Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #15
Dear Faculty and Academic Staff:
This brief includes:
- For Students: Champ Hub: Stay Connected, Stay Informed!
- Dean’s email & Division Webinar Invitation
- Week 15 Schedule Update
- Teaching Tips: Balancing Asynchronous and Synchronous Workloads
- Image of The Day: Burton Nadeau
FOR STUDENTS: CHAMP HUB: STAY CONNECTED, STAY INFORMED!
We have recently updated and re-branded the Remote Learning Canvas course to the new ChampHub. This developing student resource provides information for how to access campus resources remotely AND serves as a communication tool for future student messages using the Canvas announcements feature. Many students have already accessed the Remote Learning Guide course and we hope this becomes a mechanism for getting important, timely messages out to students without a heavy reliance on email. Students are getting a re-introduction to this resource in a message from the Deans today. Josh, Corinne and Leslie joined Division meetings last week to give faculty the preview.
DEANS EMAIL TO STUDENTS & DIVISION WEBINAR INVITATION
Today students will be receiving a message from their dean that included the following information:
- More information on the S/U/F grading policy and link to the student FAQ page.
- An update about the ChampHub: Stay Connected, Stay Informed Canvas resource.
- An update about summer classes moving to remote instruction.
- An invitation to join a Webinar with the Dean and Tara Arneson, our Registrar, to ask questions related to registration or the new grading policy for Spring 2020.
- Student Webinar Schedule:
- EHS: Tuesday 4/7, 5:00-6:00 PM
- ITS: Thursday 4/9, 3:30-4:30 PM
- SSB: Thursday 4/9, 5:00-6:00 PM
- CCM: Wednesday 4/8, 5:00–6:00 PM
WEEK 15 WILL FOLLOW REGULAR CLASS SCHEDULE
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.
TEACHING TIPS: BALANCING ASYNCHRONOUS AND SYNCHRONOUS WORKLOADS
Simplified guidelines for determining how much time virtual instruction and homework takes students (and how to avoid increasing your grading load!) is available through a presentation produced by the CLT. Start at Slide 11.
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