Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #11
Dear Faculty and Academic Staff:
This daily briefing includes:
- Thank You for Your Generous Contributions to the Angel Fund
- Synchronous Remote Instruction Guidance
- Remote Teaching Tip of the Day: Recording your Class Meetings
- CLT Presentation: Rethinking My Plans
- NASPA 2020 Virtual Highlights Conference
- IMAGE OF THE DAY: Emily Crist’s literary cat
THANK YOU, FACULTY FOR YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ANGEL FUND
In response to an appeal from the Acting Provost at the Faculty Senate last Monday, 17 faculty contributed over $6,000 to the Angel Fund. As Laurie mentioned this morning in the virtual Town Hall zoom, total donations to our Angel Fund have totaled $39K during the past two weeks. The generosity of our community is simply astounding, thank you. If you would like to make a donation click here.
SYNCHRONOUS REMOTE INSTRUCTION GUIDANCE
If faculty are hosting synchronous classes, those classes should typically be held during the regularly assigned class times. If students cannot participate at the regularly scheduled time, faculty should be flexible in creating alternatives, such as posting recorded class sessions. If there are conflicts, synchronous sessions being held at the regularly scheduled class time take precedence over classes scheduled outside the regularly scheduled time.
REMOTE TEACHING TIP: RECORDING YOUR CLASS MEETINGS
Google Hangouts Meet makes it easy to record and post your webinars for the class. Even if all your students can attend, providing the recordings is encouraged. Recording the meeting is easy. One of the best ways to share these recordings is to create a shared folder on Google Drive for the class and move the video file into this folder.
CLT PRESENTATION FOR THIS WEEK
If last week’s class did not go according to plan, please know this is understandable and expected. Many faculty members and students are still acclimating. It is not too late to change your plan based on your and your students’ needs. Here is a presentation to help you adjust smoothly. Also check-out this collaborative piece for students, prepared by Academic Coaching and Marketing on how to stay productive and thrive as a remote learner.
NASPA 2020 VIRTUAL HIGHLIGHTS CONFERENCE
The 2020 NASPA (National Association of Student Affairs Administrators) Conference is making their keynote and educational sessions available for free via live-stream and will also be recorded and shared on their site. The 2020 keynote speakers include a Communication and Human Nature Expert, a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Filmmaker & Immigration Advocate and a Texas State Representative. Angela Batista, VP for Student Affairs and Institutional Diversity & Inclusion is the 2020 NASPA Board Chair.
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.