Tag «COVID-19»

COVID-19, Forcing a Tough Decision for the Office Of Decision Support at the University of South Florida

Dr. Valeria Garcia, AVP for the Office of Decision Support (ODS), at the University of South Florida (USF), a member of the Academic Affairs leadership team and has been involved in academic and student success continuation planning. Dr. Garcia was on track with scheduled planning for the 2020-21 Academic Year as her team of analysts …

A Tough Decision: Auditwerx, LLC vs. COVID-19

As the year 2020 rolled in, COVID-19 headlined all the news forums. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) was a virus that crippled the world by either infecting or killing millions of people, and the United States (US) did not go unscathed. With an alarmingly high rate of infection, the US government was asking non-essential companies to temporarily close …

When Caddy’s Went Viral

With the sun losing its glare and now appearing as a beautiful orange orb just above the distant horizon where the sky meets the sea, Barry O’Connor thought to himself, “This is as close to paradise as you can get.” Yet, the vast empty sea of white sand surrounding him told a very different story. It …

Keeping College Employees Amid COVID-19

COVID-19 changed so much for higher education. Traditional classrooms were vacant. They remained vacant for months. St. Petersburg College was just one of many institutions that grappled with swift and critical decisions to go online and what the environment would be for coming back. With nearly 47,000 students and 2,800 faculty and staff to consider, …

Meals On Wheels of Tampa Confronts COVID-19

Meals on Wheels of Tampa (MOWT), a 501(C)3 tax-exempt organization founded in 1975, delivers hot meals to people in need in the community, mostly the elderly and the homebound that live alone. The meals are prepared, packaged and delivered by the organization on a daily basis, approximately 870 meals per day. Beneficiaries of the program …

A Lobbyist’s Dilemma

Georgia Lobbyist, Jet Toney, didn’t know what to do. There were 11 days left in the 2020 Georgia legislative session and the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House had decided, due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, to suspend the session to a time indeterminate. This had never happened, not even in wartime. …

Selection of Collegewide Course Materials

Due to COVID-19 pandemic a college with eight different campus locations moved its face to face courses online. The college decided to list all courses under one main campus since the regional locations did not matter now. There was a course materials issue since the professors from each of the campuses use their own materials. …