Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #34
Dear Faculty and Academic Staff:
This brief includes:
- A Message from the CLT
- Reminder CLT Ramp-up Process and Timelines
- Plan for Summer Course Updates and Student Planning
- Social Justice Film Series
A MESSAGE FROM THE CLT
The CLT has three full-time staff members and some wonderful campus partners who are supporting 236 individuals to redesign 376 unique courses (and 600 courses overall) over the course of this summer! Kick-off conversations started as part of the CLT Ramp-Up Process with faculty on Monday and the faculty response has been tremendous. The divisions have identified 37 faculty team leads to support faculty engaging in peer review during the upcoming Design and Development Phase. The CLT is assembling a Design Team for those who would appreciate additional support during this critical phase. Special thanks to the faculty members who participated in Q & A sessions over the last week. The faculty whom the CLT and others have spoken with have shown great interest in creatively re-designing their courses to meet their course learning objectives and excitement for the many possibilities this could bring for their students. We look forward to learning more about your vision for your Flex-Hybrid courses. Sign-up for your kick-off meeting here.
REMINDER: CLT FALL RAMP-UP PROCESS AND TIMELINES
As a reminder, The Center for Learning & Teaching has developed a robust process for supporting faculty in achieving their Flex-Hybrid course design goals and in meeting the Fall 2020 Course Standards. To ensure that all full-time and adjunct faculty have the time and support they need, courses will be required to meet four milestones this summer according to a timeline. Check out the full overview of the process, including timelines here. Further details can be found on the CLT’s Fall Ramp-up page.
Please schedule your kick-off meeting here: Target Date of June 26th for FT Faculty!
PLAN FOR SUMMER COURSE UPDATES AND STUDENT PLANNING
As faculty make course design and delivery choices this summer, the Registrar’s Office will be updating the fall course schedule accordingly. Our normal process is to update students each time a change is made to their schedule. This summer because we are anticipating a large number of schedule updates, we have a new strategy for managing and communicating these changes with our students:
- Starting on July 10th, access to Student Planning will be restricted for our current students. Students will not be able to make adjustments to their fall schedule during this restriction period.
- Faculty Advisors will still have access to Student Planning and can make any necessary changes during this time.
- An upcoming communication will be going out to students about this restriction with more information. This notice will provide ample time for current students to make any changes in Student Planning before we restrict access on July 10th.
- On August 3rd, we will lift the registration hold and notify students that their fall course schedule has been updated. We will also prepare tutorials to help students interpret their new class schedule in Student Planning.
SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES
The Library is partnering with faculty and staff to offer a series of social justice film discussions. It will be run similar to a book club, where everyone will watch the movie on their own and then come together to discuss. The first film we will be discussing is Charles Burnett’s Killer of Sheep led by John Rasmussen. Please sign up here.
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.