University Communication to Students
Unfortunately, we are seeing a rise within Allegheny County in both COVID-19 positive cases and hospitalizations, reminding us that we must continue to take precautionary measures. Compounding concerns is the presence of highly contagious strains, the first of which is confirmed here in Oakland. Therefore, the following is important for you to know this week:
New This Week:
Commitment to the Common Good
Recognizing the increase of COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County and the state of Pennsylvania, we continue to emphasize the utmost importance of our commitment to the common good. Cognizant of those around us, while on campus we must always wear a mask, social distance, practice good hand hygiene, and clean spaces before and after use.
The Oakland area has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases, attributed to recent social gatherings. As a reminder, students are expected to avoid social events or gatherings that do not permit proper social distancing and exceed Allegheny County Health Guidelines. Students choosing to attend off campus events, especially large social gatherings, will be subject to conduct review under this policy if required protective guidelines are not followed.
Isadora “Student 2 Student Discussion”
I encourage you to familiarize yourself with and utilize Carlow’s Isadora intranet on a daily basis. There you will find essential student-related information as well as a “Student 2 Student Discussion Board” located at the bottom right of the interface. This tool for safe, effective communicating can be used to reach out to your peers on topics such as study groups, ideas, or tips relative to your Carlow University experience, fundraisers, etc.
Isadora Intranet can be accessed in one of two ways:
- Directly via portal-prod.ec.carlow.edu
- Log in to Carlow’s public-facing website at www.carlow.edu. Link in to “Login” at the top right corner of the home screen. This will take you directly to Isadora Intranet.
Tutoring and Coaching
The CAA is tutoring and coaching with live online appointments or through email for writing. Students can meet with a tutor for writing, course content or with an academic coach through our scheduling system’s synchronous web feature. Check out the options and make an appointment or call +1 (412) 578-6146, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling Services Available
During the pandemic, Counseling Services is fully accessible via a telehealth model. Learn more about counseling services.
Accommodations for Temporary Disability Related to COVID or for Chronic Disability
REMINDER: Students currently enrolled in the DSO must request accommodations for EACH semester. They can make a Semester Request in Accommodate as soon as they have completed the registration for classes starting Monday, March 22nd.
Students not currently enrolled in the DSO requesting accommodation should complete a confidential request form. Each request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and include an interactive conversation with the student to determine qualification for the accommodation. Approved accommodations will be relayed to faculty electronically.
Take Care of Each Other
Please take care to look out for each other as the semester progresses. High stress, long hours, and final projects can take a toll on mental health any year, let alone in this year of the pandemic. If you become concerned about yourself or others, please submit a report and let the Care team know about needs, questions, or concerns.** We will make contact with you to extend help.
Thank you for your diligence. Together we will successfully complete this semester,
Timothy P. Phillips, PhD
Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students