Dear Faculty Colleagues,
While Rutgers does not yet have any community members having tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, we are asking all instructors to immediately begin thinking through how to continue course instruction, and other teaching-related activities, in the event we need to suspend in-person instruction.
More information will be provided early next week with instructions, checklists and other forms of preparation to facilitate remote instruction. Each instructor needs to consider which mode will work best in a remote setting and consider how to transition courses accordingly—again, only should circumstances ultimately call for that. These plans could range from teaching via one of the available online portals (Canvas, Sakai, Blackboard) to independent study managed through email or phone communication.
The school and college academic deans are already exchanging and coordinating best practices and will be poised to help facilitate further discussion on this and guide problem-solving.
Chancellor Molloy and I thank you for your continuing commitment to the success of our students during these circumstances.
Prabhas V. Moghe
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Research & Academic Affairs