- 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.
Next week, advising will begin for both the summer and fall quarters. Registration for both academic terms will begin the following Monday, May 4.
We have planned for the first half of the summer quarter (June 2-26) to feature courses delivered online. Our deans and provost, led in their work by Dr. Donna Johnson, have been very intentional in determining the courses we will offer. Many General Education Requirement classes will be offered, along with classes we often see as being bottlenecks in students’ academic careers. In addition, we are offering scholarships for all part- and full-time students to help defray the cost of registering for our summer session.
Your advisors should be contacting you to schedule appointments for advising, and these sessions can be conducted via email, Zoom, FaceTime, or phone call. If you have not been contacted by your advisor by Friday, April 24, please contact them to set an appointment. Each College has also designated a point of contact if you are having difficulty setting up advising appointments:
- Applied and Natural Sciences – Dr. Donna Hood
- Business – Dr. Robert Blackstock
- Education – Michael Gilmore (undergraduate), Deborah Lee (graduate)
- Engineering and Science – Dr. Heath Tims
- Liberal Arts – Dr. Bryan Zygmont
- Barksdale Air Force Base – Michael Solice
Enrolling in summer classes can be incredibly helpful to you when you’re working on completing your academic plans on time. Often, pursuing a course during the summer will allow you to focus on a single subject or to complete a degree requirement you’ve been putting off. Your advisors can certainly help you determine whether summer quarter is right for you, and I hope you consider it to help you continue to progress toward your academic goals.
Today, I’d like to encourage you to watch your social media for a special announcement about Spring Commencement Ceremonies. I was excited to be able to record a special video with Student Government President Abi Olsen and Head Marshall Jeff Pike – separately, of course. I appreciate the patience of these students -soon to be graduates – while we work to plan a ceremony worthy of their achievements. I think you’ll be pleased with what we have in store in the next month or so.
Thank you, as always, for continuing to make academic progress despite the challenges we’ve faced this spring. Continue to keep physical distance and wash your hands. We’re moving the needle in the right direction here in Louisiana, and we need to continue to do so.
Have a great day, Tech Family!