Dear Capital Students,
We are following up on messages from earlier this week with additional details on our transition to becoming a fully online institution for the remainder of the semester. Such a rapid move of course presents a number of challenges, but after continuous discussions with our faculty, staff, and students, we are confident that we are in great position to deliver the high quality education you deserve. Please carefully read the below information, as it is important for the next phase of our educational conversion.
Regional presidents continue to work with campus leaders, academic deans, and faculty to determine whether courses can continue in an online format. The good news is that the vast majority of classes – a higher number than initially expected – will be able to continue remotely.
Classes that cannot be delivered entirely online.
In the event that one or more of your classes cannot completed online, we will reach out to you directly.
CCC along with all CSCU institutions is unable to refund tuition and fees, because we are converting to an online instruction model for the remainder of the semester. Students are asked to complete the coursework that you have begun this semester. In the unlikely event that a class is cancelled by the college, we will provide further information about refunds to impacted students.
How to receive critical services such as academic support, advising, and disability services
Academic Advising for New Students who enrolled at Capital Community College in Spring 2020
Advising for All Continuing Students
If you know what courses you need for your major, you can go to mycommnet after April 6 and build your schedule.
If you don’t know what courses you need for your major in the next semester here are some options.
If you are in a program, you have been assigned a faculty advisor, email them with any questions. (Find your advisor info on myCommNet.)
If you are familiar with Degree Works, run your audit to determine which courses you need. If you are in the General Studies or Liberal Arts major contact email@example.com and we will help you out! Make sure you tell us the best way to reach you.
Students needing adjustments to their accommodations due to the change in format of courses or students who have questions about whether they qualify for services will continue to be assisted. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns regarding accommodations you may need or already receiving.
Mental Health Services
It’s important to take care of your mental health during these trying times. Check out the state page for tips on taking care of your behavioral health https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Pages/Behavioral-Health
It’s ok to reach out when you feel you cannot handle your emotions on your own. There are resources for you to seek support. If you are in crisis please text the crisis line at 741741 or call (860) 297-0999 for crisis intervention in the Hartford area.
You can also call 211 or visit https://www.211ct.org/ for access to mental health counseling services as well as a variety of other services.
Academic Success Center/E-Tutoring Services
The Academic Success Center will continue to provide quality tutoring services via remote access through: http://etutoringonline.org/ This free service, available to all registered CCC students, includes the below.
Meet with a tutor in a one-on-one tutoring session via a fully interactive online meeting room for math (algebra, statistics, calculus), biology including anatomy & physiology, chemistry, accounting, and nursing.
Online Writing Lab: Across all Subjects: Submit a draft of your paper with an explanation of your assignment, ask for specific feedback, and receive a detailed response within 48-72 hours.
eQuestions for all subjects including writing: Post a specific question for one of the eTutors and get a response within 48 hours. Writing eQuestions can help you understand your assignment, generate ideas, refine your thesis, and address specific sentence and punctuation issues.
How do you sign up?
To sign up and set up an account, go to www.etutoringonline.org and click on “Login” in the upper right hand corner. Next, select “Connecticut” then select “Capital Community College”. In the next window, select “Need an Account?” and fill out the registration form. Use your college login ID as your username (eg: email@example.com) and choose a safe password that you’ll easily remember. Enter your current email which will be used to reset your password in case you forget it. (Only Banner numbers of currently registered students will be accepted.
For more information, please email Marie Basche, Academic Success Center Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on free internet offers for those who don’t have access during the outbreak.
Comcast, Cox, and Charter are all currently offering some form of free internet service for students.
- Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More (Charter Communications)
- Internet Essentials (Comcast)
- Cox Coronavirus (COVID-19) response (Cox)
If you need research assistance, (finding articles, accessing online resources, works cited help), or have general library questions, please email us at CA-LibraryStaff@capitalcc.edu. In addition, please visit our webpage: http://capital.libguides.com/library/ for information that can assist you in completing research assignments. Click on the “Find Articles” tab to access our databases that contain millions of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles. To access these databases from off-campus, you will be prompted for your Banner ID and password. Should you need assistance creating your MLA or APA formatted paper and the proper citations, check out the “Citing Sources” tab for citation generators and video content on how to format your paper. We will be adding additional video content in the coming weeks to provide library instruction that is accessible from home, so check out our website periodically for new content.
As we all continue to experience each new day with an unfamiliar lifestyle by way of the (COVID-19) pandemic, your health is still your wealth! As a member of the Capital Community College family, your mental, physical and spiritual health is still a high priority to us, and because of that we’ve provided some online links to help you get through this time.
With teamwork we will continue to push through this semester online, prepare for next semester and most importantly plan for our futures.
These are great motivational and health tools below to help encourage, motivate and build on areas you may need improvement. Remember, your future is still your responsibility and it is always best to be ready, so that when it’s time to perform, you don’t have to get ready! Check back weekly for more health and wellness initiatives we’ll have.
Stress and Coping Skills
Preparing for your Future
- Interpersonal Skills
- Interpersonal Skills Articles
- Networking Skills
- Interviewing Skills
- Dress for Success
- Dress for Success
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
- Those in need of food visit 211
- Daily Information and Resources
- Mobile Foodshare – You can also text “FOODSHARE” to 85511.
Processing your financial aid for the remainder of the semester will continue. If you have any questions about your award for this semester, please check on my.commnet.edu, email us or call. If you have questions about your refund, please check your student account on my.commnet.edu or contact the Business office at CA-Bursar@ccc.commnet.edu.
If you haven’t already done so, complete your 2020-2021 FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. As we begin to award for next year, you will get updates to your student college email. If you need assistance in completing the FAFSA, please refer to the videos on the college webpage under the financial aid tab or contact us. We are providing remote assistance should you need it.
Although the Capital Community College Commencement Exercises have been canceled this year the college will still graduate students. If you are prepared to graduate you must complete the Graduation Application form. Upon completion please email the form to email@example.com. Capital Community College is proud of all our graduates. Please check back here for updates on our plans to honor this year’s graduating class.
Please be safe during this unprecedented time and do your part to reduce the spreading of COVID-19 throughout our community by exercise social distancing and hand washing guidelines.
We’ll get through this together.
G. Duncan Harris, Ed. D.
Miah LaPierre-Dreger, EdD
Dean of Academic and Student Affairs
Associate Dean of Student Affairs