12/09/21 Academic Affairs Brief

Faculty & Academic Staff Weekly Updates

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

  • Last day to receive a medical withdrawal from the College - Dec. 10

  • Finals week - Dec. 13-17

  • Final Grades Due in WebAdvisor - Dec. 19 by 11:59 p.m.

  • Spring 2022 classes begin Jan. 17

This Brief Includes:


  • COVID-19 Update

  • Security Awareness Training

  • Thank You from the CLT

  • REMINDERS: So Good, It's Worth Repeating!

COVID-19 UPDATE


Inform the College If: As a reminder, if you are identified as a close contact OR if you test positive please let the college know through this form (this link is located at the bottom of every Academic Affairs Brief email). A member of the Employee Health team will follow up with you to assess next steps.

COVID Updates:

  • Our preliminary planning for Spring 22 return to campus includes:

    • Required pre-arrival tests for residential students

    • Required booster vaccines for all eligible students (including students studying abroad)

    • Masking mandate to continue in Spring

    • Regular Testing Center hours will continue in the Spring, with limited testing also available during the Winter Break.

The COVID dashboard is updated.

WHAT'S NEW*S

SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING


In the next week, the Information Systems department will be rolling out another installment of Security Awareness training. All faculty and staff are required to take this training. You will have until Feb. 15 to complete it. The training is online and interactive and should only take a short time to complete. You will be receiving a more detailed announcement about this training in the coming week.

THANK YOU SLIDESHOW FROM THE CLT

Congratulations to our amazing faculty! During one of the most challenging semesters, you continued to engage in professional development and service. We are grateful for how you took good care of yourself, your students and each other. The CLT Team would like to acknowledge all of your good work, seen and unseen. We especially want to thank those of you who took part in CLT events this semester. Click here for our heart-felt thanks and sincere congratulations!

CCSJ ANNOUNCES 2022 FELLOWSHIP


The Center for Community and Social Justice (CCSJ) is pleased to announce the Spring 2022 Fellowship program. All full-time Champlain staff and faculty are invited to apply to become a CCSJ Fellow for Spring 2022. The CCSJ Fellow will receive a $2500 stipend to lead their project. Submit this Application by Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. Fellowships will be awarded by Feb. 1. Please direct any questions or concerns to Patti Aldredge or Tony Perriello at communitysocialjustice@champlain.edu.

REMINDERS - So Good, It's Worth Repeating!

SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR CIC'S FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is now accepting nominations for the following programs and workshops! Lodging, most meals, and workshop materials will be provided through various foundations. Interested faculty members must be nominated by the Provost as part of the application process. Please email Monique Taylor at mtaylor@champlain.edu by Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, to request to be nominated. Please indicate in the email which program you are interested in.

FINALS WEEK SCHEDULE

Finals week is Dec. 13-17 and classes will be assigned 3-hour blocks for finals. A schedule can be found online for viewing and downloading.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY: CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD INSECURITY


Campus Compact of Maine will host a free online faculty development workshop, “Rise Up: How Faculty Can Respond to the Challenges of Our Time,” Dec.13, 14, and 16. This workshop will cover designing and implementing community-oriented courses that help students learn to address climate change and food insecurity. Register here.

ANTI-RACISM CIRCLES (ARC’S)

Anti-Racism Circles, or “ARCs”, are a new opportunity for faculty and staff to engage in constructive work in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. For more information and/or to sign up to participate, please visit the ARCs website or contact one of the members of the ARCs Coordinating Committee: Liz Allen-Pennebaker, Emily Crist, Christina Erickson, Rebecca Hopkins, and Faith Yacubian.

FALL ACADEMIC CALENDAR DATES


  • 12/13 - 12/17 - Finals Week

  • 12/20 - 1/16 - Winter Break

  • Spring 2022 classes begin Jan. 17

Employee COVID-19 Reporting Form

Employees should utilize this form to notify the College they have tested positive for COVID-19 or been identified as a close contact by a primary care provider or health entity such as the Vermont Health Department.