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Min H. Kao Building Health Safety Plan Implementation Status

Revised 8/16/2020

Please review the Provost's Health Safety Plan is available at https://provost.utk.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2020/07/252156246-Health-Safety-Plan-for-Labs-FINAL.pdf.

The Provost's plan builds on prior training for the Return to Campus and the Return to Classrooms that established protocols such as:

  • Social distancing, wearing face masks, regular washing of hands
  • Classrooms rearranged to enable social distancing
  • Students using university-provided cleaning materials to sanitize their work areas in a classroom (For laboratories, cleaning will be done twice—as students arrive and also as they prepare to leave.)
  • Protocols for cleaning classroom technology by instructors
  • Minimizing instructional interactions where persons are within six feet with a total not to exceed 10 minutes per class session
  • Health safety plan for students included in course syllabus

The classrooms in this section and managed by the Registrar. Upgrades to facilities and technology are funded by the campus.

Facilities Services COVID-19 Classroom Plans are available at https://fs.utk.edu/covid-19-classroom-plans/. The Facilities Plans are limited to rooms scheduled by the registrar for classes and labs.

Facilities Services has removed furniture and posted signs.

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is in the process of installing cameras and upgraded facilities to support Zoom conferencing. As of today, technology installations and upgrades and still in program due to supply chain delays. It is highly recommended that you test all of the technology that you plan to use before your first class. IT Support is provided by OIT. If you have a problem with the technology, contact OIT at 974-9110. The phone number and room number are available at the podium. OIT will fix the problem over the phone or dispatch a service technician.

Support Links:

Description Original Occupancy Fall Occupancy Responsible Party Actions Status
Room 404 – Classroom 96 36 Registrar
Room 405 – Classroom 48 14 Registrar
Room 406 – Classroom 47 14 Registrar
Room 419 – Classroom 30 17 Registrar
Room 524 – Classroom 96 34 Registrar
Room 525 – Classroom 49 15 Registrar
Room 622 – Auditorium Classroom 144 46 Registrar
Room 623 – Seminar Room 22 11 (5-table, 5-pod desks, 1-small table) Registrar

The remainder of the rooms below are managed by EECS. For Fall 2020, a number of changes have been made to rooms to follow campus COVID-19 guidelines.

  • Tables, desks, and chairs have been removed to reduce occupancy.
  • Signage will be posted before classes begin.
  • PPE supplies such as disinfectant spray, dry wipes, hand sanitizer, etc. have been distributed based on supply. Supplies items continue to be constrained.
  • Rooms where students are known to congregate have been locked and will remain closed.

If you do come to the Min Kao Building, please note:

  • Walk-in, in-person access to EECS Business Office and EECS IT Staff personnel will be limited. Schedules will be published.
  • Conference rooms must be scheduled in advance through the EECS Business Office.
    This will:
    • Increase safety for all room users.
    • Allow sufficient time for room users to clean rooms between meetings.
    • Facilitate contact tracing as necessary.
    • Allow time for key access to be arranged.
  • Engineering and Computer instructional labs will be closed to walk-in users. Instructors/TAs will be required to be open/close and manage all lab sessions.
  • Senior Design students will not be provided 24×7 access to the Min Kao building and the two Senior Design labs. All access must be authorized and managed by the instructor.
  • Instructors will be required to write a Health Safety Plan for all rooms and labs used for their courses. If a course lecture or lab is conducted in a research laboratory, the Research Health Safety Plan will need to be updated for the instructional activity.
  • Chairs must not be moved from room to room to increase occupancy. Contact the EECS Business Office if capacity is a problem.
  • Due to the reduced presence of faculty and staff, it is important to bring your VolCard and keys necessary to access the building and rooms. Finding someone to open a door for you may be difficult. As a last resort you may need to call the UT Police Department at 865-974-3114 Non-Emergency number to have them let you in.
  • Routinely asking another person to loan a key or unlock a door is an unnecessary risk. If you need access to a room, contact the EECS Business Office to request a key or VolCard access.

See room-specific guidance below.

Conference rooms are used for small classes and meetings. Upgrades to facilities and technology are funded by the department.

  • All conference rooms use must be approved and scheduled through the EECS Business Office.
  • The rooms are not open to the public and must remain locked when not in use.
  • The organizer is responsible for keeping attendance records (retained for at least two weeks) and making sure occupants follow campus health safety standards.
  • Instructors using a conference room for a course are responsible for making sure occupants follow the Health Safety Plan.
  • Organizers must allow time at the end of their scheduled time to clean the room in preparation for the next meeting.
  • Anyone with a faculty/staff office key, sub-master, or XAA1E key can unlock a conference room. Anyone else requiring access must request access through the EECS Business Office.
  • Keys should not be borrowed or loaned to access a conference room.
  • Unscheduled use of rooms will not be permitted. If asked, Business Office and IT personnel will refer the person to their course instructor, TA, or supervisor.
  • Chairs must not be moved between rooms. If room occupancy is insufficient, contact the EECS Business Office for assistance.
  • Food and beverages will not be permitted.
Description Original Occupancy Fall Occupancy Responsible Party Actions Status
Room 118 – Conference Room 16 10 (6-table, 4-pods along wall) EECS Remove furniture-Randy, Order PPE-Brandon Furniture removed
Room 235 – Conference Room 16 10 (6-table, 4-pods along wall) EECS Remove furniture-Randy, Order PPE-Brandon Furniture removed
Room 354 – Conference Room 16 8 (4-table, 4-pods along wall) EECS Remove furniture-Randy, Order PPE-Brandon Furniture removed
Room 401D – Main Office Conference Room 8 6 (4-table, 2-along wall) EECS Remove furniture-Randy, Order PPE-Brandon Furniture removed
Room 434 – Conference Room 16 8 (4-table, 4-pods along wall) EECS Remove furniture-Randy, Order PPE-Brandon Furniture removed
Room 435 – James M. McConnell Conference Room 40 16 (8-table, 8-along wall) EECS Remove furniture-Randy, Order PPE-Brandon Furniture removed
Room 554 – CURENT Conference Room 16 TBD CURENT TBD-CURENT
Room 639 – Louis A. King Conference Room 12 9 (5-table, 4-pods along wall) EECS Remove furniture-Randy, Order PPE-Brandon Furniture removed

Computer Laboratories are used for scheduled classes and labs. Upgrades to facilities and technology are funded by the department.

  • The computer labs will not be open on a schedule.
  • All computer lab use must be approved and scheduled through the department.
  • The rooms are not open to the public and will remain locked when not in use.
  • Instructor and TAs are responsible for making sure occupants follow the Health Safety Plan.
  • Instructor and TAs are responsible for making sure occupants leave the lab at the end of the lab session.
  • Instructors must request Volcard Access through the EECS Business Office.
  • Lab use must be provided and monitored by the Instructor or TA. If asked, Business Office and IT personnel will refer students requesting access to their course instructor or TA.
  • Food and beverages will not be permitted.
Description Original Occupancy Fall Occupancy Responsible Party Actions Status
Room 416 – Programming Clinic
Room 416 - EECS IT Help Desk
16 5 EECS IT MK416 will be repurposed for walk-in EECS IT Help Desk Support
Redesign furniture-Randy
Order PPE-Brandon
Computers Removed
Furniture-in progress
Room 418 – Tesla Computer Laboratory 31 12 computer seats, one instructor/TA computer, 5 pod chairs EECS, Instructors Remove computers-EECS IT
Remove furniture-Randy
Order PPE-Brandon
Plan-Instructors
Computers Removed
Furniture Removed
Room 421 – Hydra Computer Laboratory 31 12 computer seats, one instructor/TA computer, 5 pod chairs EECS, Instructors Remove computers-EECS IT
Remove furniture-Randy
Order PPE-Brandon
Plan-Instructors
Computers Removed
Furniture Removed

Engineering Laboratories are used for scheduled and unscheduled labs. Upgrades to facilities and technology are funded by the department. '8+1' means there are 8 student seats and 1 TA/Instructor seat.

The same rules from Computer Labs above apply to Engineering Labs.

Description Original Occupancy Fall Occupancy Responsible Party Actions Status
Room 224 – Digital Systems Laboratory 16 8+1 EECS
Instructors
Order PPE-Brandon
Plan-Instructors
Computers Removed
Room 225 – Power Electronics Laboratory 16 8+1 EECS
Instructors
Remove computers-EECS IT
Remove furniture-Randy
Order PPE-Brandon
Plan-Instructors
Computers Removed
Furniture removed
Room 226 – Communications Laboratory 16 8+1 EECS
Instructors
Remove computers-EECS IT
Remove furniture-Randy
Order PPE-Brandon
Plan-Instructors
No computers need removing
Furniture removed
Room 227 – Eaton Power Laboratory 16 8+1 EECS
Instructors
Remove computers-EECS IT
Remove furniture-Randy
Order PPE-Brandon
Plan-Instructors
No computers need removing
Furniture removed
Room 228 – VLSI Laboratory 16 8+1 EECS
Instructors
Remove computers-EECS IT
Remove furniture-Randy
Order PPE-Brandon
Plan-Instructors
Furniture removed
Room 229 – Controls Laboratory 16 8+1 EECS
Instructors
Remove computers-EECS IT
Remove furniture-Randy
Order PPE-Brandon
Plan-Instructors
No computers need removing
Furniture removed
Room 329 – Electromagnetic Laboratory 16 8 Fathy Order PPE-Fathy
Update Plan-Fathy
Room 330 – Antenna Laboratory 16 4 Fathy Order PPE-Fathy
Update Plan-Fathy
Room 331 – J. Frank Pierce Electronics Laboratory 16 8+1 EECS
Instructors
Remove computers-EECS IT
Remove furniture-Randy
Order PPE-Brandon
Plan-Instructors
No computers need removing
Furniture removed
Room 332 – IEEE Robotics Laboratory 16 8 or Close EECS
IEEE Advisor (who?)
Order PPE-Brandon
Plan-Advisor
Furniture removed
Room 333 – Circuits Laboratory 16 8+1 EECS
Instructors
Remove furniture-Randy
Order PPE-Brandon
Plan-Instructors
Furniture removed

Senior Design Laboratories are used for Senior Design courses. COSC 401/402 and ECE 401/402 are the capstone design sequences that must be taken in sequence and are required of all computer science (COSC 401/402), electrical engineering (ECE 401/402), and computer engineering (ECE 401/402) majors. Upgrades to facilities and technology are funded by the department.

  • Senior Design students will not be granted after-hours access to the Min H. Kao Building.
  • All lab use must be approved and scheduled by the Senior Design instructor.
  • The rooms are not open to the public and will remain locked when not in use.
  • Instructors, TAs, and group leaders are responsible for making sure occupants follow the Health Safety Plan.
  • Group leaders are responsible for making sure group members leave the lab at the end of their scheduled time.
  • Instructors must request Volcard Access through the EECS Business Office.
  • Unscheduled use of labs will not be permitted. If asked, Business Office and IT personnel will refer the person to their course instructor, TA, or supervisor.
  • Food and beverages will not be permitted.
Description Original Occupancy Fall Occupancy Responsible Party Actions Status
Room 336 – Senior Design Laboratory 30 21 (8-bench, 13-wall) Icove Remove Furniture-Randy, Order PPE-Brandon, Plan-Icove Furniture removed
Room 337 – Senior Design Laboratory 30 21 (8-bench, 13-wall) Icove Remove Furniture-Randy, Order PPE-Brandon, Plan-Icove Furniture removed

Upgrades to facilities and technology are funded by the department.

Scheduled use must be approved by EECS, the college, or campus.

Description Original Occupancy Fall Occupancy Responsible Party Actions Status
Room 217 – Daw and Jing Lu Family Student Organization Suite 25 Closed, Scheduled use-only, Doors must be locked EECS Change lock-Randy, Order PPE-Brandon Change lock-completed
Room 355 – Student Common 17 Closed, Scheduled use-only, Doors must be locked EECS Microwave-TBD, Change lock-Randy, Remove furniture-Randy, Order PPE-Brandon Change lock-completed
Room 601 – Dr. Don Bouldin Staff Workout Lounge (faculty/staff only) 4 1 EECS Order PPE-Brandon
Room 602 – Dr. Don Bouldin Faculty Lounge (faculty/staff only) 20 5 EECS Remove furniture-Randy, Order PPE-Brandon
Room 646/647 – Commons 50 Closed, Scheduled use-only, Doors must be locked EECS Order PPE-Brandon
Room 648/649 – Outdoor Deck/Patio 50 20 EECS Remove furniture-Randy Furniture removed
Description Original Occupancy Fall Occupancy Responsible Party Actions Status
Room 102 – Data Center 0 0 EECS & CURENT IT Staff Only Order PPE-Brandon
Room 108 – Electronic Parts Store, Shipping/Receiving 3 3 Brandon Order PPE-Brandon
Room 119 – Mechanical Shop 3 3 EECS, CURENT Plan-CURENT, Order PPE-Brandon
Room 635A/B – Data Center 0 0 EECS IT (A&B) and Faculty/Graduate Student SysAdmins (A only) Order PPE-Brandon

Research Labs are the responsibility of the faculty. The rooms are listed for reference only. The EECS department has not made any changes to these rooms for Fall 2020.

If an academic course is being conducted in a research laboratory, the Research Health Safety Plan will need to be updated for the instructional activity.

Description Original Occupancy (Estimated) Fall Occupancy Responsible Party Actions Status
Room 234 – Imaging, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems Laboratory 20 ? Abidi
Room 236 – Imaging, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems Laboratory 16 ? Abidi
Room 338 – James C. Hung Embedded Systems Laboratory 12 ? Plank
Room 339 – Usable Security and Engineering Research Laboratory 8 ? Ruoti, Henley
Room 342 – VLSI Laboratory 8 6 Rose
Room 402 – Power IT Laboratory Reception 5 ? Liu
Room 402A – Power IT Laboratory Storage 0 ? Liu
Room 402B – Power IT Laboratory Suite 20 ? Liu
Room 402C – Power IT Laboratory Office 4 ? Liu
Room 411 – Power IT Laboratory 14 ? Liu
Room 412 – Power IT Laboratory 26 ? Liu
Room 530 – CURENT Hardware Testbed 8 ? CURENT
Room 531 – CURENT Hardware Testbed 8 ? CURENT
Room 532 – CURENT Staff Offices 8 ? CURENT
Room 533 – CURENT Hardware Testbed 8 ? CURENT
Room 534 – SeeLab 16 4 Huang
Room 537 – Power Engineering Research Lab 6 ? Tomsovic
Room 538 – Analog and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design Laboratory 20 ? Blalock, McFarlane
Room 539 – Computer Vision Laboratory 8 4 Qi
Room 540 – Analog and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design Laboratory 20 ? Blalock, McFarlane
Room 554 – CURENT Conference Room 16 ? CURENT
Room 555 – CURENT Headquarters 16 ? CURENT
Room 628 – Microwave and RF Systems Laboratory 16 ? Fathy
Room 629 – Distributed Intelligence Laboratory 8 ? Parker
Room 630 – Mobile Systems and Networking Laboratory 8 ? H. Li