3-16-20 CHC President's Message
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I want to first thank each of you that have reached out with thoughtful questions about college operations and with such a positive approach to collectively serving our community.

Senior leadership at both the College and District level continue to monitor and evaluate this evolving situation.  The college continues to remain open during Spring break as originally planned.  The following is also taking place: 

  1. In preparation for moving as much instruction as possible to a remote format (Canvas, Zoom, etc), we will be sending a communication to students asking them to register for ZoomConfer, which can take 1-3 days to be approved; (Edit: Students do not need a zoom account, faculty need to register for an account. An email communicating directions on how to register will be sent out to all faculty.)
  2. We will be making available in the library for checkout a limited number of Chromebooks for students to utilize both on/off campus;
  3. The tutoring center is making preparations to provide assistance to students with Canvas, Zoom, etc
  4. We have cancelled all public events on campus through the month of April.  We will continue to reevaluate other future events being held in May, including commencement and other end of year celebration ceremonies;
  5. We have closed to the public the aquatic center and fitness center through March 29th.  We will reassess next week if we need to extend this closure beyond March 29th;
  6. We are taking steps to offer all counseling and other student services online through the use of Zoomconfer and Cranium Café;
  7. We are taking steps to offer training to faculty in preparation to offer as many classes as possible in a remote delivery format.  Additional information will be sent out from Keith Wurtz, Vice President of Instruction, regarding options for faculty to receive additional training in Canvas and Zoomconfer
  8. The Deans are working with department chairs to determine which lab & activity courses must be offered face-to-face in order to satisfy course requirements. Our goal is to move as many classes as possible to a remote delivery format, however, we realize this will not work for most if not all lab/activity classes;
  9. We have established a webpage that will continue to be updated with COVID-19 related information regarding campus operations:  https://www.craftonhills.edu/features/covid-19-response-resources/index.php

Please know we are in this together.  If you have any questions or concerns, please share it with your direct supervisor.  We will all need to become more comfortable with being uncomfortable as we navigate this unprecedented health crisis.