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Campus Update – Fall Planning
Dear faculty and staff,
Good Thursday morning.
Our area – along with our state and nation – continue to make strides in the battle against COVID-19. This has been a full year of challenges, and I thank you all for your work in fulfilling the mission of this institution in support of our students during this time. From moving classes online to holding meetings and events on Zoom, you have handled the past four quarters by showing caring and grace to your students and colleagues, and I appreciate your hard work.
In the past year, we have learned about the strength and resiliency of our Tech Family. You have all worked, whether on campus or from your homes, to help create a place where everyone could be safe and healthy while our students progressed toward their academic goals.
Now, Louisiana Tech University is planning for Fall Quarter.
Yesterday, I held an in-person meeting with the deans, department chairs, and other leaders in our academic units. We had a frank discussion about the importance of this spring, summer, and fall for the future success of Louisiana Tech, and we all look forward to approaching the uncertainty of the coming months with optimism.
The strides our country has made – along with increasing availability and acceptance of vaccines – will allow us to have a Fall Quarter that is as close to normal as is possible with health guidelines.
Throughout the past year, we’ve learned that the vast majority of our students and their parents chose Louisiana Tech because we are committed to helping our students grow together in and out of the classroom.
Our students need all of you to be present on campus. Your colleagues and our University need you to be present on campus.
Therefore, we will return to Louisiana Tech’s core strength. We plan to provide face-to-face instruction in the vast majority of our courses this fall and continue to increase the number of opportunities for student engagement and activities on campus. We will be planning for all 12-month faculty and staff to return to campus this summer within health guidelines.
We will still offer online or hyflex instruction when needed to meet state-mandated occupancy requirements, but only when we have not been able to achieve a face-to-face option. In addition, we will not change the published delivery mode for classes unless that change is absolutely necessary, and we will communicate those changes as early as possible with our students.
Over the years, we have developed and offered online offerings for non-traditional student populations and will continue to develop and offer courses and new programs for those populations in the future.
This Summer Quarter, we will offer a mix of classes that is in line with health and safety mandates and our goals of reaching broader audiences through our program offerings.
Once again, thank you for your commitment to our University. If you have questions about plans for summer and fall, I encourage you to contact your department chair or dean for more information. I will also be meeting with many of you in person as I hold faculty and staff meetings in our colleges.
I look forward to the coming days when we can see more students, faculty, and staff on campus.