- Return to campus plan
- Safe health practices in response to the coronavirus pandemic
- Campus planning for COVID-19 positive testing results
- Tech answers the COVID-19 challenge
- CARES Act
- UPDATED State Travel Guidelines
- Travel Guidance from ULS
- COVID-19 ULS Directives
- Guidance from Louisiana Department of Health
- Online instruction considerations
- Guide for Teleworking
Dear campus community,
Good Tuesday morning.
In a few weeks, we will begin the advising period for summer and fall quarters. Our advisors are always devoted to helping our students find the best academic outcomes, and this year may prove to be more challenging than times before because of our virtual operations.
Students, please take the time to meet with your advisors when you plan your schedule for the next two quarters. Listen and consider their advice. They have your best interests at heart, particularly in regard to our grading changes for this quarter.
Faculty, I appreciate your caring and concern for the students you advise. Chances are, our students will have more challenges and worries than in a normal advising session, and I know you can help them find the information they need to make educated decisions.
By listening to one another, I know we can find solutions to the challenges we are facing now as well as the ones we’ll face in the future. Let’s continue to show patience and kindness with one another, and the path forward will be easier.
Also, know that we are planning for a full summer quarter of classes with a combination of online (1st and 2nd term) and face-to-face (2nd term). And we are planning on going full steam in September as we kick off the 2020-21 Academic Year. Be on the lookout for special opportunities this summer.
Yesterday, our Louisiana Tech bookstore announced that it would stay closed for the time being. Orders can still be made online, and the grace period for the return of textbook rentals has been extended through the first week of the fall quarter.
Our partnership with Barnes and Noble provides access to learning supplies and materials for our faculty and students. We look forward to welcoming our Bulldog Bookstore partners back to campus when it’s safe for all of us to return.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Our Human Resources staff emailed employees yesterday with information about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This act includes information about protections for faculty and staff members as the nation continues to fight COVID-19. I encourage everyone to review the information distributed by Sheila Trammel (firstname.lastname@example.org) and reach out to Human Resources if you have questions.
Today, take time to remember those individuals who are serving on the front lines – in clinics and hospitals – in the fight against the novel coronavirus. We appreciate their service and their dedication to helping our communities become safe and healthy again.
Stay in touch!
I hope you will all encourage our students to check out these daily email updates. We are including some important information that should be helpful for every student, faculty and staff member. Previous updates and updated policies and actions can be found at https://www.latech.edu/coronavirus/.
Stay the course on social distancing and hand-washing. We are working through this pandemic and can get back to closer-to-normal operations sooner than later if we continue to stay the course with the federal and state directives.