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Coronavirus Protocol for Texas Tech-CR Community

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STUDENT RESOURCES

Virtual Classes

In response to the Global pandemic, Texas Tech University-Costa Rica classes are being delivered virtually. Faculty members communicate directly with their students to establish the expectations and timetables for their specific courses.  Following the guidance of the Texas Tech University departments in Lubbock, TTU-Costa Rica faculty are deploying a range of synchronous or asynchronous tools to deliver high quality instruction. Faculty hold virtual office hours and stay in touch with their students through email, video conferences, and telephone.  All students are responsible for monitoring email communication from their instructors and for complying with their guidelines.

Any students experiencing issues with the tools the university is using to implement virtual learning (Blackboard, Zoom, Skype for Business) can email virtual-class-help@edulinksa.com

 

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Academic Advising

Academic advising is encouraged for all students who wish to clarify any issues regarding classes. Please email Sofía Fuentes at s.fuentes@ttu.edu with any questions you have or to set-up a virtual appointment.

Student Services

If at any point you are feeling anxious or stressed, don't hesitate to reach out to Gabriela Echandi, the Student Services & Affairs Manager, at Gabriela.echandi-truque@ttu.edu with any academic or personal concerns. 

Virtual Study Resources

Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center will be open online Monday – Friday, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The same tutors that you know and love—David, Eduardo, and Virginia—will be hosting group study sessions at this time.

To access the Online Tutoring Center, follow these steps:

  1. Open this link (https://zoom.us/j/7217761933) to join the Zoom meeting.
  2. Once you enter the meeting, turn on your video. Open the chat feature and send a private message to the Tutors (Host) with your R#. Please do the same immediately before you exit the meeting.
  3. If you just want to study alongside friends and use this time to keep you accountable, that’s it!
  4. If you need help from a tutor or just want to work on homework with friends, a tutor will create a breakout room in Zoom so that you can have a private online space. This is simply a Zoom meeting where small groups can video chat, share their screens, or use the whiteboard.

If you have any questions about the Tutoring Center or are experiencing issues accessing it, please email Jess Williams at jess.williams@ttu.edu

 

Online Library Resources

You can access ebooks, articles, and streaming video online through the TTU-Costa Rica Library. Please note that Document Delivery/InterLibrary Loan will not be accepting requests for physical items at this time, though electronic requests will still be processed. If you currently have a print book checked out, the due date will automatically be extended to May.

 

If you need help with research, please follow these steps:

  1. Consult the Research Guide for your subject or major. These guides will help you get started searching databases and identifying sources.
  2. Contact Jess Williams (jess.williams@ttu.edu) to set up a research consultation or reach out to a subject librarian via chat by clicking the blue conversation button in the bottom right hand corner of the library homepage. FAQs are also available.

TTU-CR COMMUNICATION 

Message from the Dean

Campus Emergency Response Protocol

Texas Tech University Costa Rica is concerned about the safety and well-being of all the Red Raider community.  We have been monitoring daily what has become a global health concern and are attentive to the guidance of the Ministry of Health, World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as well as our home campus Texas Tech.

  • Cleaning and reinforced decontamination of doors, handles, and general high traffic contact points.
  • Reinforcement in cleaning of sanitary areas, kitchen, common use areas, study rooms, offices, shared workstations, etc.
  • Deep cleaning is provided at each round by the SBM team.
  • Reinforcement of certified cleaning products in stock (both those of SBM, Lysol and wipes).
  • Installation of -OL gel bottles and Kleenex tissues in strategic and high-traffic places.
  • Facilities / EHS team constantly conducting tours and inspections in order to confirm all the aforementioned reinforcements.
  • A lot of work is being done with the SBM management area in order to follow the best protocols in health and hygiene, and it is requested to reinforce their training with their collaborators.
  • Visual material reinforcement has been installed by EHS / Facilities and CSO, in order to keep our workforce, students and visitors informed of the best practices to follow, as well as correct processes for washing and drying hands, and the correct ways to cough and sneeze (posters, prints, etc.).
  • AC Programming / Optimization.
  • We have Full Emergency Kits for any topic on site (PAB).
  • Directors of Operations, as well as Facilities, EHS, CSO, HR, etc. have been provided information regarding the subject, as part of compliance with Management Plans and Policies in the field of Occupational Health, Safety, Environment and Risk Management.

 

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INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19

What To Do

What is the Coronavirus Disease?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

Read More Here

Follow Proper Hygiene
Wash your hands often with soap and hot water for 20 seconds. Make sure to wash your thumbs, wrists and in-between your fingers.
 
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What do I do if I feel sick?
If you feel ill, please stay home! If you exhibit a fever of 38C degrees, have a dry cough, sore throat and/or experience shortness of breath, please seek medical guidance and do not come to campus.
 
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Tips for Staying Healthy

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Local Status

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Global Status

We highly encourage our community to be aware of the situation around the world. Please visit the following links for more information from reliable sources:

 

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