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Faculty

  • Remote classes will continue for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
  • Courses taught remotely as a group should be held at their designated time. If you assign work that does not require the group to come together remotely at the same time, you may establish other deadlines.
  • In keeping with the College’s Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy, lectures should not be recorded by students and shared outside of class unless you grant permission.
  • Course communications with students should take place in Sakai. To join Sakai, click here. If students wish to meet with you in person, use technology to meet remotely.
  • Academic advising and registration will be delayed until further notice. However, the Academic Advising Program has created a remote advising resources and recommendations page.

Faculty Resources

The Library
The library has created its own COVID-19 website, which includes several resources for faculty and students. The library’s student resources include numerous ways to connect with the library or a librarian, student research guides, and access points to free eBooks and eTextbooks. In addition, the library has a Research Guide for Remote Teaching Resources that faculty will find useful. The guide includes:

  • Discipline-specific resources for remote teaching
  • Course-specific online research guides
  • Free online scholarly and educational content

The library’s main website can be found at: https://pml.providence.edu/.

Instructional Technology Development Program
The Instructional Technology Development Program (ITDP) has created an Instructional Continuity Resource page. This page offers faculty resources on:

The ITDP also has created a joinable Sakai site with tips, resources, and announcements for faculty teaching remotely. Lastly, the ITDP and Office of Information Technology (IT) are continuing to offer trainings on various teaching tools.

The Center for Teaching Excellence
The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is offering an Academic & Course Continuity checklist and consultations. These consultations can be used for a variety of topics, including creating alternative assignments.

Information Technology Contacts & Resources

LinkedIn Learning
All members of the College community now have access to LinkedIn Learning, an on-demand learning solution designed for users to supplement courses and gain skills. With LinkedIn Learning, users get:

  • Unlimited access: Choose from more than 5,000 video tutorials covering business, creative, and technology topics. These include videos on Zoom, Office365 and Microsoft software, WordPress, and audio/video/image editing software.  
  • Personalized recommendations: Explore the most in-demand skills based on your experience and career path.
  • Expert instructors: Learn from industry leaders all in one place.
  • Convenient learning: Access to courses on your schedule – from any desktop or mobile device – plus the ability to view videos online or offline. Transcripts and closed captioning are available for all videos. 
  • Helpful resources: Reinforce new knowledge with quizzes, learning paths, exercise files, and coding practice windows.

 Visit PC’s LinkedIn Learning help page for additional information.

The Office of Academic Services
Members of the O.A.S. Staff are doing everything they can to provide support from a distance and to help ensure continued academic success.

Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
The dean’s office has moved to a model of responding to students, faculty, and parents, by email. Click the links below for more information.

Advising

Office of the Registrar

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Staff

Only those who are characterized as “necessary on-site/on-campus” are asked to report for work on campus. Employees with special circumstances should discuss the details with their supervisors.

As applicable, supervisors should maintain close contact with their teams to arrange for remote-work scenarios that will allow for maximum effectiveness.

The College will continue to monitor developments. These protocols will remain in place through Easter; we will provide further guidance in the coming weeks.

The College’s Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) through E4Health/New Directions provides confidential counseling 24/7.  Please call 1-877-267-4188 or visit www.helloe4.com (username and password are “providencecollege”).

Staff and faculty, and their covered dependents, enrolled in the College’s health plan have access to “Virtual Visits.”  With a Virtual Visit, you can see and talk to a doctor via mobile device or computer – 24/7, no appointment needed. Visit UHC Virtual Visits for further details.

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