11/4/21 Academic Affairs Brief

Faculty & Academic Staff Weekly Updates

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

  • Last day to withdraw from a course w/o Penalty - Nov. 12

  • Last day to withdraw from the College - Nov. 12

  • Deadline to submit incomplete grades - Dec. 8

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

This Brief Includes:

  • COVID-19 Update

  • Print Server Upgrades

  • SMART Space News

  • Course Withdrawal Advising

  • Finals Week Schedule

  • Summer 2022 Asia Internship Program

  • IDEA Student Rating of Instruction Dates

  • REMINDERS

COVID-19 UPDATE

Our COVID dashboard is updated each day we have testing results. The date at the top reflects the last day the data was refreshed.

WHAT'S NEW*S

PRINT SERVER UPGRADES

The Information Systems team is going to be upgrading the campus print server on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8 a.m. The upgrade should take 30 minutes. During this time, users printing will not be available on campus.

SMART SPACE NEWS

Congratulations to the Smart Space Team for being awarded Staff Council's "You Bowl Me Over" award for October. Check out the latest newsletter SMART Space News to learn how Smart Space is a critical resource for student success. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Smart Space to learn more about the services for supporting you and your students.

ADVISE YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT WITHDRAWALS

The last day students can withdraw from courses with a grade of W is Friday, Nov. 12. The W grade does not impact their GPA. This is also the last day a student can withdraw from the College. Please reach out to students in your classes who may need to make a decision about withdrawing from a course. A discussion about their current grade and advising them about a course of action may be appropriate. The course withdrawal form can be found here and shared with students.

FINALS WEEK SCHEDULE

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

SUMMER 2022 ASIA INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IS BACK!

We have officially launched the Summer 2022 Asia Internship Program application process in the hopes of being able to run this transformative program again next summer. Information sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in CCM 442. Students who are interested can fill out this form or contact Elin Melchior. The attached flyer contains all information needed for students / advisees to apply; applications are due 12/1/21 via the online portal listed.

PLAN AHEAD FOR THE IDEA STUDENT RATINGS

The survey period for the IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction in 15-week courses this semester is Wednesday, Nov. 17 through Friday, Dec. 3. Be sure to schedule 20 minutes of class time during this period to give your students the opportunity to complete the survey. See these guidelines for planning ahead.

REMINDERS - So Good, It's Worth Repeating!

CLT INVITES TO EIB DESIGN + HIGH NOTE SEMESTER SESSIONS

The Center for Learning and Teaching extends an invitation to expand your academic portfolio with these end-of-semester professional development opportunities:

  • 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 MIC Vista Room

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 p.m. and the Faculty Writing Group Wednesdays, 2-3:30 p.m.

EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN’S TEA

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend the Extraordinary Women’s Tea at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10 via Google Meets at this link or for an in-person watch party in the Women’s and Gender Center at the same time. The speakers for this event include:

  • Dr. Monique Taylor, Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Champlain College

  • Christine Hallquist, Executive Director of the Vermont Community Broadband Board

  • Jill Krowinski, Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives

TEACH IN 90 SECONDS

We invite you to check out TEACH, a snack-size profile of Champlain's Technology, Engagement And Creative Heroes who in 90 seconds share REALLY COOL tips and tools that make learning and teaching more technology rich, engaging, and creative. All faculty and staff are invited to TEACH in 90 seconds by contributing 90 seconds of content (text, video, slide decks, web links, etc) directly to Caroline Toy. Submitters will win a Perky Planet gift certificate! Beware that you may receive a special invitation to share your tips and tools if word gets out that you are a hero!

FALL ACADEMIC CALENDAR DATES


  • 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.