FridayJune 26, 2020

Plan for Fall courses is 65% remote offerings, but many technical courses include in-person elements

For Fall Semester 2020, about 65% of Cincinnati State's planned course sections will be offered in a remote format, while about 22% of planned course sections will use in-person instruction for some or all course activities.

Almost all general education courses planned for Fall will be offered using remote formats, but a significant number of technical courses will include in-person components so students can complete required "hands-on" activities.

Another 13% of planned sections for Fall are co-op or clinical courses. The format for experiential education is determined by the co-op employer or the clinical site.

  • Faculty program and department chairs and academic administrators developed the plans for Fall course formats over the past several weeks.
     
  • Students already registered for a Fall course are notified if the course section changed its delivery format.
     
  • Safety protocols for Fall semester in-person activities are currently under review, with details to be published soon.

Health and Public Safety Division Dean Janelle McCord said most HPS programs plan to offer Fall courses through a combination of in-person and hybrid formats.

Hybrid format means some activities are conducted in-person at scheduled days/times and other course activities are completed online.

"For accredited technical courses, some required hands-on skills can't be learned as well on a computer screen, and some required evaluations need to happen face-to-face," Dean McCord said.

"As we prepare students to take their place in healthcare and public safety fields, our students must practice universal safety precautions. We have added to the PPE many of our students already must wear to do their work," Dean McCord said.

Yvonne Baker, Interim Dean of the Business Division, said about 40% of scheduled Fall course sections for Business programs will include some in-person activities.

A similar prorportion of in-person activity is anticipated for Engineering & Information Technologies Division courses.

As of June 25, the College-wide mix of scheduled Fall courses is:

  • 880 course sections are scheduled for a form of remote delivery:
    • WEB - fully online and asynchronous, meaning that students are not required to use web conferencing software to complete online coursework
       
    • LIVW - Live Web - fully online, with mandatory "class meetings" conducted using video conferencing software such as Zoom
       
    • WHYB - Web Hybrid - fully online, with some mandatory class meetings via video conferencing, and some asynchronous activities
       
  • 293 course sections are scheduled for fully in-person delivery or for Hybrid delivery, with some activities conducted in-person at scheduled days/times and other activities online
     
  • 178 scheduled course sections are for co-op or clinical education

Fall students will continue to be able to borrow laptop computers and Wi-Fi hotspots from the College, if needed.

Planning is also underway that will allow financial-aid-eligible students to purchase a laptop computer and software using their financial aid funds.

Financial aid allocations will be increased to cover the cost of the technology purchases.

Details of the laptop purchasing process are expected to be available to students in July.

(Graphs provided by Yvonne Baker)
 

Students & grads can learn about P&G jobs at virtual info sessions

Two virtual information sessions are available for students and graduates who want to apply for co-op positions and permanent employment with Procter & Gamble.

The information sessions will prepare potential candidates for P&G’s unique application process, including the online application, assessments, and behavioral-based interviewing.

  • The deadline to apply to P&G for these employment opportunities is July 3.
     
  • Information sessions will be offered Monday, June 29, at 11 a.m. and Thursday, July 2, at 4 p.m.

The P&G Successway Co-op program offers two semesters of full-time co-op work for students who are earning degrees in Associate of Arts, Business Technology fields, or Information Technology fields. Other qualifications include:

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher, with at least 12 credit hours completed
     
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (especially MS Excel)

P&G full-time positions in Research and Development are open to graduates or close-to-graduation students in Engineering Technology fields, or Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science programs with concentrations in Biology or Chemistry.

  • Work assignments will focus on applied research and new product development.
     
  • Students who still need to complete co-op requirements will be able to apply the work experience toward their degree.

To register for an information session, students should log in to CState CareerLink at https://cincinnatistate-csm.symplicity.com/students.

  • Login with your Cincinnati State email address and password
  • Look under the “Events” tab

Colleague maintenance on June 28

Colleague system maintenance is scheduled to be performed Sunday, June 28, starting at 7 a.m. and ending by 11 a.m.

Services that will be affected during the maintenance period are:

  • Colleague
  • eForms
  • Informer
  • MyServices
  • Starfish
  • Surge Time

Please plan your weekend online work to accomodate this temporary interruption.

Condolences to the family of Randy Corgan

Randall "Randy" Corgan, a past Associate Dean in the Business Division, died April 12, 2020.

A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, August 7, at noon, at Good Shepherd Church, 8815 East Kemper Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241.

Messages of condolence may be shared at the Naegele Kleb & Ihlendorf Funeral Home website.

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