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May 28, 2020 Update

To All Current ICB Students: 

Beginning Monday June 1, 2020 our plan is to welcome back small groups of you at a time to do hands-on activities in the school and in the two recording studios while following social distancing rules. We will continue to have all general education and technical general courses online so students will not be onsite for those and the faculty that teach those will remain teaching from home. We would like to schedule students to come in on a staggered scheduled to do the hands-on portions of core classes. This would include Radio classes, Video Production classes and Recording/Audio Engineering classes. 

 Classes that will remain online at this time include: 

-Psychology
-Foundations English
-Business Management 
-Foundations Math
-College Algebra
-College English 
-Broadcast Writing
-Career Development
-Career Exploration 
-Music Theory
-Studio Maintenance
-Mass Media 
-Communications & Public Speaking 

The remainder of the classes will be doing hands-on on a limited basis. Each class that has over 5 students will be divided up into groups who will attend at different times. Your instructor will contact you regarding your core courses. 

The following safety protocol will be in place: 

-Monitoring of temperature and checking for Covid-19 symptoms or exposure to Covid-19 will be checked prior to entry in the building – If you check your temperature at home and it is 100 or higher stay home – if you are sick please do not come to the school as we will have to send you home 

-Sign-in of all students, faculty and staff who enter the building (If your class is in Studio B you must stop at the front office in the main building to sign in and have your temperature checked before proceeding to Studio B) 

-Wearing of masks in the classroom areas and in the break room by students, faculty and staff (we will have disposable paper masks at the school or you can bring one from home if you prefer) 

-6 feet between classroom seats 

-One group will be cleared out of the building with a break allowing for cleaning of the area before the next group is permitted to enter the building. Students must exit the building after their class has completed unless arrangements have been made with your instructor 

-One person per individual Radio studio at a time 

-One person per individual Video station at a time 

-Scheduled breaks at different times so no more than 2-3 students are in the break room at one time 

-6 feet between students in the hallway at any given time 

-Daily cleaning/disinfecting of building including studios 

-Disinfecting equipment and tables between students 

-Availability of wipes and hand sanitizer 

-Posted signs regarding personal hygiene and reminders to wash hands frequently and not touch their faces 

-Number of instructors in the building would be 1-3 at any given time and there are two external Recording studios that are separate and would have one instructor each if a class session were to be running. 

-Students from Video Production, Radio and Recording/Audio Engineering will not be occupying the same place at any point in time. 

-Our primary concern is the safety of our faculty, staff and students. We are excited to have you back in the building! 

Thank you,
Ronda Doster
Assistant School Director/Director of Education 

May 13, 2020 Update

Attention All International College of Broadcasting Students, 

With the current Stay Safe Ohio order that is in place due to COVID-19, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide an update regarding our plan for the coming weeks. We are currently solidifying a plan to move in the direction of getting you back into the classroom in a safe environment. 

The plan as we move forward in the coming weeks is to bring in small groups of students to do hands on activities in the school and in the two recording studios while following social distancing protocols. We will continue to have all general education and technical general courses offered online so students will not be onsite for those and the faculty that teach those will remain teaching from home. Students will be scheduled to come in on a staggered basis to do the hands-on portions of core classes. This would include Radio classes, Video Production classes and Recording/Audio Engineering classes. 

Please watch for additional updates as more details are released in the coming days. Your instructors will also be provided with updates as we move through the rest of May so they will be following up with you individually regarding additional information as it becomes available. 

If you have any questions in the meantime or need any additional assistance, please do not hesitate to call us at (937) 258-8251. Everybody has been doing an amazing job and we are very proud of all of the students that have persisted and are successfully navigating their classes. We look forward to having you return to ICB soon! 

Sincerely,
Ronda Doster
Assistant School Director/Director of Education 

March 25, 2020 – Classes Begin Online on Monday, March 30, 2020

Attention Current and New Students:

With the current stay at home order that is in place due to COVID-19, we have made the decision to go ahead and start classes on Monday, March 30th, but in an alternate format temporarily. For the start of the semester, classes will be conducted online. You have a great group of instructors who will engage with you and will utilize the online platform to get you started on your educational path in preparation for when we can resume face to face interactions in the building. 

If you do not have a laptop with a camera or a phone with camera capabilities, you will be able to dial in with your phone and participate in that way. If you have any concerns or need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to let us know what you need – that is what we are here for. The plan is to deliver your books to you this week and next week. Please make sure we have an accurate address on file at the school. 

That will be followed up by e-mails from your instructors:

  • For New Students: Each of you will be assigned an icb.edu e-mail address to use in the online platform. 
  • For Current Students: Each of you should already have or will be assigned an icb.edu e-mail address to use in the online platform. Please check your e-mail or text message for something Thursday or Friday that says Google Sign-In Services.   The plan is for some Instructors to do a dry run with you Friday to ensure you’re connecting without issue.

If you have any questions, please call us at (937) 258-8251.  We look forward to a successful semester!

Sincerely,
Ronda Doster
Assistant School Director/Director of Education

March 17, 2020 – Class Start Date Postponed to March 30, 2020

ICB is committed to protecting your safety and well-being during this evolving COVID-19 crisis. We have been closely monitoring the recommendations provided by officials. In response and to support social distancing, the class start of March 23rd will be delayed until Monday, March 30th.