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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.

Effective Oct. 8, 2020, employees can complete a Universal Health Attestation eForm for faculty, staff and student employees on the Columbia campus (including the Schools of Medicine and Palmetto College campuses).

The Universal Health Attestation eForm allows employees to commit to daily self-monitoring of COVID-19 symptoms and promise to not report to work if feeling ill. The Universal Health Attestation eForm replaces the Daily Health Monitoring Form immediately and must be completed only one time.

Fill out the Universal Health Attestation eForm.

For technical issues with the eForm, please contact the UofSC IT Service Desk at 803-777-1800 or place a ticket with the Help Desk.

For any other questions, please contact HR Operations at saladmin@mailbox.sc.edu.

 

The following process must be followed by Moore School faculty, staff and students to receive approval to commit funds and travel:

Purchase of travel expense can be made after the below steps and approval criteria are completed and approved by the Moore School department chair/manager, Dean Brews and the UofSC Controller’s office travel department. Please allow a lead time of 10 days: 

  1. Create memo, addressed to Dean Brews, from Moore School department chair or manager explaining why the travel is essential with email, or digital approval of dept. chair/manager
  2. Forward essential travel memo to Monica O’Cain and Jay Davis
  3. Jay/Monica will facilitate getting Dean Brews’ review and approval of the travel
  4. Jay/Monica forward dept. chair/manager memo and Dean Brews approval to controllers travel office for review and final approval
  5. Jay/Monica forward UofSC travel approval to dept. chair/manager and dept. administrative employee for communication to traveler
  6. Traveler (faculty, staff or student) creates travel authorization (TA) in PeopleSoft or legacy student travel system and attaches approved dept. memo and approval from central travel to TA and routes for approval
  7. Once TA is approved, traveler plans can be made and funds committed
  8. Approved travel agents can be used for purchasing and charging airfare to the Moore School

FAQs

  1. Does essential include attending a domestic or international academic conference as an attendee and/or a presenter?
    Yes.
  2. Are there certain aspects or examples of travel that are not considered essential?
    The travel criteria for essential is deemed the criteria of the department/college.
    Faculty and staff travel within the United States must be deemed essential per college/department criteria and reviewed and approved by the employee’s chair/director and approved by dean/vice president.
    Faculty and staff travel outside of the United States, including the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico,  Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands and Northern Mariana Islands must be deemed essential and requires approval by the employee’s chair/director and approval by dean/vice president.
  3. If the Moore School sponsors and facilitates “faculty development in international business or FDIB” travel for various faculty at other domestic/international universities to domestic or international destinations, do we have to follow the travel process below?
    Additional clarification concerning the exact nature of the type of expenses and how they are paid will be needed in the memo.
    If any expenses are paid by UofSC directly to a supplier on behalf of the traveler, the signed essential travel memo will have to be included along with the required additional approval for an international destination.
  4. Is the approval process below required for semester long (travel to at beginning and back at end of semester) or short term study abroad courses (1-2 weeks out of country)?
    The essential travel designation and approval is required no matter the length of the travel.
    For questions about Study Abroad, please contact Global Carolina concerning their processes/requirements.
  5. Do students have to follow the same approval process if traveling on Moore School/UofSC business
    Yes, the process is the same for students and non-employees.
  6. From the travel policy link on the Controller’s office website:  https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/controller/documents/travel_advisories_and_policies.pdf
    What is the date of this policy in this link related to the following statement under travel reimbursements: “All domestic or international travel that has happened or is in process up through the date of this travel advisory will be reimbursed in accord with the University Travel Policy”
    This Travel Advisory and Policy was posted on 8/18/2020.
  7. Other information that may be useful:
    Please note international travel will require an additional approval beyond the signed essential travel memo from the chair/director and dean/vice president and UofSC Travel will forward international travel for additional approval.
    Upon determination on a decision, the requestor will be contacted by Travel.
    Please allow lead time (suggestion 10 business days) for these approvals.
Questions can be directed to Jay Davis at jay.davis@moore.sc.edu.

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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