The Coronavirus pandemic will have major impacts on Colorado communities. This hands-on seminar will center on planning for long-term community and economic recovery after disasters, with an emphasis on the pandemic and its impact on small towns and rural communities. Through readings, lectures, case studies and guest speakers, students will learn about: planning for long-term disaster recovery; the impacts of disasters on local and economic systems including housing and the economy; the unique needs and capabilities of small communities; and different state level approaches to Coronavirus recovery.
ARCH 3800, ARCH 6590, LDAR 6686, MUD 6686 - Communicating with Intention: Diagrams and Portfolio - R. Brown - 3 Credits - Taught Online Asynchronous Format Undergrad and Graduate combined course
This course would address fundamentals of graphic representation to communicate instances within a design, the broader narrative of a project and a larger body of work. Specifically, students will have the opportunity to explore and expand upon conventions of diagramming to communicate analysis, process and outcomes. As diagrams exist as pure abstraction, we’ll test the selective pairing of text and imagery to assign specificity and communicate the design process.
ARCH 3600/6290 Architecture of Fun – D. Thomas - 3 Credits - Taught Remote Synchronous Format Undergraduate and Graduate combined course
By making and thinking about the objects we employ to “have fun”, you will develop a conceptual framework and develop skills for designing and creating fun objects, with an eventual focus on a special class of objects we recognize as fun architecture. Ultimately, you will gain an understanding of the aesthetics of fun, in contrast to the traditional art and architecture aesthetics concerned with beauty. From here we will build a design approach necessary to elaborate an architecture of fun.
The university is closely monitoring the situation and we will let you know as soon as we find out. We could be back to in-person classes this Fall; we could begin online and move to in-person classes a month or two into the semester; or we could have another online-only semester. We could also see a hybrid approach, with some activities and courses taking place on campus, while others remain online.
For Spring 2020, the withdrawal deadline has been extended to May 16. Talk to your advisor to determine if this option is right for you.
Changing to Pass Plus/Pass/No Pass (P+/P/NP) could have implications on satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes, scholarship eligibility, veterans’ benefits, prerequisite and major requirements, and competitiveness of graduate program applications, among other areas.
Before you make your decision, you must talk with your advisor (or program director for some graduate programs) about potential academic impacts of switching to P+/P/NP. Be sure to do that soon, rather than waiting till the last minute. This will enable you to receive individual attention. Find your advisor here.
If you are receiving financial aid, please visit the financial aid website and view the special FAQ on financial aid satisfactory academic progress and modified grading.
Published prerequisites and graduation requirements remain in effect. If your letter grade is below the required standard to satisfy a prerequisite or graduation requirement, the grade of P+ or P will remain on your transcript, but the prerequisite will not be fulfilled. However, Schools/Colleges may make exceptions to these requirements.
You may still follow grade appeal processes, and other regular policies remain in effect.
There are no limits to the number of courses in Spring and Summer 2020 semesters that students may take as P+/P/NP. Grades of P+ or P in Spring and Summer 2020 semesters will not be counted against the “P” credit limit.
Students diagnosed with either physical or psychological medical conditions that significantly impact their safety or ability to be academically successful are eligible to petition for a medical withdrawal. Due to the Medical Withdrawal Policy students will be withdrawn from all classes enrolled for the applied semester; partial withdrawals are not permitted. Students seeking to withdraw for non-medical reasons will need to review the withdrawal policies and procedures for their respective school or college.
All required documentation from this page must be attached to the request to receive full consideration. Questions about medical withdrawals can be directed to the Office of Case Management staff at 303-315-7312.
We plan to offer the construction course for fall of 2020 for students to complete the certificate.
Job prospects are currently weak and should be stronger around the time you graduate.
This is not a great time for travel or being in large groups, and is a good time for focusing on your studies.
It may be easier right now to be admitted into the most selective programs.
Class sizes may be smaller next year, offering more personalized attention and more opportunities for engagement.
The crisis is bringing into relief the most urgent and pressing issues of our time, adding a sense of purpose and meaning to our teaching, learning, research, and creative work.
Please visit the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Unemployment FAQs website to see if you qualify for unemployment benefits and for information on how to apply.
At this time, we anticipate that student federal relief funds will be also be distributed through the Loving Lynx program. You should be hearing more about this very soon.
Students who have lost their jobs or who need emergency financial assistance can apply for funds through the Loving Lynx program here. So far, CAP has distributed $19,000 in emergency relief funds and will continue to support students through the Loving Lynx program.
Internships and Mentorships
Mentoring is a vital step in supporting CAP students both in school and in their understanding of their chosen career path. If you are interested in partnering with a professional mentor, visit read more about our Mentorship Program here.
Given the economic slowdown and current stay at home order, most firms are not actively hiring interns at this time. In addition to the economic uncertainty, internships are inherently educational opportunities and it’s difficult to supervise an intern in a remote work environment. Any positions of which we are aware will be posted to Handshake. Please use this time to work on your portfolio, resume and skill development so you’re ready to apply once positions become more available.
Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s health exchange has extended its special enrollment period through April 30th to allow Coloradans to secure health coverage that begins on May 1st.
How Can I Help?
We understand the toll this is taking on our students and their families and friends, and appreciate the part everyone is playing to slow the spread of the virus. For other ways you can help, Denvergov.org has a number of options, both big and small.
Students who wish to get involved should begin by joining the Make4Covid site.
Once you have joined the site, you will go through a questionnaire about how you can help. There are a number of categories:
3D Design, Biological Sciences
Communications, Healthcare – Administration
Healthcare – Clinical Care
Policy and Regulation
Product and Regulation
Software and Technology
Students who would like to get involved with making PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) can choose the START MAKING! Link once you have logged in to Make4Covid. After clicking on START MAKING! there are 3 options; Sewing, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing. Students with access to any of those three types of machinery can get involved making right away!