RECAST | Covid-19 Follow Up to Yesterday’s Faculty Meeting – In lieu of Week 10 Provost Note

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This note is particularly directed to faculty and is in lieu of the Week 10 Provost Note

Hi all,

At yesterday’s faculty meeting, we provided several important updates regarding our planning in response to Covid-19.  The first update pertains to next week:

Winter 2019 evaluations will be completed remotely next week, March 16 through 20, rather than in person.  Please let your students know how you will be conducting these conferences remotely. Faculty resources are available on the Academic Continuity webpage stewarded by the Learning and Teaching Commons. This decision offers a means to reduce the number of students coming to campus and provides more students time away from campus before the beginning of spring quarter.

As you all know, this is an emergent situation and it is clear that we need to prepare for further impacts.  While spring break is typically a time to unplug, it is essential that we plan to deliver instruction remotely.  With this in mind, please stay “plugged in” over evaluation week and spring break so you are receiving updated information for the start of spring quarter.

This Friday, the Learning and Teaching Commons will be conducting the first of several upcoming opportunities to prepare for teaching remotely:

What: Keep Teaching Workshop
Date: Friday, March 13th
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM OR 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom

The link below will take you to a google document that we will use to anchor the session.  Instructions for joining and testing your computer’s configuration are available in that document.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZBi20Oet_PADBhyfzl8NfMK_gvfJZaif7jtCnBiH3_0/edit#heading=h.1zqg05wwvnb

As a reminder, here are resources available to you:
Resources particularly directed toward faculty are available on the Academic Continuity webpage stewarded by the Learning and Teaching Commons.
Resources for the entire Evergreen community are available on the College’s COVID-19 information page

We will send out more information by the end of the week, including addition learning opportunities and continued updates on the College’s operations.  Thank you for your patience, and for continuing to lean into the work of teaching and learning.  I ask that you continue to be a voice of calm and reason for our students.

Best,

Jen

Jennifer Drake, PhD | Provost and Vice President for Student & Academic Life
she/her pronouns
3805 Library, The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia, Washington 98505
(360) 867-6400  I  drakej@evergreen.edu

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