- 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,
As we finish the first week of majority online classwork across campus, we should all take time to reflect on how far we’ve come in the past week. I’m proud to say that we’re at nearly 100 percent online classes, and on Monday, we expect to be completely online with course delivery.
Our faculty and staff have moved mountains to make this switch happen. Their work is the epitome of innovation and excellence, and I am grateful for their commitment to our University.
Today, I’ll share a few updates about student services here.
In order to help protect our community, the Career Center has made changes in many of the services offered. Career Center Ambassadors have been equipped to review resumes digitally though our resume review inbox, as this is one of our most used services. Students and Alumni can simply email their resumes, and the ambassadors can access the inbox via webmail to review. Staff will then return them to stakeholders with edits and materials needed for revisions.
Recording of Career Center seminars has begun via Mediasite. These recordings will be posted to a newly created page on our website once they are completed, and they will take the place of the Center’s in-person seminar presentations. This will allow Louisiana Tech students to continue with their career development remotely.
Handshake employer partners are being alerted of campus changes. The Center will continue to boost and post job openings to students via the system so students are not overloaded with emails.
The BARC Tutoring Center is in the process of opening chat rooms and tutoring opportunities through Zoom. The BARC website will have instructions for the students on how to log in and how to receive help.
Currently, the BARC is planning to have its online option ready on Monday. The BARC Tutoring Center will offer live help on Zoom from 1-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 1-4 p.m. Friday, and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday.
In accordance with Louisiana Tech University’s safety measures, the Louisiana Tech Writing Center is moving online. The Center’s hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
In order to set up a writing conference for tutoring, please contact the Center via email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Attach a copy of your paper in MS Word or pdf format. Tutors will reply to set up an appointment time and to determine your preferred communication platform.
Video chat options:
- Google Hangouts – email@example.com
- Facebook Messenger – La Tech Writing Center
- Instagram – latech_writing_center
- Facebook Messenger text
- Phone conversation
As always, tutors prefer to discuss your paper with you. The Writing Center is not a proofreading service; tutors do not “fix” your paper and send it back.
The Writing Center looks forward to assisting you with your written work this quarter as the entire Tech community becomes accustomed to a new learning environment. The Center is trying to make this transition online as smooth as possible, but please be patient as new procedures are tested and improved.
Have a great weekend, Bulldogs. Don’t forget SOAP & WATER and social distancing. Social distancing does not mean social isolation. It is important that you reach out to people in other ways. We are Tech Family and we depend upon each other, particularly in times like these.
I will keep you informed as things continue to develop.