Daily Digest 04.06.2020

SUNY New Paltz Student Union Building, Location: New Paltz NY, Architect: Ikon 5 Architects
News from around campus:
An open letter to faculty from SUNY New Paltz students
Submitted on behalf of students by Student Association Vice President for Academic Affairs Haley Hershenson

Student teachers available now to provide online instruction to children k-12
School of Education offers new service to families in the SUNY New Paltz community

Student Activities launches new Virtual Engagement platform to keep our community connected
Inviting student clubs, organizations and campus departments to host and promote their online events

Real-time list of buildings closed for cleaning
Office of Emergency Management informing community about closures as they occur 
Resources for remote teaching and learning
Strategies for students to succeed in online learning
Sharing eight of our favorite approaches to getting the most out of an online class

Advising sites for faculty in Blackboard
Facilitating communication between faculty and their advisees
Professional development and training opportunities
Faculty Development Center: Teaching Circle Discussions
Open conversation among educators on a rotating series of topics
April 7, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., and April 9, 5 – 6 p.m.

Upcoming Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion 
Organization management: Tips for getting and staying organized
Monday, April 6, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Outlook tips & tricks: Dealing with spam and eliminating clutter 
Tuesday, April 7, 10 – 11 a.m.

Designing your retirement: Taking stock and looking ahead
Wednesday, April 8, 3 – 4 p.m.

Introduction to Qualtrics
Thursday, April 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Getting started with PowerPoint
Friday, April 10, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Click the links above to register, or view all available HRDI trainings at:www.newpaltz.edu/hr/training/catalog.html
The latest from media
How will the pandemic affect our sense of community?
Reflecting on local leaders’ future outlooks, six months after they were first published 
(New Paltz Times, 4/3/20)
Frequently Asked Question of the Day
If students opt into the Pass (P) grade option for spring 2020 courses, can those courses be used to satisfy minor requirements? 

Yes. Courses for which a student has earned a P grade will satisfy degree, major and minor requirements and can be applied whether or not the student has declared a major or minor. There may be restrictions for accredited programs leading to licensure or certification.  

Students will be able opt in to this new Pass grade option beginning May 21, and the opt-in period will continue through Oct. 16. We encourage students to discuss this option with their advisors after their spring semester courses are graded. The method for requesting the P grade will be developed and communicated before the end of the semester. 

Have more questions? We’re updating our Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions webpage daily. 

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