Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #51

Dear Faculty and Academic Staff:

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

This brief includes:

  • #ScholarStrike Tue 9/8 and Wed 9/9
  • Activating Anti-Racism with Appreciative Inquiry
  • Faculty Reminder: Remote Learning Spaces for Students
  • CLT Fall Faculty Development Opportunities *Free Book
  • Canvas Tip: Publishing Items and Managing Student Access
  • Feeding Chittenden Food Drive – Sponsored By EHS Making Connections Classes


#ScholarStrike invites students, faculty and staff across the US and Canada to pause their normal duties or participate in a teach-in.  This movement follows and is inspired by the recent examples of athletes and community racial justice protests. This action raises awareness of the work needed to transform racism, police brutality, and mass incarceration as we know them. If you are interested in participating or learning more, you can visit #ScholarStrike or engage with the national online teach-in through Facebook or Twitter.


The Center for Appreciative Inquiry is hosting an upcoming series of events entitled: “Activating Anti-racism with Appreciative Inquiry”.  Here is the PDF summary of our entire series, with hyperlinks to the registration pages embedded in the PDF if you click on the title of any of the sessions. 


As a reminder, we have designated spaces across campus for students to participate in virtual classes.  This is a great solution for students who say they don’t have time to transition home or to campus between classes.  These rooms are posted here.  We appreciate your assistance in getting this information out to our students.

  • Joyce 202 Classroom
  • Joyce 205 Classroom
  • Joyce 212 Classroom
  • Ireland 201 Classroom
  • Ireland 206 Classroom
  • Joyce 201 PC Lab
  • MIC 308 PC Lab
  • MIC Study Spaces—To book a room click here.
  • Gallery Lounge
  • Wick 100
  • Aiken Tent
  • Perry Tent 


Congratulations to all of our faculty members for the incredible work you have done redesigning and preparing courses for this fall!  In recognition of recent faculty efforts and accomplishments, the CLT offers a light menu of development opportunities this semester. We hope to provide faculty time and space to work through the DEI training course at their own pace, participate in the common read – The Hate You Give, and to engage in well-being. The full list of planned events are here.

Note:  Those interested in joining the Faculty/Staff Reading Group led by Kathy Leo-Nyquist, please contact Rebecca Mills, rmills@champlain.edu by Friday, 9/11, to reserve your spot. The cap for the group is 20. CLT will provide participants with a *free copy of The Hate You Give.


Are you concerned about how to restrict students’ access to your Canvas assignments, discussions, or modules while ensuring they know the due dates? Did you receive a notification about publishing assignments after the Technical Review? Learn more about what “Publish” really means in Canvas and how to manage the availability of your assignments, discussions, quizzes, and modules here.


On Saturday, Sept. 12, two EHS Making Connections classes will be hosting a food drive to support local food bank, Feeding Chittenden and our very own, Champlain College Swap Shop. Bags and a list of requested donations will be distributed to houses around the Champlain campus on Thursday, Sept. 10 and contactless pick up will take place on  Saturday between 10 AM-12 PM.

Would you be interested in supporting our Champlain students  in this effort? If so, please bring your donations to Aiken Hall on Saturday, Sept. 12 between 10:00 AM-2:00 PM or reach out to Lauren at lbruneau@champlain to organize another time for us to pick-up. Thank you for your support!

Items requested are:

  • Pasta and Pasta Sauce
  • Cereal/Oatmeal
  • Canned goods
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned fruits
  • Soup
  • Rice


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:

  • 9/9  Last day for a student to add a class  Faculty, please make sure that the students who are attending your classes (virtually or in-person) are registered by this day at the latest.
  • 9/11  Last day for a student to drop a class without academic penalty
  • 9/11  Enrollment Verification  A student who submits an assignment on or before Friday, September 11 will be marked as enrolled. Faculty will get an email to confirm student enrollment for those students who do not submit an assignment by this date.
  • 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