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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Update Aries Matheos SchubertShow MyInfo popup for Aries Matheos Schubert 7/13/2021 2:32:31 PM

Hello Capitol Tech Community,


As many of you may know, the university recently underwent a review by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Many of you have contributed significantly to this review process over the past several years and I am incredibly appreciative of your efforts.

The visiting team provided insightful feedback on the university’s processes, including commending the university’s Online Learning Department for their support during the transition to online/hybrid working and learning models as a result of COVID-19. The team highlighted the Online Learning Department’s faculty training modules in particular and also commended this department and the IT Department’s joint efforts to provide support and resiliency for Capitol Tech’s online operations. The university’s Finance Department also received accolades for building a reserve fund during the most difficult year in higher education in recent memory.

Another area of commendation that the review team mentioned was the ubiquitous focus on student success from faculty and staff, citing numerous interviews in which student success was mentioned as a paramount goal. The team also commended faculty on their field expertise which prepares students for success in their chosen career as evidenced by the strong relationships Capitol Tech has built with members of industry through the university’s sought-after graduates. Additionally, the team recognized the university’s efforts to reconstitute the leadership council of the alumni association and emphasized the benefits they believe this group can bring to Capitol Tech.

In addition to these accolades, the Middle States team provided areas of suggestions, recommendations, and requirements.  The team report was submitted to MSCHE and MSCHE convened in June to review the report as well as our self-study document, evidence, and our response to the team’s report.  We have received the following official notification from MSCHE:

"To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To postpone a decision and request a supplemental information report, due December 1, 2021, documenting evidence that student learning programs are characterized by coherence and appropriate assessment of student achievement throughout its educational offerings, at both institutional and program levels, with evidence that faculty and appropriate institutional stakeholders have considered and used assessment results to improve teaching and learning (Standard V). To direct a follow-up team visit following submission of the supplemental information report. To note the visit will also fulfill the verification requirements of the USDE guidelines. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2028-2029."

We anticipated we would need to submit a report documenting our additional progress in student learning assessment and we have continued to make progress in this area.  We are reviewing our current Institutional Assessment Committee and working together with our new AVP of Learning, Assessment, and Educational Effectiveness to compile documentation of student learning assessment results.  We all recognized it is institutional effort as we all work together on this important initiative.

We are committed to maintaining the areas on which we were commended, while we strengthen systems and processes for maintaining, recording, and communicating assessment data.

Thank you for your efforts.




Dr. Brad Sims


Capitol Technology University

Campus COVID-19 Update Aries Matheos SchubertShow MyInfo popup for Aries Matheos Schubert 2/18/2021 11:34:09 AM

Dear Capitol Tech Community, 

Thank you once again for taking the necessary personal responsibility to keep our campus community and the community at large safe by slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus which causes COVID-19.   

At this time, the university has confirmed the fifth positive result for coronavirus.  It is due to all of your efforts that it is taken 11 months for the university to experience five positive cases.  Based on the COVID Care and Response Teams interviews it appears that only one of those five cases was transmitted on campus and this occurred months ago.  We deeply appreciate the seriousness with which each member of our community who has had a possible exposure has addressed this issue by quarantining effectively and obtaining testing from the community testing centers.   

We look forward to the summer and fall semesters continuing safely as planned.  In the next week or two a survey will be sent to determine what percent of our community intends to be vaccinated and what safety measures the community agrees are necessary for the fall semester. Additionally, we will begin to contact members of the class of 2021 regarding commencement.   

All indications from reliable sources are that most of the Capitol Tech community will have had the opportunity to be vaccinated before the Fall 2021 semester begins.  The faculty and staff will be planning for post-pandemic operations to begin in August of 2021 in time for the start of the Fall 2021 semester.  While there are still details to work out, we are looking forward to seeing more of our students on campus, learning in classrooms and labs and socializing outside and safely indoors. To that end, we encourage each of you to learn about the available vaccines from reliable sources, check on your vaccination eligibility, and work through your local resources to be vaccinated. Maryland residents can visit the following link for information on eligibility and vaccination sites   

Please continue to behave responsibly.  Like you, I am looking forward to spring weather and additional opportunities to see friends and family in a manner that is safe and responsible.


Melinda A. Bunnell-Rhyne
Vice President, Student Engagement and University Development

COVID-19 Update Aries Matheos SchubertShow MyInfo popup for Aries Matheos Schubert 9/3/2020 4:39:23 PM

Dear Capitol Community, 

We have recently learned that a member or members of the Capitol Tech campus community tested positive for COVID-19.  This member or members have been advised to follow the advice of health officials which include not to report to campus until they meet the requirements for return. 

The Capitol Tech Infection Control and COVID-19 Care team has notified all close contacts as well as close contacts of close contacts of the community member or members of the requirement to quarantine until specific requirements are met for release from isolation or quarantine.  

We are urging everyone in the Capitol Tech on-campus community to follow guidance from the CDC, the Maryland Department of Health, and the Prince George’s County Department of Health and Human Services on precautionary measures including hand washing, social distancing, mask wearing, and self-quarantine. 

We are obligated to protect the privacy of all members of the Capitol Tech community.  As such, we are prevented from sharing any identifying information. 

Capitol Tech is committed to following CDC Guidelines for sanitizing all areas with our already strict university COVID-19 cleaning guidelines.  We will continue to comply with prevailing health guidance and best practices regarding cleanliness and disinfection. 

Please understand that we will continue to work diligently to identify each confirmed case of COVID-19 that comes onto our campus to be able to provide timely notices.  The University is committed to ongoing cleaning and following all recommended guidelines. We ask that everyone commit to taking the personal responsibility to do your part to help slow the spread.  Please wear your masks, maintain physical distancing, follow all university guidelines regarding COVID-19, and be mindful of those you come in contact with, as anyone could possibly transmit COVID-19 without being symptomatic. 

We remain committed to protecting the campus community and providing support for all of our students, faculty, and staff while still operating our community as effectively and safely as possible. Please feel free to contact (for faculty and staff) or (for students) regarding this matter. 

Thank you for your time, please be safe.



The Capitol Technology University Infection Control and Care Team 

Supporting Racial Equality: A Message to the Community Aries Matheos SchubertShow MyInfo popup for Aries Matheos Schubert 6/11/2020 2:45:00 PM

Dear Capitol Tech Community, 

Capitol Technology University strives to provide access, opportunity, and success to students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds by fostering an inclusive campus environment. Recent events which displayed racial injustice have deeply affected members of our campus community from all races, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic strata.  

While we continue to navigate the effects of COVID-19 at a distance, we are united by our mission “to educate individuals for professional opportunities in engineering, computer and information sciences, and business.”  

Click here to read the full statement.

Letter from President Sims - Moving Forward Aries Matheos SchubertShow MyInfo popup for Aries Matheos Schubert 5/15/2020 2:26:03 PM

Dear campus community,

Congratulations to everyone for a successful spring semester!

While we look toward a future in which we know COVID-19 will remain a reality, we reflect on the lessons we’ve learned during the transition to online learning while we plan our safe return to campus in the fall.

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Letter from President Sims - April 22, 2020 Aries Matheos SchubertShow MyInfo popup for Aries Matheos Schubert 4/22/2020 5:19:48 PM

Dear Campus Community,  

I hope you all are well. Though I am sure you will not need it, I wish each of you good luck for this week’s final exams! 

As we approach the end of this semester with students preparing and completing final exams, Capitol Tech’s faculty and staff are finalizing the framework for the summer semester. We are pleased to report that the first summer courses will begin as scheduled on May 4th online via Zoom. We are also excited to share our first online video celebration for graduating students which will take place on May 2nd. We know this celebration does not replace an in-person commencement ceremony, so we are working to identify new dates to congratulate Capitol Tech’s soon-to-be alumni in the traditional fashion. 

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Letter from President Sims - April 15, 2020 Aries Matheos SchubertShow MyInfo popup for Aries Matheos Schubert 4/15/2020 10:00:00 PM

Dear Campus Community,

The Capitol Tech team of faculty and staff continue to find new ways to serve our students no matter where they are currently. These improvements include updating the financial aid information available to students, disseminating organization tips for students to remain on-track while learning remotely, and staying up-to-date on the latest online learning tools and safety protocols.

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Letter from President Sims - April 8, 2020 Aries Matheos SchubertShow MyInfo popup for Aries Matheos Schubert 4/9/2020 9:23:40 AM

Dear Campus Community,

Unprecedented challenges call for unprecedented solutions. This is the mindset the Capitol Tech community has been built upon. Our faculty and staff are hard at work continuing to implement various new online learning experiences as well as new ways to connect with Capitol Tech's current students, future students, and past graduates.

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Letter from President Sims - April 1, 2020 Aries Matheos SchubertShow MyInfo popup for Aries Matheos Schubert 4/9/2020 9:22:48 AM

Dear Campus Community,

Thank you all for continuing to work individually and collaboratively to progress toward a successful end to this semester. We are excited to report that all classes and university offices are running online at full capacity. While the cornonavirus may cause uncertainty, our community can be certain that we will continue to move forward to complete our institutional goals and to fulfill the individual goals of our members.

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COVID-19 Update - March 31, 2020 Aries Matheos SchubertShow MyInfo popup for Aries Matheos Schubert 3/31/2020 6:23:40 PM

Dear campus community,

I hope you are all staying safe and well. As many of you are likely aware, leaders of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, have issued stay-at-home orders in response to the growing number of confirmed coronavirus cases.

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Commencement Update Aries Matheos SchubertShow MyInfo popup for Aries Matheos Schubert 3/31/2020 9:25:45 AM

Dear Class of 2020,

Capitol Technology’s staff has continued to plan for commencement in the hopes that the situation would improve and we could hold the most auspicious and respected of our ceremonies. We are extremely disappointed to announce that the graduation ceremony must be postponed to abide by the orders of Maryland's Governor and current safety protocols as recommended by health officials.

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Message from President SIms Aries Matheos SchubertShow MyInfo popup for Aries Matheos Schubert 3/25/2020 4:24:50 PM

Dear Campus Community,

Congratulations on moving so swiftly and seamlessly into online learning environments! Since we are now in the first official week of online classes I want to commend you for your cooperation and adaptability. Through this pandemic, our campus community has truly embodied the Capitol motto of "find a way or make one."

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COVID-19 Update - March 23, 2020 Aries Matheos SchubertShow MyInfo popup for Aries Matheos Schubert 3/23/2020 10:15:00 PM

Dear campus community,

Maryland’s Governor, Larry Hogan, ordered all non-essential businesses in the state to close indefinitely at 5 p.m. today.

Please click here to read the full letter.

COVID-19 Update - March 19, 2020 Aries Matheos SchubertShow MyInfo popup for Aries Matheos Schubert 3/19/2020 6:54:50 PM

Dear Campus Community,

Thank you for your cooperation during the transition from the traditional education and business practices as we move toward the uncharted process of moving our entire learning and working models online. Despite the onslaught of changes and rapid updates to the situation, we believe this process has been incredibly successful thus far.

Please click here to read the full letter.


UPDATE: Letter to Campus Community Aries Matheos SchubertShow MyInfo popup for Aries Matheos Schubert 3/16/2020 4:50:43 PM

Dear campus community,

The health of our students, faculty, and staff are of the highest priority for Capitol’s leaders. This preeminent commitment is followed only by maintaining the business continuity necessary for Capitol to provide the high-quality education students expect from our institution. University leaders and the Emergency Response Team (ERT) have considered these priorities along with situational developments and guidance from local and federal health officials.

For more information, please click here. For past updates, safety tips, and other important information on Capitol's response to the virus, please click here.

UPDATE: COVID-19 Response (3/11/2020) Aries Matheos SchubertShow MyInfo popup for Aries Matheos Schubert 3/11/2020 1:41:10 PM

Dear campus community,

Spring Reading Days will be extended for undergraduate in-person, on-campus courses until March 20th. Beginning March 23rd, undergraduate in-person, on-campus courses will be delivered via Zoom until at least March 27th. The university will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide updates if the period for remote learning needs to be extended. Asynchronous classes are continuing as planned and Live Online classes will resume as scheduled on Monday, March 16th.

For more information please click here.

Thank you,

Melinda A. Bunnell-Rhyne

Chair, Emergency Response Team



UPDATE: University's coronavirus plan Aries Matheos SchubertShow MyInfo popup for Aries Matheos Schubert 3/10/2020 3:11:47 PM

Hello all,

In response to reports of confirmed coronavirus patients in the area surrounding the university, Capitol’s Emergency Response Team met this morning, Tuesday, March 10. Additionally, the Emergency Response Team is in contact with Prince George’s County Emergency Response. It is important to note that, at this time there are no suspected or confirmed cases of coronavirus within the campus community.

Please click here to read more information on the university's response and plan of action.

Stay safe,
The Emergency Response Team

University-wide Plan Regarding Coronavirus/covid-19 Aries Matheos SchubertShow MyInfo popup for Aries Matheos Schubert 3/6/2020 5:00:00 PM

Hello all,

Capitol Technology University's Emergency Response Team (ERT) is vigilantly monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) region. After Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, announced three confirmed cases of the virus in Maryland on Thursday, March 5, the ERT met and determined that university is at a Level 2 response.

To learn more about the university's Level 2 protocols, including best practices to stay safe and Capitol's actions to protect community members, please click here to read a letter from the ERT to the campus community.

Thank you,

Capitol’s Emergency Response Team

Distance student and Career Conference - Credit for Capitol Committment Sarah AlspawShow MyInfo popup for Sarah Alspaw 2/7/2018 3:05:00 PM

If you are at a distance, please email to learn how you will get credit towards the Capitol Commitment for the Career Conference on February 16th, 2018.


Proctor Information Melinda Bunnell-RhyneShow MyInfo popup for Melinda Bunnell-Rhyne 3/20/2014 1:00:00 PM

Courses held face-to-face on campus or at other locations will hold exams or assignments during the scheduled class time or exam period. Those assignments or exams will be proctored by the faculty member who is instructing the section. Students who require a “make-up” exam due to extenuating circumstances should expect to be asked to provide documentation to substantiate the extenuating circumstances and must arrange the “make-up” exam with the faculty member as soon as is practicable. Students who receive learning accommodations based on a documented disability which may include extended time for testing and/or assignments or a reduced distraction environment must notify the faculty member of their accommodations prior to the scheduled exam period and may arrange proctoring with the Office of Student Life as needed.

Courses online either asynchronous or synchronous are expected to have at least one assignment or exam which is completed within Learn@ (Canvas). The students will need to sign in to Learn@ with their username and password and complete the assignment while signed in. No face-to-face proctoring is required.

This email is not being monitored. If you have additional questions regarding the proctoring policy or any other academic policy please email"


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