Academics Q&A

Academic courses and delivery schedule

Last updated March 17 at 6:20pm. 

CMU Spring Break is officially extended by one week through March 29, 2020. Immediately following the extended Spring Break,  CMU will resume academic instruction in an online format beginning March 30 continuing for the remainder of the Spring semester. The semester will still conclude on Thursday, May 14.

Last updated March 25 at 10:30am.

As you prepare for returning to classes on March 30 – albeit virtually/online – we have developed a new webpage that contains all of the relevant academic resources you need in a single place. We understand that sometimes when things are overwhelming it just feels better to work directly with someone from our team. If this is the case for you, email iris@coloradomesa.edu. From here we can establish an appointment and call you to discuss how to help and make sure you have the support necessary to answer questions about your education at CMU.

March 30-May 14  Updated 3.17.20

Faculty are moving forward to offer coursework online in a way that represents our institutional emphasis on quality teaching. Rare exceptions to the move online may be made for clinicals, internships, practicums and certain programs at WCCC, though factors external to CMU may affect scheduling in those categories. In the coming days, you should look for communication from your instructor via e-mail and the D2L course shell concerning plans for future schedules, assignments and course expectations. The adaptability of our students and instructors will be important to the success of this transition. Updated 3.17.20

Faculty and students may access online courses through D2L (the D2L application is found in MAVzone). Students can access additional online resources, tools, and guidance on the newly-developed online education support siteUpdated 3.12.20

Students can expect to hear more information from faculty members in the coming days concerning schedule, expectations and format. It will be critically important that students are frequently checking their CMU email and D2L course shells. Updated 3.12.20
We are here to help you. Each service area of the university—from student life and admissions to financial aid and international studies—has contributed to a new virtual resources webpage. On the site you will find information on:
  • Distance Education Resources (online classes)
  • Tutorial Learning Center (tutoring and writing assistance)
  • Education Access Services (Academic help for students with disabilities)
  • Library Resources
  • Virtual Textbooks
  • IRIS (your one stop for information)

We understand that sometimes when things are overwhelming it just feels better to work directly with someone from our team. If this is the case for you, email iris@coloradomesa.edu. From here we can establish an appointment and call you to discuss how to help and make sure you have the support necessary to answer questions about your education at CMU.

Students taking WCCC courses will receive additional guidance from WCCC as details for these courses are finalized. Barring no new facts or substantially changed circumstances, in-class, face-to-face instruction will resume as usual on April 6. Updated 3.12.20
Students taking Concurrent (including offered in the high schools) and Career and Technical Education courses will receive additional guidance from WCCC and School District 51 as details for these courses are finalized. Barring no new facts or substantially changed circumstances, in-class, face-to-face instruction will resume as usual on April 6. Updated 3.12.20
After spring break (March 30), the TLC/Writing Center will be open Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm and Friday 8am-3pm. Tutors will be available to offer tutoring online as well. To access online tutoring: login in to D2L, go to the Self-Registration tab and sign up to join the TLC and Writing Center shell. Updated 3.17.20
Every effort will be made to ensure on-time graduation for students who continue in their courses. In rare instances where a student is simply unable to complete a course, CMU will offer reasonable opportunities to either substitute prior coursework or waive a particular requirement. Updated 3.27.20
We value face-to-face instruction and understand that for some students, online learning is not preferred. We also believe in the resilience and ingenuity of the Maverick family. Professors and students alike will rise to the occasion. Teaching and learning will be different for the remainder of this semester, but it certainly won’t be “less than”.
Individual professors will be empowered to identify solutions to the online move appropriate to their class, and will alter assignments and points distribution in ways that reflect students’ available resources. These changes will be communicated to students at the course level as classes recommence.
Professors will maintain regular contact points for students including virtual office hours. Zoom Pro licenses have been purchased for all students and faculty to ensure face-to-face collaboration, albeit virtual for the time being, continues.
Unfortunately, Student Showcase will not be a physical event, but faculty sponsors and students will be consulted about possible alternate means of presentation. More details to come.
Students should maintain their availability according to the published Finals Weeks schedule, but in many courses final exams will be altered in ways that make the schedule less rigid than in a typical semester.
The Maverick Store is working diligently to develop plans for textbook returns. For the time being, you need your course materials. More details about textbook returns will be communicated later this semester. For rentals from any other provider, please consult them directly.