Carnegie Mellon University

Silicon Valley 

Out of an abundance of caution, the Silicon Valley campus is moving to teaching all CMU Silicon Valley courses remotely, effective immediately.

Only essential personnel should report to the Silicon Valley campus at the NASA Ames Research Center. Please know we have been planning for these online teaching scenarios. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and only return to on-campus teaching when we believe it is appropriate to do so. 

Student Guidance

Online Instruction

We are working with each faculty member to ensure they are able to effectively make the transition to online instruction. During this time of transition, we ask for your flexibility and patience.

If you have questions about how this will impact you, please reach out to your course instructor or to Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Lauren Schachar for additional questions. We ask that you keep in mind there may be technical limitations if you decide to leave the country and participate in your classes.

Faculty & Staff Guidance

Online Instruction

As we begin remote teaching, Carnegie Mellon Human Resources has provided information about working remotely. Since the situation is fast evolving, we need to synchronize our decisions, so please direct your HR questions to Steven Rosenberg.

We know there will be challenges as we move to remote operations and online course delivery. Both Silicon Valley staff as well as resources from the Pittsburgh campus are available to assist anyone who needs help moving their course to an online format. We ask supervisors and faculty to be as flexible as possible as we make this transition.

Carnegie Mellon’s Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation has identified a teaching toolkit aligned to common teaching cases. The toolkit includes: Canvas for all courses, Zoom for synchronous meetings, Google Apps for Ed and other Canvas plug-ins. Eberly is providing online web resources and helpdesk support to handle additional the additional needs of affected faculty and students.

Your first point of contact for IT support should be Jazz Sabian.