Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #43
Dear Faculty and Academic Staff:
This brief includes:
- Student Community Health Pledge
- Students Arriving August 15-17
- Faculty Travel & Quarantine Reminder
- Participate in Champlain’s Community Read
- Invitation To Participate In Faculty Mask Montage Video
- Reminder – Fundamentals of DEI For Faculty Course – Available In Canvas
- VPAA Coffee Break – Thursday, August 13 at 11:00 AM
- Recent Champlain Messages
STUDENT COMMUNITY HEALTH PLEDGE
On Friday, in Fall Update #12, the published the Champlain College Community Health Pledge was sent to students. Faculty will get more information in the coming days on the faculty and staff health pledge.
STUDENTS ARRIVING AUGUST 15-17
Our first on-campus students will start moving into Champlain residence halls starting on Saturday, August 15th through Monday, August 17th. This group of students will be quarantining on campus based on where they are traveling from or how they are arriving on campus. They will leave their residence halls for testing and structured groups activities. We are focused on engaging and staying connected with students during this time, in particular first year students who are transitioning to college life under challenging and unusual circumstances.
Please be aware that the students on campus this time are under quarantine as you consider your time on campus during this period.
FACULTY TRAVEL & QUARANTINE REMINDER
As a reminder, the State Travel guidelines apply to all residents, and includes a required quarantine period for any residents who travel outside of the state of Vermont to a county with more than 400 cases per million. This includes any kind of travel, for example: driving to drop off a child at their College or University or a vacation out of state. Note that the adherence to the state quarantine guidelines is an explicit requirement of the Community Health Pledge.
PARTICIPATE IN CHAMPLAIN’S COMMUNITY READ
This year, Champlain College has been accepted into the Vermont Reads program offered by the Vermont Humanities Council. This effort is being spearheaded by the Library and will offer multiple opportunities for the campus to engage with the 2020 Vermont Reads book selection, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. It tells the story of teen Starr Carter in the aftermath of witnessing a police shooting of her childhood friend. It was an important topic before this summer, but even more timely with the current unrest. As a young adult novel, it provides an easy entry point for complex topics of racial inequity and provides an opportunity for campus wide discussions. The Library is currently working to secure additional copies of this book for circulating on campus and is designing campus-wide events to support the program including a virtual film screening, discussion of the themes in the film and the book with Saint Michael’s College, a panel discussion for education students, an art workshop led by Jen Berger, and a speaking engagement with local poet Rajnii Eddins. If you are interested in including this book in your syllabus this fall or helping to organize other Vermont Reads events on campus please complete this form.
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN FACULTY MASK MONTAGE VIDEO
As we welcome our students back to classes in just a couple of weeks, we are kickstarting a public health engagement campaign coined #LetUsCare. And we dare you to take part!
How do you do so? For starters, we invite you to send in a short video of yourself wearing a mask and waving at the camera (i.e. your phone). You could be in your home office, your office on campus, a classroom, your backyard, the quad; wherever your heart desires and wherever you feel most comfortable.
We will then take these short video clips and turn them into a video montage, waving and welcoming students back to classes—from near and far. While some of us may be apart for another few months, this is just one way we can keep the Champlain community feeling connected. For instructions on how to record your video and where to send it, click on this doc. Please send by Friday, August 14.
And don’t forget, Be a Champ. Wear a Mask. #LetUsCare!
REMINDER – FUNDAMENTALS OF DEI FOR FACULTY COURSE – AVAILABLE IN CANVAS
Whether you are looking for a new DEI training opportunity or you are reevaluating your course delivery strategy with an eye towards inclusion and equity for some of our most marginalized students, the Fundamentals of DEI for Faculty course might be a great place to start. This course, which is designed to be completed at your own pace, is available in Canvas under the title “DEI Faculty Training 2020”.
VPAA COFFEE BREAK – THURSDAY, August 13th, 11:00 AM
Check your Google Calendars for the next VPAA Coffee Break on Thursday, July 13th, 11:00 AM. This is an informal opportunity for faculty and academic staff to ask questions and connect with Dr. Leslie Averill.
RECENT MESSAGES FROM THE COLLEGE
- Fall Update #12: Community Health Pledge
- Fall Update #11: Transportation
- Fall Update #10: (Students) Select Your Move-In Date and Time
- New FAQ’s: COVID-19 Testing
Fall 2020 Course Standards
CLT: Fall Flex Hybrid Ramp-Up Guide
Updated! Upcoming CLT Webinars
Flex-Hybrid Design Team Meeting Sign-up
CLT Team Meeting Sign-up
Faculty Canvas Mentor List
State of Vermont Mandatory Guidance for College and University Campus Learning
Champlain College COVID 19 Safe Work Practices Policy
COVID-19 Daily Health Tracking Form.
The View: Updates on the Coronavirus
The View: Academic Updates
Faculty Daily Briefing Email Archive
Access to Coaching and Tutoring Support
Fall schedule info for students
Student scheduling “how to” video 1 and video 2
New Student Orientation
Champlain Community Health Pledge for students
COVID-19 Temporary Student Conduct Policy