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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic advising is encouraged for all students who wish to clarify any issues regarding classes. Please email Sofía Fuentes at email@example.com with any questions you have or to set-up a virtual appointment.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org with any academic or personal concerns.
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:
If you have any questions about the Tutoring Center or are experiencing issues accessing it, please email Jess Williams at email@example.com
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:
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.
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: