3/25/21 Academic Affairs Brief

Faculty & Academic Staff Email Updates Sent Bi-Weekly

This Brief Includes:

  • Faculty Advising Resources

  • IDEA Student Rating of Instruction

  • SMART Space News

Faculty Brief Email Archive


With Fall registration coming up soon (April 12-April 23), Advising is underway. Faculty Central has a variety of resources available to you including the Faculty Advisor Handbook for each division that includes step-by-step topics for discussion in your 1:1 student meetings. It also provides an updated Summer and Fall 2021 Advising resources with two videos on curriculum/ catalogue information, how to make use of Student Central in the Advising process, and the Student Success Nudge Data.

As you heard announced by VPAA Leslie Averill and through your dean, we are returning to in person, face to face operations and teaching this Fall. Please advise accordingly. Academic Specialists in the Registrar's Office are available to help with students who might have concerns.


The IDEA Student Rating of Instruction surveys will be open to traditional students April 12 through April 24. Because classes are running as Flex Hybrid this spring, students will complete the shorter version of the survey (Learning Essentials). For more information on planning for your IDEA survey, see these guidelines. Contact Ellen Zeman if you have questions or need accommodations.


The SMART Space Newsletter is now available and provides information on current usage, initiatives, and resources. We are here to support our Faculty and our students, please reach out and let us know how we can be of assistance.


As a reminder, the six VPAA Priority groups for 2021SP, the membership of each group and the status of the group’s progress is posted on Faculty Central.

Important Dates

  • 04/09 - Last day to withdraw from a class or the College

  • 04/12-04/23 Registration for Summer and Fall 2021

  • 04/28 - Last day to request an incomplete grade for Spring 2021

  • 04/30 - Last day to request a medical withdrawal

  • 04/30 - Last day of classes

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

  • 05/09 - Final grades due

  • 05/15 - Commencement