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Posted on: Friday, September 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday
  • Provost Lyman's September 2020 Report to the Faculty
  • Video rebroadcast: Town Hall "Check-In" for faculty and staff
  • Study abroad goes virtual! Learn more at the SUNY Abroad Fair, Sept. 9
  • Rosendale Romp with the Faculty Adventure Group, Sept. 4
  • Game on! Fall 2020 intramural sports and registration dates
  • TAs and GAs: Enrollment is now open for the Student Employee Health Plan
  • Video: A message to students from Interim Athletics Director Matt Giufre
  • FAQ of the Day: What is the status of the county’s polling place on campus?
  • From our Community: A tour of the early September night sky from the John R. Kirk Planetarium
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

Provost Lyman’s Report to Faculty – September 2020
Welcome, acknowledgement and thanks to faculty and staff, and a review of priorities for the upcoming academic year

Video rebroadcast: Town Hall "Check-In" for faculty and staff
If you weren't able to join yesterday's conversation, the full recording is available on YouTube

Study abroad goes virtual! Learn more at the SUNY Abroad Fair, Sept. 9
Students planning future international learning experiences can learn about more than 800 programs available across the SUNY system

Rosendale Romp with the Faculty Adventure Group, this Friday, Sept. 4
All faculty are welcome (and new faculty in particular are invited!) to join a socially distanced and masked expedition in Rosendale, about 10 minutes north of campus
Refreshments at the Garden House restaurant following the hike

Game on! Fall 2020 intramural sports and registration dates
Schedule includes sanctioned, socially distant in-person events, and an esports lineup featuring FIFA, Madden, Fortnite and more

TAs and GAs: Enrollment is now open for the Student Employee Health Plan
Click above for enrollment instructions and links to information on rates, benefits, coverage and more

 

Coronavirus updates

Sept. 3 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday

Updated: COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases has expanded to include information about on-campus student testing, positivity rates and quarantine

Daily reminder: Complete your Health Screening at my.newpaltz.edu
Screening required for students and employees any day they plan to be on campus, and recommended as a daily habit even when off campus

 
 
Matt Giufre, the College's interim athletics director and women's volleyball coach, recorded a short video message welcoming students back to campus and to the recently reopened Athletic & Wellness Center, and offering a reminder of the importance of taking every step to reduce COVID-19 transmission in light of recent positive cases in our community.
 

Reopening FAQ of the day

What is the status of the county’s polling place on campus?
We will continue to host the District 9 polling location on campus, and we will work with the Ulster County Board of Elections to ensure this effort follows appropriate social distancing and other safety measures for voters.
The College's fall 2020 reopening plan is highly detailed and dense, and our corresponding list of FAQs runs to more than 10,000 words (and counting!). In an effort to make this very important information more digestible for campus community members, we're highlighting questions and answers in this newsletter, one per day, as the fall semester approaches.
Please note: We are working to update and add FAQs as planning continues and this situation evolves. We will prioritize sharing the most current information in this space.
 

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

 

Events and resources

Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 7) is an instructional day this fall
Faculty are expected to provide instruction in the modality established for their courses
Students are expected to attend classes
Labor Day remains a holiday for non-teaching staff

Online Learning Orientation available to help new and returning students succeed in remote learning courses

This self-paced, optional resource is live on Blackboard now
Faculty are encouraged to review the the Orientation as well, and point students to modules that are relevant to their classes

Quality by Design: Four-week SUNY training on course design starts Sept. 28
Faculty can register now for professional development focusing on learner support, accessibility, collaboration and evaluation

 

The latest from media

Working Parents Juggle Remote Learning, Careers
Benjamin Center Director and Village of New Paltz Deputy Mayor kt Tobin is leading an effort to survey parents in the region about what resources they need most
Spectrum News, 8/31/20

 

From Our Community 

 
The "Looking Up" series of virtual shows from the John R. Kirk Planetarium continue this week, with guest direction by David Meer '21 (Physics & Astronomy). The latest broadcast provides a guided tour of the early September night sky, with a detour into some classic Greek myth.

 

 

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