Questions faculty have about in-person, remote, and online teaching. Includes information about on-campus policies, teaching resources, and technology.
Depending on your situation, you have a few options. The RTD LiVE Program provides a 40% discount on passes based on your income. We also have the Loving Lynx Fund that you may qualify for and can be used to help offset transportation costs.
On-campus parking is controlled by the Auraria Higher Education Center, not CU Denver. Daily parking on campus will range from $4 – $7. Parking permits are also available.
Tuition is not charged based on the mode of instruction. Your tuition will continue to be based only on your residency, so an online course or a remote course costs the same as an on-campus course.
CU Denver regularly offers online as well as in-person classes, and tuition is not charged based on the mode of instruction. Your tuition will continue to be based only on your residency, so tuition for an online course or a remote course costs the same as an on-campus course.
Students will have access to campus resources even if they do not attend on-campus classes. All student support services will be available to provide assistance in a remote fashion. Some will also have staff on campus ready to meet with students in a safe and clean environment. Students who need to come on campus to use computer labs or other study spaces may do so, although we encourage students to reduce their on-campus visits.
Students taking only online classes do not pay the Auraria Campus fee or the Wellness Center fee. All fee information for Fall 2020 can be found here.
The blend of in-person, hybrid, remote, and online courses that will be offered in Fall 2020 does not diminish the quality and value of a degree from CU Denver. The changes to mode of instruction are necessary due to public health directives issued by city and state government.
The primary accreditation criterion for our courses remains the same whether taught in person, online, or remotely: our courses must involve regular and substantive instructor interaction with students. With remote and online teaching, faculty and instructors are still able to:
Provide instruction and interact regularly with their students;
Provide full and substantive assessments and regular feedback on students’ coursework;
Be proactive and available in providing information or responding to students’ questions about the content of the course; and
Incorporate best practices for teaching and learning into the design of their courses.
CU Denver has made a number of changes to the fees for fall 2020, as outlined in the Safe Return announcement found here.
Given the limited amount of on-campus instruction in fall 2020, the three AHEC institutions have determined that it is in the best interest of the student body as a whole to suspend the RTD contract for the fall 2020 semester. This means that students will not pay the RTD fee (approved by students at $131 per semester) and will not have a valid RTD pass for the semester.
The Auraria Fees and the CU Denver Wellness Center Fee will be discounted by 50%. This allows us to meet the student-approved debt service obligations funded by these fees while giving some financial relief to students.
We will continue to charge the Student Services Fee, Information Technology Fee, the International Student Fee if applicable, as well as school and college major and instructional fees. These fees fund a wide variety of student success support services that are provided in multiple modalities.
Do you have a question about how COVID-19 affects your studies or work at CU Denver?
Answers to the most common questions will be added to the FAQ section on a regular basis.