Dear Faculty Colleagues,
Following the decision of the University and College to suspend classes on Monday and Tuesday, and to offer classes virtually for the remainder of the week, I am writing with some specific information and guidelines to assist you in preparing to teach your Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday classes online. I remind you that there has not yet been a decision made to offer remote classes beyond this week, and we will keep you updated continuously:
The College has obtained licenses to move all adaptable classes to Zoom. In conversation with both the University and IMATs, this platform will be most reliable and offer the greatest flexibility for course continuation in as seamless a manner as possible.
It is expected that all Zoom classes will be scheduled to meet on the day and time as originally scheduled. You should plan on offering your online classes based on this schedule.
The process of scheduling Zoom classes will be led by IMATs, and faculty and departmental administrative staff will receive more information and training on how to launch these classes in the days ahead, including a specific point-of-contact for faculty with questions.
For classes that are not adaptable to online delivery, we will work with you on a specific plan unique to your class.
Midterm exams will need to be offered as take-home exams or postponed. In making decisions about midterms scheduled for this week, I remind you that the continuation of in-person classes beyond spring break has not yet been decided.
I thank you, as always, for your flexibility and all that you are doing for our students. There will be more information forthcoming.
My very best,