March 26, 2020
Written by Bobby Hooten
In response to local and national quarantine recommendations due to the changing dynamics created by COVID-19, Lubbock Christian University announced on March 18 that it would be providing instruction for the rest of the spring 2020 semester remotely.
The change was accompanied by an additional week off for students following spring break, allowing faculty and staff valuable time to finish migrating their courses to the online format. This time also allowed opportunities to gain valuable insight from other veterans of the online landscape and tools and tips from on-campus resources such as EquipLCU and LCU Technology Services. Students resumed their coursework—in remote digital formats—on Monday, March 30.
“I am so very grateful to the great IT and distance learning team who have stepped forward to help lead this charge, and I know that they, along with the university leadership team, stand ready to provide support and to troubleshoot as needed,” said LCU’s new president, Scott McDowell.
The safety of LCU’s students, faculty, staff, and overall community are of the utmost importance, and although the current situation requires extra patience, determination, and endurance, President McDowell shares his vision of hope.
“God has blessed this university in innumerable ways over these past 62 years, and I am confident he has great things in store for our future.”