UC Clermont

Fall 2020 Semester Plan

UC Clermont COVID-19 Information

The education, health and well-being of the UC Clermont College community is of utmost importance to our faculty, staff and administration. In an effort to keep the UC Clermont community informed and safe, please refer to the below information and links to resources.

Academic Calendar

Fall semester classes will start as planned on Monday, August 24. The last day of Fall semester classes will be held on Wednesday, December 2. Final exams will be held on December 3, 4, 7 and 8. Please note all activities occurring after Thanksgiving break will be online.

The university will observe Labor Day (September 7) and Veterans Day (November 11), and no classes will be held on either holiday.

Academic Instruction

Teaching and learning will include in-person, online and hybrid options. These modalities are currently being developed in ways that will meet student learning outcomes and maintain the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.

Co-ops, Internships, Service Learning

Co-op, internships and service learning will be available. Students can pursue in-person placements, though please note that in-person placements are subject to change based on evolving public health conditions. Remote options will remain acceptable alternatives for the fall semester. 

For more details and the latest information regarding COVID-19 and UC, visit https://www.uc.edu/publichealth.html

For UC Clermont Students

UC Clermont courses will be taught and delivered one of three ways during the fall 2020 semester:

  • Online – asynchronous (no scheduled virtual meeting times)
  • Online – synchronous (scheduled virtual meeting times)
  • Hybrid (online and in person)

As you review your fall schedule, please note that any classes with a location listed as "TBA" are online courses. Log into Catalyst to access your class schedule. 

Other important notes:

  • Students are encouraged to check their UC email frequently, as well as Canvas, for course-specific communications from instructors.
  • Students will receive detailed information from their professors so that they can plan ahead and make any necessary adjustments to their schedule.
  • Again, all policies and guidelines about how to conduct oneself on campus (wearing a facial covering, maintianing a minimum of six feet for social distance, etc.) are detailed in UC Clermont's Fall 2020 Semester Plan.

For UC Clermont Faculty & Staff

  • The UC Clermont Center for Instructional Design and Technology Support team has assembled an array of tools to help faculty best deliver classes via remote instruction.
  • Pearson Products: Pearson has made all of their materials available to all of our students at no cost. If interested, please contact your Pearson representative, Cory Schafer, education solutions consultant, at cory.schafer@pearson.com or (614) 841-3677.
  • Reminder that ProctorU does not work with Chromebooks. 

Safety and Facilities Information

In implementing our Fall 2020 plan, these safety protocols will remain in effect until further notice.

1.  Before returning to campus for the first time, all employees must successfully complete a brief online information session administered by University Health Services to ensure awareness of the CDC and ODH guidelines. The tutorial can be found on the Success Factors website

2.  Before returning to campus for the first time, all supervisors and lab leaders must complete a health safety assessment of their workplace setting. Find more information, including deadlines for completion, on the Assessment of Workplace Settings website.

3.  Before coming to campus each day, all employees must complete a self-administered wellness check based on the CDC and ODH guidelines. The wellness check can be found on the Self-Administered Wellness Check website. All employees who have symptoms that may relate to COVID-19 should contact University Health Services immediately at COVIDWatch@uc.edu.

4.  All employees must wear facial coverings on campus, except while eating or alone in a private space.  

5.  All employees must adhere to social-distancing requirements.

6.  All areas must clean and sanitize their workplace settings throughout the day. These efforts will supplement cleaning and sanitizing activities that will occur after hours by our facilities staff. Specific directions can be found on the Facilities Management website.

7.  All employees must continue to abide by restrictions on travel detailed on the Travel Restrictions website.

8.  All employees who meet the CDC’s definition of individuals at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 may continue to work remotely. CDC information on risk factors is available on the CDC website. Please contact Human Resources to submit a request to work remotely due to being at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

9.  For more information on mental health resources, please check out the Human Resources website.

10.   For more information regarding safety and wellness, please check out the Safe Work Environment and Wellness Resources website.