10/6/20 Academic Affairs Brief

Faculty & Academic Staff Email Updates Sent Bi-Weekly

This Brief Includes:

  • CLT Teaching Tip: Mid-Term Feedback

  • Reciprocal Borrowing with UVM Libraries

  • SCART Report Reminder

  • Vermont Mask Day Today

  • Town Hall Reminder: Wednesday, October 14, 10:00 AM

  • Transportation Update

Faculty Brief Email Archive


It is that time in the semester when faculty have an intense amount of grading and students receive significant feedback on their work. Once faculty and students catch their breath, the CLT recommends that faculty ask students for feedback about their course content and delivery. Midterm feedback has a positive impact on teaching and improves end of year student ratings. For more information about midterm feedback or to request a mid-term feedback template, please contact the CLT (rmills@champlain.edu).


The Champlain College and University of Vermont libraries are happy to be able to continue to offer reciprocal borrowing to our affiliates. The process will look a bit different this year, but the outcome, getting the books you need, remains the same!

Though the UVM library is not physically open to non-affiliates, UVM is offering their outside checkout service to "guests", which includes Champlain affiliates! They are offering "curbside pickup" Monday-Friday from 8 am - 10 am.

To request an item from the UVM library, follow the instructions posted on the Champlain library website.


This is a friendly reminder that we have a Student of Concern Report Form available for faculty and staff to submit concerns about specific students to the SCART team for student follow-up. Specifically, concerns they might have about students not attending class, students who express struggling with mental health issues, students who stopped submitting assignments and stopped responding to emails, students who suggest they are struggling with virtual learning/isolation/etc.. This semester is unlike any other, the SCART process serves as a centralized resource to connect students to the resources they might need.


Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 12am

This is an online event.

The State of Vermont has officially deemed Tuesday, October 6 Vermont Mask Day: a one-day, statewide celebration of Vermonters coming together to celebrate our shared commitment to healthy communities. Burlington students, staff, and faculty: Get YOUR special Vermont tie-dye mask at the Lemonade Stand today from 11 AM-2 PM in the IDX Student Life Center atrium. For every VT Mask Day photo that a Champlain community member shares on social media, following the appropriate instructions, $5 is donated to Champlain College! Help us help the Champ community and share your photo today—wherever you are in the world!


Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 10-11am

This is an online event.

The next Town Hall meeting will be Wednesday, October 14th from 10-11:00AM. Look on your Google calendars for the zoom details.


A Message from Nic Anderson: We have spent the last four weeks assessing the daily ridership on both shuttles and have fielded many concerns around the schedule. Based on this data analysis and comments, effective Tuesday October 6th at 7:30am, we will be changing to:

  • One shuttle.

  • Servicing ALL stops (Lakeside, 194 Saint Paul Street and Main Campus).

  • Matching the Weekend Shuttle in terms of route.

  • Starting at Lakeside at 7:30am and will operate later until 10pm (currently ends at 9:30pm).

  • Continuous loop

  • Track it like usual at champlain.edu/shuttle or on the 'MyChamplain' app.

  • Stops at 194 are shown here:

    • Saint Paul Street (in front of main entrance) picking up to go to Main Campus and dropping off from Lakeside.

    • Maple Street (corner of building at GMT stop) picking up to go to Lakeside and dropping off from Main Campus.

We understand that these changes will be welcomed by many, but also come with slightly longer wait times between shuttles. We have assessed the data and the costs and feel this change is best at this time. This change will help residential students access their car at Lakeside at any time of day and provide connection between all three locations. We will continue to analyze the ridership and adjust as needed. We will update shuttle web pages asap.

Upcoming Dates

  • 10/18 Midterm Grades Due
  • 10/26 Student Registration period opens for spring courses
  • 11/6 Student Registration period closes for spring courses (to avoid late fee)
  • 11/13 Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” 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
  • 12/09 Incomplete request deadline