As a viral outbreak in China turned into a global pandemic, 2020 has been a year in which no facet of life has been left unchanged. At the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, speed and competency made the difference. In response to shelter-in-place orders, UTC went from classroom to online instruction in a week. One hundred fifty-four online group training sessions taught 1,112 faculty how to teach remotely. One hundred four computers were provided to 80 students and 24 faculty, and 54 hotspots filled the digital divide.
When students, faculty and staff fully returned to campus for fall semester, they saw their health and safety made the priority and UTC investing $7.4 million in protections to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols. Living, learning, dining and study spaces were wholly reconfigured, and supplies to ensure extra cleaning and personal protection were stockpiled. UTC expertise built systems to identify, monitor, report and respond to COVID-19 cases.
We can’t yet see the end of coronavirus, but UTC has faced the crisis. We don’t know for how long it will continue, but together, we will get through it.
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