When classes resume for Tennessee Tech students, the online formats will depend on the class.
Tennessee Tech President Dr. Phil Oldham said faculty members have spent spring break trying to craft an approach that will best work for the subject matter.
“We’re encouraging all the faculty members to be very sensitive to a variety of student needs and personal situations,” Oldham said. “Things like local connectivity that they may or may not have, what other facilities they may need.”
Some classes will continue to meet at a specific time and day using technology such as Zoom. In other situations, professors will distribute items electronically for students to study and respond to the faculty member. Those types of classes will be more on a student’s schedule.
Oldham said technical support structures on campus have been assisting professors in crafting their approach to an online world.
“We feel pretty good about it at this point of time, but we also realize this is a big change pretty suddenly for the campus. Everybody’s going to need to exercise a lot of patience.”
Praising the faculty for their adaptation to the circumstances, Oldham said the goal will be to deliver the type of education Tech students are used to.