- 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 Wednesday morning.
I hope the second summer session is going well from each of you. This quarter, we’ve had a record number of students engaging in classes in person and online. I’m hearing from both faculty and staff that we have a wonderful group of Bulldog students who are working hard in class to comply with our health and safety requirements.
Just a reminder for all students, faculty, and staff – the requirements for wearing masks, physical distancing, and following other campus health and safety rules apply outside of the classroom just as they do inside it. In order to stem the spread of COVID-19, we need everyone focused on good health behaviors in every part of their daily lives.
Failure to follow our safe health practices in response to the coronavirus pandemic can result in discipline through the Student Code of Conduct or personnel action, as appropriate. Thank you for working so hard to ensure we can all be back together on campus soon.
Return to Campus
As we have developed our Return to Campus website, we heard from many of you that you’d like a printable booklet to serve as a digest for important information. This morning, we’ve uploaded the latest version of our Return to Campus plan in a PDF version that provides the most essential information in a concise format.
We will continue to update this document as information and recommendations change and our processes are adjusted.
We are also continuing to work with our Deans, Associate Deans and faculty to assess and adjust the mix of face-to-face, hybrid, and online classes as conditions warrant. We are currently offering approximately 250 online courses for those who need or desire to have that option. Our goal is to provide high-quality experiential education in a safe and healthy environment for our students and faculty regardless of the modality of instruction. We have over five weeks until Fall Quarter classes begin and will keep you updated as changes occur.
Bridging the Divide conference
Yesterday, faculty and staff received an email message from Dr. Jim Henderson, president of the UL System. The Bridging the Divide Virtual Conference, featuring nationally known speakers, is designed to provide valuable tools for the new academic year.
The conference is planned for Aug. 3-4, and you can learn more and register online at https://www.ulsystem.edu/bridging-the-divide-conference/. Take some time today to review the speakers and block the two half-days for learning on your calendars. I look forward to the opportunity to engage with our sister schools in developing skills that will benefit our students this fall. We are also planning to offer more faculty training classes on campus during August. These programs will help our faculty in becoming more familiar with the wide array of tools that are available to enhance learning.
Bulldogs – please continue to mask up and practice physical distancing. Wash your hands, and I look forward to seeing more of you on campus soon.