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Important Information from the Ohio Department of Public Health

COVID 19 Checklists
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Important Information from CSU Athletics

Horizon League and Cleveland State Suspends All Athletics Practice and Competition Indefinitely

CSU President Sands Virtual Town Halls

Virtual Town Hall - March 25, 2020
Virtual Town Hall - March 20, 2020


April 6, 2020 8:11 pm - Remote Learning Update

Remote Learning Update
Look for future updates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

OPERATING STATUS
Campus: REMOTE WORK WILL CONTINUE FOR ALL STAFF AND FACULTY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE; ONLY DESIGNATED ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES PERMITTED ON CAMPUS
Classes: REMOTE LEARNING UNDERWAY

The Lead

  • Cleveland State today completed a donation of much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to local hospitals as they prepare for the care and treatment of a growing number of COVID-19 patients in Cuyahoga County and surrounding areas. In total, 750 masks, 115 disposable gowns and more than 3500 boxes of disposable gloves were donated. See more on CSU’s Twitter feed here. Thanks to everyone who worked to make this donation happen for showing your true Viking colors!
  • The provost’s office today announced additional details about the Pass/Fail grading option available for spring term for all undergraduate and graduate courses, except those requiring a letter grade for licensure or regulatory reasons. The message includes links to extensive FAQs for both undergraduate and graduate students to help students make an informed decision, as well as a list of exempt courses and resources at each school or college for additional help. The message was sent via email to all students, and can also be read here. Students are strongly encouraged to speak to their academic advisors or college advising office before electing Pass/Fail for any course.
  • CSU President Harlan Sands will hold his weekly virtual Town Hall this Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET, on the university’s Facebook page. If you miss the live event, an archived replay will be available on the page. Archived replays of the president’s Town Halls from each of the past three weeks are also available.

Student Engagement and Support

  • Pro-rated refunds for students’ housing, meal plans and parking fees for Spring Semester are being processed. Students should receive refunds into their CSU student accounts not later than April 21.
  • The CSU Counseling Center is here to help and is open online and by phone, providing free mental health services to students. To access services, call the Counseling Center at 216-687-2277. The CSUCARE Team is also working remotely and can be reached at 216-687-2048 or by email at magnusacts@csuohio.edu.
  • The Tutoring & Academic Success Center is a great resource for tutoring, coaching, supplemental instruction and other services designed to help students succeed and stay engaged with their coursework in the remote environment. To access help, email tutoring@csuohio.edu or call 216-687-2012. Also check out the Keep Learning website for resources and support services available to assist students with the transition to remote learning.

Academics

  • CSU will extend remote learning and teaching for the first 2020 Summer term beginning May 16. A decision on the learning and teaching mode for the second Summer session beginning June 27 will be made at a later date.

Technology

  • All students, faculty and staff should be aware of an increase in email phishing attacks and scams related to COVID-19. Be sure to verify the address of any sender and exercise caution in clicking links or opening attachments. To help flag external emails for closer scrutiny, IS&T has added a banner warning to any messages coming from outside of the CSU system.

For Faculty and Staff

  • In compliance with Governor DeWine’s stay at home order, remote work for all faculty and staff will continue until at least May 1. This supersedes the original guidance that staff would return to campus April 13. Further extensions beyond May 1, if needed, will be based on the guidance of public health officials, the state and federal government and the CDC. We will keep our community apprised of when we will return to campus.
  • As the Greater Cleveland community responds to COVID-19, requests for services, supplies or other resources are being directed to various contact points within CSU. In order to track such requests and respond in a coordinated way, we are asking faculty and staff who receive such requests to direct them to Heather Link in the Office of the President, at 216-523-7359 or heather.link@csuohio.edu.

On Campus

  • In keeping with Governor DeWine’s stay at home order, CSU campus buildings are locked and swipe card access disabled until further notice. Only officially designated essential employees are permitted on campus. Thank you to everyone for supporting Governor DeWine’s policy and working remotely.

FAQs 

Questions we’re receiving:

  • How will the pass/fail grading option work?
    Addition details on Pass/Fail (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) were announced today in an email from the provost’s office to all students and faculty. The message can be read here. Before electing Pass/Fail for any course, students are strongly encouraged to speak to their academic advisors.
  • When should students expect to receive refunds of housing, meals and parking fees?
    Pro-rated refunds of students’ board, meal plan and parking fees are being processed and students should expect to receive the in their CSU student accounts not later than April 21.
  • When will face-to-face teaching and learning on campus re-start?
    Guidance from public health experts, the state and federal government and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to be to stay home, practice social distancing and take other precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. CSU will return to face-to-face instruction on campus when health experts indicate it is safe to do so.

To see Coronavirus FAQs, visit our website at www.csuohio.edu.

OTHER RESOURCES
For more information about the coronavirus and the latest CDC updates and recommended protocols, please visit the CDC site at https://www.cdc.gov/media/dpk/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus-2020.html.

QUESTIONS? 
Please email questions, comments, concerns to coronavirusquestions@csuohio.edu.


April 6, 2020 4:28 pm - Announcing Additional Details on Pass/Fail Option

Dear Students:

We hope you are safe and healthy during this difficult time. As announced last week, the university has given you the option of taking your courses Pass/Fail this spring term. We want you to make an informed decision regarding this option, and want you to know there is significant faculty and staff support available to assist you.

  • Whether you choose the Pass/Fail option or not, you must keep working on your course assignments and complete the course per the syllabus. We encourage you to be patient and take the time to think about this new grade option. You have until Friday, April 24, 2020 to make this decision.
  • As you decide what option works best for you, please consult your instructor to determine where you stand in the course.
  • For assistance in determining if the Pass/Fail option works well for your major, career plans, and post-graduate plans (law school, medical school, graduate school, etc.), please contact your first-year advisor or the college advising office of your major.  If you are an athlete, honors student, or an international student, we also encourage you to contact those offices. Graduate students should contact their department graduate coordinator.
  • We have created two FAQs (one for undergraduate students and one for graduate students) to help you make the decision regarding the Pass/Fail option. Click here for the list of courses that are exempt from the Pass/Fail option. The Pass/Fail procedure document can also be found here.
  • To choose the Pass/Fail option, go to the Grades link from the Student Tab in CampusNet and select Spring 20. On this page, you will find the link to the Spring 2020 COVID-19 Semester Grading Basis Request. Complete all requested information on the form provided, including course details, by no later than April 24, 2020. If you change your mind, you can also use this form to rescind an earlier request to utilize the Pass/Fail option.

I wish you a successful completion of the semester.

Sincerely,

John P. Holcomb, Jr., Ph.D.
Interim Vice Provost for Academic Programs
Cleveland State University


April 3, 2020 5:12 pm - Remote Learning Update

Remote Learning Update
Look for future updates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

OPERATING STATUS
Campus: REMOTE WORK WILL CONTINUE FOR ALL STAFF AND FACULTY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE; ONLY DESIGNATED ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES PERMITTED ON CAMPUS
Classes: REMOTE LEARNING UNDERWAY

The Lead

  • In compliance with the extension of Governor DeWine’s stay at home order, remote work for all staff will continue until at least May 1. This supersedes the original guidance that staff would return to campus April 13. Further extensions beyond May 1, if needed, will be based on the guidance of public health officials, the state and federal government and the CDC. We will keep our community apprised of when we will return to campus. To repeat, faculty, staff and students will NOT return to campus April 13 as originally anticipated.
  • CSU President Harlan Sands held a virtual Town Hall Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET, on the university’s Facebook page. If you missed the live event, an archived replay is available on the Facebook page. You can also view replays of the president’s Town Halls from March 20 and March 26.
  • All students, faculty and staff should be aware of an increase in email phishing attacks and scams related to COVID-19. Be sure to verify the address of any sender and exercise caution in clicking links or opening attachments. To help flag external emails for closer scrutiny, IS&T has added an orange boxed warning to any messages coming from outside of the CSU system.

Student Engagement and Support

  • As part of the CARES Act recently signed into law by President Trump, the Department of Education has announced that payments for federal student aid loans, both for students and parents, will automatically stop and interest will stop accruing, from March 13 to September 30, 2020. More information is available here or through the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID.
  • Pro-rated refunds for students’ housing, meal plans and parking fees for Spring Semester are being processed. Students should receive refunds into their CSU student accounts not later than April 21.
  • Undergraduate students were sent a text-message survey on Wednesday about their engagement with remote learning. Students are encouraged to complete the survey, which will give us insight into challenges students may be facing, and enable us to better meet students’ needs and help them fully engage and continue progressing in their education.
  • This is a very challenging time and some students may have trouble coping as a result. The CSU Counseling Center is here to help and is open online and by phone, providing free mental health services to students. To access services, call the Counselling Center at 216-687-2277. The CSUCARE Team is also working remotely and can be reached at 216-687-2048 or by email at magnusacts@csuohio.edu.
  • Remote learning is new for many students and for some it can be a challenge to adapt and stay engaged with coursework. The Tutoring & Academic Success Center is a great resource for tutoring, coaching, supplemental instruction and other services designed to help students succeed. To access help, email tutoring@csuohio.edu or call 216-687-2012. Also check out the Keep Learning website for resources and support services available to assist students with the transition to remote learning.

Academics

  • CSU will extend remote learning and teaching for the first 2020 Summer term beginning May 16. A decision on the learning and teaching mode for the second Summer session beginning June 27 will be made at later date.
  • Students received a message to their CSU email accounts earlier this week from Provost Zhu with details of the new Pass/Fail grading option for all undergraduate and graduate classes, except those requiring a letter grade for licensure or regulatory reasons. The provost’s message to students can be read here, and the full procedure document related to Pass/Fail is available here. Additional details on how to select the Pass/Fail option will be issued early next week.  
  • CSU’s Michael Schwartz Library has transitioned to remote services and is available to support students, faculty and staff with a wide variety of research and resource needs. For more information, please visit the library’s webpage here. The Law Library at the College of Law has also transitioned to remote service. Visit the Law Library’s webpage here to access resources.

For Faculty and Staff

  • As the Greater Cleveland community responds to COVID-19, requests for services, supplies or other resources are being directed to various contact points within CSU. In order to track such requests and respond in a coordinated way, we are asking faculty and staff who receive such requests to direct them to Heather Link in the Office of the President, at 216-523-7359 or heather.link@csuohio.edu.

On Campus

  • In keeping with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s “Stay at Home” order, CSU campus buildings have been locked and swipe card access disabled until further notice. Only officially designated essential employees are permitted on campus. Thank you to everyone for supporting Governor DeWine’s policy and working remotely.

FAQs 

Questions we’re receiving:

  • How will the pass/fail grading option work?
    All students received a message from Provost Zhu to their CSU email accounts earlier this week with details about Pass/Fail (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory). Before electing Pass/Fail for any course, students are strongly encouraged to speak to their academic advisors. Yesterday’s message from Provost Zhu can be viewed here and a complete procedure document is available here. More details on how to select Pass/Fail will be issued early next week.
  • When should students expect to receive refunds of housing, meals and parking fees?
    Pro-rated refunds of students’ board, meal plan and parking fees are being processed and students should expect to receive the in their CSU student accounts not later than April 21. Additional information on the schedule for refunds will be forthcoming as needed.
  • When will face-to-face teaching and learning on campus re-start?
    Guidance from public health experts, the state and federal government and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to be to stay home, practice social distancing and take other precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. CSU will return to face-to-face instruction on campus when health experts indicate it is safe to do so.

To see Coronavirus FAQs, visit our website at www.csuohio.edu.

OTHER RESOURCES
For more information about the coronavirus and the latest CDC updates and recommended protocols, please visit the CDC site at https://www.cdc.gov/media/dpk/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus-2020.html.

QUESTIONS? 
Please email questions, comments, concerns to coronavirusquestions@csuohio.edu.


April 1, 2020 5:39 pm - Remote Learning Update

Remote Learning Update
Look for future updates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

OPERATING STATUS
Campus: NON-ESSENTIAL CAMPUS SERVICES ON REMOTE OPERATIONS. DETAILS HERE
Classes: REMOTE LEARNING UNDERWAY

The Lead

  • CSU President Harlan Sands held a virtual Town Hall today at 1 p.m. ET, on the university’s Facebook page. Thanks to everyone who took part in the live event! If you missed the live event, an archived replay is available on the Facebook page. You can also view replays of the president’s Town Halls from March 20 and March 26.

Student Engagement and Support

  • As was announced on today’s virtual Town Hall, pro-rated refunds for students’ housing, meal plans and parking fees for Spring Semester are being processed. Students should receive refunds into their CSU student accounts not later than April 21. More information on the schedule for refunds will be forthcoming as needed.
  • Undergraduate students were sent a text-message survey this afternoon about their engagement with remote learning. We encourage students to complete the survey, which will give us insight into challenges students may be facing, and enable us to tailor available support services to help them fully engage and continue progressing in their education.
  • This is a very challenging time and some students may have trouble coping as a result. The CSU Counseling Center is here to help and is open online and by phone, providing free mental health services to students. To access services, call the Counselling Center at 216-687-2277. The CSUCARE Team is also working remotely and can be reached at 216-687-2048 or by email at magnusacts@csuohio.edu.
  • Remote learning is new for many students and for some it can be a challenge to adapt and stay engaged with coursework. The Tutoring & Academic Success Center is a great resource for tutoring, coaching, supplemental instruction and other services designed to help students succeed. To access help, email tutoring@csuohio.edu or call 216-687-2012. Also check out the Keep Learning website for resources and support services available to assist students with the transition to remote learning.
  • Students who have questions or concerns about a particular course are encouraged to contact their professors. If you are unable to connect with your professor, click here for a list of contacts for each college who can also provide academic support and assistance.

Academics

  • Students received a message to their CSU email account yesterday from Provost Zhu with details of the new Pass/Fail grading option for all undergraduate and graduate classes, except those requiring a letter grade for licensure or regulatory reasons. Students can choose Pass/Fail or work toward a traditional letter grade. The provost’s message to students can be read here, and the full procedure document related to Pass/Fail is available here.
  • As was announced during today’s virtual Town Hall, CSU will extend remote learning and teaching for the first 2020 Summer term beginning May 16. A decision on the learning and teaching mode for the second Summer session beginning June 27 will be made at later date.
  • CSU's Michael Schwartz Library has transitioned to remote services and is available to support students, faculty and staff with a wide variety of research and resource needs. For more information on accessing specific services or to connect with a reference librarian, please visit the library’s webpage here. The Law Library at the College of Law has also transitioned to remote service. Visit the Law Library’s webpage here to access services and research resources.
  • CSU has suspended its Academic Standing Policy for the Spring 2020 term, except in instances where licensure and regulatory considerations come in to play. This means that students whose academic performance would normally put them on academic warning, probation, or dismissal (graduate level) will not have that occur this semester, and students whose academic performance would normally progress to probation or suspension under the policy, will be given an additional semester without penalty.

For Faculty and Staff

  • Because of the continued restricted access to campus, remote work for all staff and faculty will continue until further notice. Only designated essential employees necessary for university continuity of operations will be allowed on campus. All others should continue to work remotely.
  • As the Greater Cleveland community responds to COVID-19, requests for services, supplies or other resources are being directed to various contact points within CSU. In order to track such requests and respond in a coordinated way, we are asking faculty and staff who receive such requests to direct them to Heather Link in the Office of the President, at 216-523-7359 or heather.link@csuohio.edu.

On Campus

  • In keeping with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s “Stay at Home” order, CSU campus buildings have been locked and swipe card access disabled until further notice. Only officially designated essential employees See the full announcement here. Thank you to everyone for supporting Governor DeWine’s policy and working remotely. 

FAQs 
Questions we’re receiving:

  • How will the pass/fail grading option work?
    All students received a message from Provost Zhu to their CSU email accounts yesterday with details about Pass/Fail (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory). Before electing Pass/Fail for any course, students are strongly encouraged to speak to their academic advisors. Yesterday’s message from Provost Zhu can be viewed here and a complete procedure document is available here.
  • When should students expect to receive refunds of housing, meals and parking fees?
    As noted during today’s virtual Town Hall, pro-rated refunds of students’ board, meal plan and parking fees are being processed. Students should expect to receive refunds into their CSU student account not later than April 21. Additional information on the schedule for refunds will be forthcoming.
  • When will face-to-face teaching and learning on campus re-start?
    We will follow the guidance of public health experts, the state and federal government and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine when to resume face-to-face classes. That guidance continues to be to stay home, practice social distancing and take other precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. CSU will return to face-to-face instruction on campus when health experts indicate it is safe to do so.

To see Coronavirus FAQs, visit our website at www.csuohio.edu.

OTHER RESOURCES
For more information about the coronavirus and the latest CDC updates and recommended protocols, please visit the CDC site at https://www.cdc.gov/media/dpk/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus-2020.html.

QUESTIONS? 
Please email questions, comments, concerns to coronavirusquestions@csuohio.edu.



CAMPUS COMMUNICATIONS

March 31, 2020 6:40 pm - Important information on the Pass/Fail Grading Option
Jianping Zhu, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

March 30, 2020 6:06 PM - Remote Learning Update

March 27, 2020 6:06 PM - Daily CSU COVID-19 Updates

March 26, 2020 7:21 PM - Daily CSU COVID-19 Updates

March 26, 2020 1:13 PM - An important message for faculty and staff on remote work
David Bruce, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer

March 24, 2020 7:50 PM - Daily CSU COVID-19 Updates

March 23, 2020 7:30 PM - Daily CSU COVID-19 Updates

March 23, 2020 4:46 PM - An important message about campus safety and security

March 22, 2020 11:36 PM - Daily CSU COVID-19 Updates

March 21, 2020 9:10 PM - Daily CSU COVID-19 Updates

March 20, 2020 11:18 PM - Clarification: Student Remote Equipment Distribution

March 20, 2020 9:15 PM - Daily CSU COVID-19 Updates

March 19, 2020 8:45 PM - Daily CSU COVID-19 Updates

March 19, 2020 6:29 PM - President Sands Hosts Facebook Live Discussion

March 18, 2020 8:58 PM - Daily CSU COVID-19 Updates

March 17, 2020 9:59 PM - Daily CSU COVID-19 Updates

March 17, 2020 9:33 PMN - CSU Announces Extended Remote Learning, Commencement Postponement
CSU Pandemic Response Team

March 16, 2020 10:09 PM – Daily CSU COVID-19 Updates

March 15, 2020 11:03 PM – Daily CSU COVID-19 Updates

March 14, 2020 8:35 PM – A Very Important Message for Students, Faculty and Staff
CSU Pandemic Response Team

March 13, 2020 5:24 PM - An Important Message for CSU Faculty and Staff
Harlan M. Sands, President

March 11, 2020 2:37 PM – A Very Important Message from CSU Leadership 
Harlan M. Sands, President
Jianping Zhu, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Forrest Faison, Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation and Chief Healthcare Strategy Officer

March 10, 2020 11:53 PM - URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY
Harlan M. Sands, President

March 9, 2020 11:04 PM - Message to Students
Jianping Zhu, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

March 9, 2020 11:04 PM - Message to Faculty & Staff
Jianping Zhu, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

January 28, 2020 6:30 PM - A Message to the Campus Community
Jianping Zhu, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Jeanell Hughes, Chief Talent Officers/Human Resources Officer