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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Monday, December 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM

 

   
This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the NPForward text notification system.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Two additional students have tested positive
  • Fall 2020 COVID-19 testing recap
  • Recognizing Classified Service employee milestones and retirees
  • Faculty are expected to self-review spring 2021 remote courses following Open SUNY rubric
  • SUNY announces Hispanic Leadership Institute Class of 2021
  • Twelve Days of Wellness from the Office of Instructional Technology
  • Career Resource Center intersession hours and services
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: NP Skies, and gratitude from the Dorsky Museum
 

Coronavirus updates

Dec. 7 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Two additional students have tested positive

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

Fall 2020 COVID-19 testing recap
And shout-outs to the many staff and volunteers who helped make our testing a success

Recognizing Classified Service employee milestones and retirees
Though we can't gather for the annual holiday luncheon this year, the College's tradition of paying tribute to outstanding staff members continues

Faculty are expected to self-review spring 2021 remote courses following OSCQR rubric
Open SUNY Course Quality Review is a valuable instrument for ensuring online and hybrid courses are delivered in accordance with established best practices

SUNY announces Hispanic Leadership Institute Class of 2021
Julieta Majak, assistant vice president for administration & finance, will represent New Paltz and help guide system-wide efforts to develop the next generation of Hispanic/LatinX leaders

Twelve Days of Wellness: Daily recommendations from the Office of Instructional Technology
A curated calendar of music, videos, podcasts and courses from LinkedIn Learning to help you ease into a more balanced mindset

Career Resource Center intersession hours and services
Students can schedule a remote meeting with a career coach during Winter Break

 
 
NP Skies on Instagram
Short days, early sunsets. Image from @newpaltzskies.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Learn some best practices for mentoring, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m.
Join us for this workshop and explore techniques for creating a genuine connection

Save the date for training on Jan. 14 & 15, 2021
Let us know what kinds of training you would find beneficial, or sign up to deliver a session of your own

NYSHIP Option Transfer Period for 2021 is open through Dec. 31
Adjust or update your health insurance coverage status or plan option

Information on utility reduction effort for winter 2020-21
Telecommuting policy creates opportunity to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions with limited inconvenience to campus community members

Lifetime Learning Institute puts out call for course content
Adult education program is building its spring 2021 schedule, and welcomes contributions from faculty, staff and departments

A how-to guide to returning textbook rentals to the Campus Bookstore
Drop off in person or ship them back; Due date is Dec. 18

Have fitness goals for winter? Connect with a peer trainer during our Accountability Challenge
No matter where you are, get workout check-ins and coaching to keep you on track

 

The latest from media

SUNY Upstate saliva tests to track coronavirus in Albany airport workers and travelers
Medical university is a key hub of COVID-19 testing statewide, including on our campus
Syracuse.com, 12/6/20

 

From Our Community

 
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art on Instagram
Despite it all, it's been an incredible year for discovery, curiosity and community at the Dorsky Museum. Here's to 2021.
 

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