Updates for April 1, 2020
UTSA is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak with a commitment to supporting the safety of the university community while enabling the academic progress of students. Here is your digest of university updates.
ONLINE LEARNING & ACCESS
ACTUALIZACIONES EN ESPAÑOL: Roadrunners, did you know these Coronavirus Update email digests are available in Spanish too? Learn more in this video from Veronica Salazar Mendez, chief financial officer and senior vice president for business affairs.
GET MORE TRAINING: UTSA has added sections on the Trainings & Town Halls page for upcoming tech Q&A sessions and town hall meetings—in addition to the Tech Café training sessions for Jabber and Webex.
PREPPING FOR FINALS: If you had any final examinations originally planned to be conducted in person and on campus, your professors are reformatting that process as part of the move to online instruction. Colleges will work with faculty to provide ideas and guidance for final exams to now be conducted remotely. Your professors will notify you with details about how the final exams for their courses will be conducted.
COMMUNITY NEWS
PASS/FAIL OPTION ADOPTED: The university is adopting an optional credit/no credit (“pass/fail”) grading system for undergraduate and graduate courses for the spring 2020 semester at the recommendation of UTSA’s Faculty Senate and Academic Council and in accordance with the UT System Board of Regents’ Rules and Regulations. Other UT System institutions also are adopting similar temporary grading adjustments. Students, please wait until next week—once eligible courses have been determined—before contacting your academic advisers or other areas for guidance.
HOW ’RUNNERS HELP: One of the best things about Roadrunner Nation is how we all come together to help each other out. In response to many inquiries about how to offer support to current students, UTSA has created a Coronavirus Relief site with ways people can offer assistance to students who may be struggling. Watch this message from Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Karl Miller-Lugo.
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