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Message from Dean Parr to CAPPA Students

March 18, 2020

Dear CAPPA Community

I hope you are all holding up okay. 

We recognize that the need for social distancing and the swift transition to remote work and study scenarios is incredibly challenging for everyone in the CAPPA community. As you now know, in an effort to slow the spread of the virus all UTA classes will be taught remotely through to the end of the semester. 

This is new territory for all of us and we are working to do all we can to provide the best possible advising service and to promptly answer questions as you prepare for the new learning format. I have been meeting daily with CAPPA program heads and staff via Teams to ensure we stay ahead of the situation the best we can, despite the uncertainty we all face. 

In addition to prioritizing the health and welfare of all members of the CAPPA community, our goal is to ensure our students are supported and cared for. As your Dean, I am regularly consulting with university leadership, as well as talking with a broad network of colleagues in academic leadership across the country on best practices and new resources that might have to be offered moving forward.

 Many of you have been asked to conduct a technology survey of your student’s needs. We are happy to report this information will allow us to better support those students most in need. We deeply appreciate your cooperation on this important task.

Remember to check in on your family, friends, and colleagues, as we are all in this together.

All our best wishes for the health of you and your loved ones. 

Take care.

Adrian Parr