COVID-19 Departmental Updates

3.17.2020: The below information is being updated as the department learns more details about the current situation regarding COVID-19.  As this is a dynamic and quickly changing situation the department encourages all parties to follow various social media outlets around campus for the quickest, most up-to-date information.  Please keep in mind that there may be conflicting information depending on the unit involved.  If you have any questions, please direct those to the departmental communication coordinator, Stormy Kretzschmar (stormyk@tamu.edu).

Latest News:

TAMU Campus Credits/Refund Message from President Young

NEW Grade Change Guidance and Q drop policy changes

Guide for changing grade mode for spring 2020 term

General Takeaways:

Brazos County is under a “shelter in place” alert beginning 9am, March 24th, 2020.  This order will remain in place for two weeks.  Please visit the City of College Station website for more details.  Essential on-campus services will continue in support of students, faculty and staff; however, all non-essential university offices are to limit face-to-face interactions.  For more details see the full announcement from TAMU here.

Departmental and University Cancellations List

Undergraduate Advising Updates

General Helpful Websites:

Texas A&M University guidance

https://www.tamu.edu/coronavirus/

Texas A&M University Provost guidance

http://provost.tamu.edu/Menu/News/COVID-19-Updates

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences guidance

https://aglifesciences.tamu.edu/covid19/

International Student Services guidance

http://iss.tamu.edu/

OGAPS guidance

https://ogaps.tamu.edu/About/COVID-19-Information/FAQs-for-COVID-19

Aggies Keep Learning Resource

https://provost.tamu.edu/keep-learning

City of College Station

https://www.cstx.gov/c_o_v_i_d-19__what_are_we_doing

City of Bryan

https://www.bryantx.gov/coronavirus/

Faculty Helpful Websites:

Keep Teaching Toolkit

https://provost.tamu.edu/keep-teaching

Research guidance

https://vpr.tamu.edu/covid-19

Staff Helpful Websites:

Texas A&M HR

https://employees.tamu.edu/COVID-19

Education Abroad / Study Abroad:

The university has recalled all students effective immediately.  All trips/programs with a departure date before June 30, 2020 have been cancelled.  For programs with a departure date after June 30, 2020 a decision is still being made.

For more details visit: http://abroad.tamu.edu/Getting-Started/Texas-A-M-Education-Abroad-Information-on-Coronavi

ASABE Student Club:

Officers elections will continue in an electronic format.  Monitor your student emails for details.  The March meeting is postponed until further notice.

AGSM Student Club:

Officers elections will be announced in an electronic format.  Monitor your student emails for details.  Any remaining in-person meetings are cancelled for the spring semester.

Computer Labs:

Due to concerns for the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, the BAEN computer labs will be closed until further notice. Please contact your instructor and David Riggs if this causes an undue hardship for your educational activities. We’ll work with you to make alternative arrangements. Below are two lab alternatives to help with your computing needs.

  • Open Access Labs – Some computer labs will remain open for use during this restricted period.
  • Virtual Open Access Labs – https://voal.tamu.edu – Quite a few software packages are available through this virtual platform.

Teleconferencing / Videoconferencing options:

Zoom | Zoom Tutorials

Skype

 

 

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