CCM Faculty/Staff FAQ

CCM remains primarily in remote operations in response to COVID-19, but select faculty and staff are returning to campus as part of the University of Cincinnati's multi-phased plan to prepare for our students' safe arrival for fall semester.

UC plans to welcome back students to campus on Aug. 24 for the start of the fall semester. A thoughtful blend of in-person and virtual offerings, in addition to enhanced health and safety measures, will provide students with the best collegiate experience possible in this new era of living and learning.

Return to Campus


The University of Cincinnati recognizes the health and safety benefits of implementing a multi-phased return to campus in advance of the start of the fall semester on August 24. Each of the four phases of this stepwise approach is underpinned by a set of essential health and safety measures. All members of our community are expected to do their part to ensure the health and safety of themselves and others.

CCM is also providing regular updates through this website and through our email newsletter. Subscribe to get the latest CCM news, performance videos and other campus updates delivered directly to your inbox.


Return To Campus Updates

July 24 Update: CCM Dean Stanley E. Romanstein provides an update on CCM's health and safety enhancements for fall semester. Learn more about the steps we are taking to keep the campus community safe this fall

July 23 Update: UC Director of International Services Ron Cushing answers common questions related to fall semester. Learn more about what to expect as an international student this fall

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/tpiNpz0oiuc?rel=0

July 21 Update: CCM Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Stephanie P. Schlagel provides an update on class registration information and online accommodation resources. Learn more Catalyst listings and online accommodation requests

July 15 Update: Vice President of Student Affairs Debra Merchant shares tips for students to stay engaged at UC. Learn more about what student life will be like this fall 

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/JCt6X3a29uk?rel=0

July 9 Update: Executive Director of University Health Services Kim Miller gives advice for staying healthy during the COVID era. Learn more about how UC is keeping campus safe this fall

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/g09LzomUQs8?rel=0

July 8 Update: CCM Dean Stanley E. Romanstein provides an update on the reopening of CCM Village, CCM's instructional model for Fall Semester and the impact of the recent ICE directive on international students. Learn more about the plans to reopen CCM VIllage

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/z5TczTfmhXw?rel=0

July 2 Update: Vice provost and UC Family Physician Chris Lewis shares insight into staying safe on campus. Learn more about how you can stay safe when you return to UC

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/c7pJ4N4fua4?rel=0

July 1 Update: UC President Neville G. Pinto has shared the university's Return to Campus Guide, which covers safety, teaching and learning, campus life, housing, contingency planning and other resources related to Fall Semester. Read the Return to Campus Guide

June 25 Update: CCM Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Stephanie P. Schlagel provides an update on fall instructional delivery at CCM. Learn more about updates coming to Catalyst

June 22 Update: Vice Provost of Enrollment Management Jack Miner discusses UC's response to COVID-19. Learn more about what fall 2020 classes look like

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/pk2MTPHJi-A?rel=0

June 11 Update: UC President Neville G. Pinto and Kristi Nelson, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, share plans to welcome back students to campus on August 24 for the start of the fall semester. Learn more about UC's plan for the start of fall semester

May 20 Update: UC President Neville G. Pinto has announced provisional planning for a return to campus. Learn more about the multi-phased plan

May 5 Update: Employees and students on campus this summer term are required to wear facial coverings. Learn more about campus requirements to wear facial coverings


FAQs For Spring and Summer 2020 Activities

Below is a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers that are specific to CCM.

The questions are organized into four sections:

  • Remote Instruction
  • Remote Work
  • Events
  • Building Access

These questions are reviewed and revised as new information develops, so please check back often. If the State provides further direction for public institutions, the University of Cincinnati will adapt accordingly.

View additional university-wide employee FAQs on UC’s public health website.

Remote Instruction

Remote instruction is an alternative to having instruction provided via face-to-face, in-class sessions. Individual instructors are determining the best way to satisfy the learning objectives of their courses using remote delivery of course content.

Given differences in the specific attributes and learning objectives of different courses, it is likely that different instructors will choose different methods and approaches to remote instruction. Reach out to your students and let them know of your plan for remote instruction.

See the CET&L Faculty Toolkit and Guide for Remote Instruction.

Please contact CCM IT if you require a laptop or other instrutional equipment (web cameras, microphones, software licenses, etc.). We recommend that you contact CCM IT by phone at 513-556-6806.

Faculty can also submit a request by completing the Technological Barriers to Online Instruction Form.

The CCM IT Service Desk is operating remotely and can be accessed by phone at 513-556-6806 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Technicians can also be reached via email at ccmtech@ucmail.uc.edu, but phone calls are recommended is you require assistance during the CCM IT Service Desk's regular operating hours.

Additional technical help and support is available through the UCit Knowledge Base and Service Desk.

Remote Work

Each unit should develop plans to conduct work remotely where it is feasible and when job duties can be performed remotely without disrupting critical operations. Units may create a rotational minimal staffing schedule if units must be staffed, and for services that cannot be performed remotely, such as handling incoming mail.

Visit the UCit site for resources to help you with working remotely.

The CCM IT Service Desk is operating remotely and can be accessed by phone at 513-556-6806 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Technicians can also be reached via email at ccmtech@ucmail.uc.edu, but phone calls are recommended is you require assistance during the CCM IT Service Desk's regular operating hours.

Additional technical help and support is available through the UCit Knowledge Base and Service Desk.

CCM IT can help you get your office phone calls forwarded to a personal phone.

Events

All remaining student and faculty recitals, rehearsals and recording sessions are canceled until further notice. Students are not required to submit any cancellation paperwork as a result of this change.

Applied instruction faculty members should communicate directly with affected students to make alternative arrangements for in-person recitals that are degree requirements.

All Student Artist Program recitals organized through CCM Placement Services are canceled until further notice.

All of CCM’s public performances scheduled now through May 31, 2020, are canceled or postponed.

If you purchased a ticket to a CCM event that has been canceled due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, you can contact the CCM Box Office at boxoff@uc.edu to request a refund.

The University has postponed spring 2020 commencement and convocation events in accordance with CDC and State guidelines on eliminating large gatherings to combat the coronavirus. This restriction impacts the undergraduate ceremony, doctoral hooding and master’s recognition ceremony, professional degree ceremonies and CCM’s Graduation Convocation ceremony.

Although we are temporarily unable to applaud your academic accomplishments in person, we are excited to recognize everything that you have achieved during your time at CCM.

We are inspired by your resilience during this unprecedented crisis and we are proud to count you amongst our global network of CCM alumni.

Please visit us at ccm.uc.edu/grad2020 for a digital acknowledgement of this year's graduates, along with our 2020 student and faculty award recipients. 

Building Access

The University of Cincinnati has limited open access to buildings on campus. As a result, all CCM Village facilities — including the practice rooms in Memorial Hall — will be closed to students until further notice.

For the time being, faculty can continue to access CCM Village via keycard if absolutely necessary.

Students who need to return building keys to CCM can do so via mail.

If you have questions or concerns regarding building access, please contact CCM Senior Director of Performance Operations Ray Dobson at rayburn.dobson@uc.edu or 513-556-9461.

Yes. As of May 5, 2020, employees and students on campus this summer term are required to wear facial coverings.

Learn more about campus requirements to wear facial coverings


The University of Cincinnati has more information available about its response to COVID-19.

In addition, you may send queries to publichealth@uc.edu