you ever worked somewhere that made employees
rwoodru
No one should work for an employer that can't afford to make
Buffalo Creek Tiger
Then all state employees
BuzzPaw
And most federal employes too!
Buffalo Creek Tiger
And they may just be shocked to learn it's done that way
Bashful Baron
welcome to the Obama years.***
tigertrain
Any furlough I've been apart of
IPTAY FAMILY
That is the point I'm making, but got 2 TDs for it
soccerkrzy®
I didn't exactly call him an #### for it though
IPTAY FAMILY
Re: If the business is closed and you aren't allowed to work
tigerstripe777®
Re: If the business is closed and you aren't allowed to work
CTNucEm®
Re: If the business is closed and you aren't allowed to work
Dugatiger®
Re: What an ####... <<<<Not at all
EssoClub2®
No, what should happen is all faculty are given a paid
soccerkrzy®
That is how the fed govt would do it. Big differences in
jcope
You are not going
GrayBengal®
Not at all. It is the correct decision and the same one
Bashful Baron
Worked at Clemson for years
TigerzzRoar®
Seriously, Barker?
Ayejoe
Several points here
johnccalhoun®
All you need is this response.
soccerkrzy®
Barker did not mention tailgating once.
johnccalhoun®
Yeah I was kidding around. But in all seriousness,
Ayejoe
Re: Several points here
EssoClub2®
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knowitall
Kudos to President Barker!
Dugatiger®
So what happens
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