Coronavirus Response

Owls United
When the coronavirus pandemic forced drastic changes in the way we teach, learn and work, Owls responded with determination and creativity. We’ve restructured classes, developed tools for virtual learning and increased outreach to ensure that every student stays on the path to graduation. FAU Provost Bret Danilowicz breaks down how we've adjusted our course offerings to this new environment.
Coronavirus Updates
FAU is monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and working with local, state and federal agencies to share up-to-date information.
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Record Student Success

Our Student Success Networks stepped-up outreach and expanded hours for virtual advising. This flexibility cut the rate of missed appointments in half and allowed for an additional 1,000 advising meetings. We’ve seen dramatic increases in graduation and retention rates, meaning more students are staying on track and graduating on time.
Additional Advising Meetings
Faculty Trained in Online Instruction  
Fully Online Degree Programs
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Innovative Online Education

FAU’s online education programs are nationally recognized for their affordability and innovation. Our talented instructional designers transitioned nearly every course to an online environment, and our faculty was trained on best practices for virtual teaching.
Community Impact
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Testing Mask Effectiveness
Using flow visualization of emulated coughs and sneezes, FAU researchers assessed the efficacy of facemasks in obstructing droplets.
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Thousands Enroll in Free Tourism Certificate
A free online certificate in Hospitality Management has helped more than 77,000 workers affected by the industry downturn build their resumes.
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Do Face Shields Work?
FAU researchers used visualizations to demonstrate how widespread public use of face shields alone could potentially have an adverse effect on mitigation efforts.
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Big Data Analytics To Model COVID-19 Spread
College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers receive NSF RAPID grant to use big data analytics techniques to predict the spread of COVID-19.
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Thousands of Face Shields for Health Workers
FAU engineers identify a solution to rapidly produce protective face shields for Baptist Health South Florida, the largest health care organization in the region.
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New Tech to Predict COVID-19
FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers are conducting a study designed to predict COVID-19 in healthcare workers on the frontline of the pandemic.

COVID-19 Updates

View the latest updates and guidance on FAU’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.