Update: Weather Advisory Extended: WIU-Macomb
February 17, 2014
Posted 9:25 a.m. [2/17/14]
MACOMB, IL -- The weather advisory for the Western Illinois University-Macomb campus has been extended through noon Monday, Feb. 17 due to the icy road conditions. Updates will be posted at wiu.edu.
Posted 7 a.m. [2/17/14]
MACOMB, IL -- A weather advisory is in effect for the Western Illinois University-Macomb campus until 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17 due to the icy road conditions. Updates will be posted at wiu.edu. Members of the Western Illinois University-Macomb community are reminded to plan ahead for winter weather conditions.
At this time, the Macomb campus remains open and classes will be held. Go West is expected to be operating as scheduled. Schedules and route maps can be found at wiu.edu/student_services/go_west.
In general, the University will typically remain open provided campus buildings are accessible. In all weather situations, it is ultimately the personal responsibility of faculty, staff and students to make their own decisions regarding attendance and to use their judgment concerning travel conditions. The WIU policy on limiting University operations because of emergency conditions is available in the Administrative Procedures Handbook, which can be viewed at wiu.edu/policies/emergency.php.
According to University policy, if an advisory is issued due to weather and students consider travel to campus unsafe, they should arrange with faculty to complete academic course requirements missed during the time of the advisory. Individual faculty members are responsible for their academic course requirements, and it is the individual faculty member's decision whether or not to grant a request to make up work that has been missed as a result of a University advisory. Faculty should be flexible with attendance policies during this period.
The weather advisory allows employees the option to use accrued vacation time, compensatory time or approved leave without pay after notifying their supervisor. An employee who determines that it is not safe to travel will not be subject to discipline for being absent. Supervisors are expected to honor reasonable requests of employees to arrive late or to leave early because of inclement weather.
Winter driving conditions in Illinois can be found at http://wrc.gettingaroundillinois.com.
For more information on ways to protect yourself from the cold, see winter safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/duringstorm/outdoorsafety.asp.