Working Together

For 141 years, CCAD has weathered some of history’s greatest storms. While our shift to a primarily remote learning environment is not what any of us expected, we will get through this together. Keep reading to find information about what fall 2020 will look like and other resources for CCAD faculty and staff. 

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Return to Campus Plan 

To read CCAD’s full Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020, click here

Remote teaching resources 

While we have had several months of planning to accommodate for online classes, we know the shift to a primarily remote learning model so late in the summer is an adjustment for all. To assist with the shift, CCAD has hired an Instructional Technologist & Designer dedicated to furthering the meaningful integration of technology, teaching and learning in an art and design setting. Learn more about how CCAD will take on online learning here

IT is available to provide technical training for faculty and staff as needed. Book a training session here or email helpdesk@ccad.edu. Discover resources on Create Away

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Access to CCAD facilities 

The majority of CCAD’s campus will be closed for fall 2020 with faculty and staff working remotely. Employees are allowed on campus on an as-needed basis. There are many steps that students, faculty and staff, and any visitors must take before coming to campus, including taking your temperature and a daily health check, as well as steps to take when on campus. 

There will also be a small number of hybrid classes on campus (learn more here). For information about adjusted building and lab hours for fall, click here

Health & safety procedures 

CCAD is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and is following all local, state, and federal mandates. Here are some of the adjustments made on campus for those select students, faculty, and staff who will be on campus this fall and in order to prepare for students’ safe return in the future:  

  • Students, faculty, and staff will self-monitor and conduct their own daily health checks at home before coming to campus, including temperature screening and symptom checking.
  • Face masks or cloth face coverings are required for anyone on CCAD’s campus, even when outdoors. CCAD will provide 1–2 cloth face coverings for students, faculty, and staff free of charge. Face masks must be worn at all times in DSA, except when a student is in their private apartment space. In rare cases where cloth face masks are not possible, face shields or other alternatives may be requested by faculty and staff by emailing humanresources@ccad.edu
  • New cleaning and disinfecting protocols:  
    • Frequently touched surfaces in academic and administrative buildings and the common areas of residence halls will be cleaned and disinfected daily and between uses as much as possible.
    • Cleaning stations and hand sanitizer dispensers will be installed throughout campus.  
    • Students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to disinfect communal desks, equipment, and other shared objects and surfaces before and after use. 
  • Classroom layouts have been modified to better allow for physical distancing. 
  • Signage encouraging physical distancing and reminders about healthy hygiene behaviors will be added throughout campus.
  • Enhanced personal hygiene behaviors and physical distancing are encouraged. To learn more about how to prevent COVID-19, click here
  • HVAC filters in residence halls have been upgraded. 
  • Protocols are in place for if there is a positive COVID-19 case on campus. This includes contact tracing, notifications to the CCAD community, and cleaning and disinfecting procedures. Learn more here


For the latest public health updates, visit ccad.edu/publichealth

Face mask requirement 

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Face masks or cloth face coverings are required for anyone on CCAD’s campus, even when outdoors. CCAD will provide 1–2 cloth face coverings for students, faculty, and staff free of charge. In rare cases where cloth face masks are not possible, face shields or other alternatives may be requested by faculty and staff by contacting humanresources@ccad.edu

Visitors to campus 

CCAD has new requirements for faculty and staff wishing to host visitors on campus. New protocols due to COVID-19 include:  

  • Faculty and staff wishing to host a guest on CCAD’s campus must notify Wallace Tanksley, Director of Safety & Security, via email (wtanksley@ccad.edu) a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the planned visit.

  • All guests must first report to the Safety & Security office in the Administration Building prior to meeting their host. 

  • Safety & Security staff will ask visitors health assessment questions such as, but not limited to, whether or not they have experienced a fever or flu-like symptoms in the past two weeks. Temperature screenings will also be conducted. Hosts should advise their visitors of these measures in advance.

  • All visitors must wear face masks or cloth face coverings at all times while on campus, even when outdoors. Hosts should advise their visitors of this in advance. 

  • All visitors are required to return to the Safety & Security office in the Administration Building prior to leaving campus in order to sign out of CCAD’s Visitors Log. This is important for CCAD’s contact tracing efforts should any positive COVID-19 cases be reported on campus. 

Additionally, all visitors are expected to comply with all requirements noted in CCAD’s Return to Campus plan, and the host should make them aware of this in advance. Please remember that the majority of CCAD’s campus is closed for the fall semester due to CCAD’s primarily remote learning model. Visitors to campus should be extremely limited. If you have any questions about these new requirements, please contact Wallace Tanksley.

Feeling sick? 

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, it’s critical to stay home and follow these steps if you’re not feeling well. 

CCAD will continue its flexible sick leave policies and practices, which enables employees to stay home or isolate when they are sick, have been exposed, or are caring for someone who is sick. CCAD time off and absence policies also account for employees who need to stay home with their children if there are school or childcare closures, or to care for sick family members.

Our community commitment 

At the heart of CCAD’s mission is our creative community. During a time when coming together in-person is not possible, it’s important for us to find ways to connect and focus on basic care for ourselves and for one another. Our Community Commitment contains components of CCAD’s Return to Campus Plan, including additional statements that are central to the concept of community care and respect. The goal of this commitment is to help facilitate a mutual understanding of the college’s health and safety expectations through a set of shared standards. Learn more here.

We’re here for you

While CCAD’s campus will look different for fall 2020, we’re still here to support faculty and staff. 

Technology resources 

CCAD will offer remote support for the library and Helpdesk. In addition to submitting a ticket to helpdesk@ccad.edu, staff will be available for virtual consultations and maintain face-to-face services by appointment. Book an appointment.

Packard Library 

Packard Library will be open to faculty and staff by appointment Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. To request an appointment, email library@ccad.edu. Limited-contact pickup will be available through CCAD's Safety & Security Office. All returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in and made available to other users. The library will not be lending out equipment this semester.

Instruction will be asynchronous this semester. The librarians have created ready-to-go modules in GoStudio. These are intended as a 7-module introduction to college-level research for our first-year students in their Intro to the Major courses, but any instructor can use the modules or parts of the modules as a refresher. Packard also has its own YouTube channel that contains videos you can embed in GoStudio.  

Packard instruction librarians can also make custom videos, PowerPoints, and handouts/PDFs to compliment your class assignments. To learn more, contact Instruction Librarian Chris Mannix at cmannix@ccad.edu

Faculty interested in learning more about Packard Library’s fall 2020 can click here