Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #53

Dear Faculty and Academic Staff:

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

This brief includes:

  • Enrollment verification reminder
  • Incoming student survey Sept 21-25
  • Discussion facilitators needed for The Hate U Give film event


Enrollment verification was due on Friday.  If you received an email from Student Accounts to confirm enrollment verification for some or all of your students, please complete the Google Form as soon as possible.  This work is essential for students to get their financial aid disbursed by Friday. To find this email, search for the subject: “TIME SENSITIVE: Verify Student Enrollment” from Student Accounts.  We appreciate your attention to this time-sensitive activity.


Each year Champlain administers a survey during the fourth week of the semester to new, incoming students to 1) to connect them to resources that will help them succeed at Champlain, and 2) to get feedback on how to improve what we do for next year’s incoming class. It is more important than ever for us to hear from our first-year students. If you teach a first-year course, please remind students to check their email for a survey invitation. Responses will help current students and help us improve for next year’s incoming students.


The first event for our Community Read programming is on September 28, at 6:30–8:00 PM. This event is going to focus on the film adaptation of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Streaming access to the film is now available through the Library. This will be a large Zoom discussion with both Champlain College and Saint Michael’s College.  We’ve estimated attendance of appx. 250. 

We plan to make this discussion manageable through breakout rooms of 6-10 people, and as such, we need a good number of facilitators. The plan is to have a 50/50 split with Champlain and St. Mike’s facilitators. There will be a meeting for facilitators prior to the event on Wednesday, September 23 at 10:00 AM to go over the details of the event and review expectations. This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend. 

If you are interested and willing to help with this, please contact Beth Dietrich bdietrich@champlain.edu


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
Campus Events Check for frequent updates!

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines:

  • 10/18  Midterm Grades Due
  • 11/13  Last day to withdraw from a course with academic penalty and last day to withdraw from the College
  • 11/16 – 12/4  IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction
  • 11/23 – 11/27  Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/30  Classes resume with 100% virtual instruction
  • 12/14 – 12/18  Finals Week
  • 12/18  Classes End
  • 12/20  Final Grades Due at Midnight