09/23/21 Academic Affairs Brief

Faculty & Academic Staff Email Updates Weekly

This Brief Includes:

  • COVID-19 Update
  • SMART Space -- Academic Support & Coaching Services Newsletter
  • Free Virtual Professional Development Opportunity
  • Resilience Conference
  • Champlain Weekend
  • Call for Alumni Award Nominations
  • New Library Resources
  • Teaching and Learning during the Pandemic: What We Are Learning
  • Reminder: Student Experience Grant Application

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

  • Fall Holiday Oct 11 - Oct 12
  • Champlain Weekend Oct 22 - Oct 24

COVID-19 UPDATE

The COVID Dashboard has been updated and is now available with current information. The Champlain College COVID-19 Dashboard is based on Monday to Friday testing and will be updated when results are available, typically within 48-72 hours of testing. Weekly surveillance testing is required for students and employees on campus who are not fully vaccinated (have not received their final dose of vaccine more than 14 days prior).

SMART SPACE - ACADEMIC SUPPORT & COACHING SERVICES NEWS!

A big welcome to our new Smart Space Academic Coach, Megan Sheldon! To learn about tutoring hours & scheduling, workshops, information for Student Employee Supervisors, and more, please check out the SMART Space Newsletter.

FREE VIRTUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY 10/19-28

The Cooperrider Center is proud to partner with this groundbreaking virtual summit exploring how businesses like - IKEA, VITAMIX, BLU SKYE - from around the world are coming together to create a better future for all. More than 40 of the world's top business leaders will be presenting at this 10-day FREE virtual event. Join us October 19 – 28. Sign up HERE for The Great Leadership Reset, a virtual reimagining of the Fowler Center’s Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit.

RESILIENCE CONFERENCE 9/29

P​lease join us for the final Wednesday of Champlain's Resilience Conference, Sept. 29.

The full day’s events can be found here.


1:00 - 1:50 ​pm​ - All Community Keynote

Building and Sustaining Individual Resilience

Rebecca Schubert,​ ​GMHEC Well-Being Coordinator

Offered in person in the Champlain Room and via Zoom. Also will be recorded for future viewing.​ We are pleased to welcome our GMHEC partner colleges to this event via Zoom.


2:00 - 3:00​ pm​

Faculty/Staff Workshop:

Creating a Personal Well-Being Action Plan

Offered in-person in the Champlain room and streamed via Zoom to Champlain and GMHEC partner colleges​.​


​1:00 - 4:00 pm​

​Faculty/Staff All-Afternoon Virtual Workshop:

Motivational Interviewing: An Advising Tool for Resilience


The Center for Learning and Teaching hosts Caitlin Barthelmes, member of the MI Network of Trainers (MINT) and Director of the Student Wellness Center at Dartmouth College. Join us in an interactive, virtual experience to learn more about the Motivational Interviewing (MI) approach which shifts away from the advisor as an all-knowing director and toward the advisor as an empowering guide, ultimately leading to a less stressful advisor experience.

CHAMPLAIN WEEKEND 10/22 - 24

Champlain Weekend takes the place of our traditional Family Weekend and kicks it up a notch to welcome back not only families of current students but families of alumni and our entire alumni community, including Champlain College Online.

A number of different jobs and times will be available throughout the weekend when we would like faculty and staff presence to make the events more fun and engaging. The goal is for every member of the Champlain community to join in the excitement of Champlain Weekend, and this would be an awesome opportunity for you to participate by filling out this form by Sept. 30, 2021. If you have any questions, please reach out to Shaylea Scribner or Mary Still.

NOMINATE AN ALUMNI FOR THE 2021 ALUMNI AWARDS!

The Champlain Alumni Awards are a celebration of alumni successes, exceptional leadership, or outstanding service to our community. The four categories of distinction will be awarded during the upcoming Champlain Weekend. To consider nominating an outstanding alumni for one of the four awards, please click here!

LIBRARY ANNOUNCES NEW STATISTICS DATABASE & BLACK PRESS RESOURCES

The library has acquired several new resources over the last year. Feel free to reach out to our reference team if you would like additional assistance navigating these resources.


Statista

A statistics database with more than a million statistics on tens of thousands of topics. Global, country-specific, and local perspectives. Statista carries reports on digital trends, consumers, industries, brands and companies, countries, and politics among the plethora of statistics it provides.


Historical Black Newspapers

A leading Black newspaper with readership well beyond Chicago. Provided first-hand coverage of historical events such as the Great Migration, post-WWI white supremacist terrorism, the career of aviator Bessie Coleman, anti-lynching legislation, and the integration of Blacks into the U.S. military. Also provided a publication home for Black writers such as Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks.


Published in Norfolk, Virginia. The only Black newspaper to provide on-the-scene, day-to-day coverage of the Scottsboro trial. Regarded as one of the best researched and well-written newspapers of its time. Users can study the progression of issues over time through news articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, and more.


To see all of the Black newspapers available through the Library, check out our research guide on the Black Press.

TEACHING AND LEARNING DURING THE PANDEMIC: WHAT WE ARE LEARNING

At Wednesday’s Provost Forum Provost Monique Taylor offered us the opportunity to begin an intentional, sustained reflection and discourse on what we have learned and what we are learning about teaching during a pandemic. Members of the Provost’s Office presented data on Canvas usage and student attitudes from Spring 2021. Thanks to faculty participants for lively discussion and participation. We will share the results of the table discussions and virtual breakout rooms when we have reviewed them all.


To gain faculty perspective, the Provost’s Office is launching the “Fall 2021 Pandemic as Portal Teaching Survey.” Please take the time to answer the survey questions. Your responses will be synthesized and shared as food for thought as we continue our reflection and discourse on the future of teaching and learning at Champlain. The survey is anonymous and confidential. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Ellen Zeman.

REMINDER: STUDENT EXPERIENCE GRANT APPLICATION

The first deadline for the Student Experience Grant application offered through The John W. Heisse, Jr. M.D. Endowment Fund is fast approaching! Deadline/How to Apply: There will be two application cycles this year. The first deadline is Sept. 27, 2021. The second round deadline is Jan. 24, 2022. More information is available on the application form. Online application form (https://forms.gle/nuBJT8jvMhWuwCHo9)

FALL ACADEMIC CALENDAR DATES

  • 10/11-10/12 - Fall Holiday

  • 10/25-11/5 - Registration for Spring

  • 11/12 - Last Day to Withdraw from a class

  • 11/24-11/26 - Thanksgiving Break

  • 12/13-12/17 - Finals Week

  • 12/20-1/16 - Winter Break

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.