A Message from the Dean
As you are all now aware, Kent State University, as with other universities across the state and country, has now moved to remote instructional delivery through the end of the semester. This is in response to state and federal calls for public institutions to stop the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing. In addition, to prevent gatherings of people and encourage social distancing, campus buildings will now be closed for the remainder of the semester.
I know that this transition to remote delivery may not be easy for some, but I wish to reassure you that the campus administration and faculty are doing all that we can to support your continued academic progress. Our goal is to make sure that all students can successfully complete the semester with minimal disruptions to their learning.
Our faculty and staff have been working hard in this regard to make sure that we can continue to provide you with all the services that you require to finish the semester. I would encourage students to work directly with their faculty members if they have concerns or questions about how their individual courses will operate under the transition to remote learning. Students can find information on how to contact student services and other campus offices during this period at: https://www.kent.edu/trumbull/coronavirus-updates-trumbull Updates on the University’s efforts to respond to the coronavirus can be found on this page as well.
Additional resources on how to effectively continue your studies remotely can be found at:
https://www.kent.edu/keeponlearning and again, all our staff will still be available to work with you remotely on issues involving advising, financial aid, registration, tutoring, library services and access to other campus and university resources. Please reach out to the appropriate staff with your questions or concerns, we are here to help.
Finally, I know that some students may face technological issues as we move to remote learning. As such issues arise, please let your faculty know of problems that you are experiencing. Our faculty are committed to working with you to find solutions to these issues. However, I would add that you may also contact me directly if you are having problems accessing the internet or lack computer access- I will work with you to find a solution (for example, we have some laptops available for loan). I would also note that Charter/Spectrum is offering free internet to students during this period, where available. Please see the following link for more information on this option if it might help your situation: https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-s...
Again, I want to emphasize that the campus is here to help you during this period, so don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly if you have questions or concerns. Flashes (Always) Take Care of Flashes.
Dr. Daniel E. Palmer
Interim Dean and Chief Administrative Officer
Kent State University at Trumbull
4314 Mahoning Ave. N.W.
Warren, OH 44483