YouTube videos and 3D-printed equipment are just a couple ways faculty are delivering online course content to students learning from home.
The unprecedented response to the COVID-19 pandemic evolves rapidly. Each week as needed, Inside Iowa State will recap how coronavirus is affecting the university and share relevant resources for employees.
Instructors sent an electronic survey to students in their courses to learn about their online learning preferences and capabilities during the transition to virtual instruction. It also allowed instructors to check on students' well-being after most left campus after spring break.
In a memo, Jonathan Wickert said all tenure-track faculty who request a one-year extension due to COVID-19 impacts will receive it. Undergraduates who had their classes moved online have the option of taking the course pass/not pass.
With many campus buildings closed for security reasons, some procedures for receiving mail and packages at work have changed.
Iowa State leaders will seek final approval of promotion or tenure for 98 faculty members during the state Board of Regents' April 1 meeting.
Searches to fill noncritical job vacancies should be postponed until the end of spring semester, and critical-need vacancies will require approval at the senior vice president level before they can be posted.