NYU D&T 2020: COVID-19 update

Dear D&T students,
Starting on Wednesday March 12, NYU classes will be held remotely via NYU.Zoom until at least March 27. Tandon Dean Jelena Kovačević has also announced that midterm exams (not projects or presentations) are being postponed. To see the latest updates on NYU’s COVID-19 Policy, please visit https://www.nyu.edu/life/safety-health-wellness/coronavirus-information/our-global-communities.html#nyc

What this means for D&T class

  • Class will be held as normal on March 10, and the in-class attendance policy remains the same for this session. Midterm blog posts and midterm presentations are still due tomorrow. We will try to get through most of the presentations, so please be prepared to present. 
  • Class will be held online on March 12 until March 27. You can check this blog for the Zoom link for class. I will also email you a link.
  • If we don’t get through all student presentations tomorrow, we will hold the remainder of the presentations online on Thursday. However, you should be prepared to present tomorrow. 
  • The attendance and participation policies will apply to online classes until NYU notifies all of us that in-classroom courses can resume.

What if I don’t feel well?

  • If you feel physically sick, please contact the NYU Student Health Center at (212) 443-1000 and ask to speak with a nurse. You can read more extensive information at NYU Health’s COVID-19 page.
  • If you feel anxious or unwell in other ways, please use the NYU Wellness Exchange to speak with a counselor.
  • Please also contact Deanna Rayment at the Tandon Office of Student Affairs. Her email and phone number are at https://engineering.nyu.edu/staff/deanna-rayment

A Reminder on Attendance

As I’ve been saying in class, if you can’t provide me with official documentation for an absence, the NYU Office of Student Affairs (or other official NYU staff group) must contact me directly on your behalf in order for your absence to be excused. Otherwise, be prepared to take a reduction in your grade or do extra credit (for each unexcused absence, a 1500 word essay, or a field trip + video is required as a graded make-up assignment). Please refer to the class syllabus for further details. 

Stay well, take care, and good luck!