All MCAD COVID-19 updates will be posted below and at mcad.edu/covid19

All MCAD COVID-19 updates will be posted below and at mcad.edu/covid19

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All MCAD COVID-19 updates will be posted below and at mcad.edu/covid19

All MCAD COVID-19 updates will be posted below and at mcad.edu/covid19

End of Semester Technology Information for Spring 2020

This is your regularly scheduled update of important dates regarding the end of the semester and technology resources at MCAD. If you're a student, soon to be grad, staff, or faculty member please read this carefully as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed some items and dates, and this information will be different from previous semesters.

Computer Labs:

  • The main computer labs (330 and 331) have already been closed for the semester along with the rest of the campus. They will remain closed until on-campus classes resume or other arrangements are made to keep the spaces sanitized and safe. There is no firm date for the re-opening of on campus lab facilities, but the Media Center has made arrangements for the Animation Studio to provide *some* remote access to authorized users. As this information changes we will inform the MCAD community.

Help Desk and Technology Support (Room 319):

  • Regular fall semester hours will end at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15th, 2020.
  • The Help Desk will be open from 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday outside of staff holidays, between Monday, May 18th through the Summer break.

MCAD Login and Email (Students):

  • MCAD Login (servers and labs) for returning students will remain active over the break.
  • MCAD Login (servers and labs) for Spring 2020 grads will be disabled at the end of the delayed Senior Exhibition period in December of 2020.
  • MCAD email accounts for Spring 2020 grads will remain active for one year after the end of the delayed Senior Exhibition period in December of 2020.

MCAD Login, Email, and Equipment (Faculty):

  • Shared workstations in faculty offices will likely receive regular maintenance over the summer, and may include a full system wipe. If you did not already remove personal or other important data from your office desktop machines before the beginning of the Stay-At-Home order, please make arrangements to conscientiously, and safely gather that data soon.
  • All Adjunct faculty using school-owned loaner laptops will need to return them to the Help Desk (rm319) by Wednesday, May 27th. The Help Desk will arrange to have a staff member on hand while maintaining and enforcing proper physical distancing to receive these machines starting on Monday the 25th from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • After Wednesday the 27th any adjuncts that need to return equipment late MUST make arrangements to do so directly with the Help Desk.
  • Current adjunct faculty that are teaching in a degree program during the Summer session or are scheduled to teach in the Fall semester will have their MCAD login access extended through the Summer session.
  • Current adjunct faculty that are NOT scheduled to teach in the Fall will have their MCAD login disabled 21 days after the end of the current semester. All adjunct @mcad.edu email accounts will remain active for one year after their most recent contract end date.

MCAD PaperCut Account (Students & Faculty):

  • MCAD PaperCut accounts for all Spring students who are returning in the Fall will have continued access to their accounts and balances in the upcoming semester.
  • MCAD PaperCut accounts for Spring 2020 grads will remain active through the end of the delayed Senior Exhibition period in December of 2020.
  • MCAD PaperCut accounts for adjunct faculty not teaching in the spring will be disabled 21 days after the end of the semester on June 2nd.
  • Remaining PaperCut balances cannot be dispersed and will expire when accounts are deactivated. Please contact tyler_page@mcad.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Student Storage Directories / Student Web Sites:

  • studio.mcad.edu network storage and student websites for Spring 2020 grads will remain active until the end of the delayed Senior Exhibition period in December of 2020.
  • Please be sure to backup any important work before that time.

Class server:

  • class.mcad.edu Spring semester folders will be reset one week before the beginning of the next term (Summer).
  • class.mcad.edu Summer semester folder access will be available one week before the beginning of the term.
  • Please make sure to backup any important class work before that time.

Coursework server (faculty only):

  • Two weeks after the start of Summer Semester 2020 the coursework.mcad.edu folders for Fall 2019 will be set to read-only.
  • Please make sure to backup any important class work before that time.

If there are any questions about any of these items, please feel free to reply to this message, and we will do our best to find you the answers. Thanks!

Posted: 
Tuesday, May 12