College Specific Guidance

Below is guidance from the deans of each college. If you have questions specific to one of your classes please reach directly out to your faculty member. Be sure to visit the Student Remote Participation Guide on this site for additional resources.

Associate Deans Linda Berna (Music), Ray Frewen (Theatre), and Director Montanari (Center for Arts Leadership) met with me to determine operational details that will be in effect when classes resume on March 23rd. This was a very difficult task, and we were heartbroken after having made many of these decisions.    

Our objectives were to:

  • Ensure that college operations are compliant with guidelines issued by our public health officials. We want to be certain that we are adding to efforts aimed at flattening the infection curve.
  • Ensure the continued safety and health of students, faculty, and staff, especially those who are susceptible to infection and at high-risk for complications from infection.
  • Allow instruction to continue with minimal degradation of quality and timeliness.

Building Access

  • In compliance with Governor Pritzker’s Stay-At-Home order, all CCPA instructional and practice facilities have been closed until further notice.

 Staff Presence

  • Full-time staff will be working remotely as determined by their supervisors. Staff will be accessible via email during normal business hours (9 am to 5 pm).

Lecture Classes (e.g.  Musicianship, Theatre History, Music Education, Theatre Theory, MAS, etc.)

Performance Class (Music Conservatory)

  • All performance classes for the remainder of the semester (Piano, Voice, Strings, Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Guitar, Jazz Forum) will be cancelled or moved to on-line delivery, at the discretion of the program head. Updates regarding the disposition of performance classes will be sent next week to the students in each program.
  • If a program area’s performance class is cancelled, students will be graded on their work during the first half of the semester.

Studio Instruction

  • Private lessons will be conducted online. A variety of resources is available to faculty, students, and accompanists.  Your studio teacher will be in touch with specific details of how your lessons will be delivered.
  • Instructions about jury procedures will be issued by each program  (theatre voice, music voice, strings, etc.)

Dance Classes (Theatre Conservatory)

  • Dance classes will be instructed online.
  • This may involve adjustment of assignments, assessments, etc.
  • At their discretion, faculty may conduct remote office hours in support of the on-line format.

Small Group Instruction (Theatre Conservatory–Acting Techniques)

  • Acting classes will be instructed online.
  • This may involve adjustment of assignments, assessments, etc.
  • At their discretion, faculty may conduct remote office hours in support of the on-line format.

Major Theatre Productions

  • Rehearsals and performances of major productions (both Miller and O’Malley) are cancelled. Students will be graded on the work completed in the first half of the semester. 

Music Ensembles

  • Rehearsals and performances of all ensembles have been cancelled. Students will be graded on the work completed in the first half of the semester.

Degree Recitals

  • Degree recitals in the music conservatory can take place as scheduled. We may be required to adjust the means of presentation and limit the size of the audiences. Dean Berna will be in touch with each of you.  If faculty adjudicators feel unsafe attending, a recording can serve as the basis of grading.
  • You may also postpone your recital with no cancellation fee.

Graduate Comprehensive Reviews (GCR) (Music Conservatory graduate stud)

  • Any student presenting a GCR will meet online with her/his committee on the scheduled date.
  • Deadlines regarding the submission of GCR recordings to committees remain in place.

Solo Competition (Music Conservatory)

  • The solo competition scheduled for March 21 has been postponed until further notice.

Student Employment

  • Work Study: Students participating in a work study will continue to receive their pay for work that is available to do remotely. Students should contact their supervisors directly for further information and expectations.
  • Graduate assistantships will continue as usual with the consultation of supervisors and the option of working remotely.

Center for Arts Leadership Programs

  • On-campus events and community performances are cancelled until further notice. Updates will be communicated via the CAL Facebook Page (@CCPAartslead).
  • Deadlines for the CCPA Student Travel Grant will remain in place, but funding for university sponsored travel may be restricted due to mandates related to COVID-19. Students are encouraged to apply and will be informed of decisions as usual.
  • Online programming (TBD) may be offered via Facebook/Instagram live stream.
  • The Center for Arts Leadership office will be closed on campus until further notice, but the CAL Staff will be working remotely.

 

External conditions remain volatile; our responses must remain fluid.  As we move forward we will continually revisit, adjust, and refine these.  We encourage everyone to remain considerate, thoughtful, and creative (we have that in spades, don’t we?) as we move forward.   Communicate calmly and clearly—with us, and with each other—and be nimble and sensitive as each of us makes adjustments.   The path forward is, at best, a work in-progress.

Your health and safety must be Job One. We encourage you to make decisions based on your needs to stay safe in the current atmosphere. Keep up to date by frequently visiting this page. 

In response to the growing threat of the COVID-19 virus and Roosevelt’s subsequent decision to suspend classes until March 23rd and then move classes to an online delivery format, we know that there are many questions that students, parents, and others may have. We hope to address a few of those questions about Heller College of Business (HCB) classes and general operations below.

  1. How will HCB classes be delivered? All HCB courses will shift to an online delivery format- no exceptions.  Further, we anticipate that all classes will remain online for the remainder of the Spring semester, including final exams. Students should frequently check their RU emails for updates, as instructors have been asked to contact their students with specific plans of how future class sessions will be delivered. Any questions about specific courses should be referred to your instructor. Contact information for your instructors can be found in the Faculty/Staff Directory, or faculty can be contacted via email through Blackboard.

  2. When will HCB classes resume? How long will they run until? All HCB courses for the Spring 2020 semester will resume the week of March 23rd. This applies to those courses that are on a 16-week semester, as well as those 8-week session 3B online courses that were originally scheduled to begin March 17th. All courses will end at their originally scheduled end date—the semester will not be extended.

  3. What about HCB student advising- will it still happen and how will it be handled? Yes, student advising services will continue to happen in full capacity. However, we will be shifting all student advising to a remote delivery format (e.g. telephone, Zoom, or email).  Students who already have appointments scheduled with their advisers will be contacted by their adviser to determine what format that advising appointment will occur under.  Students seeking new advising appointments should continue to register for those appointments through the EAB scheduling system, or via the RU app. Once you log into EAB, select “Heller College of Business” and choose the appropriate adviser:

    Downtown undergraduate students: Audrey Guy
    Downtown graduate students: Lakeisha Robinson
    Schaumburg (UG & grad) students: Erica Poremba

  4. Are HCB offices open? Can students come to campus if they need/want to? At present university buildings are still open to students, faculty, and staff. Students can access university buildings if they need to—provided they are symptom free for the last 24 hours and have no reason to be in quarantine—in order to study, access resources such as computer labs, meet with faculty, etc. Most university offices, including HCB offices, are planning on being open and functional, but most staff will be working remotely, so in-person services may be impacted. Students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to call in advance the university offices that they intend to use to ensure accessibility.

  5. Will HCB extra-curricular events such as workshops, student organization meetings, etc. still occur? Most extra-curricular events that were scheduled to occur
    in-person will unfortunately be cancelled due to the risks associated with group gatherings. Some events still may be able to occur via a remote delivery format, and students should contact the event organizer(s) to check on the status of individual events.

HBC Virtual Tutoring Information 

As the COVID-19 situation has forced classes to become delivered virtually, it has also necessitated our tutoring to move to that format as well.  The good news is that we are still committed to delivering free tutoring services to our students, and we have a system in place to provide virtual tutoring services to any student for any HCB course.  Your options for tutoring needs are below:

  • Tutoring Appointments with Grad Assistants:
    • As we have historically done, our current graduate assistants serve as tutors for our students.  You can make an appointment for a virtual tutoring session (done by Zoom, phone, or email) with one of our GAs (their names and areas of expertise are listed in the table below).  To schedule an appointment, you can either email HCBTutoring@roosevelt.edu or through EAB Navigate: roosevelt.guide.eab.com

 

    • Tutor

      Subject Area(s) of Expertise

      Nahla Ahmed

      Management, Human Resources

      Karen Hawley            

      Accounting

      Darius Munchow

      Real Estate, Finance

      Dmitry Romanov

      Marketing, Economics

      Andrii Drobnytskyi

      Finance, Marketing

      Steve Hunter

      Hospitality Management

      Jose Lorenzo-Valdespino

      Finance, Accounting

      Vladyslav Mesnikovych

      Information Systems

      Dmitrii Koptev

      Finance, Economics

      Andrew Wenger

      Human Resources

      Mike Mago

      Accounting

 

  • Smart Thinking Online Tutoring (through Blackboard)

    • All students automatically have access to virtual tutoring through the Smart Thinking program, which is linked off of the Blackboard homepage when you log on (scroll down and find the link on the bottom left-hand side of the page).  Here you can find on-demand tutoring services in most business subjects, with a wider variety of available hours.  Roosevelt has purchased access to this service, and it is free of charge to all students.

Thank you for your patience as we continue navigate this unprecedented situation. It is important to remember that your health and safety are the priority of the university, so please take every precaution that you can over the remainder of the semester and please give daily attention to the updates that are available on this page. If you have questions, please feel free to contact your instructors via email or call the HCB front desk at 312-281-3293 (Chicago) or 847-619-4850 (Schaumburg).

Thank you for your patience as we have worked to determine an approach to many of the unresolved details for this term. Your course coordinators have met and discussed their experiences, along with feedback that many of you have provided based on our first few days of delivering content online.  We have also received new guidance from ACPE today that gives us more flexibility in our approach to program delivery. What follows is a detailed plan which will be in place through the end of Spring term. Please read this your cohort section carefully.

The below plans are in place for the remainder of the term, regardless of the COVID-19 situation.  That is, even if the pandemic resolves before the end of the term, we will continue to offer your courses fully online.Therefore, if you want to leave the area and go home, you can do so and still fully participate in your courses, provided you have reliable internet access.

We all miss seeing you here on campus and look forward to life returning to normal. In the meantime, your faculty are committed to maintaining continuity in every aspect of your education.  We all appreciate your patience as they are figuring out the best way to deliver their content.  If you have any problems or concerns, please let us know.

Class of 2020

Many clinical sites have dismissed students as they prepare for the increased demands because of COVID-19.  We are committed to doing everything we can to provide you with a final rotation that meets accreditation and licensing requirements for graduation.  Fortunately, ACPE issued new guidance today for how we can meet those standards.  We are doing everything we can to allow for on-time graduation of every student. Please note that:

  • If your rotation has changed, OEE will be in contact with you today or tomorrow regarding your new rotation assignment.  
      • If you are not satisfied with the alternative rotation provided by OEE, you have the option wait until we are able to offer another rotation. It is not likely that this will occur until after the situation with COVID-19 is resolved.   
      • Please let OEE know right away if you wish to decline a rotation.
  • If you are assigned to a site that is NOT VIRTUAL and you have any risk factors for severe illness from COVID-19, or if you are in close contact with a high risk person, please inform OEE IMMEDIATELY.  We will assign you to an alternative rotation if we can, or we will provide you with a make-up rotation later. It is of utmost importance that you put your own health and that of your family members first. 

Other important updates:

  • Keeping in touch
      • As always, you should log in to Blackboard and check your RU email daily. 
      • COP offices will be open virtually from 9AM to 5PM M-F. Do NOT expect to meet with faculty or staff on campus without making prior arrangements, most faculty and staff are working remotely.
      • Faculty office hours and Zoom links are under COP Calendars and Schedules on Blackboard and a link is also in the left column for “Faculty Office Hours”.  
  • Technology
      • If you are having a technological problem or any other questions during lecture, please email the lecturer, the course coordinator AND Dr. Brock.  We will make every effort to assist you in a timely fashion.
      • Please pay attention to your laptop’s functioning and software updates. If your laptop is not working, contact Mrs. Szuch, who will provide you with instructions. Note that because everything is being done remotely, last minute requests may not be resolved as quickly as you would like. 
      • Contact information for Examsoft and Echo360 technical support is located under “Resources for Students” section of each syllabus.
  • Please do NOT gather in groups to study, except virtually. This move to online delivery will only help delay the spread of the virus if we all practice social distancing.  Get creative about supporting each other.  Try using Zoom for study groups. If you do this, I encourage you to put the cameras on so that you can connect with your classmates.

Class of 2021

  • Based on new guidance from ACPE, we are canceling ALL IPPE rotations effective immediately.  Do NOT go to your site on Friday.  You already have met the modified ACPE requirements for IPPE hours and will NOT have to make any up in order to be eligible for graduation or licensure.
      • ACPE is making an exception this term only to allow us to count “simulation hours” toward IPPE hours.  The time you have spent on previous IPPE rotations (240 hours thus far) plus “simulation hours” earned in various labs you have already completed (60 hours in qualifying simulation activities in PC lab, compounding, etc.) meet the 300 hour requirement for licensure. 
      • Your sites have been notified. You do NOT need to contact them.
      • If you have specific questions, please contact OEE via email.
      • IPPE seminar continues through the term.  Professor Thompson will be in contact with you regarding seminar. 
      • IPPE will be reduced from 3 credits to 1 credit, to reflect the elimination of on-site hours. You do not need to do anything. You will see this change reflected in your transcript.
  • All courses will be fully online through the end of the termYou do NOT need to come to campus to participate in your didactic courses through the remainder of the term. This means:
      • Classes will continue online through the end of the term.
      • Labs/workshops/recitations will be conducted remotely.
      • Assessments (quizzes and exams) will be conducted remotely. You will NOT come to campus for any quiz or exam this term.
  • Based on our experiences thus far, lectures will be offered asynchronously (i.e., recorded lectures available at any time) when possible. Faculty have been advised to avoid assigning participation points that are dependent on students being able to attend synchronously (i.e., at the time the course is scheduled to meet). This is because some students have experienced technical or personal challenges participating in some live sessions.  
      • Faculty may assign participation points that can be earned asynchronously. 
      • Most assessments will still take place at scheduled times, and you will be expected to participate in those during those times.
      • Individual course coordinators will continue to communicate their expectations.
  • Keeping in touch
      • As always, you should log in to Blackboard and check your RU email daily. 
      • COP offices will be open virtually from 9AM to 5PM M-F. Do not expect to meet with faculty or staff on campus without making prior arrangements, most faculty and staff are working remotely.
      • Faculty office hours and Zoom links are under COP Calendars and Schedules on Blackboard and a link is also in the left column for “Faculty Office Hours”.  
  • Technology
      • If you are having a technological problem or any other questions during lecture, please email the lecturer, the course coordinator AND Dr. Brock.  We will make every effort to assist you in a timely fashion.
      • Please pay attention to your laptop’s functioning and software updates. If your laptop is not working, contact Mrs. Szuch, who will provide you with instructions. Note that because everything is being done remotely, last minute requests may not be resolved as quickly as you would like. 
      • Contact information for Examsoft and Echo360 technical support is located under “Resources for Students” section of each syllabus.
  • Please do NOT gather in groups to study, except virtually. This move to online delivery will only help delay the spread of the virus if we all practice social distancing.  Get creative about supporting each other.  Try using Zoom for study groups. If you do this, I encourage you to put the cameras on so that you can connect with your classmates.

 

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Class of 2022

  • All courses will be fully online through the end of the termYou do NOT need to come to campus to participate in your didactic courses through the remainder of the term. This means:
      • Classes will continue online through the end of the term.
      • Labs/workshops/recitations will be conducted remotely.
      • Assessments (quizzes and exams) will be conducted remotely. You will NOT come to campus for any quiz or exam this term.
  • Based on our experiences thus far, lectures will be offered asynchronously (i.e., recorded lectures available at any time) when possible. Faculty have been advised to avoid assigning participation points that are dependent on students being able to attend synchronously (i.e., at the time the course is scheduled to meet). This is because some students have experienced technical or personal challenges participating in some live sessions.  
      • Faculty may assign participation points that can be earned asynchronously. 
      • Most assessments will still take place at scheduled times, and you will be expected to participate in those during those times.
      • Individual course coordinators will continue to communicate their expectations.
  • Keeping in touch
      • As always, you should log in to Blackboard and check your RU email daily. 
      • COP offices will be open virtually from 9AM to 5PM M-F. Do NOT expect to meet with faculty or staff on campus without making prior arrangements, most faculty and staff are working remotely.
  • Technology
      • If you are having a technological problem or any other questions during lecture, please email the lecturer, the course coordinator AND Dr. Brock.  We will make every effort to assist you in a timely fashion.
      • Please pay attention to your laptop’s functioning and software updates. If your laptop is not working, contact Mrs. Szuch, who will provide you with instructions. Note that because everything is being done remotely, last minute requests may not be resolved as quickly as you would like. 
      • Contact information for Examsoft and Echo360 technical support is located under “Resources for Students” section of each syllabus.
  • Please do NOT gather in groups to study, except virtually. This move to online delivery will only help delay the spread of the virus if we all practice social distancing.  Get creative about supporting each other.  Try using Zoom for study groups. If you do this, I encourage you to put the cameras on so that you can connect with your classmates.
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Roosevelt has announced that it was suspending classes until March 23 in order to prepare for a move to completely online delivery as we limit public interactions because of COVID-19. Here is more specific information about how this transition will look for students in the College of Arts and Sciences – though, as we all know, this is an evolving situation, so please check your email and this website regularly for updates.

  1. How will CAS classes be delivered?
  • All CAS courses have moved to fully-online delivery for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
  • Any questions about specific courses should be referred to the course instructor.
  1. When will CAS classes resume? When will they end?
  • All CAS courses for the Spring 2020 semester will resume the week of March 23rd. This applies to those courses that are on a 16-week semester, as well as those 8-week session 3B online courses that were originally scheduled to begin March 17th
  • All courses will end at their originally scheduled end date—the semester will not be extended.
  1. What about student advising- will it still happen and how will it be handled?
  • Yes, student advising will continue to happen. However, advisors will shift all student advising to a remote delivery format (telephone, Zoom, or email).  Students who currently have appointments scheduled with their advisors will be contacted by their advisor to determine the best format. 
  • Students seeking new advising appointments should continue to register for those appointments through the same means as before.
  1. Are offices open? Can students come to campus if they need to?
  • Roosevelt is in compliance with Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order. Faculty and staff are working remotely to ensure that we are able to serve students effectively in these new circumstances. For the most up to date information about how students may access the services and support they need, please consult the Student Remote Participation Guide

Thank you for your patience as we seek to make the best possible arrangements for students and all Roosevelt community members during this unprecedented situation. If you have specific questions about your academic coursework, please feel free to contact your instructors via email or call the CAS main number at 312-341-3671.

It is important to remember that your health and safety are the priority of the university. Please take every precaution that you can over the remainder of the semester and please give daily attention to the updates that are available on this site.

The information below outlines our current plan related to the delivery of classes, field experiences, advising and other services over the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. However, information and plans can change at a moment’s notice. Please check your email daily and refer back to this website for updates that may occur in the future.

 

College of Education Staff Presence

  • Until further notice, full- and part-time faculty will work remotely. As usual, students will be able to contact faculty during the normal business hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, by using the information in the Faculty/Staff Directory.
  • Until further notice, all advising of College of Education students will be conducted remotely using email, phones and Zoom technology. Students should contact their advisor to make appointments for virtual advising.
  • Until further notice, all staff associated with academic and student support in the College of Education will work remotely. Students will be able to contact all COE staff during the normal business hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, by using the information in the Faculty/Staff Directory.

 

Course Delivery

  • All College of Education classes will move to online delivery beginning March 23.
  • Activities and assignments will be adjusted on course syllabi to ensure the completion of all course outcomes in an online manner by the end of the semester.
  • Resources and trainings will be provided for instructors to ensure a clear understanding of the online platforms to be used during this time. Please click hereto access more information about these opportunities.
  • Prior to March 23, instructors will communicate modified plans for instruction to all students by email. Students should check their Roosevelt University email daily for updates and information.
  • Support for students learning remotely is available here.

 

Field Placements

  • Until further notice, all field experiences, practicums, internships, and student teaching experiences in schools and other organizations are suspended.
    • If a school or organization provides an online pathway for learning, and Roosevelt students are approved to participate, they should definitely do so.
  • Students should consult with their instructors if they have any questions about their field placements. The College of Education is working closely with school districts and the Illinois State Board of Education to implement a contingency plan for the fulfillment of all field and clinical requirements for licensure and graduation. Students should check their Roosevelt University email daily for further updates and information.

 

Student Employment

  • Until further notice, faculty and staff will request assistance from graduate assistants on projects that can be completed remotely.

 

Office of School and Community Engagement

  • Until further notice, all grants and contract staff working in public and private schools will need to suspend face-to-face school-based activities. 
    • If a school provides an online pathway for student learning or professional development, and OSCE staff is approved to participate, they should definitely do so.
  • Until further notice, OSCE staff will work from home. Please consult with Jeanne Barnas, OSCE Executive Director, about your telecommuting plans and needs.
  • Until further notice, OSCE staff should not use on-campus facilities or resources.

 

It is important to remember that your health and safety are the priority of the university. Please take every precaution that you can over the remainder of the semester and please give daily attention to the updates that are available on this website.

 

Please find below answers to frequently asked questions regarding courses and services in the Robert Morris Experiential College (RMEC) during Roosevelt University’s emergency response to the COVID-19 situation. The university is monitoring the situation closely, and the RMEC will continue to make adjustments as necessary for the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, while still providing an excellent academic experience in spite of the difficult circumstances. 

When most RMEC classes resume on March 23, will they all be online for the remainder of the quarter?
Courses will move to online only.

When we return on March 23, is that Week 4 or Week 5 of the RMEC quarter?
The academic calendar is not changing; therefore, when we return on March 23, that is Week 5 of the RMEC quarter. This means there will be one fewer week in the quarter. Each faculty member will decide what is best for their courses to adjust for this lost time, while still allowing students to achieve their course learning outcomes.

If I have to miss my health studies clinicals, will that affect my graduation?
Should any of our students have to miss a clinical for any reason, the student should communicate with the director of that specific program to determine what, if any, implications it will have on a student's time to degree.

Will RMEC students have a Spring 2 quarter?
The Robert Morris Experiential College Spring 2 quarter, which begins May 11, 2020, will be online only.

Are RMEC staff and faculty available during this time?
RMEC staff and faculty are available and working. However, like most RU employees, we have been encouraged to work remotely when possible and as needed during this time. Therefore, if you need to contact an RMEC staff or faculty member, reach out first by phone or email.

Does any of this information apply to the Peoria and Lake County campuses?
Yes, all of these questions and answers apply to both Peoria and Lake County.

Are all campuses open?
The Peoria, Lake County, and RMU 401 S. State building will all be closed until further notice. For updates on Roosevelt's Chicago and Schaumburg campuses, please consult the main RU COVID-19 Emergency Response site. 

For more updates on Roosevelt University’s emergency response to the COVID-19 situation, please continue to visit this site. If students have questions specific to their courses, they should contact their faculty and academic advisors.