FRCC COVID-19 Communications

Dear FRCC Students,

Spring Semester is coming up, and I wanted to share with you our plan as early as possible. COVID-19 continues to cause uncertainty about the future, but Front Range will strive to be a place you can rely on.

  • The four course delivery methods that we offered this fall will remain the same in spring. Most classes will stay remote, but we have been able to modestly increase the number of courses that we are able to offer at least partially on campus.
  • I am eager to bring more courses back to campus, as I know many of you are.  Continued uncertainty about COVID-19 and state, county, and city ordinances mean that we need to stay mostly remote in spring. We are managing the fine balance between the desire for increased on-campus experiences and making sure our community stays safe.
  • We have been working very hard to develop better and better remote and online courses.  I have been tremendously impressed by the ways that our faculty are sharing information about how to best teach with Zoom. 
  • We know that this Fall Semester was very different than any of us expected, and we applaud you for your determination and commitment to reaching your educational and career goals. We will continue to help you face any upcoming challenges with resilience. We cannot wait to see what you accomplish.

Sincerely,

Andy Dorsey

Andy Dorsey

President, Front Range Community College

 


Past Communications

We understand that making the choice to continue your education can be difficult given the flexibility you need in order to adapt to the ongoing effects of COVID-19. With your safety and success in mind, we have developed course delivery types to enable you to pursue your educational goals this fall. 

Now, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our faculty, we’re ready to share detailed meeting time and location information for every course section that is available this fall. We have created an easy-to-search database that will tell you exactly what to expect from the courses you may want to take.

If you’re not sure which classes to register for this fall, make an appointment with your Pathways Advisor to plan your fall schedule and learn more about how fall classes will be taught. 

If you already know which courses you want to take,

  1. check out our Fall 2020 Course Offerings webpage to see how the courses you are interested in taking are being delivered this fall;
  2. use the Class Search to find course sections or schedule your course sections in Navigate;
  3. search for the course CRNs or Prefix (the three-letter subject abbreviation) on our Course Section Details webpage to make sure any real-time remote or on-campus meetings work with your schedule; and
  4. use the CRNs to register for your courses through eWOLF or Navigate.

Please note that our traditional online courses do not have any real-time remote or in-person meetings, so these courses are not included on the Course Section Details webpage. You can search and register for online classes as usual through eWOLF or Navigate.

I know that the pandemic has had an impact on so many of our students, and I am glad to share that the COVID-19 Educational Impact Grant II for Fall 2020 is open for applications. Applications are open until August 30, 2020 and would provide recipients a $500 support grant. Find more information and eligibility requirements on our Financial Aid webpage.

Campuses are open for limited in-person services. Make sure to check with the area you would like to meet with for specific hours of service or to make an appointment. If you do need to be on campus, you can also see the safety precautions we’re taking and asking you to take in order to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. 

You are a valuable part of our FRCC family, and we look forward to seeing you this fall, whether online or in person with extra safety precautions for a lab, clinical, or in-person services.

Sincerely,

Andy Dorsey

Andy Dorsey

President, Front Range Community College

 

Over the last few months, faculty and staff have been reviewing and revising our fall course offerings to ensure that you can be successful and reach your educational goals without sacrificing your safety. Based on our review, we have developed a new set of course delivery options.

Courses that typically have labs or studio time have been converted to blended models that combine remote work with some time on campus. Most other courses listed in our campus schedules have been converted to real-time remote. Online courses have generally not changed.

Course Delivery Types

View/print the Course Delivery Types for Fall 2020

We understand that making the choice to continue your education can be difficult given the many uncertainties about COVID-19. We hope that the course delivery options we have developed will help ease your mind and enable you to continue your education this fall.

We also recognize that this is a big change in our approach, but we believe it is the best way to provide students a safe, quality education. In designing the new schedule, we reviewed feedback from over 2,500 students, looked carefully at data on virus spread and reviewed state regulations limiting the number of people on campus.

The new modalities will provide students a great deal of flexibility. In addition, because many courses have been moved to remote delivery, you may have the option to take a course that is listed on a campus that you do not usually attend.

Registration for Fall Semester 2020 is open, and our staff here to support you. Make an appointment with your Pathways Advisor to plan your fall schedule and learn more about how fall classes will be taught.

If you already know which courses you want to take, you can check out our Fall 2020 Course Offerings page to see how the courses you are interested in are being delivered this fall.

We wanted to get this information to you as soon as it was available to give you as much time as possible to make your plans for fall semester. If you need to add or drop a class, however, please know that registration through the “Add/Drop Classes” icon in eWOLF and through Navigate will not be available June 30, 2020, 12pm through July 1, 2020, 11am. We are expecting that you will still be able to plan and schedule your fall courses in Navigate during this time.

On our Fall 2020 Course Offerings page, you can also see the many safety precautions we’re taking and asking you to take in order to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible this fall.

We will also be announcing over $2.5 million in additional fall scholarships in the next week or so.  Please check your email for eligibility requirements and application information.

You are a valuable part of our FRCC family, and we look forward to seeing you this fall, whether online or in person with extra safety precautions for a lab, clinical, or in-person services.

Sincerely,

Andy Dorsey

Andy Dorsey

President, Front Range Community College


Important Message from President Dorsey on Plans to Partially Reopen Campuses - June 10

Over the past several weeks, as Colorado opens more businesses and services, many staff and faculty at Front Range Community College have been preparing a plan to gradually re-open our campuses in the safest way possible. We do plan to open campuses in the fall—for at least a partial class schedule and many student services. We are still working on the details of the fall class schedule and will have more information soon. We are committed to continually watching the COVID-19 infection rates and state and local health guidelines. If conditions change, we will alter our re-opening plans to provide the safest environment for our FRCC community. 

We want to share with you our plan for safety precautions that have already begun and will continue into our hopeful re-opening for Fall Semester. The College has also convened a task force of staff from Human Resources, Campus Security & Preparedness, and Facilities to provide guidance on how we can open as safely as possible in the fall. The task force is making recommendations to college leaders for safety measures. 

Front Range will be taking the following safety precautions:

  • Entering Campus Buildings: Each campus building will have only one exterior door unlocked until further notice.  
  • Wearing a Mask: All students and staff who are able are now required to wear face coverings in any public area on campus. The College has a supply of masks for staff and students who have forgotten theirs or who cannot supply their own. They are available at the Campus Security office.
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing: We have placed bulk orders of supplies such as disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer. Our goal is to have supplies available to students and staff to sanitize any area they use. We will do our best to increase cleaning frequency for classrooms and high-touch areas. We are looking for ways to hire additional cleaning staff.
  • Plexiglas Barriers: The College is putting up Plexiglas barriers where students and staff frequently interact.  
  • Social Distancing: We will require six-foot distancing in classrooms and any other public areas. FRCC’s deans of instruction are working hard to develop plans for our Fall Semester classes that can allow for appropriate social distancing. They are using input from department chairs, students, faculty, and Student Affairs staff—and, of course, following the ongoing guidance from health officials.
  • Signage and Awareness: FRCC is developing signage to guide staff and students when they come to campus—and to clearly communicate our expectations regarding social distancing, face coverings, and other measures that have been shown to help slow transmission of the COVID-19 virus. 
  • Self-Screening: We are developing a process for students and staff to conduct daily self-screening prior to coming to campus and guidance about what to do if you experience symptoms that indicate you could have COVID-19. 

Re-opening Plans for Summer 2020

Campus will remain closed with a limited number of courses and services being provided in person through the month of June. Student-facing services will remain accessible remotely, with the exception of the Cashier’s Office, which will be open with limited hours to assist students with the payment deadline for summer on June 22, 2020. 

Starting July 6, 2020, the following student services will be open to students for in-person services on a limited basis:

Please make sure to communicate directly with the department you would like to meet with in person for the most up-to-date hours and availability. For students who do not wish to come to campus, all of those departments will continue to offer remote appointments as well.

We are closely monitoring the changes in state and local requirements and the rate of increase or decrease in COVID-19 infections. FRCC will continue to watch conditions closely—and we may need to change our plans accordingly. We’ll update the FRCC community over the summer as the situation evolves. Our goal is to provide clear guidance on our health and safety protocols as we work to minimize risk together.

Thank you to all of our students, staff, faculty and community partners for your flexibility and patience. We will all get through this together. 

Sincerely,

Andy Dorsey

Andy Dorsey

President, Front Range Community College


Whether this is your first or last semester with us, or somewhere in between, we are glad you are attending Front Range Community College. This fall semester will be different than any other semester we’ve had—but we are ready to help you succeed. Our faculty and staff have put in a tremendous amount of time and energy over the summer to make sure you have a positive experience.

We also want to make sure you’re as prepared as possible for the start of fall semester. Here are four steps you can take now:

  1. Check your courses. Almost all courses are different than they were originally scheduled. We have created an easy-to-search database that will tell you what to expect from your courses.
  2. Log into D2L ASAP. Please log in to D2L to check for a message from your faculty or instructor about how to attend your first day of class (see instructions on how to log in to D2L). Many classes will be remote, and many of you will be joining us for the first day of fall semester on Zoom or Webex. If you have questions about how to attend your class, please email your faculty member or instructor. 
  3. Help us keep you safe. If you are on campus this fall, you will need to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. Some campus areas may look a little different to help you keep your distance from faculty, staff, and other students. Please review this safety video carefully.
  4. Ask for help if you need it. Our Student Affairs areas are offering their services on campus and remotely. If you need to meet with an area like Financial Aid, Pathways Advising, or Student Life, please contact the area directly to learn how and when services will be offered. Visit our website to find departmental contact information. 

We’re excited to have you with us for classes this fall semester. We are ready to help, whether you are connecting with us remotely or in person. We’re proud to have you as part of our FRCC family.

Sincerely,

Andy Dorsey

Andy Dorsey

President, Front Range Community College