04/22/21 Academic Affairs Brief

Faculty & Academic Staff Email Updates Sent Bi-Weekly

This Brief Includes:

  • New Provost Announcement

  • Service Learning Faculty Award

  • Faculty Promotions

  • IDEA SRI - Check Your Response Rates

  • Faculty Teaching Summer Courses


We are excited to share that Monique Taylor, Ph.D. has been named Champlain’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer. She will begin her role in late summer. Monique comes to Champlain College from the New York Institute of Technology, where she has served as the Campus Dean and Executive Director for the school’s Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates programs. Monique is passionate about the opportunity to join Champlain and we believe her extensive experience in academic and strategic leadership makes her an excellent addition to our team. You can read more about Monique here.


This award recognizes the outstanding use of service-learning pedagogy in a Champlain College course. Criteria: Any instructor (full time or adjunct) teaching a Service-Learning (SL) designated course at Champlain College may be nominated for the Service-Learning Faculty Award. Self-nominations are acceptable. Nomination deadline: Monday, April 26th. The award, which includes a monetary prize, will be presented in early May. See the full description and nomination form here.

2018 Winner: Duane Dunston, ITS

2019 Winner: Kristin Novotny, Core

2020 Winner: John Stroup, EHS


At the Faculty Senate meeting on Wednesday, April 21, VPAA Leslie Averill announced the following promotions:

Promoted to Associate Professor

  • Daniel Buckstein

  • Murat Gungor

  • Narine Hall

  • Devin Paden

  • Flavio Rizzo

  • Erik Shonstrom

  • Julia Swift

Promoted to Professor

  • Patti Aldredge

  • Barbara Colombo

  • Gary Baker

  • Miriam Horne

  • Tony Perriello

  • Kathy Seiler

  • Suzanne Snyder

  • Rosalynne Whitaker-Heck

Please join us in congratulating these deserving colleagues.


Be sure to monitor response rates during the open survey period on the Faculty Portal. The window will display the number of students who have completed the survey. If response rates are low, you may need to give students a nudge. Currently the response rates are trending quite low. For that reason we will be extending the survey period for the IDEA SRI to April 30. Consult these guidelines for administering IDEA during remote learning.


Summer 2021 Canvas courses are available starting Monday, April 26. This will allow you to prepare your courses for the Summer sessions. If you do not see your upcoming Summer courses, make sure you select "All Courses" in Canvas under the course navigation. You will soon be receiving a letter from your Dean. In this letter you will find more information regarding contracts, CLT support, deadlines and course launch dates.

Important Dates

  • 4/12 - 4/23 - Summer & Fall 2021 registration

  • 04/28 - Last day to request an incomplete grade for Spring 2021

  • 04/30 - Last day to request a medical withdrawal

  • 04/30 - Last day of classes

  • 05/03 - 05/07 - Finals Week (This is the same as week 15, normal class schedule)

  • 05/09 - Final grades due

  • 05/15 - Commencement