Roosevelt Emergency Student Assistance

In a recent Roosevelt University survey, students overwhelmingly agreed that finances were their number one concern about returning this fall. To continue supporting our students, Roosevelt has three programs in place to support students during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a description of those programs as well as contacts for more information for each initiative.

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President Malekzadeh’s End-of-Year Message to Faculty and Staff

Greetings Colleagues,

I hope you, your families and loved ones continue to stay safe and healthy.

March 10, 2020 marked a serious shift in the way we deliver on our commitment to providing the best educational experience for our students. We have also seen how lives across the world were, and continue to be, altered due to COVID-19; we could have never expected it to this degree. As I review the past year, including the past two months or so, I’m extremely thankful for and proud of the Roosevelt University community for everything we have accomplished, our positive outlook, and our selfless and ongoing devotion to our jobs and students.

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Weekly Recap 5/1

Week of April 27 COVID-19 Recap

Thank you for your continued hard work and diligence through these challenging times. We wish everyone continued good health and safety.

Here is our weekly recap:

Stay in Touch. Update Your Contact Info.

Over the past few weeks, we have been making wellness calls to students to check in and answer any questions they may have. If you haven’t heard from us, it may be because we’re missing your phone number. We want to make sure you are receiving important updates from Roosevelt, so please make sure your contact information is up to date by submitting this form.

Student Experience Today: Info Session – Tuesday, May 5

Hear from Jamar Orr, vice president of student affairs and dean of students, about how the Office of Student Affairs quickly responded to the COVID-19 crisis, our support programs in place, updates on the CARES Act, Roosevelt’s Laker Grant and findings from the recent student survey.

Tuesday, May 5, 12–1 p.m.

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Presidential Town Hall – Friday, May 8

President Malekzadeh will discuss plans to return to campus, updates on the integration, graduation alternatives, federal grant monies and findings from the recent student, staff and faculty surveys.

Friday, May 8, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. CST

Zoom information will be available closer to the event.

Share Some Good News

Whether it’s a message to your classmates or coworkers, a new recipe you learned, or something inspiring at home or in your community, we want to hear how you’re staying safe, healthy and happy.

Share some good news with us.

We hope you have a safe and relaxing weekend.

Kind Regards,

Roosevelt COVID-19 Response Team

covid19info@roosevelt.edu
Roosevelt COVID-19 Website

Weekly Recap 4/24/2020

Week of April 20 COVID-19 Recap

Thank you for your continued hard work and diligence through these challenging times. We wish everyone continued good health and safety.

Here is our weekly recap:

Governor Pritzker Extends Stay-At-Home Order Through May 30

On Thursday, Governor Pritzker announced the stay-at-home order will extend another 30 days to May 30. Some changes in protocols and restrictions will go into effect to limit the spread of COVID-19.

  • Face coverings will be required in public spaces where one cannot maintain six feet of distance from others.
  • Some state parks will reopen on May 1. A list is available on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website.
  • Additional businesses will be added to the list of essential businesses.

More details can be found in this Chicago Tribune article, or you can watch the governor’s Thursday press conference on the Illinois.gov website.

Roosevelt’s emergency operations team has formed a subcommittee to focus on the return to campus. Topics that are being discussed and planned out are timing of return, logistics, building cleaning, overall facilities readiness and of course, celebrations.

As the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois guidance changes regularly, we will share more information regarding campus and University operations as it is appropriate.

Summer Schedule Update

For our upcoming spring and summer sessions, all courses scheduled to begin in May, June and July will now be in a remote learning format. An updated schedule for the summer semester’s experiential courses will become available on Friday, May 1.

Share Some Good News

Whether it’s a message to your classmates or coworkers, a new recipe you learned, or something inspiring at home or in your community, we want to hear how you’re staying safe, healthy and happy.

Share some good news with us.

Technology Training Sessions

For next week, Library and Technology services are continuing to host remote learning and working sessions. Topics and times include:

Blackboard Tips
Tuesday, April 28 | 11 a.m.

Tips for Using Zoom
Tuesday, April 28 | 3 p.m.

Video Guide for Remote Teaching
Wednesday, April 29 | 11 a.m.

Designing Effective Assessment Practices for Remote Teaching
Wednesday, April 29 | 3 p.m.

Advanced Zoom Tips
Wednesday, April 29 | 3 p.m.

Open Textbooks & Other Low-Cost Textbook Options
Thursday, April 30 | 10 a.m.

Designing Effective Assessment Practices for Remote Teaching
Thursday, April 30 | 1:30 p.m.

Grading and Providing Feedback in Blackboard
Friday, May 1 | 10 a.m.

More details and zoom information can be found on Inside Roosevelt.

We hope you have a safe and relaxing weekend.

Kind Regards,

Roosevelt COVID-19 Response Team

covid19info@roosevelt.edu
Roosevelt COVID-19 Website

Student Services, Campus Restrictions and Other Resources

Dear Roosevelt Students,

We hope this email finds you all healthy and following best practices for maintaining good health. We are aware that the move to online learning may be difficult for some students. If you don’t have access to the technology needed to start online classes or are experiencing some other hardship related to COVID-19, please fill out the Laker Grant Request Form, and someone from the Dean of Students Office will reach out to you to support you in this transition. Continue reading