March 15, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

You will have seen the most recent message from Biddy in which she writes that we all must work from home. For many of you, and especially for those of you who have poor internet service or small children at home, this will make an already challenging situation that much more challenging. 

Although we have been doing lots of messaging around Zoom and synchronous teaching, this may no longer be possible for some of you. Given the circumstances, I now encourage you to do whatever kind of teaching best suits you as you continue to work with our students.  Much or even all of this might be asynchronous teaching, including recorded lectures or simply more writing assignments submitted by email. At this point, please focus on just the most essential learning outcomes that you have for your students.  That is all that I and our students can ask of you—and that you can ask of yourselves.

As always, I stand ready to help.  Please be in touch with any concerns that you may have.

All my best, Catherine  

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Catherine Epstein
Provost and Dean of the Faculty