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.

Information on how students can reserve time in a computer lab on campus is forthcoming. Please check back at a later time.

Campus Reopening Info

COVID-19 Student Policy

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Effective for the 2020-2021 AY or until rescinded

The COVID-19 Mask & Social Distancing Guidelines are in effect to foster a safe learning environment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Although the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) cannot guarantee a disease free environment, it is important for everyone to understand that we are in this together and it is required that everyone 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 and Face Coverings.

    All students MUST wear masks or face coverings on campus, covering their mouth and nose.  Students must wear a mask or face covering to enter and while present in any academic, administrative, residential, food service, or recreational building.Additionally, students must wear masks or face coverings in any outdoor location on campus (including walking to and from class), where six (6) feet of physical (social) distancing is not possible.  All traditional in-person/on-ground classes will be off-limits to students who refuse to wear face coverings or masks.  Students are permitted to remove their mask or face covering to eat and drink.Students who do not want to wear a mask or face covering 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. Social Distancing Requirement.Students must maintain six (6) feet of physical (social) distancing at all times on campus, whether indoors or outdoors. Residential students should refer to their Residence Hall Contract for further guidance on common areas and living spaces within the residence halls.
  3. Enforcement.All faculty and staff share equal responsibility in enforcing these rules both in and out of the classroom.  Should a student fail to comply and not wear a mask or face covering, or keep it on, after receiving a warning/directive to put it on (and they are not exempt due to receiving an accommodation from the institution), they will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct/Student Affairs for a disciplinary violation.

Students who fail to comply with the above rules are subject to immediate removal from the campus and the disciplinary procedures stated in the CSCU Student Code of Conduct.

Possible sanctions for disciplinary violations range from a warning to expulsion from the institution.

 

Coronavirus Disclaimer for Students

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Disclaimer

Beginning March 2020, 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 adapted to new practices and behaviors.  Normative actions now include wearing facial masks, maintaining social distance, and working and learning remotely.  Learning about and adherence to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance has become a way of life.  As we plan for the next academic year, so much is uncertain, including the continuing threat of COVID-19.

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) must adapt to meet this reality. Going forward, 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 is 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 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, no one knows what the future may hold. In the case of an 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. If you choose to return to 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 back.

Instructional Methods

Safe Learning Options

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.

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.

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.

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.

Resources:

Technology Recommendations for All Course Formats

Get Ready to Learn Online

Department Contact Information

Department Contact Information

 

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 email JJonah@asnuntuck.edu with your ID, best way to contact you, and reason for the appointment.

 

 

WHAT WHEN HOW
Remote Assistance

Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Email: AS-Admissions@Asnuntuck.edu

Call Center: (860) 253-3010

 

In-Person Assistance

APPOINTMENT ONLY

Monday 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM,

Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Individuals should email:
AS-Admissions@Asnuntuck.edu to schedule an
in-person appointment.

Information on how to enroll

 

WHAT WHEN HOW
Remote Advising  – (by phone or Microsoft Teams)*preferred so as to limit in person contact with limited advising staff Monday – Friday 9:00 AM -4:00 PM

Schedule appointment using Starfish:

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

 

In-Person Advising – APPOINTMENT ONLY*if cannot do a remote advising appointment Wednesdays 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM but subject to change

To schedule an in-person appointment please email as-advising@asnuntuck.edu with your ID, best way to contact you, and reason for appointment.

 

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 Hours for August 2020 (August 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th-26th) Available virtually from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Schedule appointment using Starfish:

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

 

 

WHAT WHEN HOW

Email and Phone Assistance

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

Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Email: AS-Business-Office@Asnuntuck.edu

Call Center: (860) 253-3043

 

In-Person Assistance

Payments and third party forms submissions

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Students who already have an appointment scheduled with another office are welcome to stop at the Cashier’s Office on the same day as well. Assistance will be granted on a first come, first-served basis, please ring bell at window for assistance.

 

 

 

WHAT WHEN HOW

Remote Assistance

FAFSA and financial aid account questions

Monday – Friday,

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Email: AS-FinAid@Asnuntuck.edu

 

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

 

In-Person Assistance

APPOINTMENT ONLY

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

(Other times available if needed.  Appointments must be scheduled)

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

 

 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.

WHAT WHEN HOW

Email and Phone Assistance

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

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

Appointment needed.

 

 

 

 

 

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/

 

 

From August 26 to December 15, library services will be offered virtually Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 8 pm; Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm, and Saturday 9 am to 3 pm. Contact the library at as-lrcref@acc.commnet.edu or at 860-253-3170.

From August 26 to December 15, library services will be offered on campus on a limited basis. Hours will be Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 am to 1 pm and Wednesday 2 pm to 6 pm. Book an appointment

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 on 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

Call Center: 860/253-3017

 

In-Person Assistance Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Students who already have an appointment scheduled with another office are welcome to stop at the Registrar’s Office on the same day as well. Assistance will be granted on a first come, first-served basis. NOTE: Students will not be able to wait indefinitely or congregate at the Registrar’s window.

 

To make an appointment to guarantee Registrar availability, please email SMusulin@asnuntuck.edu. Note that many registration and transcript request functions may be completed on myCommNet. Completed forms may be emailed to AS-Registrar@Asnuntuck.edu.

 

Free, professional tutoring begins on Wednesday, August 22, 2020 and ends Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

Tutors are available to provide remote, online support Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Friday & Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. For details on specific subject area availability, please click here.

Tutors are available for limited, on-campus tutoring on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. We are accepting students by appointment only; please click here for details.

To book an appointment, either an on-campus session or an online session, with an Asnuntuck tutor, email a request to as-tutors@acc.commnet.edu, leave a voice message at 860-253-3164, or visit our Microsoft Bookings page online.

Asnuntuck students may also access our supplemental online tutoring service at etutoringonline.org/. This is another free, online tutoring option where students can consult with tutors from all over the country at any time of the day or night. E-Tutoring also provides the option for working with tutors in more specialized subject areas, that may not be covered by the Academic Tutoring Center’s services.

 

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

Email: AS-DisabilityServices@Asnuntuck.edu

Call: (860) 773-1526

 

In-Person Assistance By Appointment Only Individuals should email:
AS-DisabilityServices@Asnuntuck.edu to schedule an in-person appointment.
Student Computer Lab Information

Fall 2020: Student Guide for Computer Lab Appointments

Asnuntuck Community College Room 212 and Room 214

Phone: 860-253-1291

Email: as-computerlab@asnuntuck.edu

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Please Note: Due to Covid-19 protocols, the Computer Labs 212 and 214 will be available for on-campus appointments. On-campus hours and appointments are limited, and services will be provided by appointments only. These precautions are designed to keep students and staff safe. Please understand we are focused on maintaining student access to services, while limiting students and staff exposure to unnecessary risk.

Scheduling an Appointment for a Computer Lab Services:

  1. Appointments for Computer Lab services must be scheduled at least one hour in advance but no more than two weeks in advance.
  2. Computer Lab appointments last 2 hours, and each student is limited to one appointment per day. Students will be able to schedule a second appointment base on the Lab availability. Standing appointments cannot be accommodated and are not allowed. Request an appointment.
  3. The end time for students who arrive late to a Computer Lab appointment will remain the same. Time will not be added to the end of a session. In other words, if a session is scheduled for 10:00 am – 11:00 am and the student does not arrive until 10:25 am, the session will still end at 11:00 am.
  4. If a student needs to cancel or reschedule on the day of their appointment, please call us at 860-253-3191 or email us directly at as-computerlab@asnuntuck.edu.

Preparing for a Computer Lab visit:

  1. Everyone must follow all Asnuntuck’s Covid-19 protocols including wearing a mask and maintaining (6) feet of physical distance (social distancing).
  2. Due to COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the entrance to the ACC Computer Labs will be only by appointment. When you arrive on campus, please sign in at the front door and a staff member will allow you into the Lab. Only students with appointments will be allowed into the Computer Lab.
  3. Each keyboard will be covered by a plastic covering that will be replaced at the end of the day. Students are required to wipe down their workstations/tables and any office supplies they have used before they leave.
  4. Students will be reminded fifteen minutes before their appointment ends to allow time for them to pick up their belongings and disinfect their workstation or table.
  5. Students needing additional computer time will be directed to schedule another appointment. Students will be able to schedule a second appointment in the same day base on the Lab availability.
  6. Computer Labs will be available to students for 2-hour blocks of time and be open during college operating hours.

Limitations for On-campus Appointments (enforced in conjunction with campus Security & the Dean of Student Services):

  • Per Asnuntuck COVID-19 Guidelines, we ask that students wear their masks (over the nose and mouth) while in the Computer Lab.
  • Students unwilling to follow institutional protocols while on-campus will be asked to leave the area.
  • Sanitize your hands at the sanitizing station upon entry into and exit from the Computer Lab.
  • ACC staff will limit access to students with appointments to maintain strict room occupancy limits.
  • Student presence in Computer Lab 212 and 214 will be limited to a maximum of 14 students per hour. Students will be allowed to stay longer than their scheduled appointments if space is available and there are no reservations pending.