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Faculty and Staff Information

Campus Schedule

Effective July 7, 2020, all University buildings will be open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the following exceptions:

The Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, Bob Bullock Hall and the Rec Center will be closed.

The Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library and Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Center will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Saturday.

Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Additional building and services schedules are as follows:

  • Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center is open Mon-Thurs from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Open Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; all services available by email and phone until 5 p.m.
  • The Dusty’s Diner GrilleWorks is open from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Subway is also open from 10 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Starbucks hours are from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • The OIT Help Desk operates from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • The Bookstore is open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday-Friday only. It is closed Saturday and Sunday until further notice.
  • The Kinesiology, Wellness and Recreation Center is closed.
  • The Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium is closed.
  • The University Learning Center provides online tutoring services from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.
  • The Writing Center offers online tutoring and supplemental instruction sessions, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • The SkyLab is closed.

All office hours and services subject to change, contact specific department/office or visit their respective website for updated information.

Online Teaching Transition

TAMIU's Office of Instructional Technology (OIT) team has created several pages to assist professors' transition to the online environment.

 

Faculty and Staff Frequently Asked Questions

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid sharing food, beverages, and utensils. Avoid close contact with those who may be ill. Stay home when you are sick or have flu symptoms. Cover cough/sneeze with a tissue or cough/sneeze into your elbow. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces. Get your annual flu shot.

We recommend you also follow all CDC and State guidelines and City of Laredo ordinances.

TAMIU has augmented its cleaning of facilities, using hospital-grade disinfectant on surfaces and supplementing its regular cleaning schedule and staff. We are in ongoing communication with the CDC, State Department, our Texas A&M University System and the City of Laredo Health Department regarding any additional precautions or actions that should be considered.
TAMIU has an online form submitted by all students, faculty, and staff traveling from or through any country that is designated as a Level 2 or 3 by CDC for COVID-19 in order to register their travel. These individuals are also required to self-isolate upon returning from those countries for up to 21 days before returning to campus.
If a COVID-19 virus is confirmed, then the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols will be followed. Those who have had close contact with the patient will be contacted and monitored by the City of Laredo Health Department. TAMIU will fully support that effort.
  1. If you are feeling ill, make an appointment with your healthcare provider. Students can make an appointment at Student Health Services by visiting the website or by calling (956) 326-2235.
  2. Please do not show up at a clinic, urgent care or other healthcare facility without calling first. Your provider may need to take special measures to protect other people in the clinic. Telemedicine may also be available, enabling you to consult a provider from home.
  3. Do not go to an emergency room. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs.
  4. Practice social distancing. Stay indoors and avoid contact with others, just as you would with the flu. Those with contagious diseases should stay home from work or school until they are well. People with fever, cough and respiratory issues should seek immediate medical attention.

Members of the TAMIU community seeking help with stress now have an online ally at their fingertips: Therapy Assistance Online (TAO). It’s open to all actively enrolled students and employees too. Use your University email and login to TAO.

You’ll be redirected to login with your current University credentials (University email and password). Employees must use the enrollment key: Wellness19-20 (case sensitive/no spaces). Students do not need an enrollment key.

After logging in, you’ll complete an approximately 5-minute wellness survey and then will have access to all available assistance modules and a mindfulness library. Additional services will be added online as available.

Read our dedicated COVID-19 Self-Care Packet, produced by TAMIU Student Counseling and Disability Services for Students.

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