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COVID-19 Update 4/3/20: Easter and Summer Classes

April 03, 2020

CTX Students:

We pray that your first week of virtual classes has gone well. Please see below for some important updates regarding your CTX classes during this COVID-19 situation.

Easter Break: Next week is the historic Christian churches celebration of Holy Week and Easter. Our hope is that you will be able to find some time to celebrate the joy of Christ’s resurrection, however you are able to do so in our current situation. ·The original Academic calendar indicated that Thursday, April 9th and Friday, April 10th are part of “Easter Holiday.” However, that has been adjusted due to the current situation. Faculty have been asked to avoid holding synchronous (live) lectures on Friday April 10th (Good Friday) and to not have assignments due from the 10th through Sunday, April 12th (Easter Sunday). You may be expected to watch asynchronous (recorded) lectures, do homework, etc. during this timeframe.

Campus Buildings: In response to the latest Executive Order from the Governor’s Office, all campus buildings, with the exception of specific areas of the library, which provide access to the food pantry and mail services, will remain locked and unavailable for student use. We will communicate when the “Stay Home, Work Safe” order is lifted and when campus will reopen to students.

Summer Classes: We are continuing to monitor the situations and make decisions about future classes. We have currently made the following decisions:

  • Traditional face to face classes for Summer Session 1 will go online.
  • ABSN classes will be fully online for the entire summer session. Dean Shuffitt will communicate details with those nursing students.
  • All undergraduate hybrid (ADP) and graduate classes (MEd, MBA and EdD) will be online for the first 8 week session. Decisions about the second eight week session will be made by June 1.

Vocation & Professional Development - Job Search Boot Camp: We know that some of our students have lost jobs and/or are feeling uneasy about finding work right now. Our Career Advisors are here to help you prepare for success beyond CTX. Schedule a session or email careerservices@concordia.edu.

Each week new tips will be released to provide support in areas such as virtual interviews, managing your LinkedIn presence, and job search strategies. Listen to what President Christian has to say about finding meaningful work during our changing professional world in our first video.

And just a reminder to stay up with the latest on our COVID-19 page and tell us if you need anything using this Resource Request Form.

Please let us know if you need anything at all!

Dr. Kristi Kirk
Provost & Executive Vice President