Student FAQs

Updated December 23, 2020; 8:50 a.m. EST

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UC Return to Campus Guide

UC's Return to Campus Guide is by far the most robust resource addressing everything students need to know about what to expect for the spring 2021 semester.

The Lindner College of Business encourages all students to read UC's Return to Campus Guide in its entirety before going to campus for any reason.

Important information in the UC Return to Campus Guide includes:

Classroom Procedures

This two-minute video covers expected procedures when attending an in-person component of a class in Lindner Hall.

Watch the Classroom Procedures video.

Below is a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers that address University policies and their specific implementation for students at the Lindner College of Business. The questions are organized into eight sections:

  1. Instruction
  2. Travel and Study Abroad
  3. International Students
  4. Employment and Co-Op
  5. Building Access
  6. Technical
  7. Events
  8. Health

These questions are reviewed and revised as new information develops, so please check back often.

Have a question that is not addressed? Contact Steve Slezak, associate dean for academic programs, at steve.slezak@uc.edu

Instruction

Lindner courses will be taught and delivered one of three ways:

  1. Online – asynchronous (no scheduled virtual meeting times).
  2. Online – synchronous (scheduled virtual meeting times).
  3. Hybrid (online and in-person).

Students are encouraged to check their UC email frequently, as well as Canvas, for course-specific communications from instructors. Students will receive detailed information from their professors so that they can plan ahead and make any necessary adjustments to their schedule.

Watch the below video for recommended classroom procedures in Lindner Hall.

Academic advising is still available.

Undergraduate students all have assigned academic advisors. Undergraduate students can utilize Starfish to schedule an appointment. Students are able to see advisor information in Starfish under Your Connections in the “My Success Network” and Catalyst in the “My Academics” tile. Students who have questions about their respective advisor’s type of availability (phone, virtual via WebEx, etc.), please email that advisor directly.

View the quick how-to video to find your advisor in Starfish and schedule a virtual appointment.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/qkPPPX7Zskk?rel=0

Graduate students should reach out to their advisors (e.g., Academic Director, Assistant Director) directly via email to set up an appointment via phone or online communication tool. 

Travel and Study Abroad

View University’s policy concerning travel at uc.edu/publichealth/return-to-campus-guide/stay-safe.html#travel.

International Students

Keep an eye on UC International's website for updated information or contact UC International at 513-556-4278 or at international.students@uc.edu.

Employment and Co-Op

The COVID-19 pandemic is a highly fluid situation. Lindner Career Services is here to work with LCB students and employers to help ensure that work experiences:

  1. Adhere to the current public health policy.
  2. Align to the needs of the employer.
  3. Empower student choice and professional development.

Our top priority is the health and safety of our students, while ensuring our mission of blending academic excellence and experiential learning. For further support and updates, please connect with your career coach.

Yes, it still counts as a Lindner Professional Experience (LPE). Please communicate with your employer in advance of your start date to see if you will be working onsite or remotely. The Lindner College of Business will help and support either option.

We ask students to follow CDC guidelines while on an LPE or at any time during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please communicate this to your employer. If your employer insists that you be onsite and in-person, you should connect with your career coach to discuss options. Your safety is most important.

Consider taking classes instead and, as the economy recovers, begin searching for an LPE rotation for the following semester. You could also seek a different opportunity, but do know there may not be a lot of opportunities.

This is something we evaluate and take into consideration when you report the LPE and at the conclusion of the experience. A staff member will work with you on this once you report.

Follow CDC guidelines and communicate this to your supervisor and others within your organization. Any days or even weeks missed will be taken into consideration at the conclusion of your experience.

Communicate with your career coach. Alternative opportunities, classes or a part-time LPE may still be available.

  • Log into Handshake with your 6+2 and central UC password.
  • Click on “Career Center” at the top of the page, then “Experiences."
  • Click on “Request an Experience” at the top of the page.
  • Choose the correct Experience Type (LPE Full Time or LPE Part Time) and Term (Fall, Spring, or Summer semester).
  • Complete all fields on the form, then click “Request Experience."
  1. It’s free. There is no cost for Lindner students to report their co-op or internship, this summer or ever. This is for both full-time and part-time experiences.
  2. Reporting increases the value of your degree. In short, more Lindner students doing more LPEs increases the value of a Lindner degree. 
  3. Your employer could get recognition for being a top hiring company (which means you were working at a top hiring company for Lindner)!
  4. Your LPE is put on your transcript when you report it, and many employers ask to see your transcript during the hiring process. Graduate school programs also ask for copies of your transcripts.
  5. The university has an official record that you are working at an LPE, which helps us help you and intervene in the rare case that you are having a bad experience at your LPE.
  6. You have the chance to be featured on our social media or in our publications if we know you are working at a LPE.

Building Access

The University and LCB strongly encourages social distancing and prioritizing the use of remote meeting technologies that facilitate teamwork (e.g., WebEx or other remote collaboration platforms). Such technologies will likely be used to deliver course content, and are likely to be used throughout your professional careers.

Students can meet in-person as long as they do not gather in a group of 10 or more individuals, wear facial coverings, maintain a minimum of six feet social distance in proximity to each other and follow any other COVID-specific guidance displayed on signage within a physical space. Reserving a room in Lindner Hall requires the same process as before, using 25Live via Lindner Central.

Even though faculty and staff will be physically present inside Lindner Hall on occasion, they continue to monitor all forms of communication in their work.

If you need assistance, please use the appropriate contacts identified below:

Although in-person classes have been suspended for the rest of the semester, Lindner Career Services Center continues operations. We are happy to meet with you virtually. For all career and professional related needs, students are welcome to schedule career coaching sessions through Handshake: 

  1. Go to the Handshake homepage .
  2. Click Career Center.
  3. Click Appointments > Schedule a New Appointment.
  4. Click Lindner College of Business > Lindner Career Services – Individual Coaching Appointment .
  5. Pick a day that works for you, and then select a time .
  6. Under Appointment medium, select your preference Phone Call, or Video Call.

Audio/Visual Appointment Options

If you selected Video Call, your career coach will contact you via Microsoft Teams. Teams can be accessed through a web browser, phone app, or desktop app. To access through your web browser: 

  1. Log in to mail.uc.edu.
  2. Select the “App Launcher” icon in the top left-hand side of the screen.
  3. Click “Teams”. 
  4. At your scheduled appointment time, a coach will start a video/audio conference call with you. 

If you selected Phone Call, your career coach will call you at your scheduled appointment time. Please leave your cell number. 

Academic advising is still available. Undergraduate students can utilize Starfish to schedule an appointment. Undergraduate students all have assigned academic advisors. Students are able to see advisor information in Starfish under Your Connections in the “My Success Network” and Catalyst in the “My Academics” tile. Students who have questions about their respective advisor’s type of availability (phone, virtual via WebEx, etc.), please email that advisor directly.

Please use the faculty and staff directory to find the email of the person to which you want to contact.

Technical

Please contact the LCB Service Desk at 513-556-7159 or lcbservicedesk@uc.edu. They will ensure that whatever resources you require are assigned to resolve your issue. Again, we ask for your patience and flexibility in this period of high demand and ongoing learning and development. 

Please let your instructor know if you have any technology issues that limit your ability to complete assignments and/or participate in course activities and instructional methods.

Also, you can reach out to the LCB Service Desk, who will examine your specific situation, determine the best way for you to access the software you need, and facilitate your access to the software.   

Events

The Student Activities & Leadership Development (SALD) Division of Student Affairs continues to support student involvement. View important resources below:

Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines social distancing as "remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately six feet) from others when possible."

The objective of social distancing is to reduce the probability of contact between persons carrying an infection, and others who are not infected, to stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease.

Review the University Health Services website and follow their recommendations at med.uc.edu/uhs/coronavirus/covid-19-health-alerts.

University Health Services has posted instructions to self-report at med.uc.edu/uhs/coronavirus/covid-19-self-reporting-instructionsThe reporting requirement will allow University Health Services to provide education, guidance and care monitoring.

If you still have questions after reviewing the available information, please e-mail publichealth@uc.edu.  

Please help mitigate the spread of respiratory diseases. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask. CDC does not recommend healthy people wear a facemask.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing nose, coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol may be used.