Spring 2020 FAQ
Effective Saturday, March 14, 2020, the University will suspend face-to-face instruction, lectures, discussion sessions, seminars and other similar classroom settings, and move to remote instruction.
We have compiled this information to answer many of your questions. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health and Wellness
What if I have questions about WebEx or Kaltura? What resources are available to support me as we transition to remote learning?
The College of Law Library has created this website to support students’ transition to online learning, including information on using WebEx and Kaltura: http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/lawremotelearning.
The ABA published an article to help students adapt to remote learning and you can access it here: https://abaforlawstudents.com/2020/03/11/coronavirus-your-law-school-went-online-now-what/. We contacted the University’s Office of Accessibility Resources for additional guidance to help students adapt to remote learning. We will share additional resources as they become available.
What if my computer/laptop doest not meet the requirements for WebEx or other remote learning platforms?
Please contact Assistant Dean Rucker directly for assistance.
What will we do about exams?
All exams for the spring 2020 semester will be take-home, open-book exams. For more information about final exams and grading, please visit our webpage with information about Spring 2020 Exams.
What about student-organized events such as meetings, banquets, lectures, receptions, or other social activities?
All College of Law events, whether on-campus or off-campus, are postponed or canceled through May 31. These events include, but are not limited to, the Notary Blitz, the Hooding Auction, the Schott Lecture, Jurist-in-Residence, and the Dean’s Reception.
Can students use WebEx to schedule meetings?
Is Hooding canceled?
The Hooding Ceremony has been postponed to Sunday, August 9 at 1:00 pm. Please see the graduation webpage for the latest information about the festivities planned to celebrate the Class of 2020.
How can I schedule a meeting with Assistant Dean Rucker?
Assistant Dean Rucker will regularly respond to emails, and you may continue to schedule appointments with her here: https://calendly.com/staci-rucker. During the University’s suspension of face-to-face instruction, she will meet with students remotely via WebEx or telephone conference.
What if I need a form signed by the Registrar or the College of Law Dean?
For all registrar requests, please email Chris Lambeth or Tonya Hampton at email@example.com.
What about fall registration?
Registration is always conducted online, so not too much will change here. We will provide registration information as it is available, and we will provide online academic advising options.
Health and Wellness
Can I still access CAPS counseling services? What about "Let's Talk"?
For now, UC Counseling & Psychological Services will remain open and fully accessible to students (513.556.0648 or crisis phone support or to make an appointment). CAPS will still operate with normal business hours (M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm, 225 Calhoun St., Suite 200, above Target). Due to the fluid nature of the current situation, CAPS is referring students their website for the most up-to-date information. “Let’s Talk” will no longer be held in UC’s academic buildings, including the College of Law.
How can I get the latest updates regarding UC and the COVID-19 virus
What about university-sponsored domestic travel?
University-sponsored domestic travel by any mode of transportation will be prohibited for students. This includes new travel as well as any currently booked trips between now and May 31, 2020. The University will reevaluate these guidelines and share updates as more information becomes available. If your organization decides to move forward with a prohibited travel, you will forfeit use of university funding to cover travel expenses.
All university-related international travel is suspended through May 31, 2020. This applies to all faculty, staff, postdocs, student organizations and students, and includes any travel associated with scholarly activities as a UC employee, including travel funded by a government grant, foundation, company or other university. If your organization decides to move forward with a prohibited travel, you will forfeit use of university funding to cover travel expenses.
What about university-related international travel?
Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.