Adjustments have been made to Indiana Tech’s Academic Calendar to maximize health and safety while also maintaining the highly engaging experience between our faculty and students. The most significant changes to the academic calendar affect our traditional undergraduate students on the Fort Wayne campus. Those changes are:
- We will not observe a fall break during the 2020-21 academic year.
- Thanksgiving Break will last a full week this year, from Monday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, Nov. 30. After Thanksgiving Break, classes will resume online until the end of the fall semester.
If the necessity arises, we will make adjustments to the academic calendar for the spring semester.
To view the academic calendar for traditional undergraduate students, go here and click on the Traditional Undergradute link.
If Indiana Tech identifies any operational changes that need to be made for the second semester of the 2020-21 academic year (i.e., alterations to our academic calendar or changes in the way our classes are delivered), those changes will be announced by the university early in October.
Academic Resources for Students
During a global pandemic and at all times, Indiana Tech has a wide variety of student learning resources in place, which are designed to help you succeed. They can be found here.
Chiefly, Indiana Tech’s Office of Student Success (the OSS) was created to help students navigate around any obstacles they may encounter during their college career. The OSS will help students improve study skills, get connected with a tutor, advise them on future class selections and much more. In addition, the OSS is the starting point for students with disabilities.
The focus of the Indiana Tech’s Office of Student Success is to keep all students moving forward in their pursuit of their academic goals.
Tips for Online Course Success
- First and foremost, schedule time every day to dedicate your course.
- Do not deviate from this schedule and eliminate as many distractions as possible.
- Turning off your cell phone will guarantee that you are more productive.
- Plan out what you want to accomplish during each study session
- Take your syllabi and map out all of your due dates and work backwards with sub goals
- If you have multiple large assignments due around the same time, assign yourself an earlier due date for one or two of them.
- Take advantage of online tutoring and drop off essay review, both are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through a link to Online Tutoring in Blackboard
- Use the peer learning and study group app CircleIn for help with classes or to post an assist your classmates with class notes and answering questions
- Keep an open communication with your faculty. If you are sick or dealing with an emergency let them know
- Talk with your classmates in non-graded discussion boards or through email and build a community within your class
- Feeling a bit overwhelmed or unsure about your class? Contact your faculty or student success advisor firstname.lastname@example.org or 260.422.5561, ext. 2337, for help and advice. They are available to meet in person, via phone or video conference call.