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Continuity Plan for Academic Courses and Instruction

Commitment to Transparency and Dialogue 

The Office of the Provost is committed to open dialogue, active listening, and transparent responses to questions and concerns raised by the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on instruction, research, and other academic matters.  In alignment with the university's mission, vision, and shared values, the Office of the Provost promotes a shared governance environment that values compassion, respect, a diversity of people and ideas, and a sense of community.

Feedback on the university's COVID-19 response has occured frequently through meetings and direct communication with Faculty Senate, Council of Academic Deans, Council of Chairs, town halls, individual faculty, individual students, and other stakeholders. These communications provided vital information shared with President's Cabinet in frequent meetings with Dr. Emilio Carranco, the university's Chief Medical Officer. 

Information Sources

Feedback and changing conditions may prompt updates or changes to the university's response to COVID-19. These changes are communicated to the campus community in a timely manner.  Texas State University's Roadmap provides information on health and safety responsibilities of faculty, staff, and students and related questions. Latest statements may include emails sent from the President, Provost, and Chief Medical Officer, among others.  Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to visit the Roadmap frequently and check their Texas State email accounts on a regular basis.

Background

This webpage is in response to Texas State University‚Äôs commitment to an effective system of risk management and planning for the continuity of academic courses and instruction.  In March 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health officials recommended that universities plan for the potential impact on instruction and academic operations as cases of COVID-19 occur in our nation, state, and community. The academic continuity process is complemented by the expertise and services of many other offices on campus. Information became centralized on the university's Roadmap and included a Teaching and Research section for faculty, an Employer section for all employees, and a Student section.

Past Information

The following resources address academic activities in fall 2020, summer 2020, and spring 2020.

Fall 2021 Continuity Plan

Fall 2020 Continuity Plan

Summer 2020 Continuity Plan

Spring 2020 Continuity Plan

June 11, 2020  Week Six of Remote Instruction: Roundup
May 8, 2020  Week Five of Remote Instruction: Roundup
May 1, 2020  Week Four of Remote Instruction: Roundup
April 24, 2020  Week Three of Remote Instruction: Roundup
April 17, 2020  Week Two of Remote Instruction: Roundup
April 10, 2020  Week One of Remote Instruction: Roundup
April 3, 2020  Announcement regarding Summer 2020 Courses and Summer/Fall 2020 Registration
April 1, 2020  Research Laboratories Restricted to Only Essential Activities
April 1, 2020  Spring 2020 Final Grades
March 31, 2020  Summer and Fall 2020 Registration Delayed
March 27, 2020  Impact of COVID-19 on Laboratory-Based Research
March 23, 2020  Revised Essential Office Operations
March 19, 2020  Important Information about Remote Course Delivery, Commencement, and Housing