1/19/21 Academic Affairs Brief

Faculty & Academic Staff Email Updates Sent Bi-Weekly

This Brief Includes:

  • National Day of Racial Healing

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement for your Syllabus

  • New Faculty And Staff Learning Community: Well-being Initiative

  • Center for Learning And Teaching Events, 1/19 - 1/22

  • Student & Employee Emails From Last Week

  • Updated COVID-19 Testing Times

  • People Center Announcement: W2’s


Faculty Brief Email Archive

NATIONAL DAY OF RACIAL HEALING

Today is National Day of Racial Healing; observance and participation in this day are opportunities for us to do our own work towards racial healing. As President Akande’s message announced, we are planning a series of events in February for Black History Month which will be announced later this month. For more information or to be included in the planning contact Lisa Mazzariello (mazzariello@champlain.edu).

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION STATEMENT FOR YOUR SYLLABUS

The Spring 2021 Course Standards mandate that each syllabus must include a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement. A sample statement is available to all faculty in the DEI Toolkit Canvas course, and can be found on here. You are also welcome to write your own.


NEW FACULTY AND STAFF LEARNING COMMUNITY: WELL-BEING INITIATIVE

COVID19 has been stressful and hard on our campus community. To meet the needs of our faculty, staff and students, Champlain College, in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital (GMH), will provide a program for faculty and staff titled the Well-Being Initiative. Specialists from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH will lead a multi-session Positivity and Relaxation Training (PART) program, specifically geared toward higher education. Faculty and staff who participate will receive a free book and will learn valuable stress management techniques that can be applied in the classroom and in learning environments. Participants will develop a variety of self-care practices over the course of the program, practices they can pass on to our students and others in our community.


Please consider joining if you want to help your students increase their resilience or if you could benefit from self-care during this time.


The learning community will meet weekly throughout Spring Semester. The first meeting will be Wednesday, February 22nd at 11 am. To sign up for this incredible program: Faculty, please contact rmills@champlain.edu. Space is limited.

CENTER FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING EVENTS, 1/19 - 1/22

As a reminder, you can always find the CLT’s events in your Champlain calendar. This week’s offerings include:

  • Supercharge Your Collaborations with Google Apps (1/19, 10:30am)

  • Faculty Success Stories: Teaching Flex-Hybrid In-Person (1/19, 3:30pm)

  • Engaging Students via Videoconference (1/19, 5:30pm; prep materials)

  • Experiential Learning for Virtual Teaching (1/20, 3:00pm; prep materials)

  • Remote Audio/Video Checkup (1/21, 1:00-2:00pm - drop-in format)

  • Gradebook Setup Clinic (1/22, 9:00am-12:00pm - drop-in format)


Please feel free to schedule a one-on-one appointment with CLT or Academic Technology staff as you prepare your courses! Tuesday and Thursday after-hours office hours are also available for part-time faculty who cannot make appointments during business hours.

STUDENT & EMPLOYEE EMAILS FROM LAST WEEK

UPDATED COVID-19 TESTING TIMES

New! The Champlain COVID-19 testing times have been updated to Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm in Perry Hall starting Monday, January 25th. If you are teaching in-person this semester and cannot make it to campus for testing during the newly scheduled time please contact Danelle Berube (dberube@champlain.edu) for the next steps.

PEOPLE CENTER ANNOUNCEMENT: W2’S

Please be sure to check out the PC newsletter, emailed weekly, for upcoming information on how to access your 2020 W2's.