College of Arts & Media COVID-19 Information


Updated: 4/13/2020


CAM is working closely with CU Denver leadership to receive regular updates regarding Coronavirus and update CAM students, faculty, and staff how university policies will affect CAM students, classes, events, and activities.

The number one priority is keeping the CAM community safe and well-informed.

Questions can be directed to Alice Crogan, alice.crogan@ucdenver.edu. For specific information, procedure, and contacts, please see the tabs below.

 

Most Recent Updates:

  • All CU Denver classes are online starting March 16, 2020 for the remainder of the semester.
  • An email has been sent out from each department with detailed information regarding policy and procedure.
  • The CAM Dean's Office, Academic Departments, Advising, and Student Services will be operating remotely beginning close of business of March 13, 2020. There will be no interruption of services.
      • Effective immediately, schools/colleges, departments, programs, and units are prohibited from holding gatherings until further notice. These events should be cancelled, postponed, or conducted in a "virtual" way that does not bring large groups of guests and members of the CU Denver community together in person in a single venue.
      • Grants of as much as $1,000 to help individual artists who are losing income due to the cancellation of events, classes, performances and other work. Priority will be for low-income artists and artists who have no other income source. The grants will be offered through the existing IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund, Denver Arts & Venues. Learn more about the Artist Assistance Fund

         


         

        All CU Denver COVID-19 updates and communications are found at https://www1.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus.

        Health Center at Auraria will remain open. The number is 303-615-9999. The services, available to CU Denver faculty, staff, and students, include COVID-19 telephone assessment, testing, and mental health.

         



        INFORMATION FOR FOR:

        All classes are online starting March 16, 2020 for the remainder of the semester.

        **An email has been sent out from each department chair with detailed information regarding policy and procedure.**

        We are reviewing the policies to understand the full effects on the semester, activities, and events. College specific communications will be sent via email, so be sure to check your university account.

         

        REMOTE LEARNING RESOURCES

        The Office of Digital Education is an amazing resource as campus transitions to remote learning. They provide support, instruction, and troubleshooting to ensure student and instructor success!

        Students: click here to obtain information and tutorials about remote learning. This site will be updated regularly with new content, so be sure to check back often in the coming days.


        ADOBE FREE ACCESS

        Adobe is making temporary at-home access to Creative Cloud available until May 31, 2020 for schools and colleges who currently have only lab access for students, at no additional cost.Please use this link: https://helpx.adobe.com/enterprise/kb/covid-19-education-labs.html


        ACADEMIC ADVISING

        Effective Monday, March 16th, the CAM Academic Advising Team will be available remotely. The advising team will continue to offer scheduled advising appointments via Zoom or phone, and are also available for questions via email (CAMadvising@ucdenver.edu).  We will not be offering drop-in advising at this time.

        If you are a current College of Arts & Media student (sophomore, junior, or senior) you can schedule a Zoom or phone appointment using our online scheduling or by emailing cam@ucdenver.edu. Please indicate if you prefer Zoom or phone at the time of scheduling.

        Schedule an Advising Appointment (current CAM students)

         

        APPLE RESOURCES

        One-to-One or Small Group Coaching Session
        Email AppleProfessionalLearning@apple.com with a request.

        Apple Education Learning Series - OnDemand Videos
        apple.co/edu-learning-series


        THE LOVING LYNX FUND

        The Loving Lynx program is a resource available to CU Denver students dealing with unanticipated events such as accidents, medical or dental emergencies, natural disasters, and/or a need for temporary housing.

        Students can apply for emergency support via the program website, which includes more emergency resources and information.

        Students will be referred to community resources regardless of whether they receive financial support through the program.

        If you are unsure whether your specific need qualifies as an unanticipated event, contact Loving Lynx via email, lovinglynx@ucdenver.edu, to discuss your situation.

         

         

        MOBILE FOOD PANTRY FOR CU DENVER STUDENTS

        CU Denver is partnering with Food Bank of the Rockies to ensure our students who rely on our campus food bank have what they need to get through this challenging time. The Mobile Food Pantry will be distributing pre-made boxes of supplies from the Walnut Lot, West 4th Street, located across from Lynx Crossing (formerly known as Campus Village). Walnut Lot is next to the Auraria West station by light rail and close to Auraria Parkway & 7th by bus. You can drive up or walk up! Social distancing measures will be in place. Complete info is found here.

         

        STUDY ABROAD

        All international programs, including Maymester and Summer International programs have been suspended. Please contact the Office of Global Education for more information.


        FILM & TELEVISION SPECIFIC INFORMATION


        CLASSES ONLINE


        FITV classes are being held online starting
         Monday, March 16. Your instructors will reach out to you regarding the plan for how the course will run remotely.


        FITV CAGE / GEAR

        As of Friday at 6:00PM the Film Cage is closed. All equipment needs to be returned by 6PM Friday- no exceptions. There will be no gear checkouts for until further notice.  If you already have a check-out, it must be returned at 6PM tomorrow. There will be no new checkouts at this time. We know this is not the most ideal situation, but it is the safest and smartest. Each faculty member will be reaching out to you regarding their plans for the semester.

        LABS

        FTV Labs will be closed begining Monday, March 16. We are working on getting free temporary Adobe CC licenses. If you don’t have Adobe at home, consider working in the FREE version of DaVinci Resolve 16, which is very good:https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/


        CINEFEST

        Unfortunately, we will not be able to hold CineFest on campus this spring. We have already started discussions on a good date in Fall to hold a postponed 2020 CineFest celebration, awards and all. This is obviously disappointing – we are all affected by it – but again, it’s the necessary decision.

         

        QUESTIONS

        Email Jessica McGaugh, jessica.mcgaugh@ucdenver.edu


        MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY STUDIES SPECIFIC INFORMATION

        CLASSES ONLINE

        Lectures, ensembles, applied lessons, ensembles, recitals, and labs will be conducted remotely starting Monday, March 16.


        RECORDING ARTS CORE

        If you are a recording arts major and you need to use the Core, please contact Scott Burgess immediately. We have a contingency plan for limited access until March 30.


        QUESTIONS

        Email Richard Strasser, richard.strasser@ucdenver.edu

         

        VISUAL ARTS SPECIFIC INFORMATION


        CLASSES ONLINE

        VA Department will start classes online on Monday, March 16th.


        VA COMPUTER LABS AND STUDIOS

        All VA computer labs and studios (CU Building, Arts and BC) will be unavailable for students starting on Wednesday, March 18th at 6 PM. Student access cards will be deactivated and access will be restricted.


        SOFTWARE

        CAM is working on trying to get Adobe to provide 90-day free logins for students. TBD. Consider other open-source software.


        VA VIRTUAL TOWN HALL

        VA is hosting a virtual town hall on Wednesday, March 18th. . Students, check your email for more information.


        QUESTIONS

        Email Michelle Carpenter, michelle.carpenter@ucdenver.edu


        2020 RaCAS

        RaCAS has been moved to an online event. Abstracts are still due on April 1. More info and applications found here: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/sites/research-day.

        The CAM Research Office is open (virtually!) to assist, answer questions, and help with your abstracts, please email Laurie Baefsky, laurie.baefsky@ucdenver.edu

        STUDENT INNOVATION AWARD

        The May 1, 2020 Student Innovation Award Celebration and Sharing will be rescheduled to August, due to COVID-19 restrictions currently in place. For those graduating and unable to participate, we hope you can teleconference in! All questions: contact Laurie Baefsky, laurie.baefsky@ucdenver.edu

         

         

        All classes are online starting March 16, 2020 for the remainder of the semester.

        **An email has been sent out from each department chair with detailed information regarding policy and procedure.*

         

        ONLINE TEACHING RESOURCES

        The Office of Digital Education (ODE) in collaboration with The Center for Teaching and Learning and Thinq Studio is continuing to update resources for Faculty and Students to support remote teaching and learning.

        Faculty: click here to obtain information and tutorials about remote teaching here. This site will also be updated regularly with new content, so be sure to check back often in the coming days.


        Faculty can access 1:1 consultations with staff from the Office of Digital Education to address questions they may have about moving their class to the remote environment. Just follow the links here:

         

        Rapid Remote Teaching Resources

        Office of Digital Education

        How To Zoom & Record Your Lectures from Travis Vermilye

        How To Zoom & Record Your Lectures from Travis Vermilye on Vimeo.


        OIT RESOURCES FOR REMOTE WORK

        Working Remotely Resources

         


        FILM & TELEVISION SPECIFIC INFORMATION

        CLASSES ONLINE

        All classes are to be held online starting Monday, March 16. The remote "rehearsal" will now be the launch of online instruction.


        FITV CAGE / GEAR

        As of Friday at 6:00PM the Film Cage is closed. All equipment needs to be returned by 6PM Friday. There will be no gear checkouts for until further notice.


        MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY STUDIES SPECIFIC INFORMATION

        CLASSES ONLINE

        All classes are to be held online starting Monday, March 16. The remote "rehearsal" will now be the launch of online instruction.

         

        VISUAL ARTS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

        CLASSES ONLINE

        All classes are to be held online starting Monday, March 16. The remote "rehearsal" will now be the launch of online instruction.

        ZOOM / CLASS TIMES

        Instructors are encouraged to keep their class times on Zoom. Keeping to your class schedule encourages students that we are working in their best interests to provide them with a solid education. You may also choose to record lectures, but the ‘live’ component of Zoom is highly encouraged. I am concerned we will have some technical issues, but try to have a plan B. You can record your desktop, Google Hangouts, Slack, etc.


        ZOOM /VA TOWN HALLS

        VA will be hosting two Zoom meetings to discuss ideas and ask each other questions. There will be two meetings to accommodate teaching schedules, on March 16th at 11am and March 17th at 11am. Please attend  one of the two meetings. Check your email for full details.


        CAM FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANT AWARDEES AND ORS/YUMPS MATCHING GRANTS

         Any professional development or scholarly activity funding awarded by CAM in 2019-20 that has been interrupted, cancelled, or rescheduled due to COVID-19 travel and meeting restrictions, can be applied to future participation in the same or similar activity. CAM will roll over all approved funding to the next fiscal year, to support any rescheduled conferences and/or professional development opportunities we’ve already approved. Faculty do not reapply for the same funding next year that we already approved this year, but they were unable to use. Faculty do need to contact the CAM Research Office and Finance Office (Laurie and Anthony) to let them know about your cancelled event and whether or not the funding received can be rolled-over.

         

        FAQS RELATING TO RESEARCH AWARDS & CORONAVIRUS

         

        TRAVEL POLICY

        CU Denver has suspended all work-related domestic and international travel for employees and students. This includes any travel associated with scholarly activities as a CU employee, even if travel is funded by a government grant, foundation, company, or other university. Please see the university's statement in the link below.

        CU Denver Coronavirus and Travel Policies Update: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus/updates/cu-denver-coronavirus-and-travel-policies-update-march-9-2020

        Due to what is happening nationally with the Coronavirus, CU Denver is not allowing any prospective student visits to campus. We will update this message as soon as tours are available again. In the meantime, there are many online resources available to help you get to know campus and our CAM spaces

        Please contact Dave Walter, CAM's Director of Enrollment Management, by phone (303-315-7487) or email (david.walter@ucdenver.edu) if you have any prospective student questions. 

        The LYNX Arts Camp staff is closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus. At this time the camps are scheduled and we hope to hold all the camp programs. If the outbreak continues locally and/or nationally through the end of April and appear likely to extend into the summer, we will cancel the camps. If we do cancel the camps, full refunds will be given back to families. Additionally, if we do hold the camps, we would give a full refund to anyone who isn't comfortable attending due to coronavirus concerns up to a week before the camp starts.

        We want to reiterate that we don't anticipate that we will have to cancel any camp programs this summer but are prepared to act upon CDC and state government recommendations. We will you updated as the situation evolves.

        Additional information about LYNX Camp is found at artsandmedia.ucdenver.edu/lynx-camps.

        CU DENVER STUDENT AND COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER

        The CU Denver Student and Community Counseling Center will be providing remote, online counseling services, effective Monday, March 16. Mental health services will be available via telehealth and online video calls. The CU Denver Student and Community Counseling Center virtual hours will be 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. during this time. Please call our main phone line at (303) 315-7270 for any questions or additional information. 

        24/7 COUNSELING FOR ANYONE ENROLLED IN A CU MEDICAL INSURANCE PLAN

        The Real Help Hotline is staffed to address stressful issues. The hotline provides access to professional counselors who can provide immediate crisis counseling or help you find additional LOCAL RESOURCES.

         

        FREE MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY, OR STAFF

        If you are experiencing undue stress or anxiety, and do not have any symptoms associated with the coronavirus, you can call the Health Center at Auraria to talk to a medical professional or counselor. Call (303) 615-9999 and schedule a consultation. There will be no charge for this visit.

        PHOENIX CENTER AT AURARIA


        The Phoenix Center at Auraria provides free and confidential assistance to survivors of interpersonal violence (relationship violence, sexual violence, and stalking), as well as their friends, families, and concerned others. The full-range of the victim services program will be accessible while the campus is operating remotely. Confidential appointments will be conducted via Zoom or telephone and can be scheduled here. The confidential helpline remains available 24/7 at (303) 556-2255. Please check the website for additional information.