As universities nationwide move to cancel in-person instruction or close their doors to students, Emory is developing contingency plans for the possibility of remote teaching in response to COVID-19, according to a March 10 email sent to all Emory College instructors.
The University has provided all faculty, visiting faculty and graduate students teaching in the College with resources to aid a possible swift transition to remote teaching. The website includes information on remote teaching through Canvas, Zoom and Studio.
“This is a rapidly developing situation and Emory is currently operating under normal schedules,” a March 10 University statement from Assistant Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs Laura Diamond reads. “If there are changes, we will communicate with campus. We are developing plans should conditions worsen.”
As of March 10, major American universities such as Stanford University (Calif.), New York University, the University of Washington, Harvard University (Mass.) and Ohio State University have moved to virtual course instruction formats in response to the outbreak.
The University is also developing contingency plans spanning issues concerning housing, academic progress and study abroad programs, according to the statement.
Human Resources, Campus Life, Emory Healthcare, International Student and Scholar Services, Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response and the Offices of the President and Provost are working on plans related to health and safety housing, academic progress and study abroad programs.