10/15/20 Academic Affairs Brief

Faculty & Academic Staff Email Updates Sent Bi-Weekly

This Brief Includes:

  • Midterm Grade Reminder
  • Field Trip Guidance
  • Zoom Recording Space
  • Adobe Licensing
  • SCART Update
  • The Legacy Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A SIS Panel Event

Faculty Brief Email Archive


Please remember to submit your midterm grades through WebAdvisor by Sunday, October 18th. Grades will be verified and released to students on Monday, October 19th. For your reference our midterm grades are:

  • S (Satisfactory) = C or better

  • U (Unsatisfactory) = Passing, but C-, D+, D, D-

  • F (Failing) =Not passing: F

Please contact registrar@champlain.edu with any questions or concerns when entering your midterm grades in WebAdvisor.


For Faculty who are planning a field trip with transportation, we request that you please fill out this Field Trip Form. The form will route to your Dean for approval and then to Risk Management for approval. We have recently revised our guidance for student transportation, the link to this document is also in the Field Trip Form. A group of college health officials, risk management officers and others will review the planning details as necessary and will offer suggestions on how the requested field trips can be offered safely. We appreciate your support in keeping our community safe and healthy.


Did you see an email from IS that we are running out of Zoom Cloud Storage space and want an easy fix? Want to know how to record your class using Zoom and post it?

This video will walk you through how!


Do you need Adobe Creative Cloud for a class you teach?

Faculty need to request a license for Creative Cloud by emailing champsupport@champlain.edu.

All on-campus students automatically have a license for Adobe Creative Cloud this year which they can use on their personal computers. Information Systems will be installing Adobe Creative Cloud on the leased laptops provided to students.

If you or a student need to install Creative Cloud:

  1. Go to: https://creativecloud.adobe.com/?locale=en

  2. Sign in via your College Google Account

  3. You can then download apps for free.


Last week we reminded faculty to submit a Student of Concern Report for any students not attending class, students who express struggling with mental health issues, students who stopped submitting assignments and stopped responding to emails, and/or students who suggest they are struggling with virtual learning/isolation/etc. Please note that while this process helps to document student concerns, look for patterns amongst other courses, and manages follow-up with students as needed, it is not a substitute for faculty also communicating these concerns directly with the students. We appreciate your support in connecting with and supporting these students.


Monday, Oct. 19th, 7-8pm

This is an online event.

The Social Impact Scholar Program of Champlain College will present a virtual panel discussion: "Social Impact, the Law and Politics: the Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg."

The recent death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been a tremendous loss for our nation. Fortunately, the legacy of "RBG" (as she was sometimes known) will live forever, including here in the state of Vermont. To reflect on this legacy, we are bringing two amazing panelists "to campus." Sarah George is the Chittenden County State's Attorney. Jill Krowinski is the State Representative from Chittenden 6-3 and the Vermont House Majority Leader, as well as being the director of EmergeVT.

After panelists reflect on how their own careers in politics and justice have been influenced by the legacy of RBG, we will open it up to general Q&A with the audience.

Zoom Link | Meeting ID: 924 1425 8952 | Passcode: 055368

Upcoming Dates

  • 10/18 Midterm Grades Due
  • 10/26 Student Registration period opens for spring courses
  • 11/6 Student Registration period closes for spring courses (to avoid late fee)
  • 11/13 Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” and last day to withdraw from the College
  • 11/16 - 12/4 IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction
  • 11/23 - 11/27 Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/30 Classes resume with 100% virtual instruction
  • 12/09 Incomplete request deadline