“We will be determining which classes cannot be taught online and will be determining the best way to deliver those classes,” Gammon said. “This is of course subject to change if we receive a directive that all courses need to move online.
“We are in the process of gathering resources and creating plans to support faculty in transitioning their classes to online,” he said. “We anticipate running workshops led by faculty who have experience and expertise in online course delivery. We are also exploring our software options for online delivery.”
The Tech campus and others in Montana’s system will remain open and operational for students, including residence halls and dining services, computer labs and most other campus services.
At Tech, those include the business office, career services, enrollment services, payroll, administration, parking, library, HPER, disability services, counseling services, departmental offices, and advising.
Christian said across the whole system, the vast majority of coursework will be delivered remotely and many students will choose to complete their courses that way and not return immediately after spring break. The exceptions will be courses that require equipment or software that is only available on campus such as welding or pharmacy programs.
Gammon said research experiences at Tech are generally very small group or individual activities so they will likely continue in person.