The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is still deciding whether or not to move all classes online in response to the coronavirus.
As of right now, Louisiana State University, Tulane University, the University of New Orleans, Loyola University New Orleans, Southeastern Louisiana University, Dillard University, Xavier University and the University of Holy Cross have all announced they will be canceling face-to-face classes due to the outbreak according to WAFB, WDSU, WGNO and WWLTV respectively.
According to an email sent to the College of Liberal Arts faculty from Dean of Liberal Arts Jordan Kellman, Ph.D., the UL Lafayette deans met with Provost Jamie Hebert, Ph.D., at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday to discuss what the university should do in the event all classes move online.
The university will be holding Moodle training seminars to prepare faculty for the possible move to online exclusivity, Kellman said in the email.
Kellman also stated the university still hasn’t decided whether or not to cancel face-to-face classes at this time in the email.
“Please note that no such decisions have been made,”he said in the email.
In an email sent to UL Lafayette students and faculty, President Joseph Savoie, Ph.D., also stated face-to-face classes may be canceled and ensured that UL Lafayette will do everything possible to protect the health of its faculty and students.
“Many of you are anxious. That’s perfectly understandable in a situation such as this. But I want to assure you that when we say that the health and safety of our University family is our primary concern, we mean it. Ensuring your wellbeing during times such as these requires systematic and thorough planning, and that’s what we’re working every day to do,” Savoie said in the email.