COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-2023
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This newsletter was created to keep the faculty abreast of curriculum, catalog, and assessment updates in the Summer, to help them prepare for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester. We wanted to give the faculty and Academic Departments a continuous connection with our team, and let them know that we are available throughout the summer.
Zoom gallery photo of the Academic Programs Office, led by Dean Regina Eisenbach. Regina scheduled (almost) daily virtual team huddles: Mon-Thurs, for 30 minutes. The aim is to keep us connected, by sharing not just work and university updates, but to also share personal experiences, updates on our families, movies we watched, or just how we are feeling. Our daily huddle, and chats on Teams, are our "virtual hallways", where we would have spontaneous conversations.
A brief story of how my life has been impacted and the efforts my husband I have put forth to do our part.
During the pandemic I’ve taught zoom lessons for students aged 4-11 from this very spot. A student once asked me how it felt to be a librarian without her library. I told him it felt like a piece of me was missing, but once I had a book in my hand and little faces in front of me it felt right.
[Author's recollections about the end of high school during the beginning of the pandemic and joining the Navy.]
Escondido mural at Grape Day Park. Image of mural outside the Escondido Center for the Arts. The mural is an advertisement for their Frida Kahlo exhibition, but seemed appropriate for the times we're in.
Closed California State University San Marcos with university flag at half-staff during the COVID-19 mandatory shutdown.
[Submission to Office of Communications engagment project in April, 2020.]
I was taking my daughter some flowers and discovered it was closed on Mother's Day. I couldn't understand why this was happening since this was an outdoor facility. I go there every year on Mother's Day and like many other parts of our daily lives, Covid19 had shifted this too.