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Helping you prepare for the semester ahead

Indiana University is excited to welcome students, faculty and staff to the spring semester and share what learning, teaching and research will look like. Learn more about changes to the 2020-2021 academic calendar, what life on campus will be like and how the university is working to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff.

We know that our community values of respect and consideration for each other are especially important in this unusual time. Please keep the Grenadier community in mind as you make decisions for yourself, and reach out if you are in need of any assistance.

Thank you for your help and flexibility as we work to keep IU Southeast safe and healthy.

Spring semester is here and the faculty and staff of IU Southeast are here to help you succeed in your classes. Learning remotely can be challenging. Here are five tips from fellow Grenadiers to help you through the semester.

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It's been a tough year for everyone and online classes can be hard. We hear you and we want to help. Here are tips from five students who have figured out how to be successful in their online courses. 

One of the biggest tips that I have is to have a specific schedule. Pick one or two days out of your week and a specific time slot, whether it's before between or after any of your classes for that day. During this time slot only work on this class. Try to get as much of it done as you can. Whether it's a few power-points, a quiz, an essay, just whatever you need to get done for that class. That way you stay ahead and you don't fall behind during your course.

Hello my name is Yiliang Lu and I'm a senior at IU Southeast. For many students who study, work, and take care of the family, it must be hard to keep track of all those responsibilities. Proper time management can save you from the seemingly inevitable chaos. It is more efficient to create a schedule and manage your responsibilities. There are many freely available scheduling tools. To start I recommend using a calendar app to plan your day. Only focus on the agenda for the next 24 hours to streamline your tasks. Have you ever missed assignment deadline because you either forgot or got confused? Well, I have an IU specific tool for that. The IU Boost mobile app integrates with canvas which makes it easy to personalize, get reminders, and keep up with course specific due dates. You can also add work and family events to get a complete picture view of your calendar.

Hi my name is Roy Holden and I'm a graduating senior at IU Southeast. My tip for online success is to stay connected. Your professors are in your corner investing in your success and want to hear from you. They really do want you to succeed, so reach out. Send an email. Send a canvas message, or schedule a Zoom call during office hours. They look forward to hearing from you. Connect with classmates. Discussion forums and Zoom study sessions can be valuable tools to help you succeed. Lastly, reach out for what you need. We all have strengths and weaknesses. It's okay. Let someone know when you're struggling, whether it's math, writing, business, mental health. Whatever it may be there's a supplemental instruction opportunity: tutoring, counseling, and other resources to help you. Reach out to professors. Link up with classmates. Get connected with resources you need to succeed.

Hello my name is James O'Brien and I'm a senior here at IUS. Here are some tips for you. Read and learn. Read the syllabus and all the instructions. The syllabus is a roadmap for your success, including great insights into how the class will flow, expectations of your professor, and for yourself, grading, and other important dates to remember. Take the time to read it in the beginning and reference it throughout the semester. Use the material that your professor has provided. Your professor has specifically picked all the content being used in your class. Make sure to take the time to read assignments, articles, textbook chapters, and watch any included videos. Even if some of the material is optional, try and take the extra effort to use those resources, because you'll be surprised how much it will help you on assignments and exams. Required materials do vary from class to class and professor to professor. Some courses heavily use Canvas but might use the modules tab over the assignments tab. Other courses might have a heavy emphasis on third-party sites like Mcgraw-Hill, Cengage, etc. Take the time to explore those resources for content, organization, submission locations, and due dates. Finally, if you're unable to find something, make sure to ask your instructor. They're always here to help.

Hello my name is Emily Mattingly and I'm a Senior at IUS. So, my tip for students to create their perfect space or study environment, would be to diminish the distractions. Any environment can make you lose focus so it all depends on finding the right place. Some people may prefer to study at their desks, others may prefer their kitchen table, and some people may like to go outside. One key thing to remember is that everyone has different preferences, so try to find what's best for you. Also, make sure to keep your space organized and keep class materials in one place and try your best to keep your learning environment separate from everything else that you do at home. This can really help create a routine that helps you concentrate better. Let's recap. Be consistent, manage your time, get connected, read the syllabus, and find your space. Don't give up. You've got this. You're not alone. Remember, your faculty and staff are here for you. Reach out to us if you need help.

Frequent and proper hand washing is one of the best defenses we have in the fight against this virus. It is important for all of us to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Hi! I'm Chancellor Ray Wallace. As we return to campus this fall, it is important for each of us to do our part in stopping the spread of Covid-19. Be sure to wash your hands frequently, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.

Hey Gus! Help stop the spread of Covid-19 on campus and be sure to wash your hands frequently. Come on, I can show you how. It only takes 20 seconds. The first thing you want to do is get your hands wet under clean running water. Then, you're going to apply soap and lather your hands by rubbing them together. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, in between your fingers, and under your fingernails. Don't forget your thumbs or your wrists. Make sure you scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. That's as long as singing the "Happy Birthday" song twice. When you're done, dry your hands off with a clean towel or let them air dry. Finally, when you're finished turn the water off with a paper towel. Be sure to wash your hands after you use the toilet, after touching high traffic areas like doorknobs, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, and before you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. Washing your hands is the best way to get rid of germs, but if soap and water aren't readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, with at least 60 percent alcohol. When you apply hand sanitizer, place the recommended amount in the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together so that the gel touches all surfaces of your hands and fingers. Just like you would if you were washing your hands. Do this until the gel is dry on your hands, or about 20 seconds. Now you know how to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other germs, by washing your hands well. Stay healthy and safe IU Southeast and go Grenadiers!

Face coverings are now required on all IU campuses. Types of campus spaces where face coverings are mandatory include, but are not limited to, classrooms, office spaces (including cubicles), elevators, hallways, outdoor spaces, and other locations where intermittent interactions with others might occur, such as seating near aisle ways and other passages.

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As we return to campus this fall it is required for everyone to wear a mask in all hallways, elevators, public spaces, classrooms, and common areas, as well as when entering all IU Southeast buildings. Wearing a mask helps mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protects those around you in case you’re infected but don’t have symptoms yet. It is important that we follow the proper steps while wearing a mask. So, here to explain how to properly wear your mask is Megan, an IU Southeast Nursing student, and our mascot, Gus!

Before you put on your mask, make sure your hands are clean. Now you're ready to put on your mask. Make sure your mask sits snuggly on the sides of your face, and covers above your nose and below your chin at all times. Make sure when you are wearing your mask you do not touch the outside of your mask or your face. When you are ready to take your mask off, make sure you are in a safe environment and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer first. Be sure and remove your mask from the ties or ear loops. Don't grab it from the front. Make sure you wash your hands after taking your mask off and wash your mask after each use! Stay healthy and safe IU Southeast, and go Grenadiers!

Giving each other space is critically important in the fight against COVID-19. Remember, don’t be like Gus! Wear your mask properly, and keep at least six feet of distance between yourself and others.

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Don't be like Gus when you come back to campus. Be respectful of others and stay at least 6 feet away from each other. Keeping space between you and others is one of the best tools we have to avoid being exposed to COVID-19 and to slow its spread. Stay healthy and safe IU Southeast and go Grenadiers!