Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #44

Dear Faculty and Academic Staff:

To review previous Academic updates you can review this archived folder or The View

This brief includes:

  • New Course Coverage Practice for Fall 2020
  • Teaching Flex-Hybrid: What Happens after Ramp-Up?
  • CLT Announcement:  Canvas Support 
  • Classroom Technology Ready for Practice: Joyce 202


Academic Deans in collaboration with the Faculty Welfare Committee and People Center have created a plan for course coverage and compensation for full time faculty in case of a COVID-19 related illness. This plan will be communicated by your Dean.

Adjunct faculty will receive payment for course coverage as outlined in current pay practices and collective bargaining agreement.  If adjunct faculty have questions, please contact your union leadership.


By now, most faculty are well into redesigning their fall courses–thinking about what their assignments and projects will look like, how to implement their ideas in Canvas, and even what will happen on the first day. As we move into the last two weeks before the semester starts, the Center for Learning & Teaching will offer continuing guidance on how to make the courses you’ve planned living realities through a series of videos and webinars. You can start with this video (link goes to the CLT’s YouTube channel), the first of a series. On Tuesday 8/18 at 2pm, the CLT will offer a webinar called “The Flex-Hybrid First Day” with Rebecca Mills, Betsy Allen-Pennebaker, and Leslie Van Wagner. On Monday 8/24 at 3pm, Josh Blumberg will offer a session on implementing flex-hybrid instruction from campus using new classroom technology. They look forward to continuing to work with you during this transition!


While the CLT Design Team is working steadily with faculty on their Design Check-Ins and Course Reviews, we have a small team of people that can assist you with any general Canvas questions or specific questions about using conferencing technology. If you would like to schedule a time to meet with a member of the team, please use this appointment scheduling tool. As always, you can contact 24/7 Canvas support by clicking on the “Help” link from any page in Canvas.


We have prepped Joyce 202 with updated classroom technology for faculty to practice.  This room does not have a document camera yet, but it now has a webcam, mic and 2nd monitor. We are working on getting faculty card access to this space and a sign-up tool to reserve time to visit this classroom, you will have this by Tuesday, August 18th.  If you are unable to visit this classroom in person, another opportunity for you to see this in-action during the faculty webinar on Monday, August 24th 3:00-4:30pm. Check your google calendar for Google Meet link.


Course Planning:
Fall 2020 Course StandardsSyllabus Requirements
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

Campus Reopening:
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

Student Resources:
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