Employee Frequently Asked Questions

General

Is the Forsyth Tech Early Childhood LAB School open?

The Lab School is closed at this point through the extended spring break, with the goal, at this time, of reopening on Monday, March 30.

What is the college doing to keep the facilities clean?

Forsyth Tech and our cleaning crew have increased our cleaning frequency and intensity. We are using hospital grade disinfectant in key high traffic areas. We are also using the time when the college is closed to conduct a deeper clean on door handles and other high-touch areas.

Faculty & Staff

Which staff members will be allowed to work remotely?

Individuals should work with their supervisor to determine how much of their role can be done remotely.

Why can some people telecommute/work from home but others cannot?

Jobs are different, so some people can transition to working remotely during this time period. The objective is to have the least amount of people leaving their homes as possible.

Is the campus closing after the two-week extended Spring Break?

The college leadership has determined that we are not closing the college (except for March 16 and 17) and our intent is to provide the full range of services and support to students, faculty and staff. However, in the interest of the public good, we are planning to move all possible coursework online and transitioning as much work to telework. We plan to transition to online classes beginning, Monday, March 30.

What do I tell students who do not have the necessary computer equipment or internet to work remotely?
Spectrum/Comcast and other providers are offering limited free internet to students who need internet.   Click here for more information.

How do I check my voicemail remotely?

Accessing Voicemail Off-campus. You can access your voicemail off-campus by using any of the following methods:

  • (New Fortinet Phone System) Phone portal – https://voice.forsythtech.edu . Click here for instructions.
  • (New Fortinet Phone System) Dial remotely – 336-734-7399; press *98#; enter extension number; enter voicemail password.
  • (Older Avaya Phone System) Dial remotely – 336-734-7599; enter extension number; enter voicemail password.

I need support with figuring out how to best teach online. What resources are available to me?

Our Center for Teaching and Learning is working on getting additional resources together. We are also planning some one-on-one or very small drop-in support sessions for faculty who would like to meet with someone face-to-face.

Will part-time staff be paid on March 16 and 17 when the college is closed?

We recognize the financial impact this has for our part-time employees and during this pause, as we work through our transition plans, we will do our best to develop ways to limit the financial impact for all, particularly our part-time employees. Part-time employees who do not work on March 16 and 17 will not be paid for this time. However, individuals should work with their supervisor to determine if hours can be made up when the college reopens on March 18.

Which staff members will be allowed to work remotely?

Individuals should work with their supervisor to determine how much of their role can be done remotely. The college will allow some on-campus work in staggered shifts for those who cannot perform their roles remotely.

Why can some people telecommute/work from home but others cannot?

Jobs are different, so some people can transition to working remotely during this time period. The objective is to have the least amount of people leaving their homes as possible.

Can I work from my desk/office on campus?

No employees will be allowed on campus unless you have been designated by your supervisor.

How should I clean my computer?

Do use pre-made wipes such as Lysol. Don’t spray down the devices & don’t saturate them with the wipes. Concentrate on the usage areas such as the keys themselves or mouse buttons. Do not wipe screen.

What if I need help with technology?

Forsyth Tech provides 24/7 support through 866-517-3567 or go to their web page at the top of Forsyth Tech’s home page. They will help you with email, TechLink and BlackBoard.

Is the Forsyth Tech Early Childhood LAB School open?

The Lab School will be closed until April 29 during the mandatory stay-at-home order from the N.C. Governor.