- Are classes canceled?
No. Online classes will continue as scheduled, although some classes will have tests converted to an alternative format since we are discouraging the use of the Testing Center. Traditional classes are being shifted to an online format. Your professors should be in contact with you. Classes will shift to alternate instructional delivery methods for the remainder of the spring semester.
- Will Rose State College close if the virus spreads to the Oklahoma City area?
Rose State College is prepared to react to the threat of virus spread, whether in the campus community or in the greater Oklahoma City area. On March 13, 2020, the first case of COVID-19 was recorded in the Oklahoma City area. In response, the campus has introduced alternative instruction methods and online classes to mitigate student and employee exposure to the virus. The College continues to closely monitor the situation and has sent self-reporting guidance to the campus community.
- Will traditional face-to-face classes shift to online courses?
Classes will shift to alternate instructional delivery methods for the remainder of the spring semester. Alternate instructional delivery methods mean classes may be taught online or through a variety of instructional arrangements. The College is working with departments to provide access to and training on alternative instructional delivery methods.
- Do I have to pay online course fees for my in-person classes that transition to online delivery during this time?
No, there will be no fees for transitioning to alternative delivery.
- What are the hours for the Library and Academic Testing?
The Library and Academic Testing will be open for students and faculty for the following hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8 AM – 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Sunday: 2 PM – 6 PM
Visitors to the building are asked to observe safety practices in support of College/government officials and the CDC guidelines.
Study rooms and building seating will not be available. Building access by students and faculty is for academic computer needs and academic testing only.
- Computer access is only for those who do not have computer/Internet access at home.
- Computer access will be provided in the Computer Lab next to the Ask Here desk in the center of the Library.
- Computer access is not for gaming or entertainment. It is only for school business. Students/faculty are encouraged to complete the necessary activities as quickly and efficiently as possible and leave to allow others to use the resources.
- Computer access will be limited to 10 people at a time. Others will need to wait in line respecting social distancing guidelines.
- Librarians will be available virtually by phone, email, and chat using the contact information at library.rose.edu. For those without Internet access, the Ask Here desk phone number is 405.733.7543.
- Faculty should try to find alternative means of assessment, give tests online using virtual means of test security, or proctor tests themselves in one of the empty classrooms on campus. As a last resort, faculty will be able to schedule individual students to take tests in Academic Testing in discrete time blocks during business hours. These must be scheduled by instructors and confirmed by phone or through email. The proper email address to use for Academic Testing is email@example.com. The time blocks will be every two hours on the hour during business hours. (For example: Monday’s time blocks will be 8-10, 10-12, 12-2, 2-4, and 4-6). We will accept at most 10 students per time block.
- Testing services will not be provided for entire classes.
- Faculty need to pick up tests previously completed by students or scheduled to be given to students as soon as possible. Tests already on file will not be given to students unless other means of giving the test are not possible and they are scheduled using the process previously described.
- Tutoring services will be provided virtually via phone, email, tutor.com, and WCOnline during the same hours as the LRC building.
- Please visit the Library webpage, at library.rose.edu, for the most up-to-date information.
- When will classes resume on-campus?
Online classes will resume March 23rd. Traditional classes will continue work but should be fully converted by March 30. Classes will shift to alternate instructional delivery methods for the remainder of the spring semester. Some science labs and clinicals will meet on campus in small groups. Testing in some courses may require students to come to campus. They will be limited to small groups. You should receive regular information from your professors.
- Does this mean finals are pushed back?
At this time, finals will proceed as scheduled. The College is monitoring the situation and will continue to provide updates via social media and the rose.edu website.
- How do we contact our advisor?
Academic advisement will continue either online or by telephone. Students can email their advisor using your raider.rose.edu email account. Include your name, ID number, major, phone number and the need that you want to address.
- How will this affect hands-on classes? Lab, performance arts, physical education, clinicals, studio art, etc.?
Alternative instructional delivery means more than a transition to an online course. Professors and instructors are researching and applying alternative delivery techniques for classes that traditionally require hands-on experience. You will receive more information from your instructor soon. Please check your RSC email and Canvas regularly.
- Will summer classes be available? Am I still able to enroll in them?
There have been no changes to the summer session and you will be able to enroll in summer courses. If that changes, we will let you know.
- Do student workers have to report during the extended spring break and/or the period of alternative instructional delivery?
Every effort is being made to accommodate student employees who would like to continue working where there is work available. We are working on several options such as shift work to aid in social distancing and telework. Contact your supervisor for more information.
- Will campus still observe their normal operating hours?
Just as faculty are developing alternatives for class delivery, we are developing alternatives for services and offices, including telework and shifts for staff to aid in social distancing. We will maintain as many campus resources as possible. Departments will be developing their schedules for office coverage and will share those plans next week. Generally, we recommend you call or email your professors or the office you wish to speak with. We do not recommend students come to campus unless absolutely necessary.
- Will enrollment for the summer 2020 and fall 2020 semesters still open March 30?
Yes, students can enroll online or through the appropriate advisor. Their contact information is available on the College’s website at: https://www.rose.edu/content/academics/student-services/academic-advisement/
- What if I have been exposed to the virus or believe I am infected?
If a faculty/staff member or student believes they have been exposed to COVID-19 and/or are exhibiting symptoms, they should not report to campus.
First, contact your primary care physician or the Oklahoma Department of Health’s Coronavirus hotline at 1-877-215-8336 for instruction on testing and other recommended procedures.
Next, contact Joedon Hughes, Coordinator of Safety, Security, and Risk Management at 405-420-8216 or 405-635-4493 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The department will gather the individual’s information and contact the appropriate parties. This is important to help the College make arrangements for the individual as it relates to their role at the college.
- What’s being done to help prevent the spread on campus?
We have increased cleaning and sanitation practices across campus. Hand sanitizer is available in campus offices. We are also working on telework and shift schedules to accommodate staff who need to work remotely and assist with social distancing.
- Will Housing remain open?
Housing will continue to operate. However, all housing events are postponed until further notice. Further, overnight guest visits will not be approved until further notice.
- Will the Wellness & Aquatic Center be open?
The Wellness & Aquatic Center is closed, effective the end of operating hours on March 15, 2020 and lasting until April 6, 2020 at 6 AM. All activity classes are suspended until further notice. Banquets and gatherings in the Wellness & Aquatic Center will not be held during this time.
- Will College athletic events continue?
The NJCAA is suspending all competition beginning March 14, 2020 through April 3, 2020. At that time, the situation will be reassessed.