10/01/21 Academic Affairs Brief

Faculty & Academic Staff Email Updates Weekly

This Brief Includes:

  • COVID-19 Update

  • Flu Vaccines

  • Reminder: Student Internship Waiver

  • Visit Brazil During Your Lunch Break!

  • Teaching and Learning during the Pandemic: What We Are Learning

  • Plan ahead for IDEA

  • Reminder: Free Virtual Professional Development Opportunity

  • Results from Week 4 Student Success Survey

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

  • Fall Holiday Oct 11 - Oct 12

  • Midterm grades due in WebAdvisor Oct 17

  • Champlain Weekend Oct 22 - Oct 24

COVID-19 UPDATE

The COVID testing center has expanded its hours to accommodate walk-in asymptomatic testing for students and unvaccinated employees daily Monday to Friday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Symptomatic testing for students is available Monday to Friday by appointment. This email was sent to students this week notifying them of this update.

FLU VACCINES

The College is strongly encouraging employees to get a flu vaccine this fall and will be offering on-site flu clinics for faculty and staff in October. This is the optimal time to get vaccinated as it will ensure you are covered during peak flu season which runs from November to April. Due to strict Covid protocols, vaccines will be by appointment only. Appointments and registration will be coming soon.

Flu Vaccine Clinics:

  • Lakeside Campus: Wednesday, Oct 13 and Wednesday, Oct 27

  • Main Campus: Thursday, Oct 14 and Thursday, Oct 28


You can also get a flu vaccine at your primary care practice and at many local pharmacies. For a list of Cigna in-network pharmacies click here. BCBS VT members…to find an in-network pharmacy where you may be able to get a flu vaccine, click here. MVP members….click here. Staying in-network for your vaccine will ensure that your vaccine is covered, and you don’t incur any unexpected costs.

STUDENT INTERNSHIP WAIVER

If you have students in off-campus, in-person internships, please have them complete this Student Internship Waiver Form. If you have questions, please contact Laurel Bongiorno. Thanks to those of you who have already started having students complete the Internship Form.

OISS INVITATION TO VISIT BRAZIL DURING YOUR LUNCH BREAK!


Want to learn something new AND get a dance lesson all in one lunch break? Please join the Office of International Student Services (OISS) for "Get In Culture: BRAZIL"! During the action-packed hour, we will savor Brazilian-inspired foods, learn about the gorgeous country of Brazil, and try out some elementary Brazilian dance moves outside Skiff Hall on Wednesday, Oct 6 from 12-1 PM IN-PERSON Skiff Hall, Room 204. This event is part of Champlain College Office of Diversity and Inclusion's celebration of Latinx Heritage Month. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of International Student Services and our awesome Champlain College Sodexo Team! Food prepared by Sodexo and Brazilian international students at Champlain College.

TEACHING AND LEARNING DURING THE PANDEMIC FACULTY SURVEY


To gain faculty perspective on what we have been learning about teaching these past few semesters, the Provost’s Office has launched the “Fall 2021 Pandemic as Portal Teaching Survey.” The survey is still open! Faculty responses will help drive the conversation as we continue our reflection and discourse on the future of teaching and learning at Champlain. The survey is anonymous and confidential. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Ellen Zeman. Students are also completing surveys this week that ask them about their pandemic learning experiences.

IDEA STUDENT RATINGS OF INSTRUCTION SURVEY PERIOD: 11/17 - 12/3


For those of you planning ahead, be sure to schedule a class session in which you plan to administer the IDEA SRI during the prescribed survey period, Nov 17 through Dec 3. Remember that IDEA surveys must be administered to students in class during regular class time. If you have any questions about student course ratings check the IDEA FAQs, or contact Ellen Zeman.

FREE VIRTUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY


The Cooperrider Center is proud to partner with this groundbreaking virtual summit exploring how businesses like - IKEA, VITAMIX, BLU SKYE - from around the world are coming together to create a better future for all. More than 40 of the world's top business leaders will be presenting at this 10-day FREE virtual event. Join us Oct 19 – 28. Sign up HERE for The Great Leadership Reset, a virtual reimagining of the Fowler Center’s Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit.

RESULTS FROM WEEK 4 STUDENT SUCCESS NUDGE SURVEY

A total of 264 students were flagged as part of the week 4 student success Nudge survey. These students will receive an email listing support services that they can utilize. Both faculty advisors and deans will be notified as to which students were flagged. We would urge follow up on students flagged in two or more courses.

FALL ACADEMIC CALENDAR DATES


  • 10/11 - 10/12 - Fall Holiday

  • 10/17 - Midterm Grades due in Webadvisor

  • 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.