Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #21
Dear Faculty and Academic Staff:
This brief includes:
- Reminder: Week 15 will Follow Regular Class Schedule
- “Let’s Talk” Student Counseling Sessions
- Champlain College Service-Learning Faculty Award
- Additional Faculty Awards and Recognitions
- CLT Article: Re-envisioning Final Exams and Assessments
- AAC&U Webinar: Designing High-Impact Practices For Equity and Impact in New Contexts
- Image of the day: Sally Quinn Sutherland
REMINDER: WEEK `15 WILL FOLLOW REGULAR CLASS SCHEDULE
In our April 6th Faculty Brief we updated faculty on the week 15 schedule. Here is the update as a reminder: Having moved to remote learning for the rest of the semester, we will follow the regular class schedule during the last week of the semester (4/27/20) so as not to disrupt faculty and students’ newly established routines. To that end, the Registrar will not be creating a “finals schedule.” However, if there is a pedagogical need for an additional synchronous time or alternate format that week, individual faculty members have the discretion to schedule something with consideration of their students’ availability. If faculty have any questions, they should discuss with their Dean.
“LET’S TALK” STUDENT COUNSELING SESSIONS
In addition to the tele-counseling services offered by the Counseling Center, the Center is offering a new service called “Let’s Talk”. “Let’s Talk” is a 20 minute consultation with a Counseling Center counselor. Consultations are informal, free and confidential. The Counselor can help with resources, problem solving, managing stress, and more formal counseling referrals.
“Let’s Talk” sessions with students are available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 2-4 PM via Zoom or phone through Friday May 1st. Please refer to the Counseling Center’s website for more info on how students can sign-up for a spot! This information will also be made available to students as an announcement in ChampHub.
CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE SERVICE-LEARNING FACULTY AWARD
This award recognizes the outstanding use of service-learning pedagogy in a Champlain College course. Criteria: Any instructor (full time or adjunct) teaching a Service-Learning (SL) designated course at Champlain College may be nominated for the Service-Learning Faculty Award. Self-nominations are acceptable. Nomination deadline: Monday, April 27th. The award, which includes a monetary prize, will be presented in early May. Complete the brief nomination form here.
- 2018 Winner: Duane Dunston, ITS
- 2019 Winner: Kristin Novotny, Core
ADDITIONAL 2020 FACULTY AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Francine Page Excellence in Teaching Award: Recognizes an adjunct faculty member who shows commitment to students, dedication to the mission of Champlain College, and excellence in teaching. Kimberly Byrd, Champlain College Online faculty member, was the 2019 recipient.
Edward Phelps Lyman Professorship: Recognizes a full-time faculty member who has shown commitment to students and Champlain College through a record of service, excellence in teaching and advising, and dedication to faculty and College committees. Eric Ronis, Professor in the Division of Communication and Creative Media, was the 2019 recipient.
Please use this link to send one or more award nominations by April 27.
CLT ARTICLE: RE-ENVISIONING FINAL EXAMS AND ASSESSMENTS
Faculty should feel empowered to modify their final assessment strategy to appropriately align with their remote teaching and learning strategies. CLT offers helpful tips in the article: Re-envisioning Final Exams and Assessments.
AAC&U WEBINAR: DESIGNING HIGH-IMPACT PRACTICES FOR EQUITY AND IMPACT IN NEW CONTEXTS
American Association of College & Universities is hosting a free online webinar on Friday, April 17 at 2:00 PM on Designing High-Impact Practices for Equity and Impact in New Contexts. This session will discuss ways to advance student success and equity in this time by adapting high-impact practices you may have already been using in your face to face classes to a remote instruction setting. This webinar is part of an AAC&U professional development and discussion series on Quality, Equity, and Inclusion during the Covid crisis.
Ongoing communication and resources for Faculty and Staff are posted on The View; the most recent posts are listed here for easy access. Finally, all Faculty Daily Briefing emails are stored here and also hosted on The View.
CLT: Academic Continuity
CLT: Upcoming Webinars
CLT: One-on-One Support
Faculty Canvas Mentor List
Remote Learning Readiness and Support Survey
Champlain College COVID-19 Question Submission Form
The View: Updates on the Coronavirus