All Executive MBA Students
How will I attend class?
All University of Oregon classes will be taught remotely for all of spring term 2020. Oregon Executive MBA students will use their University of Oregon Zoom accounts to attend class throughout spring term. Please use Zoom to attend remotely, even if the faculty member who is teaching is using the Oregon Executive MBA facility to teach.
I already have a Zoom account. Do I also need a special UO Zoom account?
Yes, for reasons related to the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), all students must use their UO Zoom accounts to participate in class. Please be aware that, going forward, you may not be able to use your private Zoom account to participate in most or all classes. Best practice: Activate your UO Zoom account before you need it for class!
How do I activate my University of Oregon Zoom account?
Amanda has scheduled a training session for Friday, April 3 at 12 noon. You should already have received a calendar invitation via your UO email address. This is the Zoom meeting address: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/678700970
To get started before that, check out these PDFs:
Do I need special equipment for Zoom?
You’ll need a computer with a camera and microphone—just like if you were using Webex to attend class remotely. You’ll also need a high-speed internet connection.
What do I need to do to be counted as present during class?
Faculty members understand that increased flexibility for attendance is required during this time and that many of you have increased responsibilities and unpredictable schedules. We do ask that you log in and participate in each class. We also remind you to watch the recordings when live attendance is not possible. It is okay if you need to briefly turn off your video to attend to work or family needs during a class. Expect that faculty members with attendance or participation polices will modify those so that attendance is not counted in grades and participation points can be made up or waived.
What if I know I must miss the livestreamed class session?
If you know you will be absent from a virtual session, please to fill out the attendance form (available in Canvas), just like you would if you were missing an in-person class.
Will class recordings still be available on Canvas?
Yes. Panopto videos of all classes will continue to be available in Canvas.
Is the program switching to pass/fail grading for spring term?
Students will continue to receive letter grades for their courses. We are not switching to pass/fail.
Our Portland Facility
Can I use the Oregon Executive MBA facility to study on my own or have a team meeting?
The Oregon Executive MBA's facility in Portland is closed for spring break and will be closed for all of spring term 2020. Please do not plan on using the facility for studying or meeting with your team. For team meetings, we suggest using Zoom or another conferencing application of your choice.
What about textbooks?
See the sections dedicated to Class 34 and Class 35 later in this document.
Getting in Touch
How do I get in touch with staff members?
Staff members are working off-site and are available during general business hours—unless they’re taking time off. You can find a full list of program staff and faculty here: https://uobiz.co/executive-mba-faculty-staff
Who do I contact if I have questions?
For academic and career-related questions, contact Amanda Fontenot at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule a time to meet with her.
Duck Students in Crisis
In response to the nationwide COVID-19 outbreak, the UO family has come together like never before—despite widespread uncertainty, social distancing, and major disruption to your everyday lives.
We know we don’t need to tell you that current undergraduate students will be among the hardest hit by these events, because so many of you have already reached out to ask how you can help. If you are able to give, the Students in Crisis Fund exists precisely for this type of situation—to help students meet urgent financial needs beyond their control.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, requests for assistance from the Students in Crisis Fund have increased from an average of five per month to 86 for March 2020—a surge of 1,620 percent. These needs will continue to grow in the coming weeks. Money from the Students in Crisis Fund can help students cope with unexpected medical bills, pay rent in the wake of a lost job, or purchase a plane ticket to fly home. Many students who apply for aid have no other resources to deal with these expenses.
We know you all of you face challenges of your own, and we are humbled and inspired by your commitment to meeting students’ unique needs, both now and during the difficult days ahead. Thank you for all you are doing to support the UO. We are so grateful to be part of such a generous and compassionate community.
Class 34 Information
How will I receive my textbooks?
If you're a student in Class 34:
- Physical textbook option: You have the choice of opting for e-books for your last courses OR having physical books shipped to the address you’ve provided. (Be aware that there is a chance of significant delay because of Amazon’s current shipping priorities.)
- E-format textbook option: You will receive these the way you usually do.
How will I present my capstone project?
You will use Zoom to present your capstone project. Your presentation will take place at the original time it was scheduled, unless you request an extension from your capstone advisor. We are providing flexibility around the capstone presentation date given the circumstances we are all facing. If you would like an extension, please reach out directly to your capstone advisor.
What’s happening with graduation?
Graduation will be held remotely this year. We know this is disappointing news and we’re also disappointed that we can’t share this special day with you in person. Please know that are working hard on alternative ways to deliver a fun and meaningful experience for you and your loved ones. We will keep you updated as plans evolve.
Class 35 Information
How will I receive my textbooks?
If you're a student in Class 35:
- Keri has emailed you
- Study.Net links for Business Ethics and Managing Organizations.
- Information for purchasing course packs.
- For Financial Analysis, which starts April 17, you will use the textbook that you used for Accounting/Finance Bridge with Dean Sarah Nutter. If you haven’t already purchased this, please do so now.
- For courses that occur later in the term, Keri will send you information as soon as it’s available.
- Questions? Email Keri at email@example.com
What’s happening with the Global Trip?
We don’t know yet. We’re working with our travel partner World Strides to keep monitoring the situation. We will let you know as soon as we determine how we will proceed. For now, please hold off on purchasing airline tickets and making any other commitments connected to the Global Trip.