Faculty and Staff
Review the frequently asked questions below for answers about meetings, available resources and more. Please check the FAQ pages regularly, as information is updated to reflect the situation as it evolves. For additional information on University-wide procedures and updates, visit Drexel’s Response to Coronavirus website.
Phased Return to Campus for LeBow Faculty and Staff
The university will continue having face to face instruction with the start of fall quarter on Monday, September 20, 2021.
Faculty and Staff in Phase 7
All faculty and staff that have been categorized as Phase 1 – Phase 7 are permitted to be on campus. For those that are fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test will NOT be required to be on campus.
Scheduling A Test
Should you need or want to schedule a test, please either utilize the Drexel Health App or the website. Simply click on the calendar icon and pick a date and location. There are two testing centers, one at the University City campus, located at 33rd and Race streets and also one at our Queen Lane campus. Test results will be sent to you via the portal used to make the appointment 24-48 hours after completing the test. Please note that you can schedule a test 1 week in advance.
How have classrooms been enhanced at Gerri C. LeBow Hall?
Podiums have been enhanced to now have two monitors, one with annotation capabilities (left) and one with standard display (right). Anything displayed on the left monitor will also be displayed on the room projectors and confidence monitors. You can also use pen-enable monitor for whiteboarding/annotation.
Ceiling and lectern microphones are connected to the podium PC so they can be broadcasted through Zoom. Room cameras are also connected to the podium PC and used as the main camera in Zoom. Basic zoom and positioning controls are available on the podium touch panel for changing the camera view.
Computers have updated software to ensure they are as fast as possible to minimize loading times.
If I am teaching on campus, are there any recommendations for using technology or using the classroom?
- The use of the podium PC is strongly recommended. Laptop use is possible, but you may experience significantly reduced functionality.
- Remain close to the podium and observe social distancing.
- Breakout rooms must be scheduled in correctly sized locations.
- Utilize a Remote Course Facilitator (RCF) for class period facilitation.
- Repeat questions (chat and remote) to ensure all students hear you.
- All handouts and tests should be electronic to allow ease of access to remote students and prevent unnecessary contact with in-person students.
What is a Remote Course Facilitator (RCF), and how can I request one?
The Remote Course Facilitator (RCF) program was established by the Graduate College, with support from the Office of the Provost and Remote Teaching Task Force, in spring 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic during which all face-to-face (F2F) courses were required to move to a fully remote format. The RCF program is meant to help support faculty with the technical and administrative aspects of teaching in a fully remote or hybrid format and to help support the remote teaching and learning environment in which active engagement is critical for a successful student experience.
Where can I find tech webinars and how-to’s?
Information and guidance on the use of online teaching and conference platforms can be found below.
How can I help keep the Drexel Community Safe?
It’s everyone’s responsibility to do their part to keep the Drexel community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you see any activity or suspect any behavior that violates the University’s COVID-19 Code of Conduct, make an online report.