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COVID-19 Resources

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Using the Chemistry Storeroom

You may use the Storeroom Order Form to purchase supplies, or you may schedule an in-person visit.  In order to help maintain proper safety for our staff in shared facilities, please use the Storeroom Visit Scheduler to schedule a 15 minute appointment visit. The available times are every 20 minutes, allowing a 5 minute break between visits, Monday through Friday from the hours of 8-12 AM and 1-4 PM.

Schedule Storeroom Visit Storeroom Order Form

  • Procuring PPE: For now, individual groups and the stock room can continue to order PPE as usual. Please let me know if you are having problems securing the PPE you need in the coming weeks and months. We have been told that gloves and masks are becoming increasingly scarce.

IU Sponsored Domestic Travel Approval Form

The following Travel form will need to get approved before you travel domestically using IU funding.  The form needs to be submitted to your chair who, upon approval, will send it to the appropriate divisional Associate Dean at

IU-Sponsored Domestic Travel Approval - Summer & Fall 2020 (PDF)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send them to

Keep Teaching and Keep Working

During this period of prolongued closure, IU has provided informational resources at Keep Teaching IU to help prepare you for this new demand. Resources are available to answer questions via drop in zoom meetings. To stay on top of the changing schedules for these drop-in meeting opportunities, please visit Keep Teaching's Drop in Consultations page. Additional information about IU's Keep Teaching and Keep Working initiative can be found at the following links.

Keep Teaching IU
Keep Teaching - Knowledge Base Article
Keep Working - Knowledge Base Article
Resources for Online Instruction
Guide to Online Teaching Resources on Box

Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL)

Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) has been sending out periodic updates regarding Keep Teaching, Online Instructions, and other information on a listserv that can be subscribed to.

If you are interested in getting these messages, send a blank email to:

HR Telecommuting Guidelines and Policies

Telecommuting (Non-Emergency) 
Telecommuting (Emergency or Adverse Situations) 
Pandemic Emergency Policy
IU Knowledge Base - Information to help you Keep Working During Prolonged Campus/Building Closures

President’s Letters on In-Person Class Suspension

May 26, 2020 - Plans for resuming fall instruction on IU's campuses
Mar 23, 2020 - A message from President McRobbie on the COVID-19 global pandemic
Mar 15, 2020 - IU extends spring break and remote teaching for remainder of spring 2020 message from President Michael A. McRobbie
Mar 13, 2020 - Additional closings and cancellations message from President Michael A. McRobbie
Mar 10, 2020 - Urgent message from President Michael A. McRobbie

Telecommuting Tools

Pulse VPN:

Important Information on When It’s Necessary to use VPN (Virtual Private Network)
Instructions - Pulse VPN (PDF)
IU Knowledge Base - Pulse VPN

Remote Desktop:

Instructions - Remote Desktop (PDF)
IU Knowledge Base - Remote Desktop

Call Forwarding and Screen Sharing Tools:

Using Skype for Business to manage call forwarding
Instructions - Call Forwarding (PDF)
Instructions - Share Screen (PDF)

Accessing Chemistry Library Resources without need for VPN

Guide to using EZProxy for Google Chrome to access Articles and Library Content


Pandemic Emergency Policy (PDF)
Keep Teaching quick resources (PDF)
Final Exams Recommendations (DOCX)