Since the UMass Amherst campus transitioned to remote learning in early March to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Isenberg community has made fast adjustments to ensure that students continue learning and thriving from a distance. We, as a community, live a spirit of innovation and perseverance.
“This spirit and the Isenberg drive bring out the best in us,” says Dean Anne Massey. “Everyone has been working tirelessly to reimagine the curricula, deliver remote learning, and offer student services.” Faculty members are adjusting their syllabi and learning to use virtual classroom technology. Students all over the country have become virtual learners at the drop of a hat.
Technology Support & Service (TSS) has rushed to help everyone in the community configure their home computer setups to allow them to fully participate in meetings, classes, and webinars virtually: Read more.
Isenberg’s Undergraduate Programs Office has gotten its services up and running via email, phone, and video chat, allowing for academic advising and registration services to continue with little interruption: Read more.
The Chase Career Center has also organized its online operations to support students virtually with career coaching, resume reviews, and job searches: Read more.
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion is organizing a series of “Quick Chats,” offering Zoom conversations that focus on the pandemic’s emotional toll and reinforcing community bonds from a distance. Read more.
The Graduate Programs Office is continuing its efforts to connect MBA students with alumni working in a variety of fields, organizing online networking chats. Read more.
Dean Anne Massey is maintaining close connections with the Isenberg community, fielding questions from students during a live Q&A event over Zoom. Read more.