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COVID-19 Updates for the AEDE Community

Our return to offices/campuses plans balance reopening in-person activities while weighing risk and safety. Read more on CFAES Return to Offices and Campuses

Student and Learning Support

What about advising and student engagement?

AEDE faculty and staff will be offering virtual drop-in office hours, online discussion groups, and in-person one-on-one meetings by appointment with faculty or staff during the semester.

Will we have access to the Ag Admin Building or the AEDE’s 250A Administrative Suite?

There is limited access to the Agricultural Administration Building at this time. The library, cafe, and some offices are open. In-person meetings are available by appointment, to ensure safety of all involved. 
CFAES has several college transition teams actively synthesizing university guidance to localize for CFAES departments and Units.
To help organize the information, we have created a website for CFAES Return to Offices and Campuses

How can I access University COVID- Related information and resources?

Resources for students and
Students can use the Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS) and the Buckeye Peer Access Line (PAL), which operates Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to midnight, and Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. CFAES COVID-19 Resources and Best Practices

For up-to-date information on University policies, procedures and notices, please visit

Guidance for student organizations - Columbus Campus.

Guidance for student organizations - Wooster Campus.

Review the Office of Student Life - Return to Campus Plan.

CFAES Common Areas for Students

Teaching and Instructional Support

what are some resources for online teaching?

Instructors can sign up now for Introduction to Teaching Online, a two-week course delivered in CarmenCanvas.
The course will introduce the key considerations for the online learning environment, including how to make decisions about course format and delivery, how to communicate with students, and how to foster student interaction and create engaging activities. 
For the most up-to-date list of workshops from the Office of Distance Education and eLearning, visit the Keep Teaching website

AAEA Teaching Resources
The Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics (CWAE) Communication Covid-19 On-Line Resources.
How You Can Work to Increase the Presence and Improve the Experience of Black, Latinx and Native American People in the Economics Profession" (Amanda Bayer, Gary Hoover, Ebonya Washington)
The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) and the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) have partnered together on a new paper, Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Food and Agricultural Markets. This publication contains insights from 29 experts and is now available for download

Business Travel 

  1. Mary Roberts will be the initial contact for all questions regarding travel in AEDE.  
  2. All travelers are highly encouraged to take the 4 travel training modules available in Buckeye Learn. 
  3. There are two options for initiating travel.  Please plan to initiate travel well in advance—all travel needs to be authorized in the Workday system at least two weeks prior to travel:
    1. The traveler can initiate a spend authorization themselves (previously called a travel initiation) in Workday.  Procedures for initiating a spend authorization in Workday are included in the trainings above, and through this Travel document.
    2. The traveler can complete this Spend Authorization Form Template and submit the template to Mary for entry.
  4. All travel booking should go through the CTP system. 
  5. Similarly, there are two options for submitting a request for reimbursement:
    1. The traveler can submit the reimbursement request themselves, through Workday (Travel training module 4)
    2. The traveler can complete the Expense Report Form Template and submit to Mary.

Events and Meetings

2021 Agricultural policy and outlook conference 

Register for the autumn, virtual Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference. View recordings and access presentations of 2020-21 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference and Winter Outlooks.