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UCCS announces move to remote learning on March 30

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Posted at 10:46 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 12:46:21-04

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs announced Wednesday it will start using remote learning from March 30 through April 13 for classes where that is possible. In-person classes would resume April 14 unless the campus decides otherwise. For classes that cannot be attended remotely, instructions will be sent out by Thursday, March 19.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs is taking the following actions, which will be in effect until further notice:

  • Remote Teaching and Learning – UCCS is working with deans to begin the transition to teach remotely to reduce the number of people on campus and increase social distancing. After Spring Break, UCCS will use remote learning for two weeks (March 30-April 13) for those classes that are able to do so. In-person classes will begin again Tuesday, April 14, unless a different decision is made prior to that date. Faculty will determine how best to use technology, such as Canvas, Microsoft Teams or WebEx, to enable students to complete their educational requirements. This is consistent with what several other institutions are already doing.
    • The faculty and the individual college deans, with approval of the Provost’s Office, will determine classes that are not able to meet remotely. Additional communication from deans and vice chancellors will be provided to faculty and staff. Students in those classes will receive specific instructions by Thursday, March 19.
    • The library will remain open for students to access computers and resources.
  • Remote Work – High-risk individuals, including those with a chronic health condition or a compromised immune system, can work with their supervisor to determine remote work options. Additional information will be available on the Human Resources website.
  • Domestic and International Travel – All travel, international and domestic, is restricted through the end of April. Exceptions must be approved by the Provost for academic units and the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance for other units.
  • Events – All large campus-sponsored events through the end of April will be evaluated case-by-case by the Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Success.