Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #24
Dear Faculty and Academic Staff:
This brief includes:
- Ramadan Reminder
- Incomplete Grade Process Spring 2020
- Update on OIE And Champlain College Study Abroad
- CLT Tip: Communicate Week 15 Expectations
- CLT Webinars: Developing Skills for Remote Instruction
- Image of the day: Thomas Fallon Verbruggen
Please note that Ramadan begins this Thursday night, April 23, which will make Friday, April 24, the first day of fasting, so most of our Muslim students will also be fasting. The asynchronous nature of much of their current coursework is probably beneficial on this front, but please be mindful of this. The first week of Ramadan tends to be a challenge, and it lines up with the final week of the semester.
INCOMPLETE GRADE PROCESS SPRING 2020
We encourage faculty to work with their students as much as possible to complete their coursework by the end of the term. That said, we also understand that there may be circumstances where a request for an incomplete grade is warranted. For Spring 2020, if students are requesting an incomplete grade for medical reasons, the need to provide official medical documentation has been waived.
We will follow our normal process where faculty work out a plan to complete the coursework with their student(s) and gain approval from their dean. Once this has been done, faculty can use this incomplete grade request email template to document the student request with the Registrar’s Office. The link to this template will also be available in all future Academic Affairs brief messages in the “Quick Links” section below. Students do not need to submit the PDF form, this email will suffice as documentation.
CLT TIP: COMMUNICATE WEEK 15 EXPECTATIONS
CLT WEBINARS: DEVELOPING SKILLS FOR REMOTE INSTRUCTION
- Course Development: Ben Luthy (CCO), Wednesday, April 29, 5:30–6:30pm
- “Level Up” Your Canvas Discussions: Faculty Panel, Wednesday, May 6, 3:30–4:30pm
For more information and Hangouts Meet links, see your calendar invitation.
UPDATE ON OIE AND CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE STUDY ABROAD
Noah Goldblatt has shared this statement on Champlain College study abroad programs and the state of international education in the COVID-19 era. In addition, look for comprehensive updates about Montreal, Dublin, and other programs in the Office of International Education newsletter coming out this week.
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.
NEW: Incomplete Grade Request Email Template
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