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Darla Moore School of Business

Moore School Coronavirus Policies and Procedures

The Darla Moore School of Business is prepared to respond effectively to the coronavirus outbreak. Should any of our policies or practices change as a result of the outbreak, we will inform you as quickly as possible.

Student Resources

The Center for Business Communication is open for virtual video appointments only. Virtual appointments can be scheduled online. Visit the CBC page for more information about writing support services.

For students streaming from home/away from campus, a minimum of 6-10 mbps download and upload speeds are sufficient. However, these speeds also depend on how many other users are on the network. Roommates or dormitory residents playing video games may degrade speeds. Test your download and upload speeds at www.speedtest.net. If your speed does not seem fast enough for streaming, please contact your ISP (internet service provider).

Students needing help with Blackboard Collaborate should call 803-777-1800 and select option 2. For technical help needed with Moore School classes, students should email the Moore School Help Desk at helpdesk@moore.sc.edu. Call 803-777-2200 in the event of an emergency.

Throughout the fall 2020 semester, the Office of Career Management (OCM) will continue to work full-time to serve both students and employers virtually.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

There will be no in-person Drop-In hours or 1:1 appointments. Instead, these meetings will be held virtually via phone, Skype, or Zoom. Drop-in hours will resume on Monday, Aug. 31 and run weekly from 3-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

In order to communicate via email with your assigned coach, please review the list career services professionals below, noting the specific student populations that they serve:

  1. Director of Undergraduate Career Services:
    Trish Jones pjones@moore.sc.edu
  2. Accounting, Economics, and Real Estate:
    Anna Grubic anna.grubic@moore.sc.edu
  3. Finance, Risk Management and Insurance:
    Katie Levkoff katie.levkoff@moore.sc.edu
  4. Management and Marketing:
    Kacie Ingram kacie.ingram@moore.sc.edu
  5. Operations and Supply Chain:
    Dave Foster  dave.foster@moore.sc.edu

BADM 301 CLASSES 

All Fall 2020 BADM301 class sections will be taught in an asynchronous format. Please carefully review your instructor’s adaptation of the course syllabus, as all instruction and assignment delivery, will now be conducted virtually. Note: BADM301 sections may be canceled due to any possible further developments related to the Coronavirus


GRADUATING SENIORS

Please note that the OCM needs your placement information if you graduated in May 2020, and you are now employed. Please complete the survey via this link:

http://baseline.campuslabs.com/usc/annualgradoutcomes

If you are not yet employed, please email the undergraduate career coach listed above to schedule a 1:1 virtual appointment. We urge you to use this time of social distancing to conduct a thorough job search and to continue to apply for full-time positions. Rest assured, corporations are still conducting interviews, albeit through some type of virtual platform, so applications are still being reviewed.


GRADUATE STUDENTS

In order to communicate via email with your assigned coach, please review the list graduate career services professionals below, and noting the specific student populations that they serve:

  1. Director of Graduate Career Services:
    Dollie Newhouse dollie.newhouse@moore.sc.edu
  2. MACC, MAEcon and PMBA:
    Dollie Newhouse dollie.newhouse@moore.sc.edu
  3. MBA and IMBA: Doug Hanslip doug.hanslip@moore.sc.edu
  4. MHR: Sylvia Aull-Holcombe sylvia.aull-holcombe@moore.sc.edu
  5. MIB: Allison Waymyers allsion.waymyers@moore.sc.edu

Please note that the OCM needs your placement information, if you are now employed. Please use the following link to complete the placement survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LSX5XTD

If you are not yet employed, please reach out to your respective career coach to begin to develop an alternate job search plan.


GENERAL QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS

For general questions, please contact the Office of Career Management main line at 803-777-0149. Please leave a detailed voice message.

Please leave a voicemail and know that a staff member will return your call within 24 hours

For general concerns, please contact Georgia Holmes Doran, senior director of OCM, at georgia.doran@moore.sc.edu or 803-404-1009.

UofSC STUDY SPACES

UofSC has opened several study and learning spaces to students across campus. View the full list online.


LIVESTREAMING ACCESS IN THE MOORE SCHOOL

Moore School students are invited to use Sonoco Pavilion to livestream their courses beginning Wednesday, Aug. 26. Availability is first-come, first served. General operating hours will be:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Please note that this space may be used for classes or special events throughout the semester. Make sure to look for the “Open/Closed” sign outside the pavilion door, which will indicate whether the space is available for use. Headphones are required for any students livestreaming courses in Sonoco Pavilion.


INDIVIDUAL STUDY ROOM REQUESTS

Students looking to reserve an individual study room on level 2 should contact the Welcome Desk at 803-777-3176. View the Study Rroom Guidelines [PDF]. 

As the fall 2020 semester begins, students are encouraged to reach out to their assigned advisor by email if they have questions. There will be no in-person, drop-in appointments, and advisement for spring 2021 will be completely virtual. 

Please note that advisors will not be able to override any business courses at capacity. Students should reach out to individual departments if you are seeking an override for a non-business courses. Due to expected high volume, students should send ONLY time-sensitive questions through the last day to drop/add (August 26). Time-sensitive forms should be emailed to advisors for processing.

Due to a high volume of requests, response time for emails is anticipated to be between 48-72 hours. If you have an urgent, time-sensitive situation, please contact undergrad@moore.sc.edu.

Monitor the new Moore School weekly student e-newsletter, as well as email and the Undergrad Facebook page, for updates.

Faculty and Staff Resources

View the Faculty Teaching Resources page on My Moore.

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Approved or Not Already Approved Travel

Effective immediately and until further notice, due to the impact of the Coronavirus on the potential health and well-being of our faculty, staff and students as well as our community, the University as well as the Moore School is strongly advising against domestic and international travel whether already approved or not for any faculty, staff or students regardless of fund source.

If you feel Moore School/University affiliated travel is essential, whether already approved or not, send Jay Davis an email jay.davis@moore.sc.edu explaining why.  Jay Davis will advise if approved by Dean Brews and instruct you how to proceed.  Otherwise travel is not approved until further notice.

Until further notice commitments for airfare, hotel, registration fees, etc., must not be made until the travel authorization (TA) is fully approved as explained above.

View the  UofSC Travel Advisory Policy [pdf] (dated 3/11/20, published 3/12/20), which explains how to be reimbursed for canceled travel as well as other important details.

Event Updates

No face-to-face Moore School events are scheduled at this time.
 
Visit the Events page for a list of upcoming virtual events.

 


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