Daily Digest 04.13.2020

SUNY New Paltz Student Union Building, Location: New Paltz NY, Architect: Ikon 5 Architects
News from around campus:
Masks and communities of color
How using personal protective gear may spark incidents of bias

An update on new communication protocols
Afternoon COVID-19 case reporting will be discontinued; these updates will now be shared in the morning Daily Digest
Resources for remote teaching and learning
Need support with remote teaching and learning? The Center for Student Success is here to help
Students can get free online writing assistance, and faculty can “raise the flag” in Starfish as a proactive step to enhance learning outcomes

Protect your Webex video conference with these easy tips
Expel participants and lock your meeting to prevent unwanted interruptions
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
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
Police departments, rescue squads reorganize for socially distanced first response
Local agencies adapting on the fly to new demands and new challenges
(New Paltz Times, 4/9/20)
Coronavirus updates

April 13 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
The College received no new reports of students, faculty or staff with confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 4 p.m. yesterday, April 12

Real-time list of buildings closed for cleaning
Office of Emergency Management publishing info about closures as they occur 

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

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