Planning for Campus Re-Engagement
Following the COVID-19 crisis, New York Tech is developing an adaptable, responsive, and comprehensive campus re-engagement plan that follows all requisite national, state, and local guidelines while supporting a best-in-class student experience.
Message from President Foley (July 31, 2020)
Dear New York Tech Students, Faculty, and Staff:
New York Institute of Technology is committed to sharing information about news and developments that impact our community. While this has always been true, it is especially so with regards to the unprecedented situation created by COVID-19.
As such, I am writing with further updates about our fall semester reopening plans and sharing additional informational resources that are now available on our reopening web page. We continue to make great progress on the reopening plan for our New York City campus and expect to submit it to New York State next week.
READ PRESIDENT’S FOLEY’S COMPLETE MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY
- Our re-engagement plans and schedules for the New York City and Long Island campuses will differ.
- Plans, as determined by our working groups, will include enhanced access requirements and layout changes to meet physical distancing requirements. Facial coverings will be required on campus.
- Equipment adjustments will allow hands-free operations of entries/facilities and support healthy air quality; signage will remind community members of responsible actions.
- Disinfection will be conducted frequently via multiple methodologies.
- For planning purposes, we are grouping classes into two categories: conceptual and experiential. Classes that are more conceptual can have more online elements; experiential classes involve hands-on learning and development, such as labs and studios.
- We are also making classroom improvements in technology-enabled engagement and online user experience, and providing online teaching and learning resources for faculty and students.
- Academic considerations for fall may include scheduling adjustments and programming revisions to meet blended (in-person and virtual) educational environments.
- All orientation activities for new students will be held virtually this summer.
- Student life, including student government and clubs, will operate following the same guidelines as academic activities. It is likely this will involve a mix of remote, online, and in-person meetings.
- We will inform students about residence hall regulations as soon as they become available.
- Athletics guidance will be forthcoming from the NCAA and our conference in the near future.