CCV’s Response to Covid-19

Our Past Informs Our Future

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact life in Vermont, CCV remains committed to offering a robust, high-quality academic experience while supporting the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

Though the pandemic has challenged us to quickly adapt to a new normal, the CCV experience hasn’t changed: Our learning community is diverse and engaging. Faculty are practitioners in their field of expertise who bring real-world experience to the classroom. Advisors provide one-on-one support as students navigate academics, financial aid, and career exploration. Small classes allow for the development of lasting relationships with faculty and peers. In the CCV classroom, your voice matters.

CCV has been connecting Vermonters to opportunity since 1970. We are Vermont’s second-largest college, serving more than 10,000 students each year. With 12 locations throughout the state and extensive online learning options, we are proud to provide local, flexible, affordable pathways to further education and new career opportunities.

CCV credits transfer easily to 4-year colleges and universities throughout Vermont and beyond, and our associate degrees, certificates, apprenticeships, and credentials prepare students for jobs in today’s highest-demand fields.

Spring 2021 at CCV

CCV Restart Plan
Procedures for Accessing CCV Centers – Spring 2021
Student Health Contract (pdf)
Student Health Contract Electronic Form
COVID Exposure Control Plan

CCV’s spring semester has been carefully designed to provide the best learning experience possible while following advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Vermont Department of Health to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff.

In spring 2021, CCV offers approximately 600 courses in 5 different formats. Students can find descriptions of these formats and a full list of offerings on our spring course schedule.

Reach out to your local academic center to schedule a registration appointment, talk with an advisor or financial aid counselor, or learn more about CCV today.

Guiding Principles

CCV’s planning and decision-making continues to be guided by the following core principles:

Health and Safety. The health and safety of students, faculty and staff is our top priority. We continue to follow guidance from the Vermont Department of Health and will re-evaluate our decisions as new information is released.

Access, Engagement and Academic Quality. CCV continues to make decisions that provide Vermonters with access to educational opportunities that are rigorous, robust, and student-centered.

Innovation. CCV is committed to innovating our delivery of higher education. We strive for decision-making that moves our work from merely responsive to proactive and transformative.

Sustainability. CCV is deeply rooted in Vermont’s communities and we seek to have a positive long-term impact on Vermont’s economy. Our decisions will balance the needs of local communities and the long-term health of the College.

FAQs

What is CCV doing to protect our health and safety?

The health and safety of the CCV community is our highest priority. CCV is taking the following steps in response to the COVID-19 outbreak:

  • The majority of CCV staff are working remotely. Staff continue to be accessible by phone and email.
  • Computer and internet resources at centers are available to faculty on an appointment-only basis.
  • In fall 2020, CCV offers more than 700 courses in 5 different formats. This enables us to provide a high-quality academic experience while protecting the health and safety of our learning community.

Who is monitoring COVID-19’s risk at CCV?

A group of CCV’s senior leadership is meeting daily to appraise what is happening in Vermont communities, review Vermont Department of Health and CDC updates and guidelines, and assess risk to the CCV community. CCV’s protocol will be to follow the guidance offered by the Vermont Department of Health.

How can I stay informed about COVID-19’s impact on CCV?

CCV will update this webpage and continue to send messages to keep our students, faculty, and staff informed.

What resources are available to help me teach or learn online?

Students:
Canvas Guides Canvas Help and Canvas Chat. Click the Help link found on the menu located on the leg-side of each CCV Canvas class-site. The Vermont State Colleges System has created a Canvas tutorial. Students can also contact their coordinator of student advising with questions.

List of CCV Student Resources

Faculty
How to Keep Teaching: Moving Your Course Online When Disruption Occurs – This guide outlines the basic steps, along with questions for consideration, when determining how best to transition your existing course to the online environment. In addition, there are brief descriptions of the tools in Canvas and links to using them. Finally, we’ve compiled a short list of other resources and guides that we find particularly helpful. You can find this resource in Teach@CCV.

Friday Morning at CCV: Moving Your Course Online when Disruption Occurs – Disruption can happen for a variety of reasons, including inclement weather, sickness or widespread outbreaks of an illness. On such occasions, utilizing online strategies and tools can help you continue to focus on supporting and instructing students…and keep on teaching. Join Jen Alberico, Director of Online Teaching and Learning, and Nicole Stetson, Associate Academic Dean to learn more about how to quickly pivot to online tools when needed.

Canvas Support (“Keep Teaching”) Task Force – Contact any of the following CCV faculty and staff members for assistance transitioning your on-ground class to the online environment. They will work individually with you to answer questions and guide you through the process.
Jen Alberico, Jennifer.Alberico@ccv.edu
Phil Crossman, Phil.Crossman@ccv.edu
Fern Fryer, Fern.Fryer@ccv.edu
Shawn Kerivan, Shawn.Kerivan@ccv.edu
CJ Record, CJ.Record@ccv.edu
John Ryan, John.Ryan@ccv.edu
Nicole Stetson, Nicole.Stetson@ccv.edu

What should I do if I am sick?

The Vermont Department of Health recommends that if you are sick, you should contact your health care provider online or by phone. For more information, please visit the DoH Coronavirus webpage.

As of June 15th, Governor Scott signed an executive order that extends the State of Emergency to July 15 and updates previous emergency orders to reflect re-openings and eased restrictions announced in recent weeks. For more information, visit the State of Vermont’s COVID-19 Response website.

What should we all be doing to prevent the spread of any respiratory illness?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue away
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water

What does effective handwashing look like?

The proper way to wash your hands is for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating, after going to the bathroom, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. You can also use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol, but using soap and water is preferable.

College-wide Communications

September 8, 2020: Fall 2020 Message to Students from Dean of Students Heather Weinstein
April 21, 2020: Editorial from President Joyce Judy
March 27, 2020: CCV Resources Update to Faculty from Academic Dean Deborah Stewart
March 26, 2020: Letter to the CCV Community from President Joyce Judy
March 20, 2020: Coronavirus Update to Faculty from Academic Dean Deborah Stewart
March 17, 2020: Coronavirus Update to Faculty from Academic Dean Deborah Stewart
March 17, 2020: Coronavirus Update to Students from Dean of Students Heather Weinstein
March 12, 2020: Coronavirus Update to CCV Community from President Joyce Judy
March 11, 2020: Coronavirus Update to Faculty from Academic Dean Deborah Stewart
March 9, 2020: Coronavirus Update to Students from Dean of Students Heather Weinstein
March 9, 2020: Coronavirus Update to Staff from President Joyce Judy
March 6, 2020: Coronavirus Update to Faculty from Academic Dean Deborah Stewart
February 28, 2020: Coronavirus Update to Students from Dean of Students Heather Weinstein
February 28, 2020: Coronavirus Update to Staff and Faculty from Dean of Students Heather Weinstein

Resources:

Vermont Department of Health Novel Coronavirus Webpage
CCV Restart Plan
COVID Exposure Control Plan
Resources for CCV Students
Procedures for Accessing CCV Centers – Spring 2021
Food Assistance Resources
Translated Materials about Coronavirus (See Resources)
Public WiFi Hotspots in Vermont
FFCRA – Employee Rights

Please contact wellness@ccv.edu if you have questions about COVID-19’s impact on CCV.

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    CCV-Winooski