Trainings scheduled to support faculty, staff in remote work capacity

University Communication to Faculty and Staff
Distributed: 06/01/2020
Posted: 06/02/2020


Dear Carlow University Community,

Our strength, resilience and adaptability in the face of rapid change and uncertainty remains readily apparent as we enter the third month of this global pandemic. We remain anchored in our mission to vibrantly serve students while engaging in strategic measures that ensure the safety of our entire community.

Below are a few brief updates:  

Remote Work

As noted in our previous communication, faculty and staff will continue to work remotely until further notice. A comprehensive, phased reentry plan is scheduled to be released later in June, and classes are scheduled to resume in the fall in a hybrid format of on-campus, off-campus, online and alternative modalities.  

Resources/Tools

Given the University’s transition to remote work, there is an increased demand for training on new platforms. The CDLI has a plethora of online resources available for internal users.

Additionally, the University has begun to utilize Microsoft’s Teams platform for messaging, online meetings and university projects and coursework. Recognizing that this platform is new to the internal community, the CDLI staff is hosting a series of online training sessions. Registration is not required. Feel free to email CDLI with your questions.

Exploration Sessions
Monday, June 1, at 2 p.m.
Thursday, June 4, at 10 a.m.

Demonstration Sessions
Monday, June 1 at 10 p.m.
Wednesday, June 3 at 1 p.m.  

Student Emergency Assistance Fund

The Student Emergency Fund is still accepting gifts that will greatly benefit Carlow students who have been impacted by COVID-19. Contact Regan Gibney or give online.   

Service Opportunity

With a mission rooted in mercy, we are always looking for opportunities of service to share with our internal community during this global pandemic. The Allegheny County Health Department is recruiting volunteers from all disciplines and fields to assist with contact tracing through the Medical Reserve Corps. If you are interested, you can register through the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Pennsylvania website.

As always, we encourage you to regularly visit Carlow University’s website and social media platforms for latest news and information.

Please stay healthy and be well.

Sincerely,

The COVID-19 Rapid Response Team