- 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 students, faculty, and staff,
Good Sunday morning. I hope you’ve been able to have a relaxing weekend.
Last week, we talked about classroom and workplace expectations as we return to campus for this Fall 2020 Quarter. Our Incident Response Team, with input from academic leadership, have put in place a process for students, faculty, and staff to request accommodations for the fall
We know everyone is at risk for getting COVID-19 if they are exposed to the virus. Some people are more likely than others to become severely ill. Accommodations will be made for those students, faculty, and staff who are in a high-risk category as defined by the Centers for Disease Control.
A student requesting an accommodation related to the COVID-19 pandemic should complete the student accommodation form and deliver by email to Testing and Disability Services (email@example.com). Testing and Disability Services will follow its established procedures in evaluating the accommodation request.
Faculty and staff process
Human Resources will then evaluate if additional information is needed to support the condition claimed and will request that the employee provide any such documentation. The form, redacted as may be appropriate for confidentiality of medical information, will then be forwarded to the appropriate dean or division head.
The dean or division head will then evaluate the request in consultation with the applicable department head. If the dean and department head or the division head cannot provide the requested accommodation, they will meet with the employee to determine if other accommodations can be agreed upon.
Once the accommodation team has agreed upon a decision, the form is signed and returned to Human Resources, who will then forward the final form to the employee.
After the form is processed, the faculty or staff member has five business days to make an appeal – if needed – to the COVID accommodations appeal panel.
To begin the process, please visit the Accommodations page on our Return to Campus website. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 318.257.2235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will continue to monitor conditions and work in coordination with federal, state, and higher education officials and guidelines. We recognize that our teaching and learning modalities for the Fall Quarter will depend upon a number of factors that will likely change over the next few weeks, and all need to be prepared to adjust accordingly. As has been the hallmark of Louisiana Tech, we intend to continue offering a high quality educational experience to our students so you may continue to make progress in fulfilling your education and career goals. Our faculty and staff are planning and working daily to prepare for a safe and healthy education environment.
Thank you for your attention this morning. I look forward to seeing you soon.