February 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

Dear SPS Faculty, February is recognized as Black History Month and it is a time to focus our attention on the achievements of African Americans in U. S. history. I wondered about its origins, which also led me to think about the act of naming. When we name something it is a sign of respect and acknowledgement of its existence. It gives a sense of … Continue reading February 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

February 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Onboarding and Policies

Fall 2021 CPS Deadlines Deadline Item Submit To 3/15/2021 CPS Submitted to Academic Affairs for Review Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 3/15/2021 (week of) Academic Affairs Reviews and Approves Sections – Communicates to Programs N/A 3/15/2021(week of) Review of New Adjunct Faculty COI 3/22/2021 All courses must be entered into Course Management System. Course Management System (or Zendesk) 4/5/2021 Start of early registration N/A … Continue reading February 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Onboarding and Policies

February 2021: OCI – Academic Technology

Blackboard AllyBlackboard Ally is a Canvas integration that provides resources for digital accessibility assessment and content remediation. Ally’s fully-automated dashboard renders easy-to-understand accessibility insights on course content within Canvas—including documents, images, pages, discussions, assignments, and syllabi. Its remediation tools can be used to correct accessibility errors, and helps faculty and administrators to enhance the equity of the SPS learning experience, regardless of a student’s ability. … Continue reading February 2021: OCI – Academic Technology

February 2021: Instructional Support – Program and Faculty Resources

Zendesk will continue to serve as a hub for all resources and requests for faculty and administration. Faculty, staff, and students in need of any type of support or event support/coordination, are encouraged to reach out via Zendesk by submitting requests or speaking with a member from the Instructional Support team. The toll-free phone number is 844-654-9872. The hours of operation for Instructional Support are … Continue reading February 2021: Instructional Support – Program and Faculty Resources

February 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

On January 21st, the Faculty DEIA committee met and discussed feedback on DEI workshops, Mission Statement brainstorming session, which of the following bullets will the committee focus on:Curricular Diversity and Inclusive Pedagogy, Faculty Community Building on the Critical Value of Diversity, Faculty Development, Mentorship, and Retention, and Recruitment and Promotion. The development of a DEIA glossary to be shared with faculty and reviewed Syllabi with … Continue reading February 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion