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Please add the following link to your Discussion Board for students to answer. This 8-item questionnaire is designed to provide us with some insight into the issues and problems the students are facing as well as their needs for this semester.
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To All Lamar University Online Students
We want you to know that whether you have been directly affected by Hurricane Harvey or been isolated due to street and road closures, that we are concerned about your safety, health and welfare. As an Academic Community, we are also dedicated to ensure that you get the education and experiences that accompany attending Lamar University. To that end, we are planning to modify our calendars to accommodate your educational and learning needs.
Please be aware that we will be notifying you of the calendar changes and then your faculty members will be working to change due dates, assignments, etc. as needed. Notify your course professors as soon as possible with any accommodations you made as you and your family seek to recover from this unprecedented storm.
5-Week Accelerated Programs:
8-Week Online Programs
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you, your families, the Texas School Districts and communities impacted by this weather event. We are committed to help in anyway we can.
This change in schedule affects all courses including classroom and online.
LU administrators have been monitoring Tropical Storm Harvey and its impact on Southeast Texas and working with local and state public safety services. Throughout this morning and afternoon there have been numerous reports of mandatory evacuations, delayed school openings in the Beaumont and surrounding areas, roadways that have become impassable and students, faculty and staff who are without services. The only reasonable and humane decision in light of these reports is to delay the start of classes until Tuesday, Sept. 5. All of those affected by this historic storm have our sympathy and support. We encourage all who are able, to do what they can to help others recover from this unprecedented event.
University business operations will also resume Sept. 5. Faculty and nonessential staff will not report to work until that day. Essential staff may be required to report sooner and will be contacted by their supervisors if necessary. Employees with hardships that prevent them from reporting should communicate with their supervisors.
The extreme activity and unprecedented difference between actual and forecast effect of Tropical Storm Harvey is challenging to all involved. Please be assured that the university is committed to the safety and well-being of the members of the Lamar University community.
As further developments arise, students, faculty and staff should monitor the university’s website, social media network and Connect-ED for further updates. All are urged to check local roadway and weather conditions to ensure personal safety while traveling.
Due to Hurricane Harvey, the start of the fall 2017 semester has been delayed. As many of our students live and work in areas impacted by this severe weather system, we are committed to accommodating our collective community. The fall semester will be completed in its entirety once we commence classes and make final arrangements for covering all of the necessary course material. All classes and other academic events and activities are cancelled through Tuesday (8-29). This includes all face-to-face and online classes. Registration-related activities will be extended accordingly to accommodate enrollment and payment issues.
University officials are watching the storm system closely and will issue official announcements about any other delays affecting the start of the fall semester as soon as possible. Student and employee safety will be paramount in these decisions.
As you monitor the ongoing situation, please access Lamar’s website (www.lamar.edu), official social media sites, and ConnectEd about the start of the fall semester. We look forward to sunshine and the start of a successful fall semester.