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Campus: Non-Essential Campus Services on Remote Operations. Details here
Classes: Remote Learning Underway

Daily CSU COVID-19 Updates


The Lead

  • CSU President Harlan Sands hosted a virtual Town Hall with CSU students today. Thank you for all of the great questions and feedback! This information will help us to further meet the needs of the CSU community as we continue to respond to COVID-19 and adapt to remote learning. You can go to the CSU Facebook page to watch the archived replay at a time convenient to you. You can also see President Sands’ virtual Town Hall from last Friday, March 20, on the Facebook page.

Student Engagement and Support

  • Check out the Keep Learning website for resources and support services available to assist students with the transition to remote learning. In addition, a complete listing of all CSU campus services and hours of remote operations can be found here.
  • The CSU Bookstore has created a new FAQs page to assist students in navigating textbook rentals, purchases and buybacks. For student convenience, the textbook rental period has been extended 15 days. You can also learn more about free digital ebook options for this semester on the store’s website.

Academics

  • Due to the many challenges our students are facing, CSU will institute a pass/fail grading option for all undergraduate and graduate classes, except those that require a letter grade for licensure or regulatory reasons. Details on this as well as additional steps we are taking to accommodate students academically will be forthcoming.
  • CSU’s Division of Continuing and Extended Education is offering discounts on select career and lifelong eLearning certificates including health care and business development/innovation courses for anyone signing up before April 15. Email conted@csuohio.edu for a complete list of discounted, online certificate courses.

Technology

  • We are urging faculty and staff to move important computer files to the cloud for remote work. In particular, faculty and staff should not rely on working via remote desktop from individual on-campus PCs. Those systems will be subject to failure (shutting down, needing to be rebooted, etc.), and IS&T is currently not able to resolve issues with those physical systems, due to remote work and the campus closure. Information on how to migrate your data to the cloud, as well as other tech tips, such as using smart phones to scan documents, can be found here.

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 necessary for university continuity of operations will be allowed on campus. See the full announcement here.

 New FAQs 

Questions we’re receiving:

  • Will CSU provide a pass/fail option for spring courses?
    Yes. Due to the many challenges our students are facing, CSU will institute a pass/fail grading option for all undergraduate and graduate courses, except those that require a letter grade for licensure or regulatory reasons. Details on this as well as additional steps we are taking to accommodate students academically will be shared in the coming days.
  • What free textbook options are available?
    The CSU bookstore can provide free ebook options on a wide variety of subjects to assist students in reducing textbook costs. Please click here to learn more.
  • When should students expect to hear about refunds of housing, meals and parking fees?
    As President Sands noted in his virtual Town Hall, CSU is working diligently on a process to issue pro-rated refunds and/or credits for housing, meals and parking. Complete information will be available in the coming days.

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.


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