There is not much news to share today. So, I thought I would send a St. Patrick’s Day wish and a great quote (see below) that is applicable to all that we are experiencing – trying to stay positive with constant change. We would like to collect stories from you and your students as we continue on this journey. So, if you have stories to share, please do. I will collect them and we will share them in Take Five. President McRobbie will now send out messages every Tuesday and Friday – the first one this week will be Friday. I will continue to send a message every day. I think it is good practice to stay in touch. I hope spring break and/or working from home is going well!
In my message yesterday, I said we have extended the automatic withdrawal period into the first resumed week of remote classes. There has been a change - Because students can continue to drop courses and because ‘W’ grades can still be assigned, we don’t have a need to extend the automatic withdrawal period. And if a student requests a drop and is not passing your course, an F grade is available for assignment.
From Paul Cook and the CTLA
In conversations with the Faculty Senate leadership, academic affairs, and other interested faculty members, the idea to host a discussion board in Canvas to share resources came up and was well received. Each of us is receiving emails each day from the campus leadership with links to many helpful sites and other important information, but perhaps this space might also be useful as a way to share and archive resources among all of our talented faculty in one convenient location to which any faculty member can add. We hope this will be useful. – Paul Cook, Faculty Senate President
You can access this Canvas Discussion by going to the Faculty Senate Canvas page, choose Discussions, and find Resources for Teaching Remotely or by using the hyperlink above. Once you are in the discussion, use reply to add a resource, document, or link of your own.