Dear Parents and Families:
We all understand the power of dreams and dedication in transforming lives. This is why we instill these qualities in our children from a young age, to inspire them and help them achieve a life of purpose. As parents and guardians, we know these attributes can propel them forward even amid the greatest adversity, such as the hardships experienced by so many as a result of this global pandemic.
I know you are proud of your student for their dedication in pursuing their dream of a college degree despite an unprecedented disruption that none of us could have imagined. I am proud of them, too, and so are our faculty and staff here at Colorado State University.
This time last month, our faculty and staff were in the eleventh hour of an extraordinary push to migrate classes online. They faced a daunting prospect: translating and transferring face-to-face teaching methods and content to a remote learning mode of delivery in just a few days. Determination and dedication propelled them forward. They succeeded under intense time pressure, and under conditions that required some of them to learn new technologies and new ways of teaching virtually overnight.