05/06/21 Academic Affairs Brief

Faculty & Academic Staff Email Updates Sent Bi-Weekly

This Brief Includes:

  • Final Reminder: Grades Due Sunday

  • Student COVID-19 Vaccinations For Fall 2021

  • Dependent Care Account Update

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

  • Sunday, May 9th: Final Grades are Due

FINAL REMINDER: GRADES DUE SUNDAY

Final letter grades (A-F) are due by midnight on Sunday, May 9th. We recognize that it is a swift turnaround from last day of classes to final grade submission. It is imperative that final grades are submitted on time so that degrees can be conferred and graduates can walk confidently across the commencement stage.


Here are the full instructions on how to submit grades in WebAdvisor. Some important directions to note:


1) In WebAdvisor, please use the semester code 2021STR. You will not be able to final grades for your courses if you select any other semester code.


2) If faculty enter grades of S, U or anything other than the standard letter grade scheme (A-F), those grades will be removed and reported as missing.


3) If faculty enter a grade of Incomplete and it has not been pre-approved, the grade will be removed and reported as missing.


4) If faculty enter a grade of P (pass) instead of the standard grade scheme (A-F), and the course is not designated as pass/fail, those grades will be removed and reported as missing.


If faculty are unable to access WebAdvisor, please submit a Helpdesk ticket to champsupport@champlain.edu. In the event that the issue isn't resolved by Sunday's submission deadline, faculty should email their grades to Nick Spaziani (nspaziani@champlain.edu) directly, and Nick will work with faculty regarding grade entry.

STUDENT COVID-19 VACCINATIONS FOR FALL 2021

Today an email was sent to the college community announcing our intention to require all students returning to campus in fall 2021 to be fully vaccinated once the vaccines have received full FDA approvals. The complete email is available on the View.


DEPENDENT CARE ACCOUNT UPDATE

Last week employees who are enrolled in Champlain College Benefits received an email update from GMHEC BENEFITS SERVICES about Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts. The most recent COVID-19 Relief Bill, The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), passed in March 2021 has made it easier to use Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (DCA or DCAP) during the pandemic. The bill allows for temporary changes to the Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, including the ability to contribute up to $10,500 in 2021. This feature is currently only authorized for the 2021 plan year and will end on 12/31/2021. To request to enroll in, change or cancel your Dependent Care FSA in 2021 email Benefits@gmhec.org. Please also check your email for more detailed information.

Important Dates


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

  • 05/09 - Final grades due

  • 05/15 - Commencement