We are committed to providing you with the highest-quality education possible as we cope with challenging circumstances. You can rest assured that although 99 percent of classes will be held remotely this semester, our faculty and staff are still here to provide student services in many ways to help advance your education.
I want to acknowledge the staff from the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), who worked tirelessly along with the Office of Information Technology to train faculty and staff members to bring their classes online at rapid speed this spring. Many worked day and night in the beginning of the pandemic so that our students’ pursuit of higher education would not be disrupted.
We have continued to work diligently during the summer months to further enhance our online learning and services, serving over 30 percent more student enrollments than in summer of 2019. Since May 1, CTL has been preparing for the fall semester and has enrolled 720 faculty members in a two-week workshop for teaching online, with another 500–700 faculty members expected to partake in the workshop before the summer is over.
We are also deeply grateful for the round-the-clock work of our dedicated Public Safety and Building and Grounds Teams for all they have done to keep the campus safe and clean.
Here are the many ways our student services have been operating virtually: