Published on March 17, 2020 by Dr. Marci Johns, Associate Provost for Accreditation, Online and Professional Studies, and SACSCOC Liaison  

Day 1 of working remotely has been interesting. I immediately learned that this experience is going to require two important things: patience and humor. I would encourage everyone to learn to laugh at yourself as we work through these issues. While fumbling your way through a web conference, it's ok if your dog barks uncontrollably, if your child runs downstairs singing loudly (that's me), or if you forget your video is live! It's all ok. And, entertaining.

We are in this together and while reporting to a common location each day is temporarily cancelled, our relationships are not! This shared experience will continue to be challenging, but it will bring an opportunity to learn new technology, enhance efficiency (we already learned how to sign documents electronically - yay!), and work with new colleagues across campus that we might not ordinarily depend on quite as much in our regular work day. These are all opportunities for tremendous growth as an institution. We will survive! That's my perception after surviving Day 1. 🙂 Hang in there!