10/14/21 Academic Affairs Brief

Faculty & Academic Staff Email Updates Weekly

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

This Brief Includes:


  • COVID-19 Update

  • Registration Fair

  • CCSJ 2021 Fellows Project Showcase

  • Flu Vaccines

  • Midterm Grades Due Sunday, Oct. 17

  • Not-To-Miss Champlain Faculty Development Events

  • Spring 2022 Schedule and Advising Season

COVID-19 UPDATE


A few reminders from this week’s Town Hall Meeting about COVID.


  • We currently have no students in isolation or quarantine.

  • If you received your second Pfizer vaccine six months ago or more, and you are 18 years or older, you are eligible for a Pfizer booster vaccine as an employee in an educational setting. For more information click here.

  • Our dashboard is updated each day we have testing results. The date at the top of the dashboard reflects the date when the results were last refreshed.

  • If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.

WHAT'S NEW*S

REGISTRATION FAIR

On Oct. 27 from 12 pm-4 pm, a Registration Fair will be held with representatives from divisions and campus departments as a quick one-stop for all things registration and student prizes. Please keep your eyes peeled for more information and encourage your students to attend this important event! Students have a chance to win a $250 scholarship for the Spring semester simply by attending!


CCSJ 2021 FELLOWS PROJECT SHOWCASE

The Champlain community is invited to the CCSJ Fellow Project Showcase on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm in the Perry Presentation Room. The Center’s inaugural fellows and student research assistants will be presenting their projects. For more details, please click here. The mission of the Center for Community and Social Justice is to develop next practice models of community capacity, social safety networks, and policing that support whole community health and safety.

REMINDERS

FLU VACCINES

The College is strongly encouraging employees to get a flu vaccine this fall and will be offering on-site flu clinics for faculty and staff in October. This is the optimal time to get vaccinated as it will ensure you are covered during peak flu season which runs from November to April. Due to strict Covid protocols, vaccines will be by appointment only.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Lakeside Room 101/102: Make an appointment here.

  • Thursday, Oct. 28, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm - Main Campus, 274 Perry Hall: Make an appointment here.

Also, you can get your vaccine at your primary care practice and at many local pharmacies. For a list of Cigna in-network pharmacies click here. BCBS VT members…to find an in-network pharmacy where you may be able to get a flu vaccine, click here. MVP members….click here. Staying in network for your vaccine will ensure that your vaccine is covered, and you don’t incur any unexpected costs.

MIDTERM GRADES DUE SUNDAY, OCT. 17!

Faculty are required to enter midterm grades for all on-campus students by 11:59 pm on Sunday, Oct. 17. A midterm grade scheme of S, U, and F are used for midterm grades. Faculty can review this instructional document for midterm grade entry. Students will be able to access their midterm grades on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@champlain.edu with any questions. The deadline for students to drop a course for the fall semester is Nov. 12, 2021.

NOT-TO-MISS CHAMPLAIN FACULTY DEVELOPMENT EVENTS


The CLT is announcing several events during the remainder of this semester! Some of these were suggested by faculty during the Oct. 22 Provost Forum. Thank you!

  • Creating and Using Rubrics for Efficient and Transparent Grading - Wednesday, Oct. 27, 10:30 am (virtual)

  • Build-Your-Own Grilled Cheese Lunch - Wednesday, Nov. 3, 12:15 pm-1:30 pm (drop into the CLT suite, MIC 211, at any time)

  • Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Course Design, Part 1: Inclusion and Course Content - Tuesday, Nov. 9, 5:30 pm (virtual)

  • Building Class Community: Wrapping Up on a High Note and Preparing for Next Semester - Wednesday, Dec. 1, 12:30 pm (on-campus location TBD)


Please feel free to print a copy of our Fall ‘21 faculty development opportunity flyers.

The CLT continues to offer previously-announced regular weekly events such as Peda-GO-gy walks every Tuesday at 12:15 pm and the Faculty Writing Group Wednesdays, 2pm - 3:30 pm.

SPRING 2022 SCHEDULE AND ADVISING SEASON

The Spring 2022 schedule is posted and can be viewed in both WebAdvisor and Student Planning. Students may start working with their advisor to add sections to their schedules and be ready for when registration begins on Oct. 25. Students received communication from the Registrar’s Office last week regarding upcoming midterm grades and registration information.

FALL ACADEMIC CALENDAR DATES


  • 10/17 - Midterm Grades due in Webadvisor

  • 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.