As we move classes online, there’s much to learn for all of us. But we’re working through it together. This week’s virtual training sessions will help us ensure students can complete the spring semester, regardless of where they are located.
Keep in mind:
- We will not resume on-campus classes for the remainder of the semester. Commencement has been postponed.
- Things change quickly as we receive new information and guidelines from state and federal governments.
- Updates are shared frequently via email. Remember to check your inbox on a regular basis. Also check the FAQs on the COVID-19 web page.
Here’s what we’re doing to help faculty (and students) succeed during this difficult time:
- President Garren, Provost Jablonski and VP for Finance Steve Bright shared updates and answered questions during our all-staff meeting on Wednesday, March 18.
- Faculty participated in online training sessions this week. Topics included Moodle, Google, best practices for teaching online, and making sure courses don’t overlap if they are live. Follow-up sessions will answer remaining questions.
- Webcams will be provided to faculty who need them.
- A small number of approved faculty will work from their campus offices.
- Faculty should work with students who don’t have Internet access. Remind them that many providers are offering no- or low-cost plans.
- Faculty will work with students who have disabilities.
- Registration for fall classes will happen entirely online. We’ve moved the date back a week to give everyone time to focus on this semester first.
- The academic schedule for the spring semester will not change. However, faculty may update syllabi to account for the extra week of spring break.
- We are processing reimbursements for canceled travel and conferences.
- If your student is doing an internship, they may still be able to complete it. Please work with the student’s site supervisor.
The FAQs below were last updated March 17, 2020.