Dear Students,

Welcome new and returning students!  Asnuntuck Community College is working hard to ensure everyone’s safety and good health while on campus during the current situation with the Coronavirus. Specific information on how to contact different departments (i.e., Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid, Library, and Academic Tutoring Center), the descriptions of different course instructional methods, and how to reserve time in the computer lab is below.

 

Campus Reopening Info

Instructional Methods

GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS:

Synchronous teaching and learning happens in real time, on a certain day and time, in person in a classroom, or in a virtual environment like WebEx, Teams, or Blackboard Collaborate. Participants listen and respond to each other within the live, online meeting.

Asynchronous means you do not meet in person at the same time or in the same room/virtual meeting. You login to Blackboard or a publisher’s website to access content, and complete assigned activities or assessments at a time of your choosing. You will complete those activities according to the course syllabus schedule or posted due dates.

On Ground (TRAD)

Traditional – Fully on-ground course that meets on campus on the scheduled day/times listed.

Hybrid (HYBR)

Online and Classroom – Hybrid classes meet for half of the scheduled class time on campus (synchronous) and the remainder of the time is delivered in an asynchronous manner using Blackboard and/or a publisher platform. Students in an HYBR course need access to a reliable computer with internet connection. All social distancing guidelines will be followed for any class time that is held on campus. Students registering for a HYBR course will need to be prepared to transition to a fully online format if the need arises at any point in time. Students will also be expected to participate remotely using Blackboard and/or a publisher platform on days when campus is closed due to inclement weather.

Live Remote Online Teaching (LRON)

Live/Remote & Online Component – Fully online classes with specific virtual meeting days & times (i.e., synchronous) as well as asynchronous completion of learning activities and coursework using Blackboard and/or a publisher platform. Students and instructors are required to meet virtually during their scheduled class time. Students enrolling in an LRON course need access to a reliable computer with internet connection, microphone, and web camera. Live instruction is conducted via a video conferencing platform; students should expect to turn their camera on and access their computer’s microphone during class meeting times. Students should also be prepared to attend virtually during their scheduled class time despite inclement weather, such as snow, etc.

Online (ONLN)

Fully Online – A fully online class with flexible scheduling and an asynchronous learning environment. Blackboard and/or a publisher platform are used for the delivery and organization of course materials. Students in an ONLN course need access to a reliable computer with internet connection. Students should be prepared to participate virtually and meet deadlines outlined in course syllabi despite inclement weather, such as snow, etc.

Online with a Campus Requirement (OLCR)

Online with a Campus Requirement (such as orientation or assessment not instruction) – An online class in which all of the instruction takes place online (i.e., asynchronous). Blackboard and/or a publisher platform are used for the delivery and organization of course materials. There is some “in-person” non-instructional component to the class, such as an initial orientation or proctored assessment(s) as designated by the instructor. Students in an OLCR course need access to a reliable computer with internet connection. Students should be prepared to participate virtually and meet deadlines online in course syllabus despite inclement weather, such as snow, etc.

Hyflex/Blendflex (FLEX)

Hyflex or Blendflex – A student can choose to attend face-to-face, classroom-based synchronous class sessions (TRAD), or choose to participate in synchronous live remote online sessions presented via WebEx, Teams, or Collaborate, without physically attending class (LRON), or complete part, or all, of the course instruction asynchronously, without attending scheduled live sessions (either on-ground or remotely) (ONLN).  Blackboard and/or a publisher platform are used for the delivery and organization of course materials.  Students in a FLEX course need access to a reliable computer with internet connections.  Students should be prepared to participate virtually and meet deadlines online in course syllabus despite inclement weather, such as snow, etc.

Resources:

Technology Recommendations for All Course Formats

Get Ready to Learn Online

Not sure what Instruction Method (“Inst Methd”) means?

Asnuntuck offers the following course types to address learning, scheduling, and safety considerations for all in our educational community:

INTRUCTIONAL METHODS DESCRIPTION AND TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

Instructional Methods

 

 

Instructional Method Code Course Location Schedule Instructional Method Description Technology Needs
Traditional (TRAD) On-campus Scheduled on-campus class times based on the published day/time
  • Traditional in class instruction that takes place on-campus
  • Traditional in class instruction that takes lease on-campus
Hybrid
(HYBR)
Both on-campus and online Scheduled on-campus class times; Online work in Blackboard may be done anytime (i.e., *asynchronous)
  • Instruction takes place both online and in person on-campus
  • Students complete assignments in-person as well as online in Blackboard and/or a publisher platform
  • Students in an HYBR course need access to a reliable computer with internet connection
Live/Remote Online Teaching (LRON) All online Scheduled online class times (i.e., *synchronous) and other work that may be done anytime (i.e., *asynchronous)
  • All instruction takes place online during scheduled class time
  • Instructors are available online
  • Students complete all assignments online in Blackboard and/or a publisher platform
  • Students need access to a reliable computer with internet connection, microphone, and web camera
  • Live instruction is conducted via a video conferencing platform; students should expect to turn their camera on and access their computer’s microphone during class meeting times.
Online
(ONLN)
All online Online work may be done anytime (i.e., *asynchronous)
  • All instruction takes place online
  • All instruction takes place online
  • Students complete all assignments online in Blackboard and/or a publisher platform
  • Students need access to a reliable computer with an internet connection
Online with Campus Requirement
(OLCR)
Online with an
on-campus requirement
Online work in Blackboard and/or publisher platform (i.e., *asynchronous); on-campus requirement for orientation or proctored assessment(s) as designated by the instructor
  • All instruction takes place online
  • Instructor is available online
  • Students complete assignments online in Blackboard and/or a publisher platform
  • There is an on-campus requirement for an initial orientation or proctored assessment(s) as designated by the instructor
  • Students need access to a reliable computer with an internet connection
FLEX Both 
on-campus and online 
Scheduled on-campus or online class times (i.e., synchronous) based on the published day/time and other online work that may be done anytime (i.e., asynchronous)
  • Instruction takes place during scheduled class time
  • Class instruction takes place on campus
  • Students have the option to attend class on campus or online during the scheduled class time. Instructors are available online
  • Students complete all assignments online in Blackboard and/or a publisher platform
  • Students need access to a reliable computer with internet connection
  • Live instruction is conducted via a video conferencing platform; students should expect to turn their camera on and access their computer’s microphone during class meeting times.
  •   Students complete all assignments online in Blackboard and/or a publisher platform

*Synchronous teaching and learning happen in real time, on a certain day and time, in person in a classroom, or in a virtual environment like WebEx, Teams, or Blackboard Collaborate. Participants listen and respond to each other within the live, online meeting. 

*Asynchronous means you do not meet in person at the same time or in the same room/virtual meeting. You login to Blackboard or a publisher’s website to access content, and complete assigned activities or assessments at a time of your choosing. You will complete those activities according to the course syllabus schedule or posted due dates.

COVID-19 Student Policy

COVID-19 Mask & Social Distancing Guidelines
Effective for the 2020-2021 AY or until rescinded

The COVID-19 Mask, Physical Distancing and Testing Guidelines are in effect to foster a safe learning environment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Although the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) is requiring vaccination of its community members to the greatest extent possible, it is not yet known what percentage of the campus community is unvaccinated for medical or other reasons. Until such time that herd immunity can be attained, it is important that everyone continue to do their part to protect the health and personal well-being of others within our communities.

Therefore, the following rules are in effect:

1. Masks.

All students MUST wear masks, covering their mouth and nose while indoors on campus. All on-ground classes will be off-limits to students who refuse to wear masks. Students are permitted to remove their mask while actively eating and drinking but must replace the mask immediately after.

Masking will not be required outside of buildings. However, we strongly encourage those who are not vaccinated to continue to wear masks outside. Campus leaders may deem masks necessary at certain outdoor larger events with mixture of vaccinated and unvaccinated populations in attendance.

Students who refuse to wear a mask may only participate in remote learning and online classes.

If a student is not able to wear a mask due to a documented disability or medical reason, the student must seek an accommodation from Disability/AccessAbility Office prior to arriving on campus.

2. Physical Distancing Requirement.

Students should maintain three (3’) feet of physical distancing while indoors on campus, where possible.

3. Testing.

All students who are unvaccinated (including ones who have received exemptions) or have not documented their vaccine status, must comply with COVID-19 testing conducted weekly on campus as required by the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities. Please check your college email daily for information on the mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing program.

4. Enforcement.

Designated Faculty and staff have the authority to enforce these rules. Should a student fail to comply and not wear a mask, wear it correctly, keep it on, after receiving a directive/warning to put it on (and they are not exempt due to receiving an accommodation from the institution), the offending student will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct/Student Affairs for disciplinary intervention.

Students who fail to comply with the above rules are subject to removal from the campus as outlined in the CSCU Student Code of Conduct and may be required to participate in online-only coursework. Possible sanctions for disciplinary violations range from a warning to expulsion from the institution.

Revised: ASJ 8/24/21

 

Coronavirus Disclaimer for Students

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Disclaimer

For the past year and a half, Connecticut along with the rest of the United States suffered the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Day-to-day life as it existed before the pandemic changed drastically, and individuals and institutions have adapted to new practices and behaviors. Virus mitigation measures such as wearing facial masks, maintaining social distance, and working and learning remotely are now routine practices incorporated into our lives. Learning about and adhering to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance has become a way of life. As we plan for the next academic year, there remains the continuing threat of COVID-19, yet there is hope to be found through vaccination.

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) continues to adapt to meet this reality, and that includes the vaccination requirement. As you know, it is up to all of us – faculty, staff and students – to do our part to ensure our campus community stays as healthy and safe as possible. This continues to be a shared responsibility, and every member of our community must adhere to national, state, and local health guidelines and requirements, and adhere to those measures Asnuntuck Community College deems safe and appropriate for the campus. This will include being or getting vaccinated (or requesting an exeption), social distancing, wearing masks or other facial coverings, not reporting to class or work if sick, and isolating when required.

Although Asnuntuck Community College is readily developing a schedule of courses that include some in-class and on-ground instruction, the environment remains somewhat unpredictable. In the case of a severe outbreak of the coronavirus or other illness, the institutions reserve the right to adapt the format of any class to an entirely online/distance learning modality as public health conditions warrant. Such change will not result in any increase or decrease of tuition and fees. We all understand that tuition and fees are in exchange for learning, academic credit, and certain non-academic services regardless of whether taught on-ground, in a hybrid environment or entirely remotely.

Most important to CSCU and Asnuntuck Community College is the health, safety and welfare of every member of its community. Yet, despite campus efforts to comply with health and safety guidelines, it is not possible to guarantee a disease-free environment, or to guarantee that campuses will not close and return to an online-only learning environment. These are the realities of working and learning during a pandemic. By choosing to be on campus during the pandemic, you accept that you are willing to do your part to keep the campus safe and acknowledge that you may be required to complete your course work in an evolving or remote learning environment.

Asnuntuck Community College community is looking forward to welcoming you.

Department Information – Make an Appointment

Department Information – Make an Appointment

WHAT WHEN HOW

Email and Phone Assistance

General Inquiries, syllabi requests, etc.

Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Email: JJonah@asnuntuck.edu

860.253.3049

To schedule in in-person appointment with the Dean of Academic Affairs please  call or email Jenna-Marie Jonah with your ID, best way to contact you, and reason for the appointment.

WHAT WHEN HOW
In-person*  &  remote assistance

Monday: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Tuesday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Email: AS-Admissions@Asnuntuck.edu

Call Center: (860) 253-3010

Information on how to enroll

*Appointments available; drop-in assistance subject to staff availability.

 

WHAT WHEN HOW
Remote/Virtual Advising  – (by phone or Microsoft Teams) *preferred method of advising
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM -4:00 PM

Schedule appointment using Starfish:

https://asnuntuck.edu/student-resources/advising/casa-appointments/

 

General Advising Questions Available by email and phone 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Email: as-advising@asnuntuck.edu

Advising Main Phone #: (860) 253-1207

Evening or Early Morning Virtual/Remote Advising
By request only.

Email: as-advising@asnuntuck.edu

Advising Main Phone #: (860) 253-1207

 

Appointments are strongly preferred; drop-in assistance subject to staff availability. 

 

WHAT WHEN HOW

Email and Phone Assistance

Balance Inquiries, hold removals, online payment and payment plan walk-throughs, payment voucher submissions

Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Email: AS-Business-Office@Asnuntuck.edu

(860) 253-3050 or (860) 253-3051

 

No appointments necessary beginning August 16, 2021

 

WHAT WHEN HOW

Remote Assistance

FAFSA and financial aid account questions

Monday – Friday,

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Email: AS-FinAid@Asnuntuck.edu

(860) 253-3024

Call Center: (860) 253-3030 open evenings and Saturdays

 

In-Person Assistance

 

Monday – Friday

9 am – 4:30 pm

(other times available by appointment only)

In-person appointments can be scheduled by emailing AS-FinAid@Asnuntuck.edu.

Appointments are strongly preferred; drop-in assistance subject to staff availability.

 

 No shipping charge for online purchases over $100.00. Purchases made over the phone will incur a shipping charge. Curbside pick-up is also available but an appointment is needed. Summer rentals are due back August 18th but you need to make an appointment first.

WHEN HOW
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM and Friday, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Email: 0820mgr@follett.com

Call Center: 860.253.3186

Website: www.asnuntuckshop.com

 

In-Store Assistance Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM and Friday, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM No appointment needed
No appointment necessary beginning August 16, 2021. 

WHAT WHEN HOW

Email and Phone Assistance

General questions, etc.

Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Phone:  860-253-3012

 

WHAT WHEN HOW

Email and Phone Assistance

Technical support for services covered:  Office 365, password resets, and wireless login on campus

24/7/365

Email: AS-ServiceDesk@asnuntuck.edu

Phone:  860-253-1290. If leaving a voicemail please include your student ID, and the best way to contact you.

More information can be found on our website by visiting https://asnuntuck.edu/support/

 

 

For the summer term, the library is open Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Virtual reference services are also available via Microsoft Teams, text/chat and email, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Contact the library at as-lrcref@acc.commnet.edu or at 860-253-3170. Text to chat at 860-735-3557.

For more information, see https://asnuntuck.edu/student-resources/library/
Access to databases 24/7/365 is located at https://asnuntuck.edu/student-resources/library/databases/

 For your convenience and safety, many registration functions and transcripts requests may be completed via https://my.commnet.edu

Completed forms (available online) may be emailed to AS-Registrar@Asnuntuck.edu

For more information, see our website: https://asnuntuck.edu/student-resources/registrar/

WHAT WHEN HOW

Email and Phone Assistance

Registration issues, transcript issues, grading issues, graduation application questions, etc.

Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Email: AS-Registrar@Asnuntuck.edu

(860) 253-3018 or (860) 253-3015

Call Center: (860) 253-3017 (extended hours)

 

In-Person Assistance
Change of name, records corrections, registration issues, transcript issues, grading issues, graduation application questions, etc.

Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Extended hours are available by appointment.

Assistance will be granted on a first come, first-served basis.  Appointments may be made but are not required during regular hours. NOTE: Students must adhere to any social distancing, and masking requirements at the Registrar’s window.

To make an appointment for any needs outside of regular business hours, please email SMusulin@asnuntuck.edu. Note that many registration and transcript request functions may be completed on Banner Self-Service via the myCommNet portal. Completed forms may be emailed to AS-Registrar@Asnuntuck.edu.

 

 

WHAT WHEN HOW

Student Computer Lab Appointments

Asnuntuck Community College

Room 212

Phone: 860-253-1291

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Create an Appointment

Email: as-computerlab@asnuntuck.edu

Tutors are on campus (with online capability) for the Fall 2021 semester starting Thursday, August 26, 2021 and ending Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

Fall hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Students may choose campus, in-person or live, online sessions during our operating hours. Please be aware tutoring (both online and in-person) is limited only to Asnuntuck students enrolled in Asnuntuck courses.

Call us at 860-253-3164, email as-tutors@acc.commnet.edu, follow us on Instagram @acctutoringcenter, or subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

Asynchronous writing tutoring is available from The Academic Tutoring Center via our Paper Submission Service. This option allows students who may not have time to schedule a 1:1 session to get written feedback on assignments from a professional writing tutor at ACC. The submission form can be found at the following link https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ePidZ3onakmsjdmeWGBt2earJ4Lw-ZBOi6EU-ZoTpi9UNkw2WVZUMjREREZaNTlGRU1WVTk0T1RRTi4u

 

WHAT WHEN HOW
Remote Assistance Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Email: AS-DisabilityServices@Asnuntuck.edu

Call: 860-253-3005

 

In-Person Assistance By Appointment Only Individuals should email:
AS-DisabilityServices@Asnuntuck.edu to schedule an in-person appointment.
Student Technology Info/Requests

Technology Guidelines for Students:

Personal Technology plays an important role in the current higher education environment.  It is strongly recommended that all students have a personal computing device and access to broadband internet.  This recommendation becomes a requirement when online courses are involved.

Devices:

The recommended device is a laptop or desktop computer.  Netbooks, Chromebooks and tablet computing devices do not have the computing power of a normal laptop or desktop computer.  For this reason, they are not recommended for use in a primary computing device.  Additionally, all registered students have access to the full Office 365 Professional suite of applications which requires one of the following operating systems for installation:

  • Windows 10 (Professional, Education, Enterprise, or Home)
  • macOS 10.14 (Mojave) or higher

Note:  Your program of study may use specific software with requirements higher than what is suggested here.  Please speak with your faculty adviser for further information.

For recommendations for laptop or desktop hardware, as well as web browsers and internet access, please go to https://my.commnet.edu.

Student Request for Loaner IT Equipment:

ACC has IT equipment available to loan to students in need of technology to support remote learning. Please fill out the form at the following link to request equipment. Filling out this form does not guarantee equipment will be loaned – all requests are fulfilled on a first-come first-served basis. Upon completion and submission of this form your account will be checked for any holds and you will be contacted when requested devices are available.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ePidZ3onakmsjdmeWGBt2TBWJnQmk-ZAmQfBvLEV41lUNENVWk5TVVlLN0RNQlMzVktFWU85RElYMy4u

Vaccination Requirement Information

Vaccination Requirement Information

The Board of Regents for the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities voted to require any student participating in on-ground classes and activities to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To facilitate the reporting of your vaccination status, a page has been created in myCommNet for you to quickly self-attest as to your vaccination status.

Before the start of the fall semester, ALL STUDENTS will need to fill out a self-attestation indicating they are fully vaccinated OR have sought an exemption for consideration OR will be taking online classes only (and thus not coming onto the physical campus). PLEASE LOG INTO MYCOMMNET TO FILL OUT YOUR ATTESTATION FORM.  Log In (my.commnet.edu)

Additional information/resources:

Connecticut Vaccine Portal (find a FREE vaccine provider near you)

CSCU Vaccine Requirement FAQs