Get the latest information and updates about the changes occurring as the University and the community respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Why did DAAP choose online instruction for most spring classes?
This decision was not made easily. We understand the reasons behind our students’ desires for in-person, hands-on instruction. We understand that you did not desire online course instruction when you chose DAAP. We also fully hear and empathize with students who are disappointed with this decision. As DAAP leadership, faculty, and staff have evaluated the current trajectory of infection rates, we have met daily in some cases to discuss scenario-planning and how to best serve our students while keeping them, our faculty, our staff and all of our loved ones safe. In the end, these three factors drove the decision:
Will students be required to come to the DAAP building to complete their coursework? Or, will any student who does not come to campus be at a disadvantage with their assignments?
No DAAP student will be required to come to the building. Any student who chooses not to, or who cannot, come to the DAAP building will not be at any disadvantage in completing their coursework. Course deliverables are being designed to accommodate remote work equally.
Will tuition and/or fees be reduced for Spring Semester 2021 to compensate for online class formats?
Tuition is determined by program of study and not by the format in which the material is presented (i.e. in-person vs. online).
For Spring Semester 2021, the university is reducing the General Fee and Campus Life Fee. Reduced rates for full-time students for the Spring 2021 semester are:
General and Campus Life fees support non-academic activities, some campus spaces and various recreational and entertainment facilities and programming. Other tuition and fees related to instruction, technology and most program fees will continue as these support ongoing teaching and academic advising, allowing students to earn and receive full academic credit toward graduation and degrees.
DAAP program fees for Spring 2021 will be standardized for all DAAP students to the base amount of $400, rather than the normal range of up to $750.
Can I defer starting my DAAP program or can I take a Gap Year? (Incoming Students)
Incoming students may submit a deferral or gap year request, but there are no guarantees that the request will be approved. Because we are offering a way for students to continue in their degree programs without incurring health risk, simply referencing the existence of the pandemic will not be a sufficient reason to defer or take a gap year and still keep your spot in your program secure. If a student has already reached out to their School of study and has been given permission for deferral prior to this this communication, that permission will still be honored by the School. Please visit the Admissions website for more information: https://admissions.uc.edu/apply/defer.html.
Can I post-pone my studies at DAAP? (Continuing Students)
This option is available to DAAP students but should be approached with an abundance of caution and with the input of an advisor. In considering the options, students need to weigh the following:
Will DAAP continue online course instruction beyond Spring Semester 2021?
DAAP leadership, faculty, and staff will continue to evaluate the changing situation and make the best decisions possible to uphold the health and safety of all members of our community while providing our students instruction that upholds our academic missions. We will communicate the plan for each semester as the information is decided.
DAAP student building access for Spring Semester 2021:
Beginning in Spring Semester 2021, student access to the DAAP building will be as described here to protect the health and safety of our learning community during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Space - Maximum # of Students
School of Design
School of Architecture and Interior Design
School of Art
School of Planning
DAAP courses will be conducted mostly online for Spring Semester 2021. As such, please see the following resources to support students in their online coursework.
The DAAP computer lab (CGC) will be available to students by appointment between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday during Spring Semester 2021.
For IT help, please try to utilize the UCIT support ticket system to make your request. The link to this is https://uc.edu/ithelp and a step by step set of instructions is included on the home page of the DAAP Concierge page which is in the list of your Canvas courses (for all DAAP students). Requests will be routed to the DAAP IT staff and they will respond as promptly as they can.
DAAP computer requirements discusses the options and configurations recommended for students in each of our programs.
Some DAAP software licenses can be accessed remotely using these steps:
Accessing DAAP software remotely:
If you need access to more powerful computing and/or access to the software that is on the computers in the DAAP labs, you can connect to a DAAP lab computer remotely by following the instructions below:
This will open a remote connection to a one of the Windows workstations in DAAP Aronoff 4425E with all the software that the DAAP labs have. The computing power is substantial but the experience will be affected by network traffic and your internet connection. The more bandwidth being consumed, the “choppier” the response will be.
Students are encouraged to check their UC email, as well as Canvas, for more information and next steps from course instructors. Course content will now be deployed on these platforms.
What if I don’t have a functioning computer to access the course materials?
There are a couple of options to assist:
To check out these computers, students must sign up for the NEXT Apprenticeship Program.
The NEXT Apprenticeship Program, supported by a $12M grant from the Department of Labor, provides the following: numerous, flexible program/degree options, industry-recognized credentials, certifications and skills training, NEW industry experience, and scholarships and/or stipends. Click HERE for more information.
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I do not have internet access. What can I do?
Spectrum and Comcast are offering free or reduced cost internet packages for low-income households.
Spectrum Student Offer
Comcast Internet Essentials
Ohio Wi-Fi HotSpot Locations. If you live in Ohio and have limited access to internet, InnovateOhio has provided a list of public wi-fi hotspot locations.
DAAP recommends that students read through the information provided in the UC Return to Campus Guide with regards to staying safe before coming back to campus this fall.
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