Daily Digest 04.09.2020

SUNY New Paltz Student Union Building, Location: New Paltz NY, Architect: Ikon 5 Architects
News from around campus:
Religious observance and social distancing
Encouraging community members to express their faith in good health

Student Financial Services publishes detailed FAQ page
Get answers about financial aid, work study and special circumstances related to COVID-19

College mourns passing of Margaret Lucy Hayes Taylor, longtime director of the Mid-Hudson Migrant Education Program at SUNY New Paltz
Taylor, 91, was a champion of migrant education and a leader on campus for more than two decades

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
Faculty Development Center: Teaching circle discussion
Open conversation among educators on a rotating series of topics
Thursday, April 9, 5 – 6 p.m.
Professional development and training opportunities
Office of Instructional Technology: Blackboard Grade Center workshop
Guiding faculty through steps to organize the online grade book
Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m., and Thursday, April 16, 2 p.m.
Upcoming Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion 
Tips for better virtual meetings
Monday, April 13, 2 – 3 p.m.

Emotional intelligence: What is it, and how can you use it to improve your professional life?
Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

DISC: A behavioral model for better understanding ourselves and others
Wednesday, April 15, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Creating community while working remotely
Thursday, April 16, 10 – 11 a.m.

Best practices for sustaining productive collaborative relationships
Friday, April 17, 2 – 3 p.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
IDMH director discusses psychological first aid in COVID-19 crisis
Radio broadcast in conversation with Amy Nitza 
(WAMC, 4/7/20)

Using research to build resilient, student-focused institutions
Open letter from New Paltz students cited in national op-ed on how colleges can emerge stronger post-COVID 
(Inside Higher Ed, 4/7/20)
Frequently Asked Questions

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

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