Message from the Chancellor-COVID-19 (March 20, 2020, 3:23 p.m.)
Final day of the extended spring break…boldly go online
Dear Texas Woman’s Community:
I hope this message finds you well on this last day of the workweek before we move our courses fully online Monday.
I want to start today’s message with a point of pride: Texas Woman’s actually pioneered “distance education” even before the birth of the internet, and we continue to be a leader in online pedagogy—with almost a third of our courses online even before the coronavirus emerged.
This week has been anything but easy. As it draws to a close, I feel more gratitude than ever for my colleagues and leadership team as well as for our students. Texas Woman’s is genuinely a #campuswithaheart.
Our faculty, with staff support from IT Solutions, Teaching and Learning with Technology, and the Center for Faculty Excellence, among others, have been working tirelessly this week to transition our remaining face-to-face instruction to an online experience—one that lives up to the excellence in education for which Texas Woman’s is known.
The TWU Libraries have been retooling a number of their services to tighten up their long-held excellence in providing online access and resources. Even the Fitness and Recreation Center will start streaming options for yoga to compliment their other in-home workouts that help us keep physically active while social distancing.
All of these positive outcomes of the week do not minimize the health challenges still ahead. They are a beacon, though, for those of us who are still well, to keep us engaged and moving forward with the mission of Texas Woman’s as best we can during this unprecedented disruption in our normal routines—and while many fight for their lives.
With Pioneer Pride,
Carine M. Feyten, Ph.D.
Chancellor and President
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