- 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,
Happy Friday, Tech Family!
This has been an eventful week for all of us. From Monday’s successful Giving Day to advising to our roll-out of the CARES Act application process, it seems like we’ve all been busy. I’ve had the opportunity to participate in Zoom meetings with classes and student organizations this week, so it feels closer to a normal quarter for me.
Today’s update will be brief so that we can get ready for the weekend and a time to recharge our individual batteries.
CARES Act information
I know many of you have already applied for our CARES Act grant funding, but perhaps some students (and faculty and staff members) still have questions about how the process works and what the funding covers.
We’ve put together a video focused on the Frequently Asked Questions surrounding the process. It’s posted on Louisiana Tech’s YouTube channel and our Facebook page, so if you’re still unsure about submitting an application, please take a look. If you post additional questions as comments, we’ll work to get those answered as well. You can also reach out by emailing CaresActGrant@latech.edu or visiting latech.edu/cares-act for more information.
The University of Louisiana System recently issued guidance for graduate students who may be experiencing disruption in their research or projects because of COVID-19. Many of our graduate students have research projects that have been postponed or halted; access to libraries, laboratories, field sites, on-site and off-site clinical experiences, and archives is limited; and conference presentations have been cancelled.
In accordance with the ULS guidance, Louisiana Tech will make adjustments to graduate degree completion timelines as well as revise funding timelines as appropriate. We place a high priority on the ability of our students to pursue their dreams and academic goals, and we’ll work to support them when we can begin to bring people back on campus.
I enjoyed the opportunity to join two academic activities yesterday. Dr. Bryan Zygmont invited me to join his Art Appreciation class on Film making that featured a critical review and analysis of the movie Inception. And Dr. Rebecca McConnico invited me to join in on the special ceremony of presentation of stethoscopes to the 21 pre-vet students who have been accepted to Veterinary Medicine doctoral programs. Congratulations to all of these students and thanks to the professor and administrators who have been responsible for creating these excellent experiences.
Bulldogs, I hope you enjoy this weekend. Take some time and enjoy the sun and warm temperatures. Thank you for continuing to work toward excellence with the best Tech spirit. I look forward to seeing you soon in person.