Dean’s Video Update and Schedule for Virtual Town Halls

COVID-19 has disrupted our lives and work routines and has left many of us feeling disconnected. To help with that, we are kicking off a series of CALS Virtual Town Hall Meetings starting this week.

These online sessions will include brief updates from Academic Programs, Research and Extension, with the bulk of the time dedicated to answering questions and addressing concerns. Dean Linton will oversee Friday’s forum, while Dr. Rich Bonanno will lead the Extension district sessions.

Questions can be submitted in advance at All sessions will be recorded and shared on the CALS Employee Portal for viewing at your convenience.

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Schedule for Virtual Town Hall Meetings

We have scheduled six initial sessions this week to facilitate personalized, localized discussions, helping ensure everyone’s voice will be heard. This will also allow CALS and Extension leadership more time to focus on our community’s specific on- and off-campus questions.

CALS Virtual Town Hall: Campus and Research Faculty and Staff’

This town hall is best for on-campus faculty and staff, as well as academic and research personnel (both on- and off-campus). Note that this Zoom session has a max participant limit of 500, and will require everyone to log in – please plan on joining early. If you would like to listen to the discussion without submitting feedback via the chat feature, we encourage you to tune in on the YouTube live-stream we have set up as an overflow option.

Friday, April 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Link to Zoom Webinar:

This webinar will require everyone to log in. Zoom is integrated with NC State’s Single Sign On (SSO) system. On the Sign In screen, click the “Sign In With SSO” button, and on the next screen, enter “ncsu” (with no punctuation), and then click “Continue.” You will be directed to a browser window to log in with your NC State credentials.

YouTube Livestreaming:
Note that the YouTube link will not work until the webinar has started. Also, participants will not have the option to chat or submit questions via YouTube. Employees can watch or listen in but will not be able to share real-time feedback.


CALS Virtual Town Halls: Extension County Centers

These virtual town halls are intended for Extension county personnel and will be offered by district starting March 31.

North Central: March 31, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Zoom link:
Phone: +16465189805,,301711023#

Northeast: March 31, from 2:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m.
Zoom link:
Phone: +14703812552,,289996432#

South Central: April 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Zoom link:
Phone: +14702509358,,780165810#

West: April 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Zoom link:
Phone: +14702509358,,336285167#

Southeast: April 2, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Zoom link:
Phone: +14702509358,,243418559#

Zoom Resources

To ensure an optimal experience, please use the links below to prepare for these Zoom sessions, and test your computer and internet connection.

Getting Started with Zoom
Getting Help with Zoom