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COVID-19 Update: The University of Minnesota will offer online, or alternative, instruction through the end of summer term 2020. Read CCAPS's operational updates or visit the Safe Campus website for the University's operational updates.

Updated CCAPS Information

The College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) and the U of M are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you will find resources for CCAPS students, faculty, and staff.

If you are a prospective student and would like to talk with an enrollment advisor, email ccapsinfo@umn.edu. Our advisors are happy to meet with you online or over the phone.

Key Resources

Fall 2020 Return to Campus Plan

The University will resume in-person instruction and re-open residence halls, dining facilities, and other campus services for fall semester, but things will look different in light of physical distancing and other public health guidance.

Find the latest updates at z.umn.edu/return-to-campus.

For Students and Visitors

 

Continuing Education and Conference Center

Effective July 1 and continuing until rescinded, all University students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors, service providers, vendors, and suppliers) are required to use a face covering at all times when in any enclosed or indoor space on University campuses and properties, which includes the Continuing Education and Conference Center.

For guest safety we have implemented additional cleaning, partitions at registration desks, and have required six foot socially distanced seating in all meeting spaces. We are also following the guidelines put forth by the Minnesota Department of Health's #StaySafeMN guidelines.

Graduate and Undergraduate Students

As of March 18, students will take classes through online or alternative instruction until the end of summer semester 2020. More information will be provided to students by their course instructors.

Drop-in advising at 20 Ruttan on the Saint Paul campus has been suspended.

The Office of Undergraduate Education has additional updates for undergraduate students.

Professional Development Courses

All courses are now being delivered online and are open for registration. Some courses may be offered on campus this fall depending on public health guidelines. On-campus course delivery will follow social distancing guidelines and, as per University policy, face coverings will be required. See the full list of online PD courses.

For cancellation or transfer inquiries related to professional development courses, we encourage you to email ccapsreg@umn.edu and a representative will follow up with you.

Boot Camps

All boot camps will be held virtually until further notice. 

Headliners

The 2020−2021 season begins October 1. Secure your seat! Series passes and tickets for individual events are currently on sale. Rest assured, if in-person gatherings are restricted, Headliners will take place online. Registration/tickets are required regardless of presentation format. Check the Headliners website for series and speaker details.

For questions, please email learning@umn.edu or call 612-625-2900.

Conferences

See the list of planned conferences for 2020–2021. If they don't appear on the list, they have either been cancelled or have yet to be scheduled. 

OLLI

OLLI’s fall courses and SIGs will be offered online. Planning is underway for the winter and spring terms and we expect that the majority of offerings—if not all—will take place online. Check the OLLI website for details.

For Faculty

CCAPS faculty can find more information on these websites.

PSEO and CIS Students

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

The U of M Twin Cities PSEO program extended its academic year 2020−2021 application deadline (postmark) to May 15. All application materials must have a May 15 postmark or be electronically submitted to the PSEO office by May 15 at 11:59 p.m. Late materials will not be accepted. Admission decisions will be sent on June 26.

Visit the COVID-19 UMTC PSEO Impact website for the latest information.

College in the Schools

CIS Instructors and Students

  • College in the Schools will be using the online process for Student Rating of Teaching (SRT) collection. Information will be provided to instructors for all active CIS sections.
  • The Disability Resource Center (DRC) assists students with disabilities who are enrolled in CIS sections. Students enrolled in CIS sections whose accommodation needs have changed due to the transition to alternative modes of instruction are encouraged to contact their access consultant for advice. Students with disabilities who have not previously registered with the DRC or are experiencing a new temporary disability, are encouraged to inquire with the DRC to learn about their options. 
  • The transition to alternative teaching formats introduces new considerations related to student privacy. The University has issued FERPA guidance related to COVID-19. Instructors may also want to consult the FERPA/Student Records Privacy Policy.

Faculty Coordinators and Faculty Coordinator Assistants

  • In order to support the sharing of information and resources, and facilitate conversations, CIS staff ask that all CIS faculty coordinators and faculty coordinator assistants use their cohort’s Google Group to connect with their CIS instructors. 
  • All spring semester student field days have been canceled.
  • All spring semester professional development workshops have been turned into webinars, rescheduled for summer, or canceled. Review messages from your cohort’s Google Group or view the CIS calendar for details.
  • All remaining spring 2020 CIS site visits can be rescheduled for fall semester.

CIS Partner Schools

  • CIS instructors have received all U of M system-wide communications about the University’s COVID-19 response. In addition, College in the Schools program staff and faculty coordinators are communicating regularly with instructors through the cohort Google Groups. Occasional updates are also being sent to our entire population of concurrent enrollment partners, including the school principals and counselors who are in our database. 
  • Information about how CIS is using the U of M COVID-19 temporary student grade basis policies can be found on the College in the Schools Students web page
  • CCAPS Student Services (cisenroll@umn.edu) can answer questions related to student rosters, term dates, billing, deadlines, etc.
  • The application deadline for new CIS instructors for the 2020−2021 school year has been extended from March 30 to April 17, 2020. Note that applications for replacement instructors are always accepted at any time.