Updated: September 9, 2020
Access to all Aims campuses is limited to critical operational personnel only until further notice. All courses will be offered online for the remainder of the 2020 semester and all College employees not deemed critical operational personnel shall work remotely until further notice.
Aims’ Incident Response Team is continuing to evaluate the situation and lead major decision making regarding College operations. Decisions that impact College operations depend on how many cases are confirmed locally, where the affected people live, what containment measures can be applied and guidance from local, state and federal authorities. It's important to us as a College to have plans for a wide variety of emergency situations. Our emergency operations plan includes methods of continuing operations as long as it is safe to do so. With infectious diseases, the College response measures depend on the type of disease and the outbreak’s impact on the health and welfare of everyone on our campuses. Response measures escalate as needs escalate.
To promote the safest possible conditions on all campuses, we are providing enhanced cleaning (hospital grade supplies) with increased attention to commonly touched surfaces.
You can support these efforts by following our previously issued preventive hygiene guidance, including washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands and cleaning and disinfecting shared surfaces and objects that are touched frequently.
All in-person events and meetings are cancelled for the remainder of Spring 2020 semester. Aims encourages faculty, staff, and students to hold activities that leverage various technologies (such as Zoom) as an alternative to meeting in person.
Human Resources is implementing an Emergency Paid Time Off (EPTO) plan for all employees
who may be impacted by COVID-19 (coronavirus). This includes full-time, part-time
and student employees.
If you have any questions please contact Human Resources: Jenell Wild, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Jan Cope, email@example.com
To help mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 and to support a community of care, it is required that all students wear masks or other face coverings. The masks/face coverings must cover both nose and mouth, and be worn for the duration of class, inside all college buildings, and outside whenever you are or are likely to come within 6 feet of another person.
Aims is excited to expand the way we offer courses to students. Consistent with current guidance provided by public health officials, Aims Community College will be structuring our fall courses to allow for social distancing by offering courses in Online, Remote, Blended and some in-person formats for the Fall 2020 semester. View the updated fall schedule.
The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for people in our community. There are many unknowns which can make people feel unsettled. Many people have different ways of coping, different resources available, and different levels of capacity for handling stress. This is a time when it is even more important than usual to be kind and understanding with each other and with ourselves.
If you find that worry is impacting your ability to concentrate on school assignments, if you are having difficulties with sleep, or you’re experiencing other effects of stress related to this issue, we will work to support you. Contact us via the CARE program or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to participate in class due to illness or the need to care for someone who is ill, you are responsible for emailing your course instructor(s) as soon as possible to let them know. You are responsible for completing any work that you might miss, including assignments, quizzes, tests and exams, and you should make arrangements with your instructor to determine when and how to complete such assignments. Instructors will provide reasonable accommodations for students who cannot complete coursework because of illness to help students finish their classes with as little disruption as possible. The Aims website is the most current source of information. In addition, the CDC COVID-19 website and CO Department of Public Health and Environment website are frequently updated.
All Early College Academy (ECA) students will follow District 6 protocols and schedule. ECA students are encouraged to monitor https://www.greeleyschools.org/ for updates.
Contact Early College Academy Academic Advisor Mindy.Marshall@aims.edu for specific schedule information.
Treat an online course like you would a face-to-face course and set aside time to work on the class, hold yourself accountable, establish a good workspace, reduce distractions, stay organized, manage your time wisely, use your resources (the Learning Commons, tutoring, Disability Services, etc.), and familiarize yourself with the technology early on.
Expectations don’t change even when the "channel" of communication has changed from face-to-face learning to an online platform. The College values of community, inclusiveness, equity, professional respect, authenticity, truthfulness, and performance excellence and effectiveness are our collective expectations of each other. We are all responsible for cultivating an environment of civility and mutual respect and the Student Code of Conduct sets our standards of behavior whether on campus or online.
Please reach out to your program’s chair/director and check your program’s specific webpage for the latest information on your program.
If you are a high school student taking Aims courses on an Aims Campuses please follow Aims protocols and contact your instructor for further information. If you are taking Aims courses at your home high school please contact your school counselor for further information.
Remote and Face to Face tutoring is available! To view a schedule, subject list, and learn how to access tutoring services please visit the Tutoring website.
Testing services are limited but information is being updated and expanded. For the most up to date information:
Student Engagement, Inclusion, and Success (SEIS) has many services and resources to meet student needs. For more information please visit SEIS’s resource page.
The College does not set requirements for personal travel. We strongly urge people to:
This information and guidance is subject to change as new information becomes available from the CDC and State Department. All travelers are encouraged to check the CDC’s COVID-19 travel page, State Department travel advisories, and the International Air Transport Association’s list of travel and entry restrictions for the latest information before departing.
If you have questions about reimbursement for cancelled College travel, please contact Paul Lind (email@example.com)
Yes, all campus events have been cancelled for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Please either reschedule for a later date or consider alternative options, such as hosting remotely via Zoom or other video platforms.
For Aims-related concerns, email firstname.lastname@example.org