COVID-19 Learning Resources

updated 9/3/2020

As the university reactivates campus in the Fall 2020 semester, the Chemistry Department has compiled a list of resources to help students manage the transition to both online and in-person courses. Below you will find links related to university-specific software/techonology, as well as general information to ensure that you are successful amidst the current coronavirus outbreak. For campus updates, please visit the Health Services website and the Reactivating Campus website.  

Wesleyan University Resources: 

Information Technology Services:

Most Wesleyan IT services and resources are available from off-campus, but you may have to do some pre-planning to take advantage of them. 

Requests for support are most efficiently handled via submitting a request through ServiceNow. This ensures that your request is routed to and addressed by the appropriate ITS professional as quickly as possible. During regular business hours, M-F 8:30AM-4:30PM EDT, ITS professional Desktop Support Specialists (DSS) can be contacted at the following telephone numbers: 

Administrative Division:

Ben Jackson:(860)685-2103

Keith Stebbins:(860)685-2319

Division 1:

Julian Goldfield: (860)685-2817

 

Division 2:

Zeyad Abdulkareem:(860)685-3082

 

Division 3 and Cabinet:

Rob Stickles:       (860)685-2505

Remote Resources (Teaching, Learning and Working Remotely) 

 

Counseling and Psychological Services: 

Please be advised these services are subject to change as the current COVID-19 situation develops

  • Our on-call clinician is available 24/7 for students who are in acute distress and need to speak with a clinician as soon as possible.  It is important to reserve this service for students with an urgent need to connect with a clinician, in order to avoid overwhelming them with calls.
  • For students who have received permission to remain on campus, or who reside in CT, CAPS is working on rolling out an online therapy program on or before April 1st.  Please check the CAPS webpage or call at (860)685-2910 Monday through Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30PM for more information about this.
     

Office of Residential Life: 

COVID-19 Opening FAQ

Internet Providers Facilitating Access to Free Internet and Wi-Fi: 

Aside from the university's resources, the Federal Communications Commission recently called on internet providers to adopt the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, which reads as follows:

"Given the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on American society, [[Company Name]] pledges for the next 60 days to:

(1) not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;

(2) waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and

(3) open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them."

Read more about the FCC Agreement and the responses from several internet providers below.  


FCC Agreement
Providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and
open hot-spots.


Comcast COVID-19 response
Offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity
hot-spots are free to the public during this time


Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months


AT&T COVID-19 response
Offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month
plans to low income families

Verizon COVID-19 response
No special offers, but following the FCC agreement.

Sprint COVID-19 response
Follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and,
starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots
for 60 days at no extra charge

T-Mobile COVID-19 response
Follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and,
coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no
extra charge