Daily Digest 04.10.2020

Side profile of Wooster Hall on the SUNY New Paltz campus
Side profile of Wooster Hall on the SUNY New Paltz campus
News from around campus:
Art lecturer helps build online community of craftspeople making cloth masks
Project grows to include nearly 1,000 Hudson Valley artists, who have produced more than 2,200 masks currently in use by essential healthcare workers

President Christian will host next Virtual Hot Chocolate on April 15
We’re taking questions now ahead of Wednesday’s Facebook and Instagram Live broadcast
Email communication@newpaltz.edu, or DM SUNY New Paltz on Facebook or Instagram

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
Daily Drop-Ins: Chat online with the Office of Instructional Technology
Get quick answers about Blackboard, web conferencing or other tech issues

Campus Contingency Knowledge Base continues to grow
Check in with this ever-expanding catalog of resources for students, faculty and staff
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:


Other trainings & workshops

Leading our institutions in a time of crisis
SUNY Strategic Academic & Innovative Leadership Institute reflects on challenges and opportunities for campus decision makers
Friday, April 10, 1 – 2 p.m.

Blackboard Grade Center workshop
Office of Instructional Technology will lead faculty through steps to organize your online grade book
Tuesday, April 14, at 10 a.m and Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m.

From the community
New Paltz Athletics, Wellness & Recreation joins SUNY eSports network
All students, faculty and staff invited to compete with SUNY peers for prizes and bragging rights in Fortnite, Madden, Smash and more
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the campus sponsoring professional travel by faculty and staff during the COVID-19 response?

No. All campus-sponsored travel for state business has been cancelled through June 30, 2020, the end of the fiscal year, as part of the College’s practice of safe social distancing and in light of CDC guidance.  

We continue to urge all campus community members to limit non-essential travel and carefully consider any travel plans.

Employees who wish to appeal this policy for travel related to state business should submit appeals to their supervisors and the appropriate vice president for evaluation.

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

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