Department of Computer Science Plans Regarding COVID-19

A Message From UTSA's Computer Science Department Chair

Dear CS Community,

In this challenging and rapidly evolving situation, our two highest priorities are the health and well-being of our students, staff and faculty and academic progress of each individual student. We fully appreciate the flexibility and patience of our community as we get through this unprecedented situation. UTSA is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and is receiving guidance from international, U.S., Texas and local public health officials. For more information, visit UTSA’s Coronavirus Updates website.

For CS students, faculty, and staff, a helpful directory of department resources is now available at CS Remote Instruction Resources. This site will be updated continually.

In response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to support the health and well-being of our university community, I would like to provide you with the following updates:

  • All CS Department courses will be taught through remote instruction via online platforms rather than through in-person sessions starting March 23, 2020.  The classrooms, department and faculty offices, etc., will not be physically accessible. Please contact your instructors with any course related questions.  See available technology resources at https://www.utsa.edu/coronavirus/techresources.html.
  • Department academic and business operations will continue online, and all personnel including instructors, TAs, Tutors, and staff shall be available via email, phone and via online technologies.
  • Instructional computer labs will be shutdown beginning next week for reasons of safety, sanitization, social distancing, staffing, etc.  
    • UTSA library will provide access to computers for any student who needs access.  
    • All computer servers will be available via remote access.
  • All meetings and student club activities will be online.
  • CS research labs will also become inaccessible - please work with you faculty advisors to continue carrying out research while teleworking.

I would like to thank the department faculty and staff who have worked tirelessly to develop accommodations for remote learning and minimize the impact of the coronavirus on our campus. 

Keep your spirits high and be safe - thank you all!

Dr. Sushil K. Prasad, Department Chair

Sushil Prasad