Resources for Students during COVID-19

Dear English Majors and Graduate Students,

We are so glad to have you studying with us as we navigate the challenges and changes caused by COVID-19. Most of us are learning (and teaching!) under entirely new circumstances, and often online.

The English Department faculty and staff are here for you, to support you in any way we can as we all work together to make it through these extraordinary times. Whatever challenges you are facing, we hope you will reach out to us.

To those of you who are graduating this term: you can make it. If you need help, ask. And whether or not NMSU holds its usual Pan Am ceremony, we will be celebrating with you.

Below are some resources to help you get online and navigate college, and the English Deparment in particular during COVID-19. Please, stay in touch, and stay well!

Liz Schirmer, Department Head

Getting Online

If you are new to Canvas and/or to online learning, here are some easy links to help you get started. You should be able to get up and running in about 30 minutes.

Getting Started with Canvas

Please check the Canvas Student Tour Short Videos

Read the Student QuickStart Guide

Search the Comprehensive Canvas Student Guide

Search the Respondus Lockdown Browser FAQ Guide

Advising Information for Undergraduate English Major

Please follow the instructions found here

Department Resources

If you have questions about:

  • Your current classes, please contact your instructor(s)
  • Undergraduate degree programs, advising, or registration: Dr. Tracey Miller-Tomlinson,
  • Graduate admissions or degree programs, Graduate School requirements, or comps/exams/defenses: Dr. Brian Rourke,
  • The Writing Program (ENGL 111G, 203G, 211G, 218G): Dr. Kerry Banazek,
  • The Writing Center: Dr. Gina Lawrence,
  • Any other English Dept questions: Dr. Liz Schirmer,

Campus Resources

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