- 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 Tech Family,
Good Monday morning.
This week, Louisiana Tech begins registration for the upcoming Summer and Fall quarters. Remember that the courses in the first half and whole term of summer will be online. We plan to offer second-half classes in their regular format – either online or face-to-face.
This summer, we’ll waive the usual online fee for online classes, and we’ll offer scholarships as well. We also anticipate awarding any remaining CARES Act funds to all students who meet the qualifications.
Today, I’d like to tell you about some of the exciting courses we’ll be offering. We will have special sections of English 303 – Technical Writing, which I know can be a bottleneck for many majors. We know that finding space in many of our General Education Requirements can also be difficult, so we’ve schedule a full series of those to help our students continue to make academic progress.
Liberal Arts has also put together an interesting course – LBAR 289a or Spanish for Medical Professionals. As our world changes, knowing Spanish could be helpful for medical professionals in many areas. If you’re planning a career in medicine, biomedical engineering, or nursing, I encourage you to consider it. There is also a specialty course in sign language this summer. And a teacher add-on certification that can be started.
The certificate in Business Foundations (which prepares non-business majors for the MBA) can be completed this summer. The UG & G certificate in information assurance for those seeking experience in the fields of cyber security, information security, computer forensics—and more—begin course rotations this summer.
If you are interested in becoming proficient in Six Sigma for Green Belt and Black Belt Professional Certification, there are some courses offered for you as well.
There are core courses in many of the STEM areas, from computer science to engineering mechanics to biosciences and more that can help you get ahead in your curriculum.
I hope you have all had an opportunity to meet with your advisors in the past week, but if you have not, please contact them right away. If you do not know your advisor, you can reach out to these individuals based upon the College of your chosen major:
- Applied and Natural Sciences – Dr. Donna Hood
- Business – Dr. Robert Blackstock(undergraduate), Dr. Selwyn Ellis (graduate)
- Education – Michael Gilmore(undergraduate), Deborah Lee (graduate)
- Engineering and Science – Dr. Heath Tims
- Liberal Arts – Dr. Bryan Zygmont
- Barksdale Air Force Base – Michael Solice
I hope you take the time to review the schedule, consult your advisor, and sign up for some great courses this summer. Have a great week, and keep practicing physical distancing and washing your hands, Bulldogs!