Changing with the Times
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Provost’s Office corollary units have continued to support NC State’s world-class academics and provide resources for the development of students, faculty and staff. We spoke to representatives from some of these units to gain insight into how they’ve adjusted over the past six months.
September 2020 Provost’s Corner
Thank you for your hard work and patience through another tumultuous month. Though the beginning of the academic year didn’t go as we hoped for, we are glad to be able to continue to provide our students with instruction and resources for success.
Pack Hacks for Faculty: Compassion and Understanding in Online Teaching and Learning
This month, Angie Smith, associate teaching professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development in the College of Education, provides insight into adjusting to online teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Strategic Plan Task Force Reports Now Available
NC State’s strategic planning process moves forward again, with all nine strategic plan task force reports posted on individual task force websites. The campus community can review reports and provide feedback to the Strategic Planning Executive Steering Committee through Monday, September 21.
3D Memo: Important Update: Community Service Leave and Child Care and Work-Life Balance Resources
To help employees deal with the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of State Human Resources assembled a task force of HR experts to create a resource guide for parents. That guide covers many topics, including where to find child care, leave options, flexible scheduling and a change to a community service leave policy.
From Provost Arden: Adjustments to Fall 2020 Academic Calendar
In this memo, Provost Arden announces to instructors of record that the fall 2020 academic calendar is being adjusted to provide students the time needed to prepare to move off-campus. He is aware of the additional challenges created by the calendar change and appreciates instructors work and ongoing support of their students, and asks that they consider ways to provide flexibility with assignments and due dates where possible.
From Provost Arden: Shift to Remote Instruction for Remainder of Fall 2020 Semester
In this memo, Provost Arden announces to faculty that as of 8 a.m. on Monday, August 24, NC State will be moving all undergraduate instruction that is not already online to a remote instruction format, and that graduate courses will remain in their existing format. The Office of Faculty Development and DELTA have created a tip sheet for faculty in light of this transition.
August 2020 Provost’s Corner
August marks the start of an academic year that no one could have imagined this past spring. In spite of all the unknowns and uncertainties, the campus community came in ways we haven’t seen before.
A Different Kind of Summer
NC State faculty, staff and students have experienced many changes in their lives over the course of the spring semester, and summer didn’t necessarily like what they’ve experienced in the past. Regardless of the situation, the campus community came up with great ways to think and do both personally and professionally this summer.
COVID-19 Resources and Campus Updates
As the fall semester begins, NC State is working to provide faculty, staff and students with the resources they need for a safe and successful academic year. These resources cover teaching, research, campus life and more.