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