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Spring 2021 Schedule

The message below was emailed to CCA students on November 2, 2020.

Dear Students,

The Spring 2021 course schedule has been published and is designed to be globally accessible for the real-time (i.e. synchronous) portion of each course. This has been done in consideration of the fall experience of students and faculty.

We have designed a schedule that we believe is sustainable and equitable for both faculty and students while we are restricted to predominantly online delivery. This means we have clearly scheduled the time allotted for synchronous curriculum delivery and we have adjusted spring 2021 class meeting times to address the needs of our students in all global time zones.

We are committed to getting fully back to in-person and on-campus instruction as soon as it is safe and at that time we will return to a regular course schedule.

All courses will have reduced scheduled synchronous time (real-time, online class sessions) with the remainder of the class delivered asynchronously. 

Course Schedule - synchronous, online class session information:

  • 3-hour undergraduate classes will be scheduled for 1-1.5 hours of synchronous class sessions with the remainder of the course delivered asynchronously
  • 3-hour graduate classes will be scheduled for up to 2 hours of synchronous class sessions with the remainder of the course delivered asynchronously
  • 6-hour classes will be scheduled for up to 3 hours of synchronous class sessions with the remainder of the course delivered asynchronously
  • 12-hour classes will be scheduled for up 6 hours of synchronous class sessions with the remainder of the course delivered asynchronously
  • The instruction of our curriculum will continue to be almost entirely online 
  • A very small selection of classes will be offered in a hybrid (part in-person, part online) model
  • There may be some minor adjustments or exceptions made - but again, this model has been designed to serve students and faculty in an equitable and sustainable manner

Hybrid Courses

Though it is disappointing to not return to fully in-person instruction, we feel strongly that we can manage some increased campus access, very minimal hybrid instruction, and a return to some semblance of campus making culture. 

Hybrid courses will include mandatory in-person components on CCA’s campus.

  • Hybrid courses will include both in-person and online required components
  • A student enrolled in a hybrid course will only be able to meet the in-person requirements with physical presence
  • The in-person component will be integral to successful completion of the course
  • All students enrolled in the hybrid course will be subject to the same in-person requirements
  • Students who are unable to meet the in-person requirements of a hybrid course should enroll in an online-only course
  • There will be a limited selection of hybrid courses that start in March. These are being offered to accommodate students who are unable to travel to CCA prior to March but want or need the hybrid option

Campus Access

CCA remains first and foremost committed to the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students. We will follow local public health directives and the campus will only be accessible with strict guidelines.

In the coming weeks we will have further information about limited campus access, including what priorities and protocols are established for use. Staff are working diligently to determine what will be allowed and are developing a plan that can expand and contract with any future health and safety changes and mandates.

On campus housing is available for the spring and/or summer. You can get more information here.

Academic Calendar Adaptation

The spring 2021 semester will start on Monday, January 25, 2021, one week later than originally planned. Classes will end on May 9, 2021 as originally planned.

There will be no spring break in order to maintain required health and safety guidelines around quarantining and to avoid extending the end of the semester.

  • November 2–3: Spring 2021 course schedule goes live on Workday November 2 and is available on Portal November 3|
  • November 3–17: Student registration planning meetings and program meetings
  • November 18–25: Open Registration
  • December 1: Spring semester first payment deadline
  • January 25: Spring semester classes begin
  • January 19–February 5: Add/Drop period

Please look out for emails from Workday about registration and from your program chairs and/or program advisors, who will be scheduling opportunities for you to get more information. We are all eager to make sure you are registered for Spring 2021 and want to assure you are able to get the schedules you need.

We remain committed to delivering the same high quality education and helping our students stay on track for their graduation goals, and though we can not return to a fully on-campus and in-person experience we are looking forward to offering as much access as we safely can.

Thank you for reading this important email.

Tammy Rae Carland, Provost
George Luis Sedano, Vice President for Student Affairs