3/11/21 Academic Affairs Brief

Faculty & Academic Staff Email Updates Sent Bi-Weekly

This Brief Includes:

  • Midterm Grade Reminder
  • Student Wellbeing
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Survey
  • Service-Learning Course Designation for Fall 21 Courses


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IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

  • March 14 - Midterm Grades are Due
  • March 15 - Fall/Summer Schedules Available to Students

MIDTERM GRADE REMINDER

Midterm grades are due on Sunday, March 14, 2021.


Mid-semester grades help students understand their level of progress within a course. Students should be issued a S, U, or F grade for a midterm grade. The College Catalog defines the letter grade equivalency (also below).


Grade, Achievement=Grade Equivalent Standard

  • S (satisfactory), C or better = A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C,

  • U (unsatisfactory), Passing = C-, D+, D, D-

  • F (failing), Not passing = F


Please see this document for detailed instructions for midterm grade entry in WebAdvisor.

STUDENT WELLBEING

On Monday, the SGA sent A Message from Student Leaders Regarding Lack of Spring Break to all current students. This message acknowledges the loss of Spring Break and the impact that can bring on student wellness. It also provides some tips and resources for navigating “yet another unconventional semester”.


At the Faculty Senate Open Discussion yesterday, there was a conversation about students' mental health at the midpoint of a semester without a Spring Break. As a reminder, it is always best practice to check-in with your students to see how they are doing in your course and make course adjustments as you feel necessary. If a student discloses personal or emotional difficulties or if they are exhibiting concerning behavior please submit a Student of Concern report. The Student Care and Response Team will review the report and offer appropriate resources. If a student discloses any kind of immediate concern, such as intent to hurt themselves or others, please first call Campus Public Safety for immediate intervention, and afterward submit a SCART report. Thank you for your continued support in caring for our students.

COVID-19 VACCINATION SURVEY


Yesterday’s Fall Preview Email from Leslie Averill and Danelle Berube included an anonymous survey for students, faculty, and staff which asks about intentions for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. This information will be used to help us: plan for campus residential density, understand the need for a weekly surveillance testing program, plan for campus classroom density, and plan for types of campus engagement programs we can offer next fall. Please take a moment to complete this short two-question survey at your earliest convenience.

SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE DESIGNATION FOR FALL 2021 COURSES

Are you interested in designating your course as a Service-Learning course? Is your course ready? Check out this quick resource.

Next steps:

  1. Complete the Service-Learning Course Designation submission form by Friday, April 1st.

  2. Our faculty-led review team will review and we'll respond with any clarifying questions.

  3. You'll receive an approval notice

  4. The Registrar's office will be alerted, so that students will know which classes are SL designated when they register.

Check out the infographic which explains this process.


More questions? See the SL FAQs: Starting to Teach SL Courses at Champlain


The SL Course Designation can happen at any time, but we are working on getting courses approved prior to the student registration window in April.

Still more questions? Contact Christina Erickson, Center for Service & Sustainability

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT UPDATE

Important Dates


  • 03/14 - Midterm grades due

  • 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